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Gamba Seafood Restaurant

#10 of 1,840 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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City Centre
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 384
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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 11
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  • 6
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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
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It may be slightly away from the centre but the walk is worth it.Excellent ambience with helpful and attentive staff.We arrived 5.45 pm to find that the pre theatre menu was still available. Our choices were both excellent in quality and presentation as well as being remarkable value. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It may be slightly away from the centre but the walk is worth it.Excellent ambience with helpful and attentive staff.We arrived 5.45 pm to find that the pre theatre menu was still available. Our choices were both excellent in quality and presentation as well as being remarkable value. Highly recommended-its in the good food guide for a reason.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I took my mam for a birthday night out after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. Some of the best seafood we've ever had - everything was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. We couldn't fault the atmosphere or service either - everything about this place was classy, highly recommended.

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

Hi NewcastleTraveller03, Thank you for writing us such a great review! Hopefully we contributed nicely to the birthday celebrations. Look forward to seeing you next time you are in Glasgow. General Manager, Gamba More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited on a Friday night with two Norwegian friends who really know their seafood. Staff were friendly and attentive and the food was first class. Three of us took fish soup which was light and full of flavour. My partners tomato soup she found flavour-full but highly seasoned. Our main courses were perfectly cooked, attractive to the eye and supplied... More 

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

Hi Derek J, Thank for the great review! A pleasure to read, glad you all enjoyed the soup's. The fish soup is known all over and is a reason enough for some people to visit. I've passed on your comments to the kitchen and waiting staff. Look forward to seeing you again soon. General Manager, Gamba More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There were four of us. Waiting staff were very friendly & gave us excellent attention. We were having the lunch set menu but the men opted for lemon sole instead of grey sole for their main course. The food was very good. When we received the bill, instead of charging the difference between grey & lemon sole as we expected... More 

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GambaGlasgow, Owner at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi J9375QMJan_M, Thank you for the positive comments on our food and feedback on the level of service (4stars) at Gamba, I appreciate it. The lemon sole is one of my most popular dishes within the restaurant - and one of my particular favourites. The lunch menu at Gamba is fantastic value for money at £22 for three courses, this... More 

San Antonio, Texas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Gamba has a genuine homey atmosphere coupled with excellent cuisine. Their menu offers a large variety of choices of which we chose samples of 10. I was very pleased with the presentation, the freshess of the food, I asked to see fish etc before prep to see it was not frozen; and quantity. The shrimp, the clams and oysters were... More 

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

Hi MonicaH3, Thank you for such a wonderful review. Your comments are very much appreciated by the whole team here. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Glasgow. Gamba General Manager More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

very very good experience!!!all fish very fresh and cooking excellent!the dessert normal can improve!

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

Hi Doms J, Thanks for the great review and feedback. Could you let me know about the dessert you had and I can look into this for you? Gamba General Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Three of us had lunch at Gamba and in turn we all raved about the food, the presentation and the service. The set lunch was outstanding and excellent value. We agreed that this was one of the best fish restaurants we have experienced.

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

Hi Susan260, Thanks for the excellent review! Glad you all enjoyed your lunch, one of the best fish restaurants ever tasted? Such great feedback. Hope to see you again next time you are in Glasgow. Gamba General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The restaurant is very versatile and well suited to couples or large groups and even serves red meat! The emphasis is on quality, local produce, well prepared and presented with attentive staff. As ever, prices are towards the premium end but you do get what you pay for. We always appreciate the staff being so friendly despite the fine dining... More 

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

Hi Carolyn-Eric, Thanks for the excellent review. We do always try to keep a varying dish on our menu which can provide something different even for diners who don't enjoy seafood. Glad you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Gamba General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I dined here with my mother for my birthday and it was a truly wonderful and memorable experience. It was undoubtedly the best eating out experience we have shared together and can't wait for our next visit there! Everything about Gamba is right, the ambience, the service and of course the food. The attention to detail with everything is second... More 

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

Hi GavHawk, Thank you for the lovely review, I'm glad we could make the special occasion so memorable! Such a pleasure to read. Look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Gamba General Manager More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Gamba is fantastic. We had dinner here and the food was amazing and beautifully presented . Fish cooked to perfection , a very talented chef .. All of the staff are amazing so nice and friendly and attentive. We had the house white wine and it was better than any other we had had before . We also ordered a... More 

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

Hi Jacq222, Thanks for choosing Gamba and leaving such great feedback! I've passed your comments onto the team, it's very much appreciated. The house wine is definitely a winner, it was carefully chosen. 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 28 - 56
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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