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The Gilbert Scott
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
crushed Jerseys, courgette, romesco
Salt Baked Beetroot
labneh, walnut, basil
Tandoori Spiced Halibut
(supplement 6); with grilled Calot onions, Romesco, toasted almonds
A disappointing evening unfortunately.
On first impressions this place is classy & the building is stunning. Unfortunately this was the highlight of our 10th Anniversary evening at the Gilbert Scott.
You will need to take a mobile phone with you ( which I did not, as I can survive without a phone on me at all times ) as the restaurant would rather you look at the menu after scanning a barcode on the table. An A4 card menu for the food & a small selection of wines is available although not encouraged.
There were just a few red wines on the menu, none of which appealed to us, so I asked for the full wine list, where I was again told to scan the barcode to see the full list.
When I reminded the waitress that I did not have a phone on me I asked to see the paper version but was told that the wine list was so extensive that they did not have a paper version & then she walked away from the table. No wine for this table then !
My Partner ordered the lamb main dish which could not be faulted & I ordered a rare steak. The steak arrived at the table medium rare/medium. I explained to the waitress that the steak was not how I ordered it & she said that she would "let the kitchen know". I am a meat eater & can eat meat however it is cooked, so I ate it, but any self respecting restaurant would have taken the plate of food away, apologised & replaced the plate of food with the correct dish.
I wanted this to be a special evening & with the restaurant being endorsed by Marcus Wearing I was expecting more, much more.
Despite a reduced menu due to the current situation, the food was great, the staff friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere relaxed. A lovely lunch.
A lovely meal. Informed and professional staff. Sadly a few nights before COVID19 shut down so generally weird for all. Good luck and see you at the other side xx
Everything was amazing about the meal and the service. The food was absolutely delicious, better than expected and the service was brilliant, they gave us a little surprise for our anniversary meal, it was such a nice gesture and they didn’t have to do it but they went above and beyond, we were very impressed. Will definitely come back again.
We came here for my partners 40th birthday with his family travelling down as a surprise. They accommodated my toddler son with high chair and a colouring pad as well as serving his food straight away. The fixed menu was great especially with the free cocktail. I would definitely recommend, who doesn’t love a Marcus restaurant. Food and service were perfect.
A last minute choice but an excellent one. The food was superb
Three course menu with cocktail for £30.
Service and food exemplary.
Back on Saturday
Very good food
3 course lunch with cocktail for £30. Excellent value. Beautiful surroundings. Service was very attentive. Will definitely return.
The restaurant and the building in which it is housed are beautiful. We had the fixed menu which was incredible value and lovely food. It lacked a bit of atmosphere as it was quite empty but not sure if lots of restaurants are suffering due to current circumstances. Wine a bit expensive but combined with the food deal it was well worth it. Very impressed
My guests thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our food was good, and it’s a lovely place. Excellent service
Saturday lunch occasion celebration. The set menu is great value and includes a cocktail - great value for money. Atmosphere is very special.
It’s alway a great experience when being served by a knowledgable waiter. That coupled with excellent food and great ambience leads to an over all great experience here at The Gilbert Scott.
Dinner with a work colleague. We picked the good value fixed price menu with 3 courses plus a cocktail for £30. Lovely service. Sea Bream for mains and egg custard for dessert both highlights. Will definitely come again.
Amazing service and food 👏🏼
Upon arrival we felt so welcome our friends luggage was taken care of because they were due to go back to Belgium after spending the weekend with us in London. We had cocktails in the bar area the personnel was so knowledgeable on the ingredients side of each cocktails. After that we were escorted into the dinning room. Where we had a fantastic lunch. I highly recommend the Sunday lunch menu excellent value for money 👍🏾
I have one gripe: I booked a time slot with an offer- 3courses from set menu and cocktail for £30. I booked this as I was unsure of our fellow diners budget expectations, as it is easy to get to £100pp (inc drinks) here. I had to ask twice about seeing this set menu, as it wasn’t forthcoming, nor was the cocktail mentioned at all. I felt awkward asking yet again. It turns out we settled for the al la carte menu anyway, but I do feel I was slightly swayed into that as it was so difficult to get information about the offer. Our waiter, who joined us after the menu requests happened, was wonderful however- exceptional service.
We enjoyed the food and the cocktail on the £30 set menu. It's a lovely place and the staff were attentive but we caught the end of Sunday lunch service so it was very quiet. Would recommend at this price, though additional drinks were pricey.
