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Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

4.3
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248 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood
Gambaro, a name synonymous with sensational seafood for over 60 years, is committed to its passion to deliver award winning food, personable service and an enchanting atmosphere. Guests will experience the high standard of service, personable touch and enchanting atmosphere that only a Gambaro establishment can deliver. Offering a sensational award-winning menu, excellent service, relaxing and comfortable surrounds, and a central location, you must come to Gambaro when visiting or living in Brisbane. Gambaro Restaurant BrisbaneGambaro is the oldest established restaurant in Brisbane, and a benchmark in fine dining. From its long history to its five-star ratings and reviews, multiple generations of guests, including local and international celebrities have enjoyed dining at Gambaro Restaurant and Function Centre. Gambaro is the perfect place to enjoy an intimate dinner, celebrate your special occasion or entertain business clients.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 248 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Simone
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was friendly and efficient. I will be back again and again

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KimT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in the warm welcome we received was second to none. The service was exceptional and food was brilliant. We will definitely be back. This is a must

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EralD
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We dined with our friends for lunch - our drinks and meals were served fresh and without delay.

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Bauer
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hot and cold seafood platter was delicious. A contemplative fresh approach to hot seafood. .

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AleenA
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Probably the worst meal I have ever eaten at a restaurant. For the price I expected at least an edible dish to be served. Waitress had no idea what she was doing, waited 20 mins for sides to come out until we asked for it to be cancelled since we had already finished the meals. Presentation was horrendous. Definitely not coming back.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Aleen, I have sent you a private message and once again sincere apologies on the shortcomings, your feedback is not unnoticed and has been reviewed with our team member who looked after you on the day. Looking forward to hear from you, Sincere regards, Vincent Martzloff General Manager Food and Beverage Gambaro Group

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night out and the food was fantastic.

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JudyB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Expectations of food, service, ambience, safety etc were all met.

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ScottM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was brilliant and simple. Very flavoursome. Would recommend to everyone.

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KymL
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service at Gambaros is always first class. Wonderful evening. Will definitely be back.

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Shelly
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I was disappointed in my steak. I asked for medium to well done and it was rare.

It took a long time between meals - we waited 40 min after our entree for our main to arrive.

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GavinD
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seafood platter for 2. Very friendly staff. Will definitely be back

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MarkO
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I was disappointed as i thought, considering the price of the food, that the portion sizes could have been a little more generous. The food was of high quality but I would have liked a larger piece of fish for my main meal. Also I was very disappointed when the dessert arrived for four of the diners and it was cold (It was supposed to be warm). We mentioned it and it was replaced for three diners and the second serving was better, but still not as warm as I believe it should have been. A bit disappointing from a high class restaurant like Gambaro's.

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SashaT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service, a very pleasurable experience

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ClydeR
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

This was our Plan B outing. I had not been here since early 2000. Chose the Hot and Cold Seafood platter. Everything was fresh and exquisitely presented, the hot platter was just perfect. Staff were attentive but would have preferred a dedicated waitron instead of every staff member in attendance. Absolutely delighted our first option bombed out!!

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JenM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent customer service from front of house team. Our chosen entrees and mains were just delicious, perfectly cooked and presented, so compliments
to the Chef & kitchen team!
Highly recommend Gambaro Seafood Restaurant.

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KEEVEE
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

2nd visit in this restaurant. Very nice variety in the menu, with several specialities, a la carte and menu options.
Awesome service, very friendly and available.

The food this time was in my opinion not as good as the first time. I had a corn-truffle risotto with scallops, which was way too sweet for me (scallops were perfect though).

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Gambaro never disappoints. We did the $99 three course meal. The crumbed prawns were incredible! The bug was good, not the best I’ve ever had but still great flavour with the Asian inspired sauce and the pavlova was delightful. I don’t think you can ever be disappointed with a meal from Gambaro.

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BillL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to see Gambaros return from lockdown with the same great food and service.

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Bree
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious however portion sizes were on the small side. Staff were professional and friendly. Vegan chocolate mousse was lovely and dietary requests were well catered for.

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Drop in standard on usual. $30 soup cold. Perhaps using fish and chips Cafe to heat up food. Used to be exceptionally good pre COVID

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Responded on 16 July 2020

Dear Peter, Thank you for dining with us. We're very disappointed to hear that your dining experience wasn't up to the high standards that we both expect. Please message us with your contact information so our General Manager can contact you regarding these issues. Thank you, Gambaro Seafood Restaurant.

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Jet71
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole dining experience was amazing. The food is exceptional and the service is impeccable.

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martinb
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It was good but not great. Entrees lovely, mains and dessert average, service good.

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MichaelS
Brisbane / QLD
9 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Poor service. Waiter did not order our side of steamed vegetables

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was attentive and friendly. Walked away very full.

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Adrianv
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food quality excellent. Can get just as good at cheaper pricing. Had to wait over an hour between finishing entree to being served mains and only because we had to express our disappointment in the wait time. Waitress was excellent in attending our table. For $389 I did expect to not have to wait such a long time between courses. Better seafood value found elsewhere.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were extremely pleasant and there for you.
Food as always fantastic.

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Johnwc
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The ambience was very nice indeed, and the menu was quite expansive. We chose the set menu for the good value. The result was impressive and the size of each course was very generous. Yes it was good.

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DavidE
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great menu and very reasonably priced wine list. My wife highly recommends the green curry scallops as a starter, however I thought the prawn cocktail was just average - but admittedly as described. The Seafood Bouillabaise was excellent and my wife enjoyed the very generous serving of Moreton Bay bugs although she thought they were just a little bit sweet. Service was fabulous and very friendly staff. The dessert options did not appeal to me so I asked our lovely waitress for an affogato (which was not on the menu) and she was very happy to oblige me, great service! We will definitely be returning, it was a lovely night out.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Visiting for the first time feel disappointed food was just ok same as decor restaurant offer coctail but exuse we run off cranberry juice to make cosmopolitan is not really what you will expect from 5× restaurant. Staff could not be any nice but they should pay more attention to keep the table clean no only pick up the plates. Worth to consider to upgrade and invest in white table cloths to create more classy warm atmosphere bit dark and glume at 5he moment.

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blakeh
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food. Outstanding.
Great service
Would definitely go back again

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GaryN
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was very good
Good service and staff friendly
And beer was cold

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Marcus
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, nice atmosphere and great food. Would recommend it to anyone.

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal. Tasted very fresh and generous size portions.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent quality dishes, energetic service (somewhat disconnected), very pleasant surrounds(fellow diners seemed a bit close, and when a large party arrived, ambience disappeared), Cost at the higher end of dining out spectrum. Allowed 2 hour period to consume 3 courses, which were ordered, on being seated, courses appeared somewhat slowly, given time constraint, and slightly chaotically.

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OwenG
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best seafood in town. Only improvement would be some nice music to accompany the atmosphere. Great service and friendly staff.

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NigelC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great night. Everything was brilliant for our 1st night back out to a quality restaurant at last. Thank you.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a wonderful night with great food and service

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ShelleyF
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service wine selection was OK maybe a couple of more white varieties.

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ronv
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. We tried their takeaway a few times during this civid time. Had to sit in when they finally opened. Great business to keep trading during the time

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular seafood dishes and wonderful service, the scallops were perfectly cooked and the seared tuna was as soft as butter, bouillabaisse and coral trout were delicious, Italian wine was very good and the service very professional. The restaurant was upbeat but really intimate as well, a hard mix to get right but they achieve it. I'm so glad we tried Gambaro's and we will be back.

FAQs

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3369 9500.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

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