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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 #246 of 3,101 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $5 - $67
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: 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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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Average is not being fair and Very Good is not accurate either, so 3 1/2 for this visit. A recent business Christmas party attendee within a fairly large group. We were given tables away from the maddening crowds which enable us all to kick back and enjoy the days fun and festivities. Even considering the packed nature of the place,... More 

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Queensland, Australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Gambaros is a patriarch of Brisbane dining and after many years the food is still top quality. What is really nice about a restaurant this established is that the menu has options ranging from affordable pasta meals to deluxe extravaganzas. We were travelling and staying close by so just opted for some entrees and pasta. We were not disappointed. Generous... More 

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Queensland
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had heard many wonderful things about gambaros and was eager to eat there last weekend, unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype. Don't get me wrong it was good but not as good as I expected. Shame really. The service was very good, the decor was ok but I felt like I was in a mess hall, lots... More 

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

Dear Oofi46, Thank you for dining at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. This time of year certainly brings more guests as people look to dine where they receive professional service and fresh seafood. Being the festive season, the restaurant also welcomes Christmas group bookings. The restaurant does offer areas which are more private and guests are more than welcome to request this.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great venue for large and small business / family functions the food is delicious as always. Staff were happy and helpful. Only has a small undercover parking area that I saw.

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

Dear 0Steveo0, We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. Yes we do have an undercover car park of approx. 35 spots which is located underneath the restaurant, subject to availability. Alternatively we offer additional valet parking through our concierge. More 

Sunshine coast
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

For any years we have heard or seen various ads saying this is the place to eat seafood. Some friends had told us otherwise so we decided to find out ourselves. Seafood 101- if you cant serve a decent "full" crab, then don't offer it. I ordered a whole crab, it was about $A90/kg. The nippers were tiny, half empty,... More 

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

Dear Justcruizen, We certainly hope your waiter explained that our QLD Brown Belly Mud Crabs and Lobsters are kept live in tanks and cooked to order to ensure guests receive the freshest, most flavoursome crab. This does unfortunately place a limitation on how many are available each day. Our chef cracks a small section of the shell before serving for... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We hadn't been to Gambaro's for many years but decided on making a late booking for our 38th Anniversary Lunch. Rather than risk any of those 'pop up' style restaurants that seem to thrive on offering food with trendy exotic sounding name's, we opted for a predictable experience. Gambaro's is a bit of an icon in Brisbane with an admirable... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went to the Gambaro Restaurant having been there once there previously when the food was excellent. Again the food disappoint. Three of us had the mixed BBQ seafood was excellent,. The Scallops were thick and perfectly cooked. The accompanying piece of barramundi was mouth watering. Unfortunately the waiter - a man of more mature years didn't seem to know... More 

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

Dear Kidman1, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience. We are delighted to hear your meals were presented and cooked to your liking. It is however disappointing to hear your service experience was not well received and for that we apologise, as we take pride in delivering a personable service. The Directors have received your... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

From the moment we arrived for our wedding anniversay dinner to the moment we left the restaurant staff, the food and wine and the ambience met all our expectations. So much so that we booked our family dinner for X-mas eve with them...just oustanding in every way!

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

Dear GlobalCitizen88, Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner and we look forward to welcoming you to Gambaro Seafood Restaurant again on Christmas Eve. More 

Gold Coast
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited for a family celebration on a very busy Saturday evening with the streets around Caxton Street precinct bustling with soccer fans , but once through the doors of Gambaro's we were welcomed and greeted, taken to our table and attended to immediately . It was so quiet inside far away from the Saturday revellers. My mixed grill of... More 

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

Dear Tardustraveller, Thank you for your mouthwatering review. Being located in an entertaining precinct we highly value providing a dining experience that is uninterrupted by the street activity. For the purpose of fellow Tripadvisor readers, The Gambaro Seafood Restaurant also has the MG Bar located at the front of the restaurant with one of the best views on Caxton St.... More 

Keysborough, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant - recommend anything all delicious Blackhide Steakhouse - best Steak I've ever had, and both Restaurants have 1996 Moet Chandon Rose - it was a perfect 5 days.

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

Dear Karen T, It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us for 5 nights. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time and thank you for dining at our two award winning restaurants. Thank you for noting your appreciation of our beverages on offer. Our beverage menu has been carefully selected to provide a suitable range for all... 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 - 67
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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