Gilbey's Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse

4.4
303 reviews
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Situated on the High Street of Eton, close to the River Thames and between the historic buildings of Eton College and Windsor Castle, Gilbey's is open from 12 noon for lunch and 6pm for dinner every day.
Originally an old butcher's shop, we created one of the first wine bars outside London in 1975 - The Eton Wine Bar. After 25 years of success, we changed the name in 2000 to Gilbey's, having recognised that our food had outgrown the original wine bar concept. Our friendly and efficient team look forward to welcoming you in either the stunning Conservatory Restaurant, cosy Front Bar and Townhouse, one of our newly opened Townhouse guest bedrooms or our top floor studio apartment-our exclusive guest accommodation.

Special Offers

2 courses: £15

Enjoy 2 courses £15, 3 courses £20 from the lunch time set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 April 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:45
Sat 12:00-15:00

2 courses 22.50 or 3 courses 28.50

from a choice set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 April 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 18:00-21:30
Fri-Sat 18:00-18:45

What 303 People Are Saying
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GF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Changing menus and beautiful food is appreciated

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a long-standing client of Gilbeys, I expected the food, service and atmosphere to be excellent and I, together with my guest, were not disappointed.

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AG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food here as ever. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. Only criticism was the outside tables are used by smokers and this rather spoilt a lovely window seat. Perhaps a whole premises smoking ban could be considered.
Both the risotto and bass were lovely. Balanced in every way. Wine reasonably priced, well cared for, and for once not just taken from cold storage (Malbec).
Been here on a similar few days away some years ago and impressed enough to book here again. Good choice. Highly recommended.

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OV
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening, as always. Lovely, homely feel. Waitress and chef went out of their way to cater for one of our group, who had wheat and shellfish allergies as well as disliking butter. Can't praise them enough. Will be going there again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food at very reasonable prices

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JL
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Sunday lunch. We sat at the back which was lovely. The waitress was lovely and very helpful. This is our second visit and it didn’t disappoint. Thank you!

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

About a year since our last visit, has always been a good local for us. Decor looks good. Very disappointing and poor quality rib eye. We wanted to eat together so rather than complain and have 3 people finished before another steak was done we decided against a complaint but wanted the feed back to the kitchen to mention it was unacceptable quality (tough), size and not medium rare as ordered.
To be fair to the Manager he presented a bill and had taken off the cost of the streak, this was very fair as we were not looking for a discount of any kind.
Would need to convince our guests though to return - the steak should not have left the kitchen!!

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DF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Having to sit on a bench seat with a round table (to small ) seems pretty strange to me as 2 of my party had to sit at an angle to eat there meal would have been better bench seating square tables

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LK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice restaurant but the food although beautifully presented was not as good as it looked. The fish had the taste of being stored incorrectly as did the dessert which had a mild garlic taste.

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D
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favourite restaraunt in Windsor. The food is excellant, beautifully presented and affordable.

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P
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Disappointed with the beef... was quite stringy & chewey...

Choc sponge pudding was over cooked & the cheesecake wasn’t set & was rather runny.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going regularly to Gilbeys since early 2011 and I have to say the food, service and ambience is the best in town, including Windsor. Pound for pound it’s in our top 5 UK restaurants and after 9 years it still serves up delicious, beautifully presented, innovative meals at a very reasonable price.

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Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

太棒了!口味合适,价格也到位,透过玻璃窗就是Eton Walkway,用餐环境特别幽静,非常推荐约会和旅游时前来享用。
Gorgeous! The food is tasty and price was reasonable. You can watch the scenario of Eton Walkway through the glass. The dining atmosphere was elegant, making it perfect for dating and special occasions.

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v
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I think that the two and three course lunch menu is excellent value at £15/£20. There was a good wine list and the seating is very comfortable. Staff are both pleasant and attentive. We enjoyed a lovely late lunch before heading off to the races and would definitely recommend. We can’t wait to return, maybe to try the dinner menu next time !

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OT
Berkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fab place for a first date. The food was incredible!

