Reviews

“Fish to die for!”; some fans claim Derek Marshall’s “relaxed” city-centre basement is “even better than Sheekey’s”, all reports confirm that the food here is simply “excellent” Hardens: UK’s Most Authoritative Restaurant Reviews

“You can’t see the waves lapping up on the shore, but you can certainly imagine them at Derek Marshall’s Glasgow seafood institution. It’s a basement restaurant but a spacious and flatteringly lit one, with ‘first class’ service. Marshall’s menus run through variations on British, French and Asian seafood standards, often with a hint of luxury.” Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014

“Frequently I go to restaurants and wonder why I’ve ordered something I could cook better myself at home. In Gamba I discovered flavour that the home cook can only dream about and the diner rave about.”  Graeme at Scot’s Larder

Smart restaurant with ‘lip-smacking’ seafood.  A ‘superb’ fish soup features crab, ginger and coriander and a buoyant cargo of prawn dumplings, and there’s a ‘lip-smacking’ cocktail of crayfish, prawn and crab with chilli and lime.   The Good Food Guide 2013

For many, Gamba is Glasgow’s best on the strength of its fresh fish and seafood dishes prepared by chef and co-owner Derek Marshall — complemented by the professional and cordial staff. The basement venture is modern and stylish without feeling excessively fancy. Starters include Marshall’s signature fish soup or sashimi, with succulent slices of salmon and scallops.  Frommer’s Travel Guides

“The fish itself was so beautifully fresh, and fried to perfection with a marvellous crisp skin..” Joanna Blythmann

“Marshall’s “mouthwatering” fish and seafood dishes, plus “brilliant” service, earn this “smart” but “unassuming” city-centre basement the highest food (and all-round) ratings in Scotland’s largest metropolis.” Hardens: UK’s Most Authoritative Restaurant Reviews

“As always, Gamba is a civilised, intimate place to eat with good service. It’s peaceful enough to converse easily, but with enough life to leave you feeling that it’s burning on all cylinders.”Joanna Blythmann

Read what other diners have to say about Gamba Glasgow. Please note that we have no influence on these posted comments as they have all been written by recent diners who booked via our global online booking –  Top Table

Daily Record critic Tam Cowan gives Gamba 25/25

“whether you’re a seafood lover or not” –The Glasgow Food Blog would “highly recommend” dining at Gamba. Read about their experience here… The Glasgow Food Blog