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“Setting new standards for Swansea. Really first class.”

Gilligan's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Sketty
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
South Wales
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Setting new standards for Swansea. Really first class.”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Gilligan's has, without doubt, set a new standard for restaurants that few, if any, in Swansea and Mumbles can match. The quality of the food was excellent and was presented perfectly by friendly and efficient staff. Portions were extremely good and we had a tureen of vegetables per couple and extra sauteed potatoes at no extra charge. We asked for some bread and that was also provided without charge unlike some restaurants.
The decor was warm, light and airy and we never felt "jammed" in. Having recently spent £55 for two 2 course meals in a Mumbles restaurant that left us still hungry £45 in Gilligan's for two 3 course meals was excellent value for top notch food. Add to that the fact that although the restaurant is licensed for alcohol you can take your own wine - and they don't charge corkage!
Wake up the rest of Swansea's restaurants! Gilligan's has left you behind.
Highly recommended

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A fabulous find!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I had booked this about a month before our visit but on the day my daughter wanted to join us so I rang to see if they could squeeze another in. Ruth said she would jiggle the tables and get back to me which she did and they could accommodate us all so thank you so much for that :)

The food was sublime, from the marinated olives, quite simply the best I have ever eaten, to the chocolate brownie dessert which was to die for. We took our own wine which made the evening unbelievably good value. If we lived closer we would be here every weekend and probably during the week too! As it is we will be back next time we are visiting Swansea. Thank you for a fabulous evening :)

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Hekaca
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DoncasterUK
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely food and great value for money”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

First time visit.
5 of us spent a couple of hours early Friday evening. 3 course menu with specials to choose from. Fresh, quality cooked food from beginning to end.
Everyone cleaned their plates and started to consider when to return.
Keep it up.

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wales
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent evening meal with the family.”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This was our first visit to Gilligan's Bistro but won't be our last! Very pleasant clean and light surroundings, delightful owner and staff with delicious, value for money, food - what more can I say??? See you soon ladies.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank family32
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Swansea, South Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good value, good food, good service”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We have been to Gilligans several times and have tried a different meal each time. All were superb. We've still more to try!!

  • Visited May 2014
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