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Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre

33 Caxton Street | Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3369 9500
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Ranked #206 of 3,173 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $5 - $65
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Winner of Best Seafood Restaurant in the 2014 QLD Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.
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Lennox Head, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

great steak good service and I will definitely go back for more - My husband dropped his napkin 3 times and each time it was retrieved and replaced with a fresh one !!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent service. White table cloths and starched napkins! Very friendly staff and brilliant value at lunch time (half price during January and February!).

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Came here for dinner on the evening of the Melbourne Cup after a spirited luncheon we had attended nearby. As expected the place was packed to capacity but this didn't affect the quality of the food or service. Being a seafood lover the menu was full of my favourites and it was difficult to choose. The wine list was very... More 

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

Dear Andrea H, The team are delighted to hear that the menu was full of your favourites. Melbourne Cup at Gambaro was a sell out in 2014 and it is great to hear that this didn't affect your dinner experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and if you are looking for a new Melbourne Cup luncheon... More 

Caloundra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took a friend to dinner before the Christmas break. I've been a frequent diner at Gambaro from the time they were a cafe across the road from there current location back in the 70's. The meal was delightful, fresh and very well prepared and presented. As it was Christmas we went all out and had garlic prawns cooked at... More 

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

Dear Neil M, Thank you for your review and choosing to dine at the Gambaro Seafood Restaurant on your regular visits to Brisbane. The flambe garlic prawns cooked at your table that you mentioned are one of 'John the Best' specialties along with his crepes for dessert. We are glad to see that your overall rating was 5 star however... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our first trip to Gambaro was 4 years ago when we were in Brisbane for work, and we came across it by accident. We asked the taxi driver for the best Seafood Restaurant in Brisbane and he took us here and we were not disappointed. Back in Brisbane again for work, we wanted to come again, but forgetting the name... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had drinks at the bar, great atmosphere, great service, would recommend, and I would go again, has been an icon in Paddington for many years

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

Dear Suzanne O, Thank you for choosing the MG Bar at the Gambaro Seafood Restaurant for your NYE celebrations. The bar and restaurant underwent renovations early 2014 in wake of the Gambaro Hotel launch. With one of the best vantage points on Caxton Street, it is a popular choice for after work drinks, and pre/post Suncorp Stadium events. Regards Gambaro... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and myself had one of the best seafood meals we have ever eaten.Service this great could not fault the place. I can recommend the bugs.

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

Dear Warren H, The Moreton Bay Bugs grilled with petit leaf salad & choice of lemon / garlic beurre blanc (gf) is a great recommendation. Bugs are also on our seafood platter and mud crab platter. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Made a reservation earlier in the week as usual and had my usual barramundi and chips with lots of salad and handcut chips - was fantastic again - staff were very diligent as always - left satisifed and full

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

Dear billmyers2, Thank you for taking the time to share one of your favourite dishes with fellow TripAdvisor readers. Our Fish of the Day menu consists of 7 fish varieties served with petit leaf salad, grilled tomatoes & aioli. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I had never been to this restaurant but heard about it from my friends and had been meaning to try it for so long - the new restaurant looks fantastic with the new MGBar as well. The staff were extremely friendly and tables well spaced as well. The seafood was very fresh and well cooked to my satisfaction. Even the... More 

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

Dear davidpower1, Thank you for your review of the Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your experience. Our Flambe chef 'John the Best' prepares pancakes at your table and they are definitely a favourite among our guests. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went here after staying at thier beautiful hotel next door, It is so refreshing to have a seafood restaurant that offers such amazing fresh seafood straight from the tank. I ordered a large Queensland Mudcrab it was like being in heaven as I ate it. Will be back

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

Dear Big_Minako, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Gambaro Hotel and dine at the Gambaro Seafood Restaurant during your visit. For the purpose of fellow TripAdvisor readers our QLD Brown Belly mud crabs are a signature dish and kept live on site, served with a choice of lemon, garlic butter or Singapore chilli sauce (gf) More 

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Additional Information about Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre

Address: 33 Caxton Street | Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3369 9500
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 65
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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