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“Wonderful find.”

Gilligan's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Sketty
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Was pleasantly surprised when I walked into Gilligan's to see that the setting was perfectly balanced, it was smart and classy but not pretentious at all. The staff were friendly and happy to help. The food was fresh and cooked to a very high standard. You can bring your own wine or beer and you can buy alcohol there.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

A great, friendly restaurant for all tastes. A very reasonable three courses for £20 with around seven choices per course invlusive of the specials board. Exceptionally attentive and friendly staff and with a unique bring your own booze policy makes for a quality, affordable night. The haddock goujons were nice, but the batter was slightly undercooked. My main of braised steak was melt in the mouth and large portions with plenty of sides included. Dessert of cheesecake was very tasty even if the texture was a little soft for my tastes. My partner had salad, chicken in pepper sauce and bread and butter pudding and was pleased with it. Overall, a very worthwhile visit and highly recommended.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

This was our 3 /4 th visit for an evening meal at this great restaurant

Service and food just fabulous. Quality of meal excellent

Two or three courses Thursday nights very competitive prices

Bring your own bottle even better

A must to visit but book not to be disappointed

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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

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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 :)

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