Gamba

Gamba
225a West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2ND
  • Telephone 0141 572 0899
  • Seasonal times Closed first week of January, and all Sundays in January.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–2.15pm, 5–9.30pm; Sun 5–9pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Fri 5–6.15pm
  • Pre-theatre price £22
  • Email
  • Website www.gamba.co.uk
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Gamba

A beautiful basement space serving fresh fish with a decidedly Asian flair, alongside great wines and drinks to boot.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Gamba has a hard-won reputation for fish served with a touch of luxury, attributable to the tireless work of chef-proprietor Derek Marshall. It’s a classy affair, from the reception area with its well-stocked bar through to the dining area where you’re greeted by hand-painted artworks of various varieties of sea creatures, tall-backed chairs, wooden flooring and mood lighting. Starters are elegant and refined, with nods to a worldly culinary outlook. Try an energetic little dish of yellowfin tuna sashimi with wasabi, pickled ginger and tamari dipping sauce, or a sea bass tartare served with goat’s cheese, sundried tomato, sesame, and a Bloody Mary sorbet that tastes every bit like the lazy Sunday cocktail. For mains, there are the likes of a whole Gigha halibut with king prawns, mussels, mangetout and maple syrup, or steamed monkfish and scallops with spring onions, ginger, fish sauce, lemon and tamari. Though you come here for the fish, desserts don’t disappoint either – a yielding banana and cinnamon sponge with a creamy milk sorbet is the stuff of dreams.

The List's rating
7.8

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Robbie Armstrong visited Gamba on 25 January 2019
  • High point: Attention to detail across the board
  • Low point: This level of attention comes at a price
  • Average price: £22 (includes 175ml wine); £33 (dinner)
Glasgow Larder

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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

Reviews & features

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Side Dishes (13 March 2008)

13 Mar 2008

Gamba restaurant in Glasgow is celebrating its 10th birthday with a series of special meals, kicking off with an Oriental night on Friday 14 March. Tickets cost £59.95 for four courses with wines; book on 0141 572 0899. Two of leith’s most venerable…