Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

4.4
493 reviews
$41 to $100
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 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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  • WALLABIES vs SOUTH AFRICA

    A$179.00 per person

    Sep 18, 2021 only

    Bookings OPEN for WALLABIES vs SOUTH AFRICA Please call James on 07 3369 9500 $ 179.00 for 2 x Course Meal including 2.5hr Beverage Package

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 493 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seafoodlover
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service outstanding but price was expensive

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ReneeR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, portion sizes were very generous.
The staff were amazing especially our main waiter, he was friendly and really accommodated us, going above and beyond to make our night special and enjoyable.

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Rosie
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As per usual the food and service at Gambaros were fantastic. I had the barramundi and it was lovely and perfectly cooked.

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peterc
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Very good service. Impressive seafood platter. All staff a credit to the restaurant.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant never ever disappoints.

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HELENJ
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

All most dished are delicious but bit salty for me.

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Neonchick
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the set banquet. The sashimi and crumbed prawn entrees were delicious. We both order the BBQ Seafood main - the seafood was full of flavour and tender. The hand cut chips are true heroes as a side. The desserts were exquisite with their presentation. We were already full, but the desserts were perfect. Delicately balanced, with the right amount of sweetness. Great service and attention to detail. Was a perfect end to our wedding anniversary.

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BrentonB
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Constantly delivers excellent food and great service, we will be coming back, this has to be Brisbane’s best restaurant for seafood,

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FoodieM
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service as always, the chilli bugs were below standard for the price. They tasted like someone had poured a bottle of sweet chilli sauce over them - nothing special for the price tag. We were brought the wrong wine and a table of young girls were seated near us with no adult supervision, they were lovely girls but the noise of pre teen girls giggle and talking loudly did nothing for the ambience of the evening. The rest of the food was lovely but for the price the evening was well below our normal expectations of Gambaros.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely night again at Gambaro’s
once again .
Our seafood was all cooked beautifully
and tasted as fresh seafood should.
The staff is friendly and eager to serve.
Would really recommend it for a nice dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was delicious. Waitress very helpful in moving our group from under overhead lights to another table.

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CraigD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Highly recommend for any occassion.

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CraigJ
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience2

Went 20 years ago and it was fantastic, now it is overpriced and over hyped.

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CarlyM
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful fresh seafood & our server Layla was so kind and made our dinner even better

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DeanS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding and the staff were friendly and interactive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service. Very attentive and professional. I would say silver service except for the stainless steel cutlery.

Food is pretty much pure seafood and that is what I went for. Freshest seafood I have had and the hot and cold seafood platter for 2 and it is truly a feast of the sea and sufficient for 2 people. Their breads and coffee are very good. Only disappointment was the desert panacotta. Very little effort was put into this that came in a cocktail glass with some whipped cream. Not special at all.
Overall, an amazing experience that I can recommend for special occasions.

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DonP
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, beautifully prepared and presented. Reasonable wine list but a nit pricey.

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Chrism
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Food was delicious and definitely will be coming back again soon.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow the best freshest seafood I have ever had in a restaurant. Service was of a very high standard and food service time was impeccable. Looking forward to our next visit. I will recommend your restaurant to my family and friends. Thank you for a high class evening

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GerryA
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table of 4 all had the set menu all enjoyed the food. Wine selection amazing

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JanineB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had such a wonderful lunch, the hot & cold seafood platter was absolutely scrumptious & the service was awesome. The wine & dessert were amazing too.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Quick decision to go to Gambaro for lunch. I have to say I was an indifferent experience.
My wife had the BBQ Seafood which she enjoyed, my son had the Battered Fish which he said wasn't too bad and I had the Michael's Special (Crumbed Barramundi). I was very disappointed in my meal. The barra tasted like it was farm grown. I would expect better quality fish for the price paid. I'll be perfectly honest, I can get better quality Barra at the Isa Hotel in a pub meal.
I'm a semi regular patron at Gambaro visiting there probably 2 to 3 times a year, I expected better.

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AnesyllaB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was exceptionally good, will definitely visit again in the future.

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JorgeA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious seafood. Asked for the mud crab, it was en exquisite experience. Prices fit the quality and the service. Would just recommend to put a different type of ambiance music.

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jamiew
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have always wanted to dine at Gambaros seafood restaurant, my expectations were very high.
It was our 17 year wedding anniversary
From start to finish it was a amazing time.
Fantastic service by all and the seafood was better than the best.
Thank you for making this a night to remember.
Looking forward to dining there again very soon.
10/10

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent welcoming and continued service. Had the crayfish thermidor. Whilst generous in size , the taste overpowered by too much lemon. The side dish of pumpkin was very good. Would try something different next time.

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JacquiW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience. Staff were very attentive and the food was beautiful

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NeilC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The meals were of good portion creating great value. Fresh seafood that was perfectly cooked and presented with an excellent wine list made the dining experience very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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LAst
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Hot & cold seafood platter did not have the amount of cold seafood I expected

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BobL
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seafood, incredible steak. Great for group bookings

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AbdulK
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Waiters were less than attentive and on many occasions appeared uninterested and one looked like she was a trainee

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CharmaineP
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening. My husband and I were celebrating our 30 year Wedding Anniversary and it all start at Gambaro 31.5 years ago when my husband asked me to marry him on my 21st. We have been back many times over the years and never once have we been disappointed. Love my time at Gambaro's also so so special. Food was absolutely amazing as always. Thank you.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfectly cooked and presented dishes, with exceedingly good service. Gambaro’s never fails to impress.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is an expensive meal that is well worth the price. Faultless service. Oysters like they were off the rock. Linguine Marinara was the best I’d ever had.

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EdenB
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, particularly the Blackman's Bay pacific oysters. My partner and I really enjoyed our visit.

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Sozd
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful evening, everyone was very respectful.

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MacZee
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The service was poor and the food is overpriced. Wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.

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MatthewT
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the seafood platter.
It was truly incredible and so much food!
We have scoured the country for the perfect seafood platter and this may be it

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DouglasC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We thought the service was not up to usual Gambaro service. Please take this as constructive criticism.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Comfortable, relaxed setting in Caxton Street. We received great service from the waiter, wine waiter and assistant manager. Food was delicious. Will definitely 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 4.4 stars by 493 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.