Meal at Gilbey’s

Meal at Gilbey’s

at Gilbey’s on 5 April 2017
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Gilbey’s is a Michelin recommended restaurant (as at 2017) in Windsor with a front room that simply looks inviting by its front bar with a conservatory dining room in the back.  Evidently popular for post-work de-stressing occasions and the odd family gathering, business was thriving on the Thursday evening visited.  The food was generally comforting with influences from France and the UK but the tale tell signs that separate this from a higher-end eateries were basic errors such as breeze-block hard butter brought to the table, powdery & cold bread, under-seasoning of some parts (the mash in particular), staff not even wanting eye-contact when in a hurry, mistaken dishes and staff knowledge being limited on the dishes.  The non-food parts of these observations are certainly not crimes, but as the restaurant repotire expands, it does become easier to see where the gaps are between restaurants.  A comfortable option to go for if in the vicinity.

Food Grade: 54%

5 / 10

Gilbey’s front entrance

Rear dining room

Hummus, sea salt & pepper roasted nuts, olives & crispbread platter

Olive and white bread with butter

Chicken liver pâté, Seville orange marmalade, toasted brioche

King prawn, lime & dill fishcake, Atlantic cod rillettes, celeriac mustard rémoulade

Guinea fowl, pigeon, bacon & mushroom ballotine, treviso chicory & pine nuts, wild garlic & turmeric pappardelle

Side of mash

The bill for 3