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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%
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“beef stew” (6 reviews)
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“salad” (11 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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Jim8787
Gilberts i, Owner at Gilbert's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago


Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Dee C
Gilberts i, Owner at Gilbert's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family lunch on a wet Thursday afternoon. After a rockey start due a mix up between the head waiter and the kitchen we had an excellent meal compensated with free drinks.

Thank Paddy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Cobh my boyfriend and I stopped here to have a bite to eat. He ordered the fish and chips which looked delicious, and really enjoyed them. I ordered the vegetarian which was also very tasty however could have been heated a bit more...More

Thank AnonymousIrish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank LiamDOBrien
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 July 2018

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 4 July 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

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