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Gamba Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
City Centre
Scottish, Soups, British
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225a West George Street, Glasgow G2 2ND, Scotland (West Campbell Street)
Buchanan St underground is a short walk. Queen St station and Glasgow Central station are both close by.
+44 141 572 0899
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Description: The award-winning Gamba restaurant in Glasgow serves the best seafood...
The award-winning Gamba restaurant in Glasgow serves the best seafood available in its own unique style, and has established a formidable reputation for quality.
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  • 559
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding service

Dined as a guest of a friend for lunch this week. It was impeccable. I arrived drenched from a downpour and recieved such a warm welcome. My things were whisked away to the cloakroom no fuss and I was seated with my friends. The young manager Sean even offered to clean my glasses. They had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
johnmcfarlane872
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined as a guest of a friend for lunch this week. It was impeccable. I arrived drenched from a downpour and recieved such a warm welcome. My things were whisked away to the cloakroom no fuss and I was seated with my friends. The young manager Sean even offered to clean my glasses. They had steamed up somewhat with the... More 

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3 Thank johnmcfarlane872
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

​Good evening johnmcfarlane872, What a wonderful review - thank you for sharing such a marvellously detailed account of your time with us. We're very pleased to read that you found our service, food, wine and atmosphere worthy of such praise and recommendation, thank you. Our menus do indeed change every six weeks, so you will find entirely different dishes on... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my bf visited Gamba for sat lunch and it was amazing from start to finish!! I had venison of the a la carte menu and it was cooked to perfection.My partner had salmon with fennel and mussel stew from a very reasonably priced lunch menu also lovely, can not say enough about the great service also. we will... More 

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4 Thank Cassara2610
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Cassara2610, Thanks for your fantastic feedback about your recent lunch with us - the pleasure was all ours. Our menus change regularly so expect different dishes on your return! Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Lukas and team More 

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Gamba after many years of promising to visit and was certainly not disappointed. A Saturday afternoon party of four celebrating my birthday and of course the day started with snow which made the warm welcome at Gamba even more pleasing. The food and drink though a bit on the expensive side, was well worth it and as was expected... More 

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3 Thank Peter C
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Happy birthday Peter! Thanks for joining us to celebrate and awarding your experience five stars - It's very much appreciated. Glad to read that you found Derek's cooking and our seafood offer exceptional! Next time you visit have a look at​ our website as we have a range of menus that are updated every six weeks. Hope to see you... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned with my husband and mother in law for a birthday dinner. As usual fantastic service, food, wine and ambiance. Kipper pate to start for 2 of us and oysters for 1. All really enjoyed them. Lobster for 2 of us and halibut for 1 were our mains. Again faultless. The puddings as usual were so difficult to choose from.... More 

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3 Thank Cathie B
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Cathie, What a fantastic review you've shared - so happy that you enjoyed, and it was our pleasure making a birthday dinner so memorable! Thanks for the compliments on our staff and Derek's cooking, too - it really means a lot. P.S. We've all got sweet tooths and love our puddings! Hope to see you again, Cathie. Best wishes,... More 

dublin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just had lunch here. two courses only £20 or something like that. Really great menu and our choices were excellent great staff too. lovely decor etc. recommend.

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3 Thank blessingtooth
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi blessingtooth, Thanks for joining us for lunch and for the compliments - glad you discovered us! Our range of menus are seasonal, and we can try and keep them competitive and accessible as possible, so your observations are most appreciated. Hope to welcome you back at Gamba again soon. Best wishes, Lukas and team More 

North East
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a pre-theatre as we were going to the Royal Concert Hall for a gig for Celtic Connections. The food, wine and service was second to none and I would say that it is the nicest seafood restaurant that I have eaten in. The menu was amazing and the taste was most superb. It is a hidden gem and... More 

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4 Thank Shirley001
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

'The nicest seafood restaurant that I have eaten in.' - and the pleasure was all ours! Thank you for your wonderful review and compliments about or food, service, wine and staff. We hope you discover us again soon, Shirley. Best fishes, Lukas and team More 

Glasgow
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gamba restaurant was a wonderful experience, the service and food was as you would expect from a restaurant in the top 5 on trip advisor. There is a small bar as you go in to the restaurant which was good to have a drink while waiting for the rest of the party to arrive. I contacted Gamba by email prior... More 

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3 Thank PacoGlasgow
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Paco, What a delight reading your review - it's our pleasure helping make your experience memorable. If we can do anything in the future, please do not hesitate to ask - it's no hassle. Your compliments about the quality and provenance of our dishes are very much appreciated, as we work with some of Scotland's best suppliers. Please do discover... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no expectations when our daughter suggested Gamba for her Birthday lunch, last Thurs 21st Jan, however it turned out to be one of the best meals we've had in as long as we can remember (BTW - family of chefs and foodies!) All three of us had the fish soup to start which was one of the best... More 

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2 Thank Denise V
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Denise, Thank you for choosing to spend such a memorable birthday with us at Gamba - we are so pleased to read that you had a 'superb' lunch. The fish soup or 'Foup' as we call it is an institution that always stay on the menu. (We couldn't take it off and do that to our customers.) Your recommendation,... More 

Auchterhouse,Scotland
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a pre theatre meal whilst attending Celtic Connections with our Swedish friends. Warm welcome from the staff and things just got better when we saw the menu. Great choice and superb food. Would highly recommend and will be back on our next trip to Glasgow.

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2 Thank iainwhg
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Iain, Fantastic - thank you for joining us and for the compliments about our food and staff. Pleased to read that you enjoyed our menu and found​ the food 'amazing' - the pleasure was indeed all ours. Please do come back again next time you're in Glasgow. Best fishes, Lukas and team More 

Shefford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and service. Very polite staff. Fast and efficient service. Food was delicious. Highly recommended for work meals and a good dinner out.

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2 Thank GregT78
GambaGlasgow, General Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi GregT78, Thank you for joining us and for posting up your review here on Trip Advisor. Happy to read that you loved our food and would recommend us - thank you. Hope to see you again at Gamba. Best fishes, Lukas and team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225a West George Street, Glasgow G2 2ND, Scotland
    (West Campbell Street)
  • Public Transportation: Buchanan St underground is a short walk. Queen St station and Glasgow Central station are both close by.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 572 0899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 52
  • Cuisine: Scottish, Soups, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

The award-winning Gamba restaurant in Glasgow serves the best seafood available in its own unique style, and has established a formidable reputation for quality.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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