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Gamba Seafood Restaurant

225A West George Street, Glasgow G2 2ND, Scotland
+44 141 572 0899
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish soup” (189 reviews)
“gambas” (390 reviews)
“king scallops” (30 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Scottish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
225A West George Street, Glasgow G2 2ND, Scotland
Neighbourhood: City Centre
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Reviewed yesterday

Our first night in Glasgow. An uphill walk from our hotel, a charming entrance below street level. We had a great table - roomy and private - and excellent service. With no reservation, we were shown to the attractive small bar to wait (briefly) for...More

2  Thank keepmovingmom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had what we thought was a lovely meal there last night. Starters were oysters and fish soup followed by scallops with black pudding and monkfish and scallop parcel for main courses. We both commented on how good it all tasted and...More

Thank Grant S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are on vacation in Scotland, and walked by Gamba. So glad we decided to dine here! We had the three course pre theater dinner for only £24 each. Everything was so delicious: fish soup and smoked mackeral salad for starters, sea bass and sole...More

1  Thank annesilverslee
GambaGlasgow, Owner at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your excellent review of Gamba,we are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us.Hopefully you will join us again sometime. kind regards Derek Marshall

Reviewed 1 week ago

I pre booked a table and it was definitely necessary. We had the three course menu for 25 pounds included a glass of wine. Tap water is offered before you choose from the menu. We both had crab soup,WOW, is all to say. We then...More

2  Thank Anita245
GambaGlasgow, Owner at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your five star review of Gamba.We really appreciate your feedback and hopefully see you again at Gamba in the near future. kind regards Derek Marshall

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood, fantastic cooking, friendly staff and a good atmosphere. What's not to like? Try the crab bisque, it's worth going just to have that.

1  Thank s-bartfast
GambaGlasgow, Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for your 5 star review of Gamba! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon in the near future. Kind regards, Adam McDougall

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guests entering Gamba’s find Denise, who is in charge of the cocktail bar, is very thoughtful and helpful giving us good advice us on cocktails with new suggestions. Denise ensures her bar is welcoming and comfortable, a little oasis where guests relax in a warm...More

1  Thank Christine_Finlay
GambaGlasgow, Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Christine and Finlay, Thank-you so much for your very kind words regarding the food and service at Gamba! I shall pass your words of appraisal onto the kitchen and restaurant team. It is always a pleasure to serve you both and we look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely love this restaurant - my favourite in Glasgow! Had a very enjoyable lunch - compulsory starter, for me, is the fish soup. Staff are very friendly, efficient and helpful - without being intrusive. I have the new seafood cookbook "Gamba" - beautifully illustrated, with...More

1  Thank Margaret D
GambaGlasgow, Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, Thank-you very much for your 5 star review of Gamba. Our fish soup "foup" brings many a customer back for more over and over again! I hope you enjoy trying out some recipes from our book at home! We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had this restaurant booked as a birthday treat. Very friendly staff and nicely spaced tables. Very good food and wine. Would recommend and we will return. Till next time,"Stay Cheeky."

1  Thank staycheeky
GambaGlasgow, Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for your kind review of Gamba. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Adam McDougall

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant maybe a bit away from the main drag but its well worth the effort to visit. Set lunch menu was great value for money, 3 courses and a glass of wine for twenty five pounds a head. The fish starters and mains were...More

2  Thank jenlawson
GambaGlasgow, Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your great review of Gamba! Our set lunch menu proves a real hit and I'm glad you found the choices so gluten free friendly! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Adam McDougall

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal on a Friday night for two. The service was professional and very friendly - just the right attention. Wine and drink service was brilliant and food quality great. Good size portions - to the extent that we could not manage a dessert. Nice...More

1  Thank blackterrier
GambaGlasgow, Manager at Gamba Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for your excellent review of Gamba! We're glad you enjoyed your meal so much and look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant again soon. Kind regards, Adam McDougall

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pr0trav3l3r
May I ask where you saw/heard that this is a Michelin star rated restaurant? It is on the standards list but it does not have any Michelin stars. Just wanted to clarify! :) There is a difference
29 December 2015|
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We just wore smart casual, but there were other diners who were very casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$47
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 572 0899
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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.