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Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre

#146 of 2,944 Restaurants in Brisbane
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33 Caxton Street | Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3369 9500
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 11:30 am
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Winner of Best Seafood Restaurant in the 2014 QLD Restaurant and Catering...
Winner of Best Seafood Restaurant in the 2014 QLD Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.
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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant staff and service!

My first visit to this famous restaurant and it didn't disappoint. My husband was supposed to join me for lunch but couldn't make it at the last minute so dined alone. The staff could not have made me feel more welcome and comfortable however. Had Micthe financier with lemon cream and marmalade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
tanyaatticus
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Brisbane Region, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My bread roll was delicious, hubby commented his was really was too hard; on checking (& giggling) it truly was! Maybe reheated from earlier? The seafood was undoubtedly fresh, but not sure about value for money. Hubby had the platter ($68.50): 4 prawns, 4 oysters, a crab, and a Moreton bay bug. I had the BBQ reef and beef ($46.50):... More 

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Ipswich
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Even though this is first and foremost a seafood restaurant, the steak here is absolutely amazing. For seafood lovers though, the offerings are outstanding. So much variety and all beautifully presented. Sadly, on the night we visited, the service was ridiculously slow. Ordering our meals took forever and we were only offered drinks after inquiring if they were even an... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My first visit to this famous restaurant and it didn't disappoint. My husband was supposed to join me for lunch but couldn't make it at the last minute so dined alone. The staff could not have made me feel more welcome and comfortable however. Had Micthe financier with lemon cream and marmalade dessert and it was divine. Was lucky enough... More 

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GMGambaro, General Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Dear tanyaatticus Thank you for your kind feedback. I am sorry to hear your husband was not able to make it for lunch at the restaurant, but I was happy to hear that you had a nice time all the same and that the staff made you feel so comfortable. I hope that you will make it back with your... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant, with cheerful welcoming staff that know their menu and how to provide professional service. Great food, wonderful seafood. Calm, friendly atmosphere.

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GMGambaro, General Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Dear Kate M Thank you for your lovely revue. It was pleasure to read your kind revue and to hear that you enjoyed not only the food but also the service provided by the staff. The great news is that we commence our new spring menu tomorrow with some wonderful new delights as well as some of the favorites from... More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Have had two trips to Brisbane ,and Gambaro's 3 times! A friend advised us to go on our first trip and it was so good we went twice! 6 years later we returned again, Sadly we did not see Mr Gambaro (senior) this time but his Son was just as hospitable! I had my favourite meal every time, Crayfish Mornay,WOW... More 

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GMGambaro, General Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Dear Miffys1 Thank you so much for your wonderful Review. It was great to read that you enjoyed your dining experience yet again at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. I hope that we will be able to see you again soon and hopefully sooner than 6 years from now. Thank you again and warm regards. Jan Schutt General Manager More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Food was beautiful, staff very friendly and helpful. We ordered a bottle of champagne which had to be gotten from their cellar downstairs and it took more than 15mins to arrive, otherwise, could not fault.

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GambaroBrisbane, Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Hi Amy, I was pleased to read your positive review of your experience at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, whether it be through our service or through our dishes. We would like to apologize for the delay in retrieving your champagne, however in order for the restaurant to continue providing guests with award winning... More 

brisbane
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The experience was good and also the food. i look forward to revisiting for Michaels pan fried barramundi

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GambaroBrisbane, Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed Michael's pan fried barramundi, a truly unique dish to Gambaro Seafood Restaurant and a long time favorite for many diners. We look forward to you dining with us again soon. Regards, Gambaro Management. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Have been to Gambaros numerous times for family birthdays, as seafood has been the food of choice for family birthdays. Gambaros has never disappointed! Will continue to visit

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GambaroBrisbane, Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Dear Gillian, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. We hope that you will continue to join us for your birthday for many years to come! Regards Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Consistently excellent food and exceptional service. I love going to Gambaro's! Especially if Papa Gambaro is in the restaurant. He is a wonderful host and delightful human being.

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GambaroBrisbane, Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, Thank you very much for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed your dining experience and enjoy the rich family history of the Gambao family. We look forward with you dining with us again soon. Regards, Gambaro Management. More 

Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Where else in this day and age can you have a true Italian gentleman come and cook your food right at your table? Don't worry about the vast menu, which is outstanding. Just sit back and let the waiter recommend the specials and go with that. What an awesome work dinner we had, and no one picked up a menu!... More 

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GambaroBrisbane, Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Hi Patrick R, Thank you for your review and choosing to dine at the Gambaro Seafood Restaurant for your work function. We're glad you enjoyed the uniqueness of our menu and high standard of service, these are both qualities of the restaurant that we pride ourselves on. We look forward to you dining with us again soon. Regards, Gambaro Management. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Caxton Street | Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3369 9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 58
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

Winner of Best Seafood Restaurant in the 2014 QLD Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?