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Unit 12, Cargo 2, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6ZA

Tel: +44 (0)117 934 9256



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.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • 889sharatr
      Trip Type:
      Excellent fresh sea food
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 9th December 2019
      Excellent fresh sea food & place to sit in bar .place is warm staff is 5star ,will visit again in summer . Read full review
    • 817carolineh
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Meal with friends
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th December 2019
      Had a lovely meal at Gambas (our second visit) with friends. The area is very pleasant, artisan shops and restaurants, twinkly lights and a good beer place nearby. Gambas itself also has outside... Read full review
    • Barry W
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Tasty Tapas
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 31st December 2019
      Beautifully decorated with a lovely atmosphere. Everything was superb but particular highlights were: Fried aubergines with molasses Smoked sardines with sprouts Gambas pil pil The quality of the... Read full review

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