Giles is one of the northern suburbs most popular meeting places and has become renowned for its bustling ambience and superb deck overlooking the Craighall Park valley which has a magnificent sunset view. Generally attracting an upmarket crowd, Giles has become popular amongst young professionals, local residents and sport fanatics alike. Opened in 1994, by the late Ian Gillies, and now run by his three Children Kiarin Gillies, Ben Gillies and Bryn Gillies, began as a small neighbourhood pub with a rather large restaurant.
The name was spawned through the combination of Ian’s nickname and from the title of Giles cartoon books (drawn by Roland “Carl” Giles and published in the London Daily Express from 1945 - 1991) some of which were copied and pasted on the original dinner tablesThe menu has changed somewhat since 1994, yet the favourites still remain, such as the Grandma Burger, Andy’s fish n chips and their Homemade Pot Pies. To keep the menu fresh, varied and interesting there are weekly Chef Choice items. The wine list is extensive, inexpensive featuring some unique estates. The Giles cartoon theme still remains within the menu and walls with additions from Ian’s personal collections that he drew. Giles has a wine list that has something for everybody. A monthly special event is the wine tasting on the last sunday evening of the month. Top estates showcase their wines to the accompaniment of a gourmet meal (booking is absolutely essential).