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Gilbey's Old Amersham, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Gilbey's Old Amersham

4.5
4.5
849 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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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–14:15 Mon–Sat 18:30–21:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    01494 727242

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Whitlock

  • Catering

    Modern, seasonal European

  • Private party facilities

    Our first floor private room overlooks the Market Square in one direction and our garden in the other. The room, with its oval table, can hold up 12 guests and adapts extremely well for both business meetings and private parties. The room is equipped with WiFi and a 40” HD flat-screen TV: ideal for Power-Point presentations.

  • Area

    Amersham

  • Parking Details

    Nearby pay and display car park. Good free on-street parking.

  • Public Transit

    Nearest Bus Stop - Whielden Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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What 849 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Buckinghamshire

    Lunch

  • Buckinghamshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Buckinghamshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Buckinghamshire

    Romance

  • Buckinghamshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Buckinghamshire

    British

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  1. ML

    MarkL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service. Would recommend to anyone.

  2. F

    Freddo

    Buckinghamshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy visiting Gilbeys, Amersham. Food and service never disappoint.

  3. AG

    AlisonG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well what can I say fantastic food marvellous service always 1st class. Cant wait to go again.

  4. a

    andrewc

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    the salmon starter was good. the steak was crap; overcooked, poor quality meat (not dry aged or special), the bone-in was a cheap cut (for £33 give me an excellent rib eye or a filet) and it was soaked in crappy butter; the cheesecake was no better than marks and spencer and the rhubarb was inedible; the service was slow (considering i was a solo diner); the music was stuck on the same awful song for an hour. £75 without alcohol is poor value.

  5. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    For the price charged the food was nothing special!

  6. M

    Mike

    Buckinghamshire

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Excellent food and good service but prices have increased too steeply beyond inflation.

  7. PE

    PETERM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It is always a pleasure to dine at Gilbey's. Food, as always, excellent. The house wine is always of a high standard and service attentive without being intrusive.

  8. RL

    RayL

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service ,good food and nice comfortable seating

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round thank you

  10. D

    Dave1957uk

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Gilbey’s menu seems to have changed since the last time we dined there. Always good quality, on this visit it seemed a bit more modern. Prices are up but that’s true of everywhere since covid.

  11. EP

    EevaP

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our Sunday lunch. We know it’s always good, no surprises!

  12. CH

    ChristopherH

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very pleasant afternoon food was lovely & timely between servings. Staff were very polite & helpful

  13. AA

    AlisonA

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service . Lovely food very well presented.

  14. JC

    JamesC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We dined at Gilbey's for my wife's birthday and had a very pleasant experience. We had a nice table with a window and enjoyed two courses with wines. As it was a birthday, although we didn't have a desert, a nice scoop of ice-cream was brought with a candle in it, which was a nice touch. The dishes were well designed, cooked and presented and service was very pleasant and attentive. The only tiny downside is that the tables are quite closely packed so that you have to squeeze close to other diners to get around. Fortunately, we're not too large but we can imagine bigger people having problems! Altogether a good experience which we shall repeat.

  15. RS

    RobertS

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was fantastic and the presentation and taste of the food amazing

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Main course risotto was really not particularly nice , poor taste and texture . Dessert advertised as a tart and it was more of a sponge pudding

  17. AS

    AntheaS

    Buckinghamshire

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly service, good food, nice buzz to the restaurant

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service as normal.

  19. NL

    NoraL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We visited on Sunday, there was a two or three course set menu. The roast pork was delicious, cooked well, plentiful. My daughter had fish and chips which was also quite good, The vegetarian option was sadly a huge let down, so much so that my friend sent it back. Only one main meal option was vegetarian, a small tart with over cooked vegetables, undercooked pastry and two huge dollops of crème fraiche on the top totally unnecessary other than to make the plate look full. If you only have one vegetarian option-which is poor anyway- it should be as good and as plentiful as the meat option. It wasn’t.

  20. k

    kes7

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Haven't been to Gilbey's for a while, but glad we decided to re-visit. The Sunday lunch menu was great. Huge portion of roast beef and trimmings - couldn't finish it all as had to make way for dessert too! Will definitely return.

  21. G

    Goldy

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Lovely restaurant,limited choice on the menu so check before you go ,quite expensive too maybe more of a special occasion place

  22. JB

    JodieB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great lunch with friends and we were made to feel very welcome

  23. JR

    JR56

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A local favourite with reliably good food, friendly service and a great atmosphere. I usually go for an evening meal with my partner but this was great for a lunchtime business meeting.

