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Gilbert's Bistro

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Nassau House 11 Pearse Square, Cobh, Ireland
+353 21 481 1300
Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered by chance waiting for spike island tour. My friend is lactose intolerant and the lady was very accommodating and wanting to understand, the salad was adapted to meet her needs and so was the stew. I had the melt in your mouth goats cheese and chicken, bacon tagliatelle omg it was delicious, but I couldn't finish it. The... More 

Thank Jordan53
County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 6 last Saturday night. Service was friendly and prompt. Our meals were all beautiful nothing could have been faulted. It was good value too. We had a really pleasant evening and didn't feel rushed even if we were the last to leave. So glad we booked here.

Thank LeeCork11
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an early bird menu here and I must say the food was lovely. Very tasty, just the right amount. The staff were very friendly.

Thank Cobh28
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Gilbert's today. Food was amazing and so reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly and very accommodating. Will definitely go back again. Would highly recommend it. Thank you for a fab meal

Thank Selina N
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We chose Gilberts as we were looking for something quick to eat and the place we wanted to go to was full at the time. When we first looked at the menu, it appeared quite limited, however that's not a bad thing as the food we order was delicious. The bar prices though are a it expensive, but the service... More 

Thank PrincessKaz
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I went here because a couple of people recommended it. I had prawns for starter and fish for main, they came out in record time and didn't taste very nice, I think they had been sitting in the kitchen for a while. There was very few people in the restaurant so the atmosphere wasn't great. I won't be going back.

Thank Feehyland186605
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We visited this restaurant last week and found it to be a bit pricey for what you get. My husband just ordered a main course and his was fine and I only ordered a starter of Chowder. This was supposed to come with brown bread but they had none (despite a supermarket which was still open just around the corner).... More 

Thank Brid O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fab fresh food, very friendly service. definitely place to go. Very good location, easy to find. recommended.

Thank Aneta K
Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were here with our kids but i noticed there were rooms available to stay in. Its located right in the middle of Cobh and the food was excellent with decent portions that left me satisfied. A Cobh must eat I reckon.

Thank Niall N
St Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

After visiting the Heritage Center we stopped in for lunch and both had the fish and chips. The service was excellent and food was tasty. It was even served with a small green salad.

Thank jssc4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$29
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 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
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 Linguini with Prawns, Tempura Cod with Mushy Peas and Moules Mariniere and our Speciality Homemade Brown Bread Icecream. 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 breakfast from 9am, Lunch from 12pm and Dinner from 5pm.

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