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Gilbey's Old Amersham, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Gilbey's Old Amersham

4.5
4.5
875 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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2 people

21:30


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 875 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Buckinghamshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Buckinghamshire

    Romance

  • Buckinghamshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Buckinghamshire

    British

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Love the food and service. It is let down by the comfort of the seating. Also lack of air conditioning although tricky with the age of the building a couple of well placed dyson fans would be appreciated. The seating needs upgrading inside and out
  2. T

    Twoey

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great food. A little pricey but worth it
  3. H

    Helen

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gem of a restaurant! - Delicious, fresh food and seamless service!
  4. EH

    EmmaH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It’s a lovely location with a quiet courtyard, but I was a little disappointed with the food for the price, and with a 12.5% service charge and automatic donation attached, it didn’t feel great value for money.
  5. AH

    AndrewH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Pricey menu items. £25+ for fillet of Mackerel main! 12.5% service charge and another charge for a local charity irritated me at the end of the evening.
  6. LF

    LesleyF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect ambience outside on a (very) warm evening. We were well looked after - celebrating our wedding anniversary- and definite compliments to the Chef. Steak & lamb were particularly tasty!
  7. WB

    WooB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor table was perfect for a very hot day. Attentive friendly service and well presented delicious food.
  8. JS

    JanetS

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another most enjoyable experience at our favourite local restaurant
  9. A

    Andrew

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and venue was all excellent it is a small restaurant with a lot of character.
  10. M

    Martin

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    As usual the food was very good, perhaps a little on the expensive side. If anything the service was slow as only one waiter on our side. We had to wait nearly 25 minutes for our starter. A little more help and it would have been a perfect evening.
  11. JS

    JanetS

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always an excellent and relaxing lunchtime, with friendly efficient staff and good food.
  12. SN

    SueN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful lunch there. We ate from the A la Carte (£100 for 2 including 3 soft drinks and service) but the set menu is exceptional value for the quality of food. The service was excellent as well.
  13. n

    nhserv

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We booked a table for 2. When we arrived we discovered there was both indoor and outdoor seating (we hadn’t been offered a choice when booking). We asked for inside, but there was only one table free inside and it was absolutely tiny and cramped. I am average size but I couldn’t physically squeeze into one side and my wife was sat sticking out into the aisle on the other. We couldn’t sit there. Fortunately the weather was good and we were offered a table outside which was OK but a bit flimsy. The menu was limited but I have to say what we had was delicious. Service was excellent and quick. But I’m afraid we won’t be returning because of the logistics.
  14. SM

    StephenM

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food, attentive service, and ambience as good as ever!
  15. GK

    GaryK

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for our anniversary dinner, thank you
  16. PT

    PaulT

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fine good value Sunday lunch with immpeccable service. We will be back
  17. SC

    SheilaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat, limited choice on menu and quite pricey for what you get. Food tasted delicious though. Nice place to go on a date
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good trainee waitress v nice & good Maitre D might need a few more diplomacy classes and smiles
  19. AR

    ARpt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn’t been to Gilbey’s since before the pandemic. It was really lovely to be back. The outside seating area is fabulous. It was a hot day but under the tarpaulin it was nice and cool. Food was excellent, and service was timely, attentive and friendly. Looking forward to a return visit very soon.
  20. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Service in a very pleasant setting and atmosphere.
  21. CB

    CdeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Enjoy our lunch and will go back. The service was excellent.
  22. HL

    HelenL

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely. Delightful ambiance. Food delicious. Very nice helpful staff.
  23. IC

    IndyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, great service, was quiet but then it was a Tuesday,
  24. TP

    TillyP

    Southwest Florida

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed a lovely Sunday Lunch at Gilbey's. Thank you.
  25. EL

    ELN1

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent value lunch with various food and drinks choices available. Good service from well mannered table staff. The Sunday beef roast was plentiful and tasteful as was the fish and chips although keeping the skin on one side of the fish is off-putting. Being seated near the music amplifier in the downstair corner is uncomfortable as the music volume is set too high. Otherwise an pleasant Sunday afternoon dining experience.
  26. SM

    StephenM

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience once again! Food was as always first rank and the ambience cannot be beaten! We hope Gilbey's carries on for many more years!
  27. ML

    MarkL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Would recommend to anyone.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    For the price charged the food was nothing special!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. RL

    RayL

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service ,good food and nice comfortable seating
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round thank you
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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
  39. AA

    AlisonA

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service . Lovely food very well presented.
  40. 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.

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2 people

21:30


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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