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Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, Petrie Terrace, AU-QLD

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

4.4
4.4
709 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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Experiences are available.
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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3369 9500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Cobus Klopper

  • Catering

    http://gambaro.com.au/functions/

  • Private party facilities

    Take the stress out of planning for your next meeting or event and ensure the most successful result possible. http://gambaro.com.au/functions/

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (07) 3369 9500

  • Area

    Brisbane CBD

  • Parking Details

    Undercover Car Park provided based on availability

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • State of Origin Game III Basement Dining

    $189.00 per person

    Prepaid

    13 July 2022 only
    Join us for all the action and excitement as we transform our basement into a fully-themed dining and bar experience for State of Origin game 3 at Suncorp Stadium! Enjoy amazing seafood and a 2 1/2 hour beverage package that includes a great selection of local beers and wines. $189pp ENTRÉE: HOT SEAFOOD Prawns, scallops, calamari, fish fingers, hot chips. MAIN: COLD SEAFOOD Sand crab, prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, oysters, cocktail sauce WINE: Sparkling / Sauvignon Blanc / Shiraz BEER: Hahn Super Dry / James Boags Light / XXXX Gold / Peroni
  • Wallabies vs England

    $189.00 per person

    Prepaid

    9 July 2022 only
    Join us for all the action and excitement as our Wallabies clash with England at Suncorp Stadium! Enjoy our amazing Hot and Cold Seafood with a 2 1/2 hour beverage package that includes a great selection of local beers and wines. ENTRÉE: HOT SEAFOOD Prawns, scallops, calamari, fish fingers, hot chips. MAIN: COLD SEAFOOD Sand crab, prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, oysters, cocktail sauce WINE: Sparkling / Sauvignon Blanc Shiraz BEER: Hahn Super Dry / James Boags Light XXXX Gold / Peroni

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What 709 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful evening food and wine fabulous and our waiter James was awesome too.

  2. RT

    RachelT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    We had the most wonderful dinning experience. The table service food and attention was fantastic. Unfortunately I was miss-gendered at the checkout wich ruined the what was to have been a special occasion for us. Suggest you put some effort in to your diversity training for your staff.

  3. G

    Garry

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Prices were very high. Very overpriced restaurant. Piece of fillet for $41

  4. P

    Paul

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time at Gambaros and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and the food was awesome.

  5. CS

    CaterinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the food was superb, fresh and well cooked. The grilled scallops were sensational and the coral trout just what I needed. Wine was reasonably priced and delicious. Lovely date night with my husband!

  6. ML

    MelanieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Staff and managers were all a bit cranky/ unhappy overall which made the vibe not great. Other then that it was perfect

  7. U

    Urky16

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked this for my husband’s birthday and we’re not disappointed - service was fantastic as was the food. Ordered the hot and cold seafood platter and everything was perfect.

  8. MD

    MichaelD

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything is always very good at Gambaros as we dine here quite a lot and never had a bad experience

  9. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, wine and service. It was a football night and the street was closed to car access. Probably something that should have been notified when booking, but everything else made up for it.

  10. WJ

    WJAB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    We were so disappointed as we recommended this restaurant to our friends and it was nothing like we remembered it to be. Not fine dining at all , no tablecloth felt like we were sitting in some sleazy room behind a curtain. Unable to have a cocktail because of the Football crowd ! Food presentation was very poor, not what I expected at all. It has been a long time since we have been there as we are living in Cairns. This use to be our absolutely favourite restaurant. What a shame it has changed.

  11. AL

    AdamL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    We booked Gambaros for a good meal and drinks for a rare date night, only to find out we are unable to get any cocktails because the bar staff were too busy serving the football fans on Caxton Street! Our server was lovely, James! Pretty disappointed that we were unable to get what we came for… especially for the money we had planned in spending - we chose to leave early to go elsewhere

  12. r

    racheld

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went here for my sons “21st again” birthday dinner and will definitely book again. The food was amazing.

  13. j

    jeremyp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Honestly pretty amazing, typed “seafood restaurant Brisbane” in my search engine and found this beauty. Worth every penny in my book.

  14. RT

    RebeccaT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Nice did, nice restaurant but not exceptional like I’d expected. Staff were a bit forgetful and not available

  15. BB

    BernieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Bed was very comfortable but the bed head in room 303 was absolutely disgusting it had all marks over it as if it had scratched and it was flaking off.

  16. EJ

    EricJLM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great quality topped off with beautiful food makes for good value.

  17. LF

    LisaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meals, service and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic.

  18. D

    Donna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fabulous night at this venue, that’s what keep us coming back again and again. Great service, great food and a great atmosphere!! Very happy customer. Donna

  19. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Everything was great though not enough chairs/tables standing tables and we asked a number of times and no one gave us an answer. That’s the only downside.

  20. MG

    MaribelGuzman

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Foods and drinks was amazing! Thanks for having us.

  21. SM

    StevenM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This Brisbane institution is always fantastic. Seafood, fish, and amazing side dishes.

  22. FD

    FineDiner

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favourite restaurant always. Do not get there as much as we would like due to poor parking.