  24. D

    Delia

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another lovely meal at Gilbeys with delicious food, good wine and great service. We were able to choose our dinner from the a la carte and the lunchtime menu (although all at individual prices - not set lunch prices) and everyone was happy with their choices. Very attractive, cosy surroundings (love the art) . Picky eaters may like to look up the menu online as there is not a huge choice of dish but even the stranger combinations really work and are absolutely delicious! Will definitely come again.

  25. PJ

    PamelaJ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was my birthday lunch with my sister and it was wonderful. They were happy to have my dog outside and that was perfect. Food delicious, wine fabulous, will definitely be back

  26. F

    Freddo

    Buckinghamshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love visiting Gilbeys

  27. AT

    AlanT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very pleasant restaurant with good food and service. I would recommend this restaurant.

  28. C

    Contenta

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose from the Sunday Fixed Menu. Food, service, ambience, value all excellent. Will definitely return

  29. AG

    AndrewG

    Southwest Florida

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, the food was excellent and varied enough to meet the varied needs of the family. A wonderful dinner experience that met all expectations. Thank you and look forward to the next visit.

  30. GA

    GAWS

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our first return visit since late 2019. Still lovely but the menu looks and feels less special - in terms of the choices on offer and the presentation of the menu card (more good pub grub than restaurant). The food was delicious and service was very good. It just wasn’t the dining experience it used to be. We’ll go again, but with different expectations.

  31. R

    Richard

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We had a very enjoyable meal in pleasant surroundings. Food was very good but my choice of starter was not available. I expected a wider choice of menu. The wine was good as was the service.

  32. HH

    HelenH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Prompt service, good food priced appropriate to quality. Went for a birthday and without telling the staff, they picked up on it and bought out a birthday 'dessert' with candle. Nice touch. Thanks

  33. D

    Dobber

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Compared to other roast dinners I have had I felt this did not warrant a charge of £27 ( it was 2 courses and broken down into £8.50 for soup and £19 for the roast)I have had far tastier for far less.. I was unable to have the starters on menu due to gluten and egg intolerance so they did make me a pleasant feta cheese starter. Disappointed though that I couldnt enjoy the roast potatoes either as they too were coated in flour. I was not informed of this when I called ahead to see what I could eat on the day. I was however given a few more carrots on my plate to make up for it!! The restaurant is very nicely decorated and the staff were pleasant but I am sorry I expected far more flavour for my money

  34. AK

    AdeleK

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a nice restaurant with outstanding food and service in the most beautiful historic building. Highly recommended and we will definitely visit again soon!

  35. RA

    RichardA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful welcome. Made to feel at home! Excellent service. Enjoyed the starter (pollock/prawn fish cake) but preferred the starter that my wife had (chicken liver parfait - delicious). The main course (duck) was superb, particularly the celeriac, but I felt a little let down by the dessert (burnt Basque cheesecake) - I had raised my expectations to the level of the main course. Perhaps the cheesecake was too cold! That aside, I would return again and try other dishes from the menu.

  36. AE

    AnneE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very nice experience and a lovely atmosphere. The food was very good and our waiter was excellent.

  37. SC

    SueC

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit and we have asked ourselves why we have never been before. Fantastic choice, amazing quality and a superb evening. We will not hesitate to visit again and again. Thank you Gilbey’s for your attention to detail and quality 😊

  38. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    Don't go to the this restaurant if you eat a plant based diet. There are no options for Vegan on the menu at all, i.e no starters, no main course, and only Sorbet as a pudding the Chef (who can only concentrate on one thing - meat, according to our waitress), did rustle up a decent gnocchi dish, but it was a one off. we were told there is no much demand for plant based in Amersham, so they don't bother!. BTW, the white wine was served at room temperature. Recommendation, avoid if you care about animals, your health or the environment.

  39. A

    Amelie

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gilbys exceeded our expectations. All of our special requests were met, from a quiet table, to the excellent service (they didnt rush us and were very patient), the food was delicious too! Additionally, the Gilbys champagne & red wine choice was excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable Saturday lunch!

  40. MC

    MCofSP

    Buckinghamshire

    51 reviews

    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Only average food and expensive for what it was, particularly the arancini that was hugely disappointing.

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Gilbey's Old Amersham is rated 4.5 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Gilbey's Old Amersham

1 Market Square Old Amersham Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0DF

Additional information

  • Area

    Amersham

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–14:15 Mon–Sat 18:30–21:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Nearby pay and display car park. Good free on-street parking.

  • Public Transit

    Nearest Bus Stop - Whielden Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Whitlock

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    01494 727242

  • Catering

    Modern, seasonal European

  • Private party facilities

    Our first floor private room overlooks the Market Square in one direction and our garden in the other. The room, with its oval table, can hold up 12 guests and adapts extremely well for both business meetings and private parties. The room is equipped with WiFi and a 40” HD flat-screen TV: ideal for Power-Point presentations.

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