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Australia’s Best Seafood Restaurant

Best Seafood Restaurant in Australia

BRISBANE’S VERY OWN CROWNED AUSTRALIA’S BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant takes out top spot at the 2017 Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence

On Monday 30th October 2017, Brisbane’s very own Gambaro Seafood Restaurant was announced National Winner at the 2017 Savour Australia Restaurant Awards for Excellence in the Best Seafood Restaurant category.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant has consistently been recognised on a state level but this is their first time taking out the national title. Gambaro Group Director John Gambaro said to have the venue recognised nationally is something their whole family and team is proud of.

“We are absolutely thrilled to see this being recognised by some of the best in Australia’s restaurant industry,” Gambaro said.

“Our hard work, tenacity and dedication to delivering only the best quality of food and service has paid off and we are putting Brisbane on the map. We’re a business based on family and community, and being able to officially give Brisbane the best seafood is very special.

“We only have our passionate staff and team to thank as well as our loyal customers, supporting us day in, day out. It’s a real honour to bring this back home.”

The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.

The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dine.

The Gambaro family have been offering renowned quality seafood to Brisbane for more than 60 years, and is recognised as the oldest established seafood business in Brisbane first opening in 1953.

Three generations on, the venue today is known for its five-star ratings and reviews, multi-generational clientele, hosting local and international celebrities, and their iconic Annual Mud Crab Cup Races.

The Gambaro family’s Black Hide Steakhouse was also nominated in the Best Steak Restaurant category, and previously took out the top spot in both 2014 and 2016.

Black Hide Steakhouse Brisbane opened its doors in 2013, and is the only restaurant in Queensland to provide an exclusive selection of world-class steak cuts from Stanbroke Beef, Australia’s most esteemed beef breeder & producer.

Also part of the Gambaro Group is Brisbane’s luxurious multi-award winning Gambaro Hotel, located on Caxton Street.

To experience Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, make a reservation online or phone 07 3369 9500.

 

Melbourne Cup Lunch 2017

Melbourne Cup Lunch 2017 Brisbane

Yes! It’s back again in 2017 and is definitely one of the most entertaining days out on the social event calendar. Join in the frivolity at the Melbourne Cup Lunch on Tuesday 7th November 2017, at Gambaro Restaurant and Function Centre.

Gambaro will be the place to be on Melbourne Cup Day with plenty of fun, entertainment and celebration to be had. Hosted by Stav, Abby, and Matt, tickets to the exclusive Gambaro event are $139 per person and include a 3 course Gourmet Lunch with 3 hour Beverage Package, Glass of Bubbles on Arrival, as well as Live Entertainment, Sweeps and Raffles, Prizes for Best Dressed and of course live race day coverage.

So get your friends and colleagues together and join us from 11.30am to watch the race day unfold and enjoy award winning cuisine, live music and entertainment.

Gambaro Functions & Events Centre, Tuesday 7th November from 11.30am

$139 per person includes 3 course lunch and 3 hour beverage package (11.30am-2.30pm)

Includes champagne on arrival, 3 course gourmet lunch, live entertainment, prizes for best dressed, sweeps and raffles, and live race day coverage.

Pre-paid Bookings required. To Book phone 07 3369 9500 or email events@gambaros.com.au

2017 QLD Restaurant Awards

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant Award Winner 2017

On Monday 17th July 2017, the 2017 Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence were held at the Royal International Convention Centre. Gambaro Seafood Restaurant was proudly honoured as the recipient of two restaurant awards, including one Major Award.

Gambaro are proud to announce that Gambaro Seafood Restaurant has been awarded Queensland Restaurant of the Year 2017, and winner of the 2017 Seafood Restaurant Award.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant – Winner – Queensland Restaurant of The Year 2017

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant – Winner – Seafood Restaurant Brisbane/Darling Downs 2017

Having now been in the hospitality industry for more than 60 years, it is truly humbling that a family business has been recognised considerably in the 2017 Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence. This is an accolade that is testament to Gambaro’s hard work, and dedication to deliver consistently high standards for its customers.

The Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia.

Gambaro Group is committed to continuing to provide excellent food and service across all aspects of its business, and we look forward to welcoming our regular as well as new customers over the coming months to help celebrate such an amazing achievement.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest thanks and appreciation to all our customers, for their ongoing support over the last twelve months.

Mud Crab Cup 2017

 

Gambaro Mud Crab Cup 2017

Don’t miss the 14th annual Gambaro Mud Crab Cup, Sunday 26th February 2017 from 11am.

Supporting The Courier Mail Children’s Fund, the Mud Crab Cup is truly one of the most enjoyable social events on the Brisbane social event calender.

You will experience Gambaro’s famous sensational cuisine, live entertainment, prizes and of course, racing mud crabs! See all the races live on big screens inside Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, or get amongst the action on the MG Bar Terrace. The event is free to watch from the MG Bar.

Tickets to the Mud Crab Lunch are just $105 per person (food only), or $145 per person including 3 hour beverage package. Tickets include a 3-course seafood lunch, live entertainment, auction prizes and of course, racing mud crabs! What’s even better is that the event support the very good work of The Courier Mail Children’s Fund.

The Gambaro Mud Crab Cup 2017 is definitely one event not to be missed.

To Book, phone 3369 9500 OR:

  1. Download the Booking Form
  2. Email the Booking Form to events@gambaros.com.au

Please advise of any non-seafood or special dietary requirements when booking.

You can also purchase your very own racing mud crab ($250 each), and name it for the races! At the end of the race you get to eat it or keep it!

(Sorry, all racing mud crabs are now sold out)

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Special thanks to our 2017 Major Sponsors:

The Courier Mail

Courier Mail Children’s Fund

NGU Real Estate

Nu Grow

Special thanks to our 2017 Corporate Sponsors:

Alsco

James Home Services

Kirin

Triple M

Moët & Chandon

Bayfield

Gambaro Hotel

Melbourne Cup Lunch 2016

Melbourne Cup 2016 Gambaro Hotel

 

Get ready for the most entertaining day out on the social event calendar, Melbourne Cup Lunch on Tuesday 1st November 2016, at Gambaro Hotel Brisbane.

Gambaro will be the place to be on Melbourne Cup Day with plenty of fun, frivolty and celebration to be had. Hosted by Stav and Abby, tickets to the exclusive Gambaro event are $135 per person and include a 3 course Gourmet Lunch with 3 hour Beverage Package, Glass of Bubbles on Arrival, as well as Live Entertainment, Sweeps and Raffles, Prizes for Best Dressed and of course live race day coverage.

So get your friends and colleagues together and join us from 11.30am to watch the race day unfold and enjoy award winning cuisine, live music and entertainment.

Gambaro Functions & Events Centre, Tuesday 1st November from 11.30am

$135 per person includes 3 hour beverage package (11.30am-2.30pm)

Includes champagne on arrival, 3 course gourmet lunch, live entertainment, prizes for best dressed, sweeps and raffles, and live race day coverage.

Pre-paid Bookings required. To Book phone 07 3369 9500 or email events@gambaros.com.au

Gambaro Melbourne Cup Lunch 2016

Golf Day 2016

Gambaro Golf Day 2016

It’s time to dust off those golf clubs, and register for the annual Gambaro Golf Day Classic 2016. This year promises to be better than ever with fantastic prizes, sensational food and beverages and lots of fun along the way. To register your interest, email events@gambaros.com.au or phone 07 3369 9500. We hope to see you there!

Download the Information Brochure

Email your Interest Now

Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day Lunch Venue Brisbane

Where will you celebrate Christmas Day this year?

The countdown to Christmas is on, and there’s always so much to plan and organise. This Christmas why not treat the family to a delicious, festive lunch at Gambaro Hotel on Christmas Day?

This will be the second year running Gambaro will open its doors on Christmas Day, and we plan to make it as special as possible for all our guests.

Group Head Chef Lukas McEwan has designed a superb set menu featuring both local fresh seafood and traditional Christmas fare. Children are also well catered to, with a menu especially designed for younger tastes.

