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So much has happened since then 

Like all businesses, we have had our share of success and failure … many stories to tell. Fast forward to the present day, where we find ourselves with two successful establishments, Gilbey’s Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse in Eton and Gilbey’s Restaurant in Old Amersham. Lin and Michael continue to run both businesses, Bill and Caroline retired in 2014. Caroline very sadly died in 2020. 

Our Wonderfully Talented Teams 

The businesses are thriving and this is all down to the people we are lucky enough to have working with us. We have to make special mention about each restaurant’s Head Chefs, Amaury de Oliveira at Eton and Adam Whitlock at Old Amersham. They have been with us for more than ten years and are incredibly creative team players. Each restaurant also has a dynamic General Manager, Emma Brett at Eton ( the daughter of Judy Lawson, our first ever employee) and Sandy Carter at Old Amersham.  

A word about the décor 

Paintings: all original paintings in both restaurants are by Michael’s niece Alexandra Haynes. Other pictures and general print designs are by Jessica Graham, Lin and Michael’s daughter-in-law. The interior design of both restaurants is by Lin Gilbey. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Passionately independent 

Restaurant teams such as ours do not grow on trees … and they cannot be ‘rolled out’. Restaurant ‘chains’ certainly have their place in this industry, but there will always be room for the ‘passionate’ independents … the genuine heart and soul of the restaurant business. That’s us by the way! 

Meet the Management Team 

Lin and Michael Gilbey: Lin works very closely with the chefs on the design of the ever-changing menus. Michael, having been a full-time wine importer in the life of our business is the man behind all things wine. Lin communicates her passion for the menus with all members of staff and Michael always has lots to say about the wines. He aims to get the staff to think about wine, to have their own opinion about what they like or don’t like … always, whatever it might be, to have an opinion - their own opinion. 
Lin & Michael - Owners 
Emma Brett - General Manager  
Amaury de Oliveira - Head Chef 

Our fundraising for Thames Hospice  

Thames Hospice: shortly before COVID brought everything to a halt, we visited the new Thames Hospice which was being built in a fabulous waterside location in Bray 
and decided to get involved with their fundraising efforts. 
 
We began to put an optional donation on each restaurant bill of 50p per person. Well, suffice to say that our wonderful customers have been incredibly generous … and we have already surpassed our target of £30,000. Thank you everyone ... our fundraising continues ... 

Our Suppliers  

We are proud to use the following suppliers based upon their integrity and passion for great produce 

Meat, Poultry & Game 

Aubrey Allen Butcher  
 
 

Fish & Seafood 

Flying Fish Seafoods  
 
The Stickleback Fish Company  
 

Fruit & Vegetables 

C A Belcher & Sons  

Speciality suppliers 

Woods Food Service  
 
 

Cheese & Dairy 

Fromage to Age  

Bread 

Jungs Bakery  
Swiss Bread Bakery 
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