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Gilbert's Bistro

Nassau House 11 Pearse Square, Cobh, Ireland
+353 21 481 1300
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“beef stew” (6 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Nassau House 11 Pearse Square, Cobh, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one dinner here, while staying in the guest house upstairs. Service was very good, as was the food, but menu a bit limited.

Thank StephenM99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to Gilberts when it was about to close, but the waiter (who I think was also the manager) kindly invited us in. He was very friendly and efficient. Our food was very good, portion sizes were big, and well presented. I would recommend...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starter salmon was not very special. Main course sirloin steak medium was welldone and chips had a fish taste. Hake was cooked, not grilled! Wine was ok and coffee is very good (espresso)

Thank MarcV3110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off in Cobh before taking the new ferry route over to Santander. We didn't have long to spend in the restaurant before check-in, but the menu looked good. One of our party had the fish and chips, which was excellent, and I had...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding fish and chips, seafood chowder excellent, potato and cheese pie, quite tasty. The service and atmosphere were very pleasing.

Thank flagstick4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having sampled a few places in Cobh during our visit to the town, we can safely say that Gilbert’s is the best. We were warmly welcomed by a very efficient and accommodating waiter, and the proprietor was very friendly too. Our toddler demolished a plate...More

Thank jules5002016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant for dinner while in Cobh. Good choice of food for celiac’s. Ordered the Chicken Red Curry and a Steak. Food was beautifully cooked, lovely ingredients and the steak was cooked exactly as we ordered. Very friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank John M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We recently stopped here for a light lunch. My husband ordered fish and chips and we decided to share since we didn’t want much to eat. Thank goodness we did because the portion was huge and very good. I ordered the goat cheese crostini with...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We went for a family meal only to be left down by the food and the attitude, unfortunately we will not be returning. On the day, my uncle the only one getting a starter, asked for a chowder however the chowder was the worst he...More

3  Thank Jim8787
Gilberts i, Owner at Gilbert's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018


Reviewed 30 July 2018

Since I'm a local, myself and 2 other people decided to go there last Friday for lunch, bad idea and there are lovely other places to eat in Cobh. My dad had the chowder and had to send it back, as it lacked fish in...More

2  Thank Dee C
Gilberts i, Owner at Gilbert's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi Dee, Thank you for giving me an opportunity to respond to you. On the day you came into us you choose to air your disappointment to our 17 year old waitress who is inexperienced with handling customer complaints. Seeing as this is her first...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nassau House 11 Pearse Square, Cobh, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cobh
  • Phone Number: +353 21 481 1300
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Gilbert's Bistro is situated in one of the two historical squares of the beautiful heritage town of Cobh. This cosy and friendly Bistro boasts a range of local favourites such as Thai Prawn Curry, Tempura Cod and our highlight "Spike Island Burger ". The Special Liqueur Ice-creams are a perfect way to finish your meal. Daily specials allow diners to enjoy the best of local and seasonal produce with all food freshly prepared by a passionate team of chefs. Pop in for a scone and coffee or relax and enjoy a delicious meal with friends. Gilbert's Bistro are members of Failte Ireland and the Irish Restaurant Association. Gilbert's is open 7 days a week serving Lunch from 12pm and Dinner from 5pm.
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