For all the menu and pricing details click here.

To make a booking online click here.

In addition to the warm Gambaro hospitality and five star service, there will be Christmas carollers and a visit from Santa bearing gifts for the children.

We look forward to welcoming you to lunch on Christmas Day.

Christmas Day Lunch Venue Brisbane

Christmas Party Time

christmas party venue brisbane

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY NOW

When it comes to selecting a Christmas party venue, there’s a lot to consider. You want a location that is central and easy to access, offers stylish, comfortable surrounds, and gives you as much bang for your buck as possible.

Gambaro Hotel is the ultimate Christmas party venue in Brisbane offering luxurious five star accomodation and a multi award winning function centre. The Events team can cater to all sizes, styles and budgets, and will execute your Christmas party event with precision and flair.

OCTOBER SPECIAL OFFER

For the month of October, if you book your weekday Christmas party to be held in the Gambaro Function Centre during November, Monday – Thursday you’ll receive 10% off!

BONUS – 10% off the best available rate at Gambaro Hotel for all of your accommodation needs during your Christmas party event!

DOWNLOAD THE SPECIAL OFFER

To book contact our events team now on events@gambaros.com.au or call 3369 9500 – ext 5.

Enquire Now

Terms & Conditions: Offer is valid for Monday to Thursday’s during November 2015 only. Minimum spends apply. Function must be held in the function centre on Level One. Accommodation must be booked directly through hotel. Not valid on any Suncorp Stadium event days.

DID YOU KNOW?

Gambaro Hotel has 12 different function venues to choose from. Check them out here.

New Spring Menu

Brisbane Restaurant

GAMBARO RESTAURANT BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: Spaghetti with Prawn, zucchini, lemon and Bottarga at Gambaro Restaurant on Caxton St on September 2, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

New Spring Menu at Gambaro

Guests frequenting the award winning Gambaro Seafood Restaurant and Black Hide Steakhouse by Gambaro will encounter many new dishes this spring as the popular restaurants unveil their new menus for Spring.

“We are hoping we’ve created dishes that will appeal to a wider audience and that will make sense for the warmer months of spring and summer” says Head Chef Lukas McEwan, who took on as Head Chef across both restaurants last month.

The fresh and locally inspired new menus use seasonal ingredients to match the sheer indulgence of fresh seafood – straight off the trawlers.

The new spring menu brings together the best of the season’s locally grown produce with succulent seafood straight from the ocean, paddock to plate beef cuts across Angus, Wagyu and Organic breeds, and a dessert menu that is filled with melt-in-your-mouth surprises.

View the new Spring Menu at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

View the new Spring Menu at Black Hide Steakhouse

Brisbane Restaurants

Head Chef Lucas McEwan at Gambaro Restaurant Brisbane (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Tuna Tartare dish at Gambaro Restaurant on Caxton on September 2, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Tuna Tartare dish at Gambaro Restaurant on Caxton on September 2, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Oysters at Gambaro Restaurant on Caxton on September 2, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Moreton Bay Oysters at Gambaro Restaurant on Caxton St on September 2, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Ocean King Prawn at Gambaro Restaurant on Caxton on September 2, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Ocean King Prawn at Gambaro Restaurant on Caxton on September 2, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Brisbane Restaurants

Chocolate Ice cream sandwich at Gambaro Restaurant on Caxton on September 2, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

2 Course Lunch $39.50

Lunch Restaurant Brisbane

Now is the perfect time to join friends or colleagues for lunch at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, where you can enjoy two delicious courses for only $39.50 per person.*

Throughout August and September you can enjoy your choice of entrée & main or main & dessert from our specials menu, available Monday to Friday.

View the $39.50 Lunch Menu

To book phone 07 3369 9500 or Book Online.

*Terms and Conditions – Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 03/08/15 until 30/09/15, during 11.30am-3pm.

Guests can select from the Set Menu entree & main or main & dessert. Not to be used with any other offer. Not available Suncorp Stadium event days.