Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

4.3
362 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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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 362 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonaldM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best seafood, good wines, disabled parking very welcome.

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JasmineP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Experience for a Birthday. Food was amazing and the service was lovely.

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FranciscusW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great meal with good drinks and impeccable service. The meals were prompt and came out at a good pace.
Wr would come back anytime.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice seafood lunch, thanks to Gambaro staff for a great experience.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Apart from the company of my husband it was a very disappointing experience. Service was very slow, not all cocktails available as per the menu and the seafood BBQ was overcooked - salmon dry, prawns dry and not juicy and the scallops were almost rubbery. Both entrees were delightful - raw fish and King Crab. Overall, overpriced for poor service and an overcooked main meal.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Susan, Thank you for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to review. It disappoints me greatly that you weren't satisfied with your experience. I take your feedback very seriously and please send me your contact details or email address via message so I can contact you to discuss your experience further. Sincerely, Vincent Martzloff General Manager Food and Beverage Sincerely, Gambaro Group

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Guitoune
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We were celebrating our coming back to Queensland with our friends and shared the lobster specials.We all were happy about the food and the Cape Mentelle semillon Sauvignon Blanc.The sweet were also good but the service very very slow...The restaurant was not terribly busy but the kitchen was slow and our waitress did not know the menu ‘s composition as well as checking our table regularly.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guitoune, Thank you for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to review. It disappoints me greatly that you weren't satisfied with your experience. I take your feedback very seriously and please send me your contact details or email address via message so I can contact you to discuss your experience further. Sincerely, Vincent Martzloff General Manager Food and Beverage

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EdwardL
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had single lobster roll as entree and whole lobster Thermidor as main with cocktails and bottle pier LTC all served under cover restrictions but very well. It was the chef's cooking and assembly that was outstanding especially the light touch with the lobster main. Have already booked for a return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice food, excellent service. Thanks.

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MRBInternational
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Terrible!

•Service was non-existent and when you could get one of the waiters attention they could not understand you and had no idea about the menu, drinks or generally how to serve - (I would understand somewhat if the restaurant was busy, but there were many empty table).
•Food was something you could get at a basic fish and chip shop but very expensive and no consistency.

The Manager did talk to us when I complained about not being able to get someone to take our initial drinks order and said he would comp that round on him however after looking at the bill when I got home this did not occur. He did speak to us again on our way out and we did advise him of how bad it was, all he said was “ok thanks for letting me know”!

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Dear MRBInternational, Thank you for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to review. It disappoints me greatly that you weren't satisfied with your experience. I take your feedback very seriously and please send me your contact details or email address via message so I can contact you to discuss your experience further. Sincerely, Vincent Martzloff General Manager Food and Beverage

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and Fresh what more do you want from a seafood restaurant

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FloraM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The services are good and the staff are friendly. The food is at high quality.

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karinJ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

An excellent meal. The service was prompt. All covid measures had been taken but were not over the top so as to spoil the occasion.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mt Partner and Myself had a great meal at your restaurant on New Years Day, the service we received from James was excellent and overall we had an excellent lunch.
Congratulations to all the staff of Gambaro's.

Thank you,

Brian and Alison.

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LaurelJ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The restaurant decor was classy, very pleased to eat without the noise of other patrons drowning out your conversation. Drink choices in abundance with a wide seafood selection. I will definitely refer others and will visit again. Fine dining at its best A+.

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ErickC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice experience and the wait staff were very attentive.

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BruceW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

I have never written a negative review on a restaurant before. The crayfish was deplorable. The only saving grace was the wine. I have read other reviews. I must have been at the wrong place. Would like that 1 1/2 hours pf my life back. If you go there good luck .

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Responded on 5 January 2021

Dear BruceW 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 Black Hide experience. We take your feedback very seriously and have passed your message on to our General Manager Mr Vincent Martzloff for review. please send us your phone number or email address via message so we may contact you to discuss your experience. Sincerely, Gambaro Group

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AaronW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. However they have double charged us and we are still waiting for a call back.

