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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” (7 reviews)
“penne” (4 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
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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 24 November 2018

We ate here on the first night of the week Gilberts were open and returned the following night for another excellent meal. the prawns were amongst the best Ive ever had and the steaks were all cooked to perfection. Lovely people, Lovely food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank retrospec61
Reviewed 16 November 2018

It was a hot Saturday and things weren't looking good. The quiet town that I remembered was just that - a memory. A cruise ship was in, there was a big wedding up the hill and parking places were elusive. Finally we found a space...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Food was ok but bit bland. Menu was very limited. Manager was pleasant. Best was 25% discount from local B&B.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dgx10
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food and staff ,chicken wings were beautiful,Steak was cooked to perfection and my favourite was the deep fried ice cream,the whole family enjoyed it and we will definately be back ,thanks to the staff for the amazing effort

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Angela S
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Went here for a family birthday celebration on Friday night, very disappointed from the word go. The starters, chicken wings, or shall I call them chicken nuckles , were swimming in sauce and most of the guests didn’t like them, the calamari was ok but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Excellent attention to detail with superb food and very attentive, friendly and welcoming staff. Will be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hannnns
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank StephenM99
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 31 August 2018 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)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MarcV3110
Reviewed 30 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$31
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
03:00 - 03:15
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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