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Gambas is the sister restaurant to Bristol institution Bravas. 

Their menu is made up of signature and popular dishes that they have enjoyed on their trips to Spain. They also have a daily changing specials menu made up of seasonal plates, market fresh fish & shellfish. 

If you just want a drink, they have a great aperitivos and gin & tonics list to be enjoyed on their terrace with amazing views of the harbourside. Catch the sun setting over Bristol with a taste experience that you won’t forget.  

All of the seafood is sourced ethically and sustainably from Cornwall and Spain, and is as fresh as you’ll find it, which is why the menu is ever changing due to seasonality and the chef’s inspiration. Of course, there are some things too good to ever take off the menu such as fried aubergine with molasses or the paella.

Stay late and watch the atmosphere of Gambas evolve into a cosy candle lit service. Sit at the bar to enjoy the kitchen at work or perhaps you’d rather watch the world go by at the window. Inspired by the traditional ways of tapas, you can walk in for a sherry and a nibble any day of the week and feel transported to your favourite parts of Spain, with a bit of a funk and soul Bristol twist.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • love2holidaySuffolk
      What a great place.
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 10th October 2019
      Quirky Tapas bar in the beautiful waterfront area of Bristol. We went of a Friday evening having booked a table in advance, good thing to do as it was quite busy. The staff were very friendly and... Read full review
    • Bianca G
      Trip Type:
      Anniversary dinner
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th October 2019
      We celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary here! It was lovely. Staff were very friendly and had a glass of bubbly ready on arrival. Food was made quickly and was delicious. Definitely recommend :) Read full review
    • prado_carlos
      Falmouth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Tortilla to die for
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 12th November 2019
      Great place, tortilla is absolutely stunning and worth leaving the diet for that day :) a little bit overpriced but cool place and friend staff! Read full review
    Unit 12, Cargo 2
    Wapping Wharf
    BS1 6ZA

    Tel: +44 (0)117 934 9256

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * Closed Christmas eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s day.