Very pleased with lunch- 3 courses offer. First time I tried who’s restaurant. We both liked the starters (burrata and duck liver parfait). The mains were also good. I particularly liked the sea bream with the risotto (great combination). My friend liked his clam tagliatelle. The desserts were also nice. High ceiling added to the atmosphere. Good service. If you have time for long lunch (about 2 hours), this is a wonderful place to enjoy the experience.
Lovely food, beautiful dining room and attentive staff. It is a great place to go and be able to hear all diners, which is not always possible. Consistently good food.
I like the place and we often go to the restaurant but this time we were slightly disappointed by the food. My husband found the rib eye not tender enough and we both share a crème brûlée which did not look like home made at all ( with caramel too sticky and the crème too thick) .
Both glasses of wine were delicious ( I took a white Bourgogne and my husband red Italian) and the carte by the glass offers a great choice.
We both enjoyed our starters I chose the scallop and my husband the lamb dish.
I love coming here with my close friends, everything about the Gilbert Scott is perfect 👌.
Great food. Good portions. Got to meet the man himself, Marcus W, which was an added bonus to our delicious lunch!
The table wasn't great and the food was good but not great. A little disappointed...
Another excellent meal!
Food was nothing special. Grand ambience and some friendly waiters.
Poor value and service was a bit weird. Food was good however.
Food was real. Service was inattentive, we had to work hard to get attention, repeatedly, despite being on a central and visible table.
Our party of 4 had used an OpenTable offer of 3 courses plus a cocktail for £30.
The staff were very welcoming and our cocktail was served very quickly. However it took ages for our starter and subsequently our main courses to arrive. In fact we were there for nearly 3 hours! To be fair we were offered (and accepted) a free drink. However we would have preferred prompter service.
set lunch deal was delicious and affordable in a beautiful setting
Fantastic set menu with fancy cocktail. Lots of choice for vegetarians.
Food and overall service was good, but we ordered a bottle of wine that when served, obviously was bad. It smelled like ammonia, strongly, and tasted like vinegar. All five people at our table agreed. But, the wine server argued with us over the bottle, claiming that the odor and taste was the wine's "style." That was ridiculous and insulting. Finally, the server agreed to take back the bottle and we ordered a different bottle that was good. For a very expensive restaurant, that was shameful service on the part of the staff.
We booked the set menu (having phoned and confirmed that we are able to have this at 18:45) to be told that it was only up to 18:00. We were told ‘terms and conditions’ apply. It was quite embarrassing as it was a group of work colleagues. The waiter agreed to serve the set menu - but did not give us the allocated glass of sparkling wine, despite asking numerous times. There was also no crab left as a starter - and we had to pay a supplement for its ‘replacement’.
I’ve been to the Gilbert Scott multiple times before - including hosting 10 people at the chefs table. I feel this experience fell way short of what I would expect of such an esteemed establishment. The communication has prior to the night was obviously lost - causing great embarrassment.
Wonderful food, great service, highly recommended
good but not particularly innovative food, good and surprisingly well priced wines and a lovely room
Always love GS. Fabulous food and service. Never ever disappointed
My favourite London restaurant. Simply brilliant! For me this place should have a star- much better all round than many with the accolade
Table of four ladies who had been here before on several occasions I the past.
Sadly NOT up to its usual standard particularly the food. Two of the ladies sent back their mains as they were burnt!!!! Service also lacking. Drinks very over priced
Sadly I think Marcus Waring would be very unhappy had he been serve the food we received. Very sad!!!!
Regular visitor... disappointing service, long waits, and excuse of being too busy with half the tables empty...? Mostly enjoyable food except one guests was inedible.. alternative was offered but far too late..
On arrival the coat check girl started taken our coat and then decided we may not be admitted!
The service was extremely professional and friendly. Did like the coat check girl said we needed to give up our table by 8.30!
The food was poor salmon was tasteless, the Ox cheek was really tough and unless you ordered vegetables the plate was empty!! The apple crumble was good except far too much sugar in the apple
Would I eat there again NO, it a shame that the Kitchen and reception let the side down especially when we down just under 500 pounds!
The Gilbert Scott is rated 4.4 stars by 2071 OpenTable diners.
The Gilbert Scott does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.marcuswareing.com/gift/.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.