Gilbey's Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse

4.7
533 reviews
£26 to £40
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.
What 533 People Are Saying
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Monsieur
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food

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IanH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great find. Will be going back. Food was excellent and service great

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JonL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Squeezed in a meal for 2 before another lockdown. Staff very good despite obvious concerns a few ingredients not available due to closing for lockdown. Lovely spot, great food. We will be back

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MalcolmL
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent evening with good food, wine and service. As always.

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LisaW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food as always. Great service and lovely surroundings . Can’t wait to come back

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RobE
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was simply outstanding. Great food and suitably attentive service with informed suggestions made in response to our requests.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A last chance before lockdown opportunity- champagne and gin cocktails much appreciated!

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AnnaH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great fun. Waitress was brilliant and we enjoyed our evening.

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PeterC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Although I had requested a table in the "original bar area of the restaurant" with my online open-table booking, we were placed at a window table in the "new" area, where there was little atmosphere or ambience. Disappointing!!

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style
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great set menu with some nice variety of dishes. This time the pudding was the highlight with a lovely take on a creme Brule. Nice wine in half bottles.

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JamesS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Early evening meal booked for 6pm. We were welcomed in to the restaurant in a very pleasant manner and offered drinks. The meals were extremely good and the service was exceptional. there is a great ambience at Gilbeys that makes it a great Bistro atmosphere in the heart of Eton.
The staff are extremely helpful. The restrooms are extremely clean and tidy.
I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant

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Leena
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food , great lunch time set menu . High quality food at a reasonable price .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipDanutaK
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, one of my absolute favourites, excellent quality and great value for an exquisite restaurant.

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RonP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service limited menu so for fussy eaters may find difficulty in choosing. Enough choice for most. Waiting staff are friendly and knowledgeable

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OliverC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food! We had the set menu-delicious food at a great price. Will definitely be returning.

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VictorB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was probably the best we have had at Gilbeys the standard of the cooking and the presentation was top drawer

The atmosphere was also very welcoming even in these strange times and the staff went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable

Well worth the round trip from Surrey this is one of the best restaurants around

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Smac
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great space. Lovely service and the food was absolutely delicious. Cant wait to go back there very soon.

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Kat4
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great food! Now more clean and safe measures to make you feel relaxed. Service very good - never rushed, and a nice ambiance despite fewer patrons!
Love this resturant!

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Blair
Berkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a great ambience, not too loud, not too quiet, and the food is always superb. By far one of the best restaurants in the Windsor & Eton area, it wasn't our first time dining at Gilbey's and certainly won't be our last!

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GrahamS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food at a reasonable price in a lovely restaurant with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic set lunch menu, I had two course, pate and then Venison, and a lovely bottle of Primitivo. My guest had the pate and the fish and chips. Food excellent and great value. Highly recommend this well established restaurant.

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AlisonM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a warm and cosy setting, great service too.

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JaneR
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We both had pate and venison - delicious. As I didn’t want potato they offered to give me more vegetables instead. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants...

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SueM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday pre lockdown dinner. Restaurant had good social distancing of tables and staff maintained good distance whilst still making you feel welcome.Food was to its usual high standard and presented so well on plates. Even had a candle in my ice cream dessert. Loved our time there and will be back after lockdown ends

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Helenb
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly place to eat delicious dishes and enjoy gorgeous wines.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was excellent apart from the room temperature which too high but other than that I can’t rate it highly enough!

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StephenG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, good service, excellent food we had a very enjoyable lunch. One observation though the restaurant closed at 3pm and must of turned away at least 12 possible customers!!

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TAdO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant at such a reasonable price. Will be coming back when I'm in the area.

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JacquieH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good, great service , interesting dishes, cooked to high standard

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johnp
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem, tucked away in the streets of Eton.
Food was amazing, can’t believe we haven’t been here before.
Will definitely be recommending to friends and family and can’t wait to return.

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vipSarahB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service.
We would definitely visit again

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RJ47
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small restaurant on the High Street Eton is a delight. A warm welcome and excellent service throughout the meal without being rushed.
The menu is varied and the food excellent and well presented. I had the fish cake to start and followed this with confit duck leg.

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JimB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Gilbeys for lunch with my wife and son. Although we weren't feeling overly hungry, we did each have 2 courses.
Funnilly enough we each ordered the exact same dishes with pâte followed by mussels.

The food was amazing, in fact my wife said that these were " the best mussels i have ever eaten"..... !

The restaurant was fairly quiet, so it was very peaceful. The service was quick and cheerful and all in all we had a fantastic time. I will definitely be booking again, the next time i visit Windsor.

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BryanG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Another excellent meal with an interesting menu. Consistently good over many years that we have been customers. Adapted well to the current restrictions.

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HughB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice table and atmosphere. Efficient and unobtrusive service
Food and menu choice excellent.

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style
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

NIce set menu although starters seemed smaller than last time.
Pork cheek well worth a try as it is a very good dish.
Good to see a restaurant doing half bottles of wine - more should do the same.
My only comment would be that the deserts on the set menu could do with a bit more variety.
Overall very good

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vipLesleyV
Berkshire
16 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set lunch was delicious and very good value.
Very nice house wine
Lovely service will definitely return

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MasterM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal - recommend the roast belly pork

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Gilbey's Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 533 OpenTable diners.

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