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Gamba Seafood Restaurant

#14 of 1,943 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
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Simply Superb....

Whilst down in Glasgow for the Lionel Richie gig we visited this restaurant on Sat 7th March, as seafood lovers we did our research online and Gamba seemed to be the wise choice, we booked the table on their website which was hassle free. The table was not quite ready so we had a drink at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Donser83
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Aberdeen
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Aberdeen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Whilst down in Glasgow for the Lionel Richie gig we visited this restaurant on Sat 7th March, as seafood lovers we did our research online and Gamba seemed to be the wise choice, we booked the table on their website which was hassle free. The table was not quite ready so we had a drink at the nice, quaint bar;... More 

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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We are regular visitors to Gamba and are always very impressed by the consistent highest quality of Derek's food and excellent front of house service provided by Jim and his amazing team. Jim, Gosia and Lukas always give a very warm welcome to everyone. Lukas has the special skill and unerring ability to make the best Cosmo on the planet... More 

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

Hi William C, "Gamba - The very best Seafood Restaurant anywhere !!'” - quite a statement, thank you! The best Cosmo? I might need to try one myself... Look forward to seeing you again soon! Gamba General Manager More 

London, UK
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went here on the Saturday night, after reading other Trip advisor reviews. Pre-warned we were running late, but that was no problem for the restaurant. Food, drinks and service were wonderful, perfect scallops to start and very tasty sea bass for main course. Would happily go back.

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

Hi Travel-happyLondon, Thanks for the 5 star review, it's great feedback to hear that you found us through trip advisor! We always try our best to accommodate our diners, so pleased to hear about your positive experience. Look forward to welcoming you back again. Gamba General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Dressed white crab was beautiful and delicate. Hand caught seared scallops with cauliflower and Parmesan cheese purée, truffle oil and black pudding was delicious and a well portioned main dish. Yuzu and ginger margarita was a wonderful counterbalance of a special citrus overlay. Good staff and decent atmosphere. Well done, I'll be back.

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

Hi Martin C, Thank you for taking the time out to write us such a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On their web site they call themselves Glasgow's Finest Seafood Restaurant. They aren't nor maybe in the top 5 in my humble opinion. Let's start with the good stuff. It's a nice laid out place, warm and friendly, as are the staff. Good service throughout. The starter I had, black pudding, bacon and quail's egg, delicious! As good a starter... More 

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

Hi BCriagD, I wanted to address the points you have raised - "they call themselves Glasgow's Finest Seafood Restaurant." It is our customers and the many guides that recommend us that give us that title. "Monkfish and Scallops steamed in a bag. Sounds good. It wasn't. It was REALLY over cooked, I counted 8 pices of "fish" and all the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A very nice atmosphere with great, fresh seafood. The staff are friendly and knowledgable about their food and wine. Very Good !

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

Hi fussyquadrant, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Great feedback on the staff, I will pass on your comments. Hope to see you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

My partner booked us into Gamba before the bodyguard show in Glasgow. The food was of a very high standard, Gamba had a friendly relaxed atmosphere and the service was first class.I would highly recommend gamba to everyone. If you enjoy seafood then you must try Gamba.

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

Hi Bittera, Thanks for the great review! Hope you enjoyed the show. See you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Came here tonight with my girlfriend for my birthday dinner treat. Always wanted to try here and so glad I've now say I've been. Food was amazing, look so good that I didn't want to touch it as presentation was first class. Oysters were very fresh and tasty. Main course, salmon teriyaki with wasabi was amazing. Sea bream was cooked... More 

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

Hi EddieC, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review! Great choices from the menu, glad you enjoyed it. I've passed your compliments onto the kitchen and also our front of house staff. Happy Birthday from the team here at Gamba! Gamba General Manager More 

Abernethy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent meal at Gamba. It is very central. My wife had Lobster Thermidor which was sublime and I had Sole. I started with their Fish Soup which included crab and ginger. It was very good. The staff were very professional. A very good experience and we will be back.

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

Hi Dunard, Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed the dishes, very good choices. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Amazing food with the fish soup being the best I have tasted. Excellent wines and attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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

Hi potters44, Thank you for the lovely review, short and sweet! 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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