Gamba

Price guide: Expensive

225a West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2ND

Price guide: Expensive

Gamba

By Mike MacEacheran, your Glasgow expert

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#14 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Romance, Shopping, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Gamba

Glasgow’s Mediterranean seafood don has more flavoursome hits than the Sicilian mafia.

This is one of the city’s longest running fine dining experiences. With a distinct southern Italian flavour, mulled over with an unbeatable selection of the west coast’s best seafood, I think it is the perfect stopping point for a romantic lunch with my girlfriend – she has a crustacean fetish –an evening meal with business colleagues or an extravagant splash out with family for special occasions.

Food and drink: 

What’s not to like? There’s Isle of Gigha halibut, red pepper cream, tomato concassé, pesto; yellowfin tuna, crab niçoise salad, lemon olive oil; and whole roasted line caught sea bass, tomatoes, kalamata olives, garlic, lime, sweet soy. Though its heaven for fish fanatics, a few token meat and vegetarian dishes do enough to satisfy the Finding Nemo fans.

Recommended dishes: 

Gamba has a number of signature dishes, including its trademark fish soup with crabmeat, stem ginger and prawn dumplings and the panko breaded scallops, chorizo Provençal & capers, which instantly transport me to a chic restaurant in Cannes. Its premium Buccleuch Estate beef is also divine.

Ambience: 

With clean, white wood interior décor – reminiscent of the best eateries from Sardinia and the Greek Isles – Gamba soothes any holiday blues and is a reminder that not all great Mediterranean food comes with a beachfront view.

Service: 

An AA Rosette winner and The List magazine’s restaurant of the year in 2003 and 2004, Gamba knows how to impress the critics.

Location: 

On the basement level of West George Street, the restaurant is round the corner from the Georgian terraces of Blythswood Square.

Price advice: 

With starters ranging from £7.50 to £14 and main courses on the a la carte menu reaching £23, make sure you bring your credit card. The pre- or post-theatre menu is great value though with £15 for two or £18 for three courses.

More information on Gamba:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Scottish, Seafood
Address:
225a West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2ND
Telephone:
0141 572 0899
Website:
http://www.gamba.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm and 5pm-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Gamba? Would you recommended it?