  23. AR

    AbrahamR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    They forgot to give us barramundi fillets with our seafood platter then brought it out when we were ready to leave. Asked them to adjust our bill and they discounted a miserable $9 off $198 . Food was good but expensive and would never go back

  24. a

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    I ordered the linguine, very disappointing I expected freshly made pasta, 1 prawn, 1 Scollop, sone small pieces of fish and 2 mussels basically it was a bowl of packet pasta for $39. Our main waitress was very good and efficient however multiple staff approached the table took drinks orders and never returned, neither did the drinks! I definitely won’t be dining there again, overpriced and overrated.

  25. TS

    TerryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Very well looked after by the stuff when we arrived as we had out new born with us , food was absolutely beautiful a little dear but worth it

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We were looking forward to the meal and experience but were not blown away. The meals were nice and good sized portions so that was quite good. The service was a bit impersonal and so felt a little bit hit and miss on occasion.

  27. DR

    DavidR

    Brisbane

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food and service are outstanding. An excellent dining experience.

  28. JT

    JoeT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    FOOD: Do not order the BBQ Seafood for $65 - no value for this dish. This included half a moreton bay bug of the xsmall size, 1 x "King" Prawn of the medium size, 100g fillet of barramundi, 2 x pieces of scallop and some brocollini/mesculin salad. Very underwhelming main. SERVICE: It was a the end of Magic round game day and the kitchen waiter who brought out the food must have had a long day, without a word rearranged our drinks / plates and abruptly plonked our mains on the table. The table/floor waiters were much better though. MENU: Website made no mention that on Game day - Set menus are not available. Ordering a la carte was not as cost effective. (Probably trying to maximise revenue on game day) OVERALL: Would not recommend attending here for a pleasurable dining experience. There are better options if you are looking to spend ~$200 on dining.

  29. ME

    MurrayE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst experience ever. Would normally eat at Moo Moo but due to floods they were not open. The only thing good to come out of our experience was the fact the manager waived the cost of dinner, but only after we complained. We will never go back. Very disappointed as it was for our anniversary.

    Gambaro Seafood RestaurantResponded on 17 May 2022

    Dear Mr Ensor, Thank you for your time over the phone just now and I look forward on having you back to showcase what we are renowned for and regain your loyalty. Best regards, Vincent Martzloff General Manager of Food and Beverage

  30. MS

    MalS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I couldn’t really fault the service and food. With the football on it wasn’t very romantic atmosphere but the feeling was relaxed and the were well looked after by the staff.

  31. N

    Neil7s

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and very enjoyable lunch, pregame for NRL magic round. Thanks Gambaro we’ll be back soon.

  32. BM

    BrettM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit just as good as the first. Good service, great food

  33. KS

    KeshiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, would definitely go back when we visit again.

  34. R

    Rayz

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    The food was over priced and ordinary! We shared a hot and cold platter for $189 and it was most disappointing. The hot platter was dominated by mussels with only one large prawn each and the cooked fish was dry and tasteless. The most dominating feature about the cold platter was the ice, making the small amount of seafood around the edges look sparse!! We love our seafood and were so excited about going to such a well known restaurant but left out of pocket and disillusioned!

  35. N

    Nicola

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our meal at Gambaro's however were a little disappointed in the value for money for my husband's meal, the barbequed seafood dish. Mine was a generous serve for the seafood marinara however there was fair amount of fish in the dish and I found it difficult to find the other listed items. The barbequed seafood consisted of half Moreton Bay Bug, one large prawn, two crumbed scallops, a small palm sized piece of barramundi, some broccolini and lettuce leaves. I think it could be stepped up a little for the price that you pay. Our last visit was part of a group booking and I feel the serves were much more generous on this occasion. For $85 per head we received three very good sized courses. It is good for a larger group booking. The staff were very pleasant for our visit.

  36. MD

    MichaelD

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service, the selection from the menu was very good with a range of meals to choose from, It was quite loud and hard to hear people on our table but it was very busy at the time.

  37. JD

    JohnD

    Brisbane

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a very enjoyable Mother’s Day lunch. Definitely coming back

  38. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Gambaros is always a good experience. We went for mothers day with the family of 5. Fixed menu with plenty of choice. The service was very slow - about an hour from entrees to main, impacted im sure by general availability of staff. While there were apologies and a free round of drinks, it did detract from the experience.

  39. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Menu choice and wine list excellent. Waiter gave helpful suggestions. Presentation attractive. At times the Noise level was high and made it difficult to hear other people at the table. I would certainly recommend Gambaro’s for a high quality dining experience .

  40. D

    Deirdre

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Beautiful food, waiters were amazing would recommendations. Food came out quickly. No waiting for food/drink orders. Lovely experience. Got a little loud after 7:30pm, but expected on a Friday night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 709 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

33 Caxton Street Petrie Terrace, AU-QLD 4000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Brisbane CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Australian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Undercover Car Park provided based on availability

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Cobus Klopper

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (07) 3369 9500

  • Catering

    http://gambaro.com.au/functions/

  • Private party facilities

    Take the stress out of planning for your next meeting or event and ensure the most successful result possible. http://gambaro.com.au/functions/

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (07) 3369 9500

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