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Gambas

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4&5 Beach Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, England
+44 1493 668028
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner with some business visitors on a week day. First and last time I'm afraid. Food took ages and,in the end, was not worth the time we waited for it.

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Thank papafran
GambasGorleston, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

I'm really sorry to hear that, would you mind advising which evening you visited, I'll look in to it. More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

think we went on a very busy day... was farcical from the start.. the menu was unreadable, may need to get some printer ink. husbands chair leg went through a hole in the floor, we like a relaxed meal but 2 and a half hours for starter and main was stretching it a tad, asked if we needed a spoon... More 

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3 Thank Jason D
Lobster789, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Delf Firstly, on a positive note, thank you for your comments that you enjoyed your food. With respect to you other comments I respond as follows : 1. Unreadable menus - it was our staff's understanding the menus were replaced with better printed quality, however we have taken your advise and invested in some printer ink.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As always fab staff fab food fab atmosphere. Have been here for dinner on many occasions and always meets our expectations. Also the cocktails are amazing

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Thank Wendy H
GambasGorleston, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

Dear Wendy Thank you for posting a fab review. It's greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Had a night here with friends. I found this very uncomfortable chairs to sit . Food was good but I thought expensive for what you got.

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Thank maryann1648
GambasGorleston, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

Dear Maryann Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your meal. All our prices are costed to finite detail and our profit margins are kept to as low as possible so that our customers feel they are getting value but most importantly high quality food. Where possible we only use the best quality fresh local ingredients which... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It was sometime back that I ate at this restaurant so things may have changed. I don't remember what we ate but the food was satisfactory without being exceptional, probably the reason I can't recall exactly what it was. They did have an interesting collection of cocktails. The one problem we had was the leaky ice bucket for the bottle... More 

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Thank Idont W
Lobster789, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

Dear idontW Thank you for your review and thanks for recommending us enough to return. We also like that you have noticed our interesting cocktail range. Not sure deserve a three star review for a leaky ice bucket, but I appreciate everyone is entitled to score as they see fit. More 

aruba
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very good restaurant food excellent staff very polite nothing is too much for them very quirky restaurant

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Thank jetsetter60
GambasGorleston, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

Dear Jetsetter Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Your comments will be onpassed to our staff, they'll be chuffed More 

Bradwell, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went to Gambas for the first time last evening, for my wife's birthday treat. Very different restaurant but very pleasant and chic decor, you won't find anywhere else. The food was very hot and the service was very good, not left waiting at all. A nice selection of different starters to suit many different tastes, but with a few... More 

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Thank Zephyrman1100
GambasGorleston, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your attentive review. We appreciate that you've taken the time to post your comments More 

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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I came to the restaurant with really high expectations as I had already looked at the menu which looked great. I do appreciate that the restaurant was really busy however I was not seated immediately and then had to wait ten to fifteen minutes for the menu and the same time to be served and that only because I went... More 

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Thank TimV4
GambasGorleston, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

Dear Tim, thank you for your review, we appreciate your comments. More 

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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Food cooked well and to our tastes. We had the scallop starter which, had an acute tenderness that is quite rare with this dish. The seafood platter was light and tender - the sauce was not too much or too little. As for the children - a simple menu to suit all palettes. The meat balls actually contained a decent... More 

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Thank Robert d
GambasGorleston, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

Dear Robert Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and more importantly, we pleased your wife More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very good attentive staff, nice wine the bar area is very relaxed as is that main restaurant quite unusual in décor all very rustic with fun lighting. The food was lovely I have never has cockle popcorn before and it was amazing the seafood was delicious I has skinny chips rather than the new potatoes which was good. I would... More 

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Thank 1960Sunbird
GambasGorleston, Manager at Gambas, responded to this review

Dear sunbird Thank you for your comments, we are pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4&5 Beach Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Great Yarmouth  >  Gorleston-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1493 668028
Description
Recently re-opened after extensive refurbishment and update. New manager and head chef compliment the changes made. There's a buzz around the town for the restaurant and lively bar, serving cocktails and long drinks.

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