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Gilbert's Bistro

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Nassau House 11 Pearse Square, Cobh, Ireland
+353 21 481 1300
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Strolling around Cobh, looking for somewhere to have a meal and stumbled across Gilbert's. Well the food was just excellent, generous portions. Very friendly and attentive staff. Judging by how quickly the restaurant filled up, I'm guessing that the word has spread with locals that this is a good place to eat.

Thank chereo1038
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lovely atmosphere, very central, delicious food and friendly staff! Gilbert's Bistro has everything you could ask for a nice dinner in the town centre of Cobh!

Thank Michèle B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my meal here, nice atmosphere, helpful staff, clearly working hard to serve all their guests as quickly as possible, excellent pasta dish and apple crumble, reasonably priced and good wine list although I just had beer.

Thank lakesue
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure if they were open for lunch and we're happy to find they were. Food was good, service was fast and efficient but the banter from the radio was horrendous!!!

Thank EssieCG
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for lunch. Food excellent, recommend the Guinness and steak stew. There's a good range of food including curry, pasta, stew and fish. Central location, easy access. Reasonable prices.

Thank Garbu74

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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, Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, 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
17:00 - 21:00
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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