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Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
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 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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Featured special offers
3 x Course Set Menu
A$99.00 per order
Enjoy our 3 x Course Set Menu at $ 99.00 per person that includes, Entrée, Main and Dessert. The menu showcases seasonal produce sourced directly from our local producers and our most loved signature dishes.
Great food. The seafood platter is fantastic! Would recommend it.
Staff were very attentive and showed me to my seat promptly. I was a solo diner . The dinning room looked amazing and it was good to see it bustling during this after co vid period.
I could see the room getting busier as larger groups came in , however I did feel a little forgotten as the larger seatings and bigger orders took a little more priority .
I know I wasnt spending hundreds on seafood platters and I know I was on my own but a quick check in to see if all was good would have been a nice touch . I had a great experience but that extra little check in would have made it a wonderful interaction
Unfortunately the special barramundi dish was over cooked and fish mushy. Poorly trained staff, seat bumped into multiple times, poured white wine into champagne glass by mistake then wanted to just add champagne to same glass - and it was Moet. Very disappointed and won’t bother again. Better fish and much better service elsewhere.
The food was lovely and at the start the service was good but as the restaurant got busier the service became poor
Great service, great food, great venue, great night!
We had the set menu. Really like this option and definitely value for money. Food was amazing as always.
Jessie was a wonderful hostess - the seafood platter for two was sensational. Overall our experience was perfect
No Covid distancing between tables and the people next to us in footy shorts were farting and swearing at the top of their voices which I would expect staff would have told them to quiet down.
Amazing seafood, helpful and polite wait staff - lovely resturant.
Natural oysters were the freshest and most spectacular oysters I have ever had. Unfortunately the other dishes we chose had overpowering accompaniments so you could barely taste the seafood. Service started off fantastic but we ended up waiting for an hour for our mains.
Absolutely Loved everything about Gambaro's. Food Amazing, Waiter's very friendly and helpful, couldn't be nicer. We had a wonderful time, will be going back, could not speak highly enough about our night out. Thank you so much for such an amazing dining experience.
Waitress didn’t know who’s meals were who’s & had to go back to the kitchen. It was a quiet night but we still had to call someone over for drinks regularly.
Not what you’d expect from such a claimed “high classed, high priced” establishment. Went there years ago & it was perfect. Not anymore. We took colleagues their to impress, but that wasn’t the case.
The most delicious and freshest seafood I have ever eaten.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at Gambaro. The food was excellent and the wine list expansive. Generous servings and lovely atmosphere. Not sure what else you would want.
Amazing experience! Food was outstanding and service was great. Will be back.
Beautiful and classy, Brisbane's best for adult ambiance, quality staff and fabulous seafood
Classy with good service as expected. Did not disappoint. Thanks!
Very nice dinner with hubby. Tables spaced out well. Great atmosphere
Terrible and disappointing . Watery oysters kilpatrick, crumbed prawns I could get at the local fish and chip shop, a seafood pasta dish that had all the finesse of a supermarket frozen Meal and a crayfish Thermidor that was so bad it nearly brought tears to my eye, subtle crayfish murdered in a gloopy tasteless sauce that would have made the chefs at Chez Marie Restaurant in Paris turn in their graves. So no in case you felt I was being to ambiguous, I was not impressed. Ambience and service was nice and we enjoyed several cocktails beforehand
Dear Lyndon, Thank you for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to review. It disappoints us greatly that you weren't satisfied with your Gambaro experience. We take your feedback very seriously and have passed your message on to our General Manager for review. please send us your phone number or email address via message so we may contact you to discuss your experience. Sincerely, Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Great food and ambience; excellent service, knowledge and attention to detail. Lovely night out.
I took my husband for an anniversary didnner and he loved the seafood plater for 1, ( his favourite food) unfortunately they could supply me with a vegan menu even though there was one on line (I’m allergic to sea food and had check for food choices prior to booking)
Though they tried, they mixed up Anniversary with Birthday and put it on the wrong dessert, But the ambience and food were great despite these minor issues.
