Gilbey's Old Amersham

4.4
543 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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LucyC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food was very average and overpriced - really wanted to like this place as looked like it had a nice atmosphere to it.

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Caryl
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was absolutely freezing outside on Monday. The service was nowhere near as friendly as it was the last time we were there. Has it become more expensive now???

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KateM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waiter was really friendly, food was really good quality, and really good value on the set menu. They've done well creating a nice space outside which on a dry, sunny day is really pleasant. Booked again for next weekend,

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JB76847
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice outside dining area - kept nice and warm by the heaters.

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LouiseH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a delicious meal very filling
The gazebo worked very well and there were heaters
Service was excellent as always

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FionaJ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a meal at Gilbert’s on a cold May evening. The manager rang to remind us to dress warmly. There were heaters in the lovely outdoor area, and we were comfortable. The food was lovely, the service excellent and we really enjoyed being out of lockdown and in a restaurant!

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Willanna
Buckinghamshire
11 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Been coming to Gilbeys for years. Never disappointed. Done a superb job at this difficult time.

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Wren
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very enjoyable lunch in the new outside space. Quite cosy - with the canvas cover and heaters - helped by the fact that the sun came out!
Food very tasty, nicely presented and the service was friendly and efficient

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Kate
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outside space well organised and well heated. Lovely space to eat .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. V friendly

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Mick
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was doing ok until couple with young baby came in. Young staff more interested in these, perhaps known? Not a suitable venue for pram and baby.

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treatgirl
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gilbeys is an exceptional restaurant, and its outdoor dining is really well set up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside was amazing, well covered and had heaters, the lunch looked and tasted fabulous, and the staff were warm and welcoming!

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Buddies
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Quite pleasing, but not offering full menu, probably due to covid restrictions?? We would have preferred to see a more selective choice of mains, e.g. there was no steak, no chicken main either. But service was very good and we would probably go back when the regular a'la carte is available.

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les65
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a good night at Gilbeys, one of our favourites!
Lovely atmosphere outside with the fairy lights, covers and heaters.
Food was tasty, service with a smile and our waitress couldn't have been more friendly and attentive.

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grahamp
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not a fan of “discretionary “ gratuity and charitable donation being added to the bill particularly at 12.5% and £1 without asking. Yes the option is there to remove it but not good customer practice in my view.

JM
JaneM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening - good food, great staff! We were celebrating a birthday and were given an extra ice cream with a candle in it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Anniversary

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JAN123
London
17 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant and enjoyable experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place great food great service.
Outside is well set up with heaters etc.

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AlisonT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening at Gilbeys ... food and wine delicious

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Top2taste
Buckinghamshire
13 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great effort made to provide outdoor dining that left you sheltered if it rained, which it did. It was an attractive setting and a great atmosphere. Menu was limited but that was fine. I always feel reassured it means everything is freshly made. Food was delicious and my starter of avocado and feta on a crumpets was something I'd never had before. Great flavours and textures. Excellent wine menu.

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moimoi
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great sadly the weather marred the enjoyment and because we were so cold we left before a desert or coffee

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BarryE
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming. Food tasted very fresh. Outdoor heating provided a comfortable temperature on a day when there was a chill in the air.

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Kasjane5
Devon
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our second visit in two weeks and thoroughly enjoyable. Lunchtime menu is great value, good variety and well cooked and presented. Highly recommend the feta crumpet, fish cake and mussels for starters, sea bream, duck and vegetable curry were all good main courses. Good variety of wines and bottled beers although a bit expensive but in difficult times I am happy to pay to support local businesses. Friendly and attentive staff provide a great ambience and we will revisit, for lunch, again soon!

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Delia
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Gilbey’s. We felt very safe on our first outing for a meal. The food was delicious , portions a good size and the service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely food and great outside space but unfortunately we were a bit "forgotten". Food and drinks came quickly, but having been telephoned to be reminded that the table was only for 90 mins (booking for 3), after 2 hours we had to leave after 1 course and cancelling coffee!

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Petra
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and excellent service. We can’t wait to go back for more.

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BobM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely Restaurant with great ambiance, service and food
definitely would recommend this place to anyone that likes great choice of food
and drinks
Only fault is the poor Wifi

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KenG
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice to be back, chilly as it was in the shade! The food was as good as ever and staff seemed pleased to be working again!!

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SteveB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was really amazing and the staff are always really lovely.

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CeliaW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Gilbey's have made the outside area beautiful. Warm and welcoming.

TK
TinaK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic food - lovely outdoor area - service was fantastic - would definitely return.

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LesleyE
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Surroundings are gorgeous.
Set menu great value for money! Superb evening - wrap up warm in the evening & you’ll have so much fun.
I have recommended Gilbeys to friends as a result of my experience.

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AnnD
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful intimate outdoor area with heaters kept us comfortable. Food was excellent and we felt there was good choice on the set menu which also offered good value. Our server got the tone just right. Overall a lovely way to celebrate a birthday.

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GrandZimmer
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, excellent service and food.
Al fresco dining made comfortable by heaters.
Special arrangements for my wife's birthday much appreciated.

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tonyb
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely lunch with friends,with good food,friendly staff,excellent service.

The outside eating area has been carefully thought out with heating,well spaced tables and should be retained in the future as it gives a continental atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

For the price I think the food and wine could have been better. I was a bit disappointed to only have the set menu to order from but I can understand why in the current climate with them only just reopening. I won’t rush to go back though. We went there in 2018 and had a very similar experience with the food and wine then, so I don’t think it will necessarily be any different even later in the year.

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Wilko10
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice cosy outdoor space. Good good and service all st a reasonable price

OT
OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings and food was very good

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Gilbey's Old Amersham is rated 4.4 stars by 543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.