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Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “treat of a seafood restaurant” in a centrally located basement is thriving after 25 years on the strength of chef-patron Derek Marshall’s “tasty and generally faultless” cooking – no wonder “there has been little attempt to change the basic formula and experiment with new techniques and flavours”. Top Menu Tip – the famous “fish soup is superb”.

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Derek Marshall’s “always excellent”“if slightly difficult to find” – basement seafood spot celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It’s particularly noted for its “interesting good-value lunch”.

Summary

£79
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very good-quality fish (fresh and locally caught) – often simply but always expertly cooked” has been the hallmark of Derek Marshall’s low-key city-centre basement destination since it opened in 1998. Top Tip: “exceptional fish soup!”.

Summary

£66
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Simply cooked” but “superb” Scottish seafood has long been the hallmark of Derek Marshall’s “consistent and wonderful”, if fairly low-key basement veteran in the city-centre: one of Glasgow’s best destinations for a high quality meal, but one with a “friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices” to boot.

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225a West George St, Glasgow, G2 2ND

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Gamba Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gamba Restaurant in G2, Glasgow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gamba restaurant.
Andrew D
Perhaps there was a crisis. But we were kep...
Reviewed 1 months, 24 days ago

"Perhaps there was a crisis. But we were kept waiting for 20 minutes, although the restaurant was only 20% occupied. The fish soup had far too much coriander, and also overly sweet. My sole meuniere was overcooked and swimming in butter. and the broccoli was also overcooked. It was all very disappointing. Either it's resting on its laurels, or the kitchen was having a mammoth crisis"

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david h
Food was good, but other places have taken ...
Reviewed 5 months, 15 days ago

"Food was good, but other places have taken over as best fish restaurants in Glasgow. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.50 £19.00 £10.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 10.00%
225a West George St, Glasgow, G2 2ND
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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