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US$4 - US$24
Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 18 March 2022

What an amazing afternoon.. staff friendly atmosphere was amazing , food was fantastic, can’t wait to book again to take my mum …. Thank you to the staff

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 16 March 2022

My husband and I are regular Gilt Rooms customers and we are always impressed with every aspect of the food , service and ambiance provided by Rosie and Heidi. Today was no exception. We visited for brunch and as always the food was absolutely delicious...and beautifully presented. The display of homemade cakes was really impressive and the apple and cinnamon was light and delicious. This restaurant is a real find and we cannot recommend it more highly.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

We asked Rosie at the gilt rooms to cater for ours daughters 1st birthday as it’s our favourite place to eat as a family. The food as always was amazing, everything from sausage rolls to chicken goujons was home made. Everyone loved it and said...it was some of the best outside catering they had seen. Rosie managed 2 separate buffets for us one for the children and one for the adults. Rosie also pulled it out of the bag catering for gluten and dairy free children with separate brownies, sausage rolls etc with only 48 hours notice. ( you won’t believe how grateful the mum was that you went to all this effort) It honestly made the day, all I can say is if you are thinking of getting catering done for your party or event give Rosie at the gilt rooms a shout.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

If your in west Mersea and fancy food. So recommend this place. Went here today for lunch, service amazing, food delicious as always and we even left with some cheese scones for later. I had the homemade fish finger sandwich, it was perfect fresh moist...fish, salad and tartare sauce. Yum yum. But the lunch menu had a lot on offer. So if your in west Mersea go here.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 13 January 2022

The Gilt Rooms is an excellent venue for breakfast lunch and afternoon tea. The decor is modern and tasteful and the staff could not be more welcoming and accommodating. The food is absolutely delicious and very plentiful. The chef is very talented and the menu...is varied and imaginative and they are always willing to accommodate dietary requirements if they have the ingredients. They have vegan options available. The food is all freshly prepared and the cakes and scones are delicious. The owner is always very pleasant and welcoming as are all the Team. We have visited on several occasions and cannot recommend The Gilt Rooms more highly. It’s our favourite restaurant and on every visit we have been very impressed with both the excellent service and delicious food.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

Our visit today was a celebration afternoon tea that was planned pre Covid & had to be rescheduled a few times. Rosie & her team looked after us so well. Ten of us shared delicious food & a drop of Prosecco ,of course, in these...lovely surroundings. A perfect way to spending a wet & windy Saturday afternoonMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 October 2021

Rosie I can’t thank you enough for my 50th birthday party held at the gilt rooms on Saturday 25th September 2021, we had such a lovely night, the food was outstanding and cocktails were fabulous especially the Margaritas!, So many people were complementary about how...perfect the venue was, thank you Rosie xxMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

Friends and I went to the gilt rooms on Saturday to celebrate our birthdays and it was absolutely delightful. The cakes were so beautiful & the sandwiches delicious. The staff were attentive & knowledgeable. We cannot wait to return. If I had to offer one...faultfinding comment (which is hard as it was so nice) I’d ask for a few more savoury bits - but what we did get, we couldn’t even finish and we were given them in boxes to take home.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021

The Gilt Rooms are highly recommended for their well presented excellent food, the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. There are definitely worth seeking out. We had a very pleasant lunch and sat in the little outdoor courtyard. Thank you and keep doing what you...are doing, we will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Lovely place, very clean, friendly and helpful staff and the most delicious smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich I have ever tasted. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2021
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19 April 2019|
Response from Rosie S | Property representative |
HI, yes we do in our outside seating areas, mainly out the front of the shop so as to not disturb any customers eating inside. Many Thanks.
Joan G
22 September 2017|
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Response from itsjustkiwi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are fully licensed.
21 March 2017|
Response from Rosie S | Property representative |
Hi I don't see why we can't accommodate. Will have to think what we can put it in to keep it hot for you All. And need to know exactly what you'd like. Why not give us a call on 01206 384840 tomorrow or Thursday to discuss... More
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Yes, The Gilt Rooms offers takeaway services.

The Gilt Rooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5