Gilbey's Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse

4.5
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367 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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

Dinner: 2/3 courses £23/£30

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 17 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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

Dinner: 2/3 courses £23/£30

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 20 December 2019

Ends: 13 February 2020

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

Lunch: £16/£22.50

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 20 December 2019

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

Book now for Valentine's Day 2020

Our Valentines Day dinner menu is priced at £49.50 for 3 courses, this includes complimentary chocolates and a beautiful red rose.

Saturday, 15 February, 2020

What 367 People Are Saying
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FI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Will return again at some point.

AM
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing but the service was rather slow which was a shame.
The champagne could have been colder too.

SC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service..lovely atmosphere and a very nice House fizz. If visiting Windsor again will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely restaurant and have been many times in the past. Always great food although this time we were a little disappointed with the slow service

A
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal as always. Great food and service.

M
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and was excellent. The food is of a very high standard with excellent service. The restaurant is very well located on Eton High Street i would certainly recommend to anyone in the area looking for a special evening

a
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfect setting for a Christmas get together. The food was outstanding. Wine selection interesting.

PL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner, food and wine was fantastic, would be more than happy to come again and highly recommend!

CK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent presentation of food, great wine choices in a modern friendly environment. Service was fantastic too.

OT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are former Windsorians visiting from Cornwall. We have eaten here many years ago when it was Eton Wine Bar. It has changed and grown so much since then. We had a delightful lunch with friends. Food was excellent, our waiter was so friendly and helpful. We will definitely return when back in town and have recommended you to our other friends already. Thank you for a great Lunch experience.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic with service to match.
Will come back soon.

K
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a lovely birthday lunch here for my husband. Gilbey's is a well run restaurant - despite the service being a bit slow - it was a Friday. The food was lovely, though my husband thought his "pave" of fish a little small. All in all a lovely place for a treat but an expensive one!

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a wide choice available. Some interesting flavours and marriages of ingredients. Lovely ambiance, took my Mum and Aunt and they both had the steak - both said it was the best steak they have ever had! The service was excellent. This is the 5th time I have eaten in this restaurant and it has never let me down. Would highly recommend.

a
Berkshire
39 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointing- stark lighting, very very noisy cleaning of the cutlery during dinner, split drink, average food for the price. It could be sooooo much better!

BR
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here in the past, this restaurant has always been excellent in the past and still is, the only criticism l have is that the food has become a bit too twee, there really isn't enough of it on the plate, we actually left still feeling hungry.

SC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early evening diners and had the set menu. The food was beautifully presented and very fresh. Looking forward to a return visit.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A really enjoyable lunch with friends. The set lunch menu is outstanding value and the service was superb. I look forward to my next visit already.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid and pleasant spot. Food tasty and well presented. Service friendly and very comfortable. Certainly reccommended.

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food and ambience really good and the value for money was fantastic! Just a real shame about the service. I called in advance but no one returned my call. Whilst waiting patiently to be seen to on arrival another couple came in after me and the waitress bee lined straight to them; the patron gestured to me saying I was there before them but regardless she carried on taking their details. Eventually she got to me, I was seated, coat not taken as other patrons. Took a while to get drinks; she said she’d come back and never did! This place could be 5 stars once the hospitality team get put through some training.

M
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited to celebrate my husbands birthday. the staff were very welcoming and accommodating. the food was excellent quality, service attentive but not overpowering and value for money considering the quality.
I would certainly recommend to anyone wanting a special meal and I will definitely return again soon.

NN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, evenly paced pre set meal.

RE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Service is sketchy, one young lady who served us couldn't have been more helpful, the other felt like we were intruding on their Sunday afternoon

CL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, perfect service, nice people and very quiet atmosphere in the part of the restaurant where we were sitting. Highly recommended!

GP
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a great night out with friends, they enjoyed the ambiance and food.

NC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so happy that we found Gibley's! As first timers, we were impressed with the diverse and different menu, bringing new ideas to classic dishes. I especially enjoyed my mussels and can highly recommend them. As we were there for lunch, it was also nice to find a wide range of interesting non-alcoholic drinks to explore.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with two colleagues

N
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere with yummy food and attentive service. Thank you :)

VI
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat with friends or cosy couple. Music is soft and mellow so no shouting. My husband is coeliac but menu can be quickly adapted to all allergies with no fuss, just a smile. Staff are happy and smiley and knowledgeable about their menu and their wines and always go that extra mile. It is always such a joy to dine here (their pork is to die for!). Prices are very competitive, already planning my next visit.

OT
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time I have been to Gilbeys and it really doesn’t disappoint!
The food is exquisite and the servers are so very friendly! Lovely, lovely place!

r
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

what a beautiful little restaurant to meet and have dinner with friends. Service was great, food was very tasty and had a lovely evening. Didn't leave stuffed, but was not hungry as the quality of the food was to a very high standard. Will be going back for date night for sure.

AB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and fantastic service, relaxed and great ambiance would recommend

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My choice of meal wasn’t as good as my partners. Service very good, restaurant clean and quite buzzy.

GS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We’ve been many times. Dozens over the years Food always excellent. We asked if the set menu could be altered a bit to give us a small portion of mussels (a main course) as a starter. The waitress said she’d check with the chef and came back to say this was fine. Food arrived. All lovely. Bill reflected the main menu prices for the starter and the main courses as separate. Not set menu. Obviously more. Just irritating.

SS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed the atmosphere and that our original table which was near the door was changed for one where we were not in a continual draft. The food was hot and service fiend.y and good.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The resident is conveniently located and the decor beautiful. Monica took care of us and was awesome

BP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sunday lunch with excellent value on three course meal. All courses were amazing particularly the superbly cooked duck main. Friendly, attentive staff with swift service. Will eagerly look to return if in the area.

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal to celebrate my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Food, service and atmosphere all excellent. The scallops to start are exceptional!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This family owned restaurant caught our eye walking past.
It’s website was easy to navigate and the on line menus and wine lists enticing. Booking was simple. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant to the moment we left we were treated well.
Tish who looked after us, and her colleague both acknowledged us on arrival, the service was just the perfect balance between professional and friendly. The menu varied and food excellent. The wine list is worth reading just by itself with entertaining descriptions that entice you.
The restaurant itself is well appointed, clean and beautifully decorated with amazing artwork and a lovely little courtyard garden. We had a really lovely evening thank you.

M
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered by accident and what a find. Fantastic welcome from Calina, what a great asset she must be to this restaurant, we were really made to feel special. The service was great, nothing was too much bother and the food and wine excellent. We will definitely go again next time we are in Windsor. Thoroughly recommended

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, room quite chilly, staff very corporate at first with headsets which was odd for Sunday lunch. and very odd pricing. But delicious and we had a lovely service after initial speaker/headset hiccup.