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Gamba Seafood Restaurant

#11 of 1,956 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City Centre
Seafood, Asian, British, Scottish
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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
PHENOMENAL FOOD AND SERVICE

We visited Gamba as a special occasion and because of our love for seafood and we weren't dissapointed. From start to finish the experience was fantastic. The restaurant itself is beautiful inside and out with a lovely separate bar area for a wee drink pre meal if you fancy. The host and the wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Jed014
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Scotland
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Husband and I went for lunch. I had the special lunch menu, hubby had a la carte. Food was lovely but did not live up to our expectations given their reputation and 2 rosette rating. Service was good, unobtrusive yet attentive. Unfortunately this restaurant is guilty of two of my pet hates. 1 - Unlit candles on the table, light... More 

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Scotland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We visited Gamba as a special occasion and because of our love for seafood and we weren't dissapointed. From start to finish the experience was fantastic. The restaurant itself is beautiful inside and out with a lovely separate bar area for a wee drink pre meal if you fancy. The host and the wait staff were very welcoming and friendly.... More 

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

Hi Jed014, Thank you for such a great review! I'm glad we could help make your special occasion memorable. Great menu choices, favourites of mine too. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

I was up in Glasgow for a soccer match last week (7th-9th April) & wanted somewhere special to dine out. Being a lover of all things water, both fresh & sea, I wanted to sample the best of what Glasgow has to offer. Having dined several times at Loch Fyne restaurants I thought it time to try something new, I... More 

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

Hi Paddy_Doc, Did your team get the result they hoped for? Thank you for taking your time to write us such a fantastic review, it was an absolute pleasure to read... my mouth was watering reading the description of those dishes! Also thank you for the feedback on our servers, I've passed this on, they'll be very pleased to hear... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We booked here to take advantage of their pre theatre menu. We were aware it had a reputation for being a good restaurant but set menus generally tend to be second rate affairs so we had relatively low expectations. How wrong we were. The meal was fantastic. The flavours were delightful, the service was impeccable. I cannot rate this experience... More 

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

Hi Susan M, Thanks for the 5 star review! We give the same great value on all of our menu's and try to keep some dishes different to encourage our diners to come in at different times. So thanks for noticing the value here. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had a business dinner in here last year and really want to return soon (which I will). Meal was superb. The freshness and the quality of cooking was spot on. The interior is very nice as well and you can tell your in a top class restaurant. Everyone I was with agreed that their meals were top notch. Price wise... More 

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

Hi CalM86, Thank's for the brilliant review! Glad you and the other diners enjoyed it, Gamba is quite versatile, great for an intimate dinner, a business meeting or a meal out with friends. So hopefully we will see you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

carlisle
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First visit to Gamba. Treated ourselves to lunch. It was all first class. The fish soup was outstanding. Service attentive and friendly. Not a cheap meal out but definitely worth the money. We will return on our next trip to Glasgow

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

Hi borderreiverCarlisle, Thank you for the 5 star review! Glad you enjoyed your lunch with us, great choice with the fish soup, especially for a first visit to Gamba. Thank you for the comment about being worth the money, we aren't the cheapest place in town for lunch but we do feel what we provide is fantastic value. Hope to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fabulous fish and seafood, delicious, couldn't fault it. Service good too. If you like fish and seafood, GO! Not cheap but great food. Worth the money.

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

Hi Fiona B, Thanks for the lovely review! Short and sweet. Hope to see you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came here as we were trying to eat a bit healthier for Lent, so a great fish menu was the reason we went here. We have never eaten here before as we were just staying overnight in Glasgow, but would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good meal in the city. The food was perfect and impossible... More 

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

Hi ExploringTraveller, Thanks for choosing Gamba on your trip to Glasgow. Glad we could make it special for you! Hopefully we will see you again next time you're in town. Gamba General Manager More 

Glasgow, Scotland.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have been regulars at Gamba since it first opened, but it as recently become our number one restaurant in Glasgow, and our regular visits have become even more regular. Week day lunch, Saturday lunch, market menu and the a la carte are all fantastic - as good as you can find anywhere in Glasgow. Last week we enjoyed the... More 

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

Hi Elizabeth43, Thank you for making Gamba your Number 1 restaurant and taking the time out to write such a fantastic review. Absolute pleasure to read! It's a great wine, one of the staff favourites too. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

Lanark, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have eaten at Gamba on several occasions before and it never fails to deliver fantastic seafood. Starting with the potted shrimp for the starter followed by the Monkfish & King scallops, ginger & spring onion, steamed in paper and every mouthful a delight. The rooster chips are the best I've tasted. The dessert of Poached figs, vanilla mascarpone, honeycomb,... More 

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

Hi Iain S, Thanks for lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the dishes, great choices! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Gamba General Manager 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 27 - 54
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?