Great food and service. Little noisy and had to follow up one drink order.
The service was poor, the food was overpriced, the ambiance was ordinary and the noise within the venue was unacceptable.
Always our Favourite place for special occasions , great seafood great service great wines
Excellent service and very good food.
We will be back!
waiters were fantastic, got our drinks and took our order, we sat there for 70 minutes only to have a waiter come to our table to tell us they had run out of barramundi and would my wife like to pick something else from the menu. This is a high class restaurant with matching prices I would’ve expected better than this. The food finally arrived and was delicious. This was our 34 th wedding anniversary celebration. The price of the steak was a bit over the top $64 for two small bits of steak on some mashed potato. The seafood was more too the price you would expect from such a restaurant
Service and food were average. Well below the hype.
I found the food to be good but for $75 for a seafood platter I would expect more then 3 prawns (which had very little flavour) some crab salad and 3 oysters and clams I was very disappointed when the food arrived and very glad we had orders chips.
I was also disappointed that there was no single cooked platter option we would’ve ordered both given the option.
Other then that it was a nice experience.
Best crispy skin salmon I’ve had . Delicious . Always made to feel welcome at Gambaros and never fail to please.
We dined at Gamabros on Saturday evening, before heading to the Reds game. The food was delicious, but the service was horrific.
Oyster juice was spilt on one of our guests as they were cleared.
Our entree plates had to be asked to be cleared after being left in front of us for over half an hour.
Mains were very late, and 2 didn't even come. They offered to make them, however, at this point we'd been at the venue for 2 hours and were now running late to the game.
The manager spoke very rudely to a junior staff member right in front of our table.
And these are just the things I can remember! As a restaurant that charges 5-star prices, the service was just not up to scratch at all.
Food is excellent as well as staff. The tables were a little small to fit all dishes, hence we placed our phones and wallets on the floor. No cloak room so put jackets on the back of your chair. A little pricey but the food is top class. Online menus let you know this in advance anyway.
Too much frying of dishes. Prawns could have been from anywhere pre crumbed???
Confusion over the Live crab, not such what they had??? Barra was mushy also in heavy crumbs. Very overpriced, service moderate.
Wait staff were friendly but felt they could have a little more personality. E.g ask a few simple questions, like "Are you celebrating a special occasion?"
Whole family enjoyed it
Over all experiences was great, but wasn’t impressed with stapled paper menus.
Georgia was amazing as our waitress and the food was fabulous as usual
Without question, the food has been good each time we've been to Gambaro, but the poor service on this trip, has ensured that THIS visit will be our last, which is sad.
My wife and I travelled to Brisbane for our anniversary, and to Gambaro (like we always do), as it was the place that we were first introduced to each other. As a surprise for her, I requested a particularly simple dessert (namely Crepes Suzette) that we enjoyed from the menu on the night we met. I would have gladly 'paid' double or even triple the going rate for any of the desserts on the menu for them to make an exception in this case, but after giving the staff at Gambaro almost an entire month's notice (as well as several emailed and verbal requests), I was utterly disappointed that not a single person that I spoke with in the whole establishment was prepared to accommodate this most-basic wish.
So, we returned one last time as a gesture of this restaurant's significance to our relationship ... but ultimately it's soured the 'Gambaro experience' for us.
Perhaps (in the grand-scheme of things) my wife & I are insignificant in the eyes of this restaurant, but it's still sad to watch complacency and a lack of consideration infect what we considered a once-great restaurant.
We had a lovely night for my husband's birthday with our son. The food was great, but very quiet ambience as there were not many people dining. The service was very good and would certainly go again.
We had a lovely date night at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant and enjoyed the seafood platter for two. We wished it came with more bread, but the seafood was divine, as was the wine and dessert we ordered. Service was lovely and we will be back next time we'd like a special night out.
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 292 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.