Gilbey's Restaurant Old Amersham
We have been in this historic market town since 1989. We create our menus using the best seasonal and local ingredients. Our excellent wine list is chosen by Michael Gilbey and he aims to suit all tastes and match the wines with the dishes on our menus. We have a great reputation for our warm and friendly service in a unique setting beautifully designed by Lin Gilbey.
Our building originates from 1624 and was founded as the first
Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School.
Gilbey's Restaurant Old Amersham
A family-run restaurant since 1989 serving superb food using the very best fresh and local ingredients. Excellent wine list chosen by Michael Gilbey to suit all tastes and a passion for warm, friendly service in a unique setting beautifully designed by Lin Gilbey.
Our building originates from 1624 and was founded as the first Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School.
Our food style is best described as ‘Modern British’ – with our Head Chef Director Adam Whitlock heading up the team.
Quality, value and choice are paramount and our fantastic team of chefs thrive on making sure they obtain
the best flavours from their carefully-sourced ingredients and suppliers.
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Bookings can be made online or please call us on 01494 727242
The Upstairs Private Dining Room seats up to 12 guests and has two windows: one overlooks our garden, The Square and the award-winning Memorial Gardens, the other faces the picturesque High Street. The colourful room with its striking watercolours by the artist Alexandra Haynes provides the perfect setting for entertaining family, friends and clients.
We have designed and had built a fantastic tent, complete with lighting and heating ... and Lin complimented this with her planting of the raised flower beds. This has been very enthusiastically welcomed and is rapidly becoming quite a feature in the centre of Old Amersham. Atmosphere is everything in the restaurant business and our tent certainly has it.
Model of a dependable neighbourhood bistro
A faithful servant of Old Amersham for many years, Gilbey's is still the model of a dependable neighbourhood bistro. The setting – a converted grammar school with a lovely courtyard garden – is a big plus, and the kitchen plays with a straight bat. The lively menu might take in pork and pink peppercorn terrine (£7.75), confit duck with red onion tarte Tatin (£16.95) and lemon tart with cranberry and orange sorbet (£6.85). The Gilbey family are also wine importers, so expect plenty of good stuff from £13.95. Open all week."
The Good Food Guide
Many Compliments to the chefs
Just a note to pass on a HUGE thank you to all your team. We were beautifully looked after yesterday and lunch was a total joy from start to finish. Many compliments to the chefs; it must have been seriously hard work in the kitchens with a full house, and it was absolutely delicious!
Thanks to all of you, it couldn't have been a happier lunch.
Best meal I've had for a long time!
Our meal this afternoon in your smallest function room was absolutely perfect and so I wanted to say thank you. The waiting staff were attentive yet unimposing and the food really was wonderful.
The room was a lovely venue and we all had a wonderful time. Many thanks for all your help running up to the day as well as great service and food on the day. Everyone in our party commented on the really lovely venue and meal.
Your hosting was impeccable from start to finish
Just a quick note to say thank you for last night, you hosting was impeccable from start to finish, the venue absolutely perfect, the food and drink was of the very highest standard.
Can you please pass on our thanks to both yourself, but your colleagues as well, we had an absolutely brilliant evening and look forward to coming back to Gilbeys when an opportunity presents itself again.
I couldn't have wished for more it was fabulous!
Thank you for my amazing night Saturday, I couldn't have wished for more it was fabulous. Great venue always although somehow managed to look extra magical Saturday. Seriously good food, I've had so many comments acknowledging how good it good it was and no firm winner either - literally all of it! Smiles, patience, efficiency and just superb service from a happy and fabulous team.
I had 46 happy guests and had the best 50th birthday.
You guys totally smashed it, thank you so much.
We look forward to visiting Gilbeys again
Thank you for everyone at Gilbey's for making my Diamond Jubilee Birthday Dinner so special on Saturday evening. I greatly appreciated it.
It was delightful to be upstairs (in the same room as my 40th and 50th birthday...think that counts as a trend!) and everything worked out exactly as I hoped! A special thanks for the belly pork being returned to the menu; only one of the party went rouge and ordered something else.
We'll look forward to visiting Gilbeys again before too long, and meanwhile wish you all the very best with thanks again for a really lovely evening.
The service was excellent the food was absolutely delicious
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you, Dace and the chef and all your team for a fantastic evening last Thursday night, when we celebrated my mum and dad's 60th anniversary.
The service was excellent the food was absolutely delicious, and most importantly my parents had the most wonderful evening. Thanks so much for helping me make their anniversary a memorable and special event.
All dishes are amazing
A wonderful restaurant. Booking is recommended to guarantee to have a table. There are outdoor seatings. The restaurant is right in the centre of the old town. Parking very nearby.
We ordered from the 2-course menu. All dishes are amazing.
The service is great. Staff friendly and patience.
Great independent restaurant
Great independent restaurant. Delish early menu which has some different choices. All delicious.
Staff were lovely and even brought me a birthday treat on the house.