A beautiful basement space serving fresh fish with a decidedly Asian flair, alongside great wines and drinks to boot.
The carefully designed entrance to Gamba signals the luxurious and sophisticated eating experience that is to come. The à la carte menu offers a uniquely wide range of fish and seafood sourced both locally and internationally and subsequently crafted into creative and individual dishes by chef owner Derek Marshall – whose knowledge of local suppliers and culinary trends stems from 20 years of nurturing this gem of a restaurant. A thoughtful if sometimes over enthusiastic awareness of current fads such as Thai and Japanese flavours can be detected in the tangy fish soup redolent with ginger and coriander, as well as in spectacular dishes such as the monkfish and scallops steamed in paper with ginger, spring onion, fish sauce, lemon and sweet soy or the scallop and tuna sashimi. All this comes at a price and thankfully there are good value weekday lunch and pre-theatre menus as well as a Saturday lunch menu, which includes a glass of wine. Starters and desserts on the set menus are frequently drawn from the à la carte with celeriac and blue cheese soup and rosemary crème brûlée being notable examples.
Boasting 2 AA Rosettes, Gamba serves fresh, sustainable seafood in the heart of Glasgow's city centre. Joining the seafood options on the menu are fresh meat and vegetarian dishes, cheese boards, and indulgent desserts. With a nautical theme, the bright interior features a marine mural on one wall.
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- Provides: Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 70
- Open since: 1998
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £22 per bottle
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