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GlenysW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

platter for 2 was too expensive for what it was wouldn’t order again too much ice not enough seafood. A whole lobster would be better than half for the money paid

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Lukas
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The staff were lovely, particularly the Irish man who was super friendly and helpful while not pretentious given my family aren’t really used to set menus and were nervous about making gaffs. Thank you all!

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s not often the planets align and all the boxes are ticked. We had a really lovely night with amazing food and fantastic service. I’m looking forward to trying their other restaurants.
Very happy customer.

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BobM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, well presented and very very nice.

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Craigh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to friends.

Service seems very unenthusiastic and it’s Christmas which was disappointing.

I paid a fortune for an average meal.

When you raise your prices, you raise my expectations and unfortunately they are not well received.

Wine wasn’t even chilled to the appropriate temperature.

The whole experience was a let down.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Responded on 5 January 2021

Dear Craigh 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 experience. We take your feedback very seriously and have passed your message on to our General Manager Mr Vincent Martzloff for review. please send us your phone number or email address via message so we may contact you to discuss your experience. Sincerely, Gambaro Group

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was the best quality the service was excellent

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BelindaH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere, we were a table of 8 celebrating a birthday. When we arrived we were seated at a large square table near the entrance, we asked if we could be moved to a smaller quieter table so that we could all talk and hear each other, we were moved with no problem, staff were very friendly and service was great.

Food was delicious, a few people at our table ordered the $99 set menu and were very happy. Our birthday dessert was received with a candle and birthday wishes written in chocolate on the plate.

Overall great food and service.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

Not recommended, much better value elsewhere! Service was slow as not enough wait staff on.... Seafood was nice.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Responded on 5 January 2021

Dear Chris, 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 experience. We take your feedback very seriously and have passed your message on to our General Manager Mr Vincent Martzloff for review. please send us your phone number or email address via message so we may contact you to discuss your experience. Sincerely, Gambaro Group

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank you Gambaros for making our Christmas lunch so relaxing and enjoyable
Best Christmas party we have had in many years

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IsuruY
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have a decent meal. Really good service as well.

JM
JanM
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

There is never a wrong time to dine at Gambaro’s, especially if seafood is your culinary preference.

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Chants73
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food / service / location / company. Loved it.

KM
KerryM
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed a delicious meal with great service.
Look forward to going back.
Thank you to all the staff.

MC
MarionC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent at all levels and very impressive food quality and value

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ScottP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Our group has, in the past, been very big supporters of and constant patrons at Gambaro's. After Saturday evening we'll be hard pressed to ever return.

The food was very good, however it's priced so that it should be.

The wine list was poor. It has too big a gap between the bottom and the top and virtually no "intermediate" value (in all varietals).

The service, from an experienced waiter, was "placid" at best. 3 of us left the restaurant saying "had the waiter shown an ounce of energy, we would have bought at least another 3 bottles of wine".

A disappointing experience alround, albeit with great food (but again, at a price point where the food should be good). I'm concerned for the viability of the business now that the wonderful long-term owner has departed.

Michael's presence was missed, and the departure of his good management and attention to detail, was obvious on what was a very busy and active floor.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Responded on 18 December 2020

Dear Scott, 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 believe our General Manager Vincent has spoken to you, and looks forward to personally welcoming you on your next visit with us. Thank you for your ongoing support. Sincerely, Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

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TraceyB
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot fault the service or ambience but the prices are outrageous. Food was well cooked but there isn’t any value for money.

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JacquiR
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely relaxing lunch with a valued colleague, lovely food, great service and lovely atmosphere

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LeanneL
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch in a beautiful dining atmosphere. Food and service exceptional.

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davidc
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you love seafood, this is a must. Staff are efficient, friendly and attentive

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AndrewV
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A very enjoyable meal.
very efficient and pleasant staff

DH
DeborahH
Brisbane
6 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy the Gambaro experience !!!

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Stew
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very disappointed, the mussels may have been ok but the sauce was terrible. Maybe chunks of tinned tomatoes and if the few mussels weren’t destroyed by this and the chorizo there was a herb that didn’t go!,
My main meal of lobster ($80) was either from frozen produce or badly cooked

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RachelleF
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service at Gambaro's were excellent and I would recommend. Great hot chocolate as well.

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 362 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.