Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

4.3
472 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 FRANCE SET MENU

    A$179.00 per person

    Jul 17, 2021 only

    Bookings available for Wallabies vs France Please call James on 07 3369 9500 179.00 for 2 x Course Meal and 2.5hrs Beverage Package included https://gambaro.com.au/whats-on/

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 472 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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JorgeA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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AnesyllaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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jamiew
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Our main issue was that the lobster thermidor used Dijon mustard as a base rather than a dry English mustard. Consequently it overwhelmed the lobster, a disappointed when expectations were high.

Our previous food experience at Gambaro is otherwise consistently good and a favourite seafood destination.

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and delicious food, pricy but worth it.

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KENJ
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

It was ok not what it was made out to be online definitely not Australia's finest seafood restaurant. I paid $50 for a piece of coral trout the size of a playing card which had been Frozen and was extremely water logged the prawn cocktail was also almost $30 and contained 6 also frozen prawns with half a lettuce on the plate. I took 3 of my customers to this meal and spent almost $500 and we had to leave and go and get something proper to eat before going to the football as we were all still very hungry. They also tried to charge me multiple times for a meal that they didn't even bring to the table or we didn't order.

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Fulvioz
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food service and ambience. The group thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we will return. Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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AlanY
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can't go wrong at Gambaro's. Everyone's meal was delicious and the service was excellent.

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OscarP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just go, just go, just go, just go - is this 50 characters yet.

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MichaelT
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Mothers' Day late lunch was great - the menu choices were varied and the food was delicious.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted with a smile and hello from all staff. The mothers day lunch was very good and the service exceptional. We will be back.

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vipJoanne
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

My family and I enjoyed lunch at Gambaros on Mother's Day. Staff were attentive and service was excellent. Food choices were limited however what was on offer didn't fail to meet everyone's expectations. Wine list was good too!

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VickiS
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Mother’s Day 3 course lunch amazing ! Food was beautiful lots of choices , big portions . Presentation lovely

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PhilH
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The best seafood that we have ever had in Brisbane. We asked whether lobster could be added to our hot and cold sea food platter and this was easily achieved with a minimum additional charge, which is fantastic.
Our only issue was the Rugby Union Grand Final was being held nearby and other diners were heading over to that venue after their dinner. What was supposed to be smart casual dining was much less than requested. But after their departure for the game, the restaurant became a lot quieter and more civilized. Nothing the management could do, I'm sure.
Notwithstanding the other patrons, we had a wonderful evening of seafood dining.

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DBHin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

very busy due to the Rugby so not as good as it usually is but to be expected.

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ClintM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Our go to for a consistently good grilled Snapper, Oysters and all seafood really. The ambience is nice, soft and pleasant. Our local fav for good quality seafood and nice wine and company.

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GregG
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Didn't feel it was value for money. Service was good but expensive.

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SharonH
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Atmosphere and service was outstanding but the food was disappointing.
Singaporean Chilli Bugs were very mild and the sauce was barely luke warm.
Scallops were bland.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Gambaro's a couple of times now and every time is fantastic. Food is always amazing, and the staff are lovely and helpful! Thank you!

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ElissaC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very enjoyable experience for a 70th birthday celebration. Thank you!

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TomJ
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t fault the service and the food was excellent very nice atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Will definitely go back.

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BobN
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food again. Never fails to impress!

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Fulvioz
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service from the begin of to end was impeccable. The food was delicious as always and the ambience relaxing.

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jayh
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

By far the freshest nicest seafood we have ever eaten.
Service was outstanding and restaurant was nicely decked out.

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 472 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.