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Gilbert's Bistro

Nassau House 11 Pearse Square, Cobh, Ireland
+353 21 481 1300
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“beef stew” (7 reviews)
“penne” (4 reviews)
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Irish, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Nassau House 11 Pearse Square, Cobh, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 362 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Looks half decent on the outside. However below average food. Before average service. Don't waste your money.

Thank LiamDOBrien
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a decent restaurant but nothing outstanding. Perhaps seafood chowder is the best offered. The rest are averge with a good presentations. Staff are good but again nothing remarkable.

Thank Mr S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined here twice, once for dinner and once for lunch. Excellent quality and really good presentation. The prawn starter was just perfect and chicken pasta as main was excellent. Came back for lunch, chicken wings and fish cakes.....both amazing, in fact I thought...More

Thank Denis O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were introduced to Gilbert’s by our local cousin, having gone to Spike Island for a tour we returned ravenous and were not disappointed, the staff are attentive, friendly and lovely. Lunch was fab....prawn summer salad...was delicious.. My son had fish and chips and couldn’t...More

Thank moggy888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gilbert's was clean and offered a nice patio for lunch. We had deep fried potato and cheese balls and a BLT sandwich with chips. Food was very good and the servers were friendly. One of the nicer little eateries in the small town of Cobh....More

Thank Shad1995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday with some family members. Ordered what turned out to be the biggest burger I have ever seen. Two burgers, tomato, mozzarella and to cap it off, 3 pieces of black pudding. Accompanied with chips and onion rings. Absolutely delicious and will...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at Gilbert's three times recently and each time the food was very good. The prawn's and calamari are firm favourites. At my last visit 3 of us shared 6 starter's _tapas style. Along With 2 glasses of Delicious New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc...More

Thank Ruben K
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I was delighted when my husband surprised me with a day trip to Cobh to visit Spike Island and dinner at Gilbert's. Driving to Cork I was already decided on what I was having for dinner. Mozzarella & Tomato starter Chicken curry Chocolate glory And...More

1  Thank Ashlynn M
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Quaint place, great location, SPECTACULAR food! Not too expensive either,, all 5 in our group LOVED their meals 👍🏽👍🏽

Thank gabrielleklsr2018
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Called in on a rainy Monday evening for a quick dinner. Food was grand, service was quick and the staff were extremely friendly. I ordered the Chicken Curry, it was fine, nothing to write home about.

Thank Mick O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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