Gilbey's Old Amersham

4.4
470 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Situated in the beautiful 17th Century former grammar school building in the heart of the historic Chiltern’s market town, Gilbey’s Old Amersham is open every day from 12.00 noon for lunch and from 6.45pm for dinner but nb we are closed on Sunday evenings.

Having successfully created the first Gilbey’s in Eton in 1975, we acquired what was then the celebrated old tea shop (The Willow Tree) in 1989. After extensive alterations on the history-steeped listed building, Gilbey’s was established, boasting a stylish yet intimate restaurant, a stunning first-floor private dining room and an attractive garden.

Our team is dedicated to delivering the very best quality and value to our customers and assure you of a very warm welcome at Gilbey’s Old Amersham.
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JeffB
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as was the ambience, but for me, the service sets it apart. Never felt we had to finish and leave, it just felt wonderful. Of course the food was good, it always is. Will be back in a month.

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Telwood
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautifully cooked food served in a convivial atmosphere.

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SandyHerz
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It’s sometime since dining with you, the menu was more limited than I remember with very little fish or vegetarian options. The service was poor, we waited a very long time before being offered a drink! In the end I had to catch the eye of a waitress! Disappointing. I’ve always held Gilbey’s as superior to others

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vipJamesG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Characterful place and interesting menu. Best of all, friendly and attentive staff who really care about allergies and dietary issues.

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vipLynP
London
18 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good indeed, the prices very reasonable for the quality and quantity, loved being able to get a carafe of good wine instead of a full bottle. The atmosphere was lovely, relaxed, not too empty and not too full (covid days...). We will go back there, especially if we're in shopping mood.

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MaggieB
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful calm space, fabulous waitress. Food was so good I was amazed. Can't wait to go back. Had plaice - amazing......one of the best meals I've had in a long time......

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AlastairB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Every time the food and service is excellent. Atmosphere obviously quieter than normal but still feels cosy, warm and busy

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paulus
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We highly recommend the restaurant for its ambience, good food and professional staff. Good value for what we ate. I would suggest that the wine list includes more of the New World wines. To much emphasis on French and Italian wines. First time at Gilbey's and we will be returning.

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vipAnnaM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food at Gilbey's is brilliant. Like many businesses, they are adapting to working under COVID rules - when booking, try to avoid a table in the upstairs section, it is small and noisy and various shouted orders to and from the kitchen spoiled the atmosphere a bit. But I'm sure downstairs is lovely as always.

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Chesham
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch - good value menu. Excellent Covid measures in place - but not intrusive.

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Frankypubs
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch , great service not cheap

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Friendly and helpful staff. Efficient service. Good quality food and plentiful portions. Relaxing environment.

PS
PippaS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Gilbey’s! It is my favourite local restaurant. I have never been disappointed with any of my menu choices. The set menus are excellent value and remind me of delicious meals in France! My girlfriends took me to Gilbey’s to celebrate my 60th.

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PETERM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was first class. As always, an enjoyable lunch.

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Frank
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Would have preferred a larger table. All the staff were welcoming and very friendly.

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goes4quality
London
34 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ok, but the restaurant has lost a lot of its attraction. Largely due to COVID.

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ChrisE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and wine with charming attentive service.

MD
MacDSteve
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience as always. Very diligent with Covid security. Early evening set meal deal is good value for the quality of the meal.

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chicch
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Canadian thanksgiving!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply brilliant... as usual

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LisaD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely evening with attentive staff and nice food. Slightly noisy with a larger group next to us

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SimonW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, beautifully presented and attentive but unobtrusive service. Reasonably priced good wine too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff. Will definitely be back.

JT
JamesT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service very good and a pleasant atmosphere.

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Anonymous
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Worth every penny and still exceptional. Delicious food and great attention to all the little details. Definitely worth visiting - we need to keep this kind of restaurant open!

MA
MArZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely place to visit with food that never disappoints. Frequent change to lunch menu so glad to try different things each time

EM
EMXB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and exceptional service. Gilbeys is great for a romantic dinner out.

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Superfussy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant evening with good food, ambience and company. All boxes ticked

JP
JennyP
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we arrived earlier than planned and were informed we could now dine at 5pm which was great. The service and food were really good - we felt we were having a special evening out.

We booked early as we were concerned about social distancing, we did feel, by 8.30 that the restaurant was quite full and felt a little uncomfortable as it is still quite a small restaurant. On a previous occasion the weather was nice enough to sit out in the courtyard and that was really lovely. It felt like we were abroad

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saki23
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gilbeys. We always have a delicious meal and the service and atmosphere are excellent.

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Duncan
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always and the staff did a great job of handling the latest Covid restrictions - seamless.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly lovely lunch with a friend. Everything about Gilbey’s is perfect. Don’t change a thing!

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AlastairB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

For years this restaurant has never failed us. Excellent food, wine and service and would highly recommend you try it if you haven't already

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Ally
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gilbeys has a very pleasing atmosphere and a good choice of menu with some interesting options alongside steady favourites
All was well arranged relating to coronavirus without it diminishing our dining experience

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Anniversary
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely anniversary meal. We were shown to a lovely outside table, sat and ordered a drink, only to be told we would have to move as the table had already been booked. Two other couples that subsequently came into the garden were offered that lovely table - obviously it hadn’t been booked. Other than that confusion and lack of cleaning (no covid cleaning was done after we were asked to move) it was a great evening.

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vipHelenS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time ,visiting from the North
Excellent food and service
We will definitely return

MH
MelanieH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience is delightful. Service is exemplary. Food is tops. Wine is on point. And front of house is a veritable star.

MH
MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

On arrival we were taken to our table and after a short interval we were given the menu's and asked if we would like drinks. It was all very efficient and not rushed. The food was all excellent, without complaint. A very pleasant meal all round. Highly recommended. Will certain plan a return visit.

JH
JulieH
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early evening table booked for the set menu. We sat outside in the quiet courtyard. Delicious fresh food, well cooked and presented. Service attentive but not intrusive.
Highly recommended.

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navne
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Please see private note to restaurant , usually a very pleasant place to eat.

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Gilbey's Old Amersham is rated 4.4 stars by 470 OpenTable diners.

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