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

Tel: +44 (0)117 934 9256

Gambas Bristol


Gambas has re-opened, subject to Government restrictions. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates.​​​​​​

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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Opening times : Monday – Sunday, 11:30am-10pm

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

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Further Information

COVID-19 Response

  • Eat Out to Help Out



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • vindybue
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Poor value for money
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th September 2021
    I loved the location and atmosphere, but was so disappointed by the food! I usually enjoy Spanish tapas, but all the dishes I ordered at Gambas Tapas Bar tasted too rich and oily. The portions were... Read full review
  • brightongirl
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Top notch tapas!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd September 2021
    Really top notch tapas! Best I have had in a long time! Perfect squid, fabulous prawns,Moorish cauliflower ‘cuscus’ with almonds and raisins was gorgeous! Highly recommend! If I lived here I would be... Read full review
  • Mikan999
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Good Tapas and good Service
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th September 2021
    Gambas is based in one of the containers at Wapping wharf. You can sit inside or outside on a balcony. There is a good selection of Tapas. The tapas are very large, they would be raciones in Spain... Read full review

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