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ES
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful dining experience. Good value for money, very tasty food

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and wine , great choice will definitely return

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I could give 10 stars!!!! the service was impeccable I mean absolutely amazing!
The fish cakes as recommended by our server was mouthwatering 😋
EVERYTHING was really lovely and the food was great.

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent family dinner with Gilbey’s. The service was chatty and friendly, but not intrusive. We were made aware immediately that they had a very large function in another room, and they let us know up front how long meals would take which was really appreciated.
The quality of the meals was of the highest possible standard.
We will be back.

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h
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, fantastic service and a great setting.

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JL
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set menu is great value and food quality was very good.
The server was lovely, charming and efficient.
Will definitely return.

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BL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently excellent food, good service and the best wine list I have come across.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch nicely prepared and served what else can I say?

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JC
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from really friendly staff. Food superb. Ambience perfect for a lovely night out for dinner.

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BC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

What a great place! The overall decor is charming and relaxing. The service was very good, but not intrusive. The food was top notch. The price was as expected. I'd happily visit again.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well looked after for a family lunch. Thank you

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great traditional restaurant with great staff that only enhanced the food and the place.

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G
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our food was delicious (Sunday roast), our waiter was very attentive and engaging and the overall experience was very pleasant. The only downside was the waitresses, we heard them making snide comments about other customers and eating in the restaurant in view of everyone, not very professional!

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TP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow what a gem. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were welcoming and the atmosphere was buzzing. Would definitely recommend and will be returning on our next visit. Fabulous!

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HO
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As ever, excellent food. Menu is always different and interesting.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Whilst the food was ok, the service was not and it made for a mediocre experience which was a shame.

I visited on a very quiet lunch time and the waitress was extremely slow to attend to us and we had to ask several times for things we ordered. For example, we ordered wine just before the main course arrived and it didn't get to our table until after we finished, even though we asked several times. She did not seem to be in hurry to do anything, but took the liberty of adding 12.5% service to our bill.

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D
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, well made and beautifully presented! I love the fact you can see the chefs at work. And what fantastic work they do!!! Absolutely nothing wrong with our dinner. Even the house wine Bastille was delicious!!

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NG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I thought this restaurant was lovely and we had a lovely table in the window however the menu was quite limited and also our main courses took ages to arrive.

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r
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Sunday lunch..! Service a bit slow but you were busy. Server was exceptionally lovely..!

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a really good meal. The new part of the restaurant is absolutely lovely, so bright and cheerful. We loved it. The food as always was excellent. The service was haphazard, plates weren’t cleared and requests “forgotten”. However, the waitress was very polite and helpful. She apologised for not giving us the best service she could and explained that she was too busy as all the food came at once. We completely understood and will definitely come again 😀

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Brilliant food shame about the service. Table for 4 booked for Sunday for lunch. When we arrived was told to walk down corridor, past the kitchen to our table. Not shown to our own table! Table was next to bar with 3 feet clearance so staff / customers walking behind your head. It would be better if the tables opposite bar were removed. Waited 15 mins for waiter to take order. waiter suggest to order bread as starters will be 10 mins. Bread arrives with starter. Waiiter did apologise and says not charging for bread since it came late. Butter was hard but bread was good. Presentation of dishes were very good and food was delicious. Servings were adequate. Staff were overwhelmed by large party and clearly not trained enough.

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AK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and service. Had requested a certain table and although it wasnt the right one we were given it was nice to be asked and for the effort to be made. We were given a lovely table in the window.

Food was excellent. Fresh and flavoursome.

Very enjoyable evening.

We look forward to returning.

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LJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful lunch, how refreshing to find good friendly service, great food and a kitchen that doesn’t resort to overseasoning everything to substitute good technique. How a restaurant should be, many thanks.

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TW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Special occasion lunch to celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary. Requested window table was available so very pleased.
What I didn't expect was 8/10 footballers some in their shirt and shorts plus a family with crying baby and pushchair constantly having to push past our table to reach the exit on 3 occasions.
Spoilt the day.
Trevor.

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