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Gilbey's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2016 Winner

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Gilbey's Restaurant in Bournemouth is situated in the Liston Hotel which is two minutes from the Cliff Top Gardens in Boscombe Spa. The large open restaurant with polished oak floor and wall murals of Edwardian days on the pier compliments the cosy bar and entrance hall with original features dating back to the turn of the century. Our food is modern English/French with some influences from the rest of the World. The large open restaurant with polished oak floor and wall murals of Edwardian days on the pier compliments the cosy bar and entrance hall with original features dating back to the turn of the century. Our food is modern English with some influences from the rest of the World.
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Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Love this place the service is 5 star. All staff are so welcoming and attentive. The food is amazing, this is not the first time I have eaten here and I have never been disappointed. The only issue is I never have room for 3...More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I decided to visit this restaurant after reading the good reviews on TripAdvisor. This traditional family run hotel is quite old fashioned looking, decorated in a strange mixture of styles, but the service and food were very good. I could have eaten any of the...More

1  Thank PuttingPenToPaper
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Firstly I would like to say how lovely it was to be greeted by name by the waiter,who sat us down with our menus in the lounge,and got our drinks. The service was excellent throughout. The food was fine,large portions . Bit suprised when the...More

Thank Karyn19
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We planned a birthday celebration. Diane was very helpful with menu choices for 3 courses. We had 4 or 5 choices for each of 3 courses and pre-ordered. We had a nice welcome. We had our own bar. The tables were nicely laid out and...More

1  Thank pgk45
Reviewed 27 February 2018

No LEDs, no smoked glass, no eating off of stainless-steel coconut shells. Instead you get a comfortable rooms, reasonable seating, good service, well cooked food, and a lovely building - decor attempting to be well suited to its build-date. We were a large group on...More

1  Thank Steve E
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Diane Gilbey helped us to organise a Burns Supper for the International Wine & Food Society and it was a very successful event. The four course meal was served with style and the coq a leekie soup was pronounced by everyone to be amazing. This...More

1  Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 26 January 2018

There’s something special about this restaurant. The interesting 1901 building, the cosy bar, the superbly cooked food and the attentive and friendly staff. It’s the perfect family restaurant and well worth exploring, especially the Sunday lunch. There is some parking on site and street parking...More

2  Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I was invited for dinner event.I got a great vibe after walking in.The bar was superb,great selection of gins.The starters were delicious,duck liver mousse,smoked salmon roulades and pumpkin soup in shot glasses.The flavours were just amazing.As a starters we had double baked cheese souffle.I couldn’t...More

4  Thank Katarina O
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Fantastic party followed by a great breakfast. The staff at The Liston were extremely helpful and made our celebrations perfect

2  Thank jeanniehandley
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We simply adored this gem of a restaurant in the heart of Boscombe Spa. Full of old world charm, lovely food, generous portions, excellent service, where staff were attentive and clearly took pride in the service they gave ... And there's a most impressive Gin...More

2  Thank DawnyAnnie
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Rosalind L
6 June 2015|
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Response from DMGBournemouth | Property representative |
Our restaurant at the moment is only open for Friday special offer luncheon and Sunday lunch. On Friday and Saturday evenings we are either doing Weddings, private dinners etc. However on various Saturday nights we also do... More
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