Hi there! I am afraid that we are going to be closed for an indefinite period of time. It means that we are cancelling all our services, including any take away and delivery services advertised recently.

Any reservation during the shut down will be cancelled. It has been a really hard decision to take, but the health of all our staff and customers is always our priority and we believe that it is the right thing to do at this stage.

If you are planning to come to Gambas in a future date, you can join our wating list from our online booking system. We can't guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your request, but we will if we can re-open by then.

In the meantime, our cafe Bakers & Co. is working on a delivery system to ensure that you can get food and first need items delivered to your house, including bread, milk, etc. Follow them in Instagram for more information.

I would like to thank you all for the support and affection that you have given to us recently, and we hope that you and your friends and family are all good and safe.

We can't wait to go back to normality and see you all soon!



Gambas is a seafood focused, Spanish inspired tapas bar and terrace with stunning views over Bristol’s sparking harbourside. We specialise in refreshing aperitivos to complement our all Spanish wine list.


Spanish Tapas Bar

Gambas is the sister restaurant to Bristol institution Bravas.

Our menu is made up of signature and popular dishes that we have enjoyed on our trips to Spain. We also have a daily changing specials menu made up of seasonal plates, market fresh fish & shellfish.

If you just want a drink, we have a great aperitivos and gin & tonics list to be enjoyed on our terrace with amazing views of the harbourside.

We look forward to serving you.





agua de valencia


catalan spritz






pomegranate & orange gingria





olives with rosemary & orange


boquerones en vinagre


cod brandada tostada


pan con alioli



cornish mussels with arbequina oil


creamed spinach with mahon cheese


pincho moruno - pork shoulder skewer

4 - add chorizo 1

huevos rotos - spanish broken egg


Sollomillo of Rubia Gallega, salsa mojo 12 per 250gr



tortilla & alioli


crab & prawn Russian salad


esqueixada - salt cod, tomato and onion


empedrat - white bean salad

cheese - ask staff about today’s cheese selection



heywood farm chicken wings


patatas bravas


fried aubergine with mollasse


calamares a la andaluza


15 each



gambas pil pil


salt grilled wild red prawn


soft shell sanlucar prawns


tortita de camerones

Perfect for Sharing

For parties of 6 or more we offer a selected tapas menu to share between the table. It gives you the chance to taste lots of different dishes and enjoy the sociable style that eating tapas is perfect for, and for us means from our kitchen we can still provide the high quality of food and speed of service we would for a smaller table.


Make a Booking

You are always welcome to our bar & terrace, where we keep seats unreserved for people who want to pop in for some casual and spontaneous tapas without a reservation.

If you prefer to book a space with us for a 2 hour slot, please choose from the times that we can offer to you below. We have a mix of high tables, low tables and bar seats which will be allocated to you. If you have a preference please specify which, we will do our best to meet your request but cannot guarantee this.

At Gambas we cook paella on demand, which can take around 45 mins. If you'd like to pre-order paella for your booking, please leave us a comment on your reservation request saying how many portions you'd like and we will have it ready for you.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

0117 934 9256

Unit 12, Cargo2, Wapping Wharf, BS1 6ZA

Reservations online or over the phone only.

Open Times:
Monday-Saturday 11.30am - 11pm
Sunday 11.30am -5pm

The kitchen will stop serving food one hour before the closing times.

Events & Catering

If you are interested in private hires, corporate and private parties, catering or any other events please contact

We look forward hearing from you!


• There is level access from the decking outside the door is not automatic, a member of our team will be happy to come and open it for you and offer any assistance required. The door is a sliding door that opens to a width of 860mm.
• There a car park behind the Cargo 2 development which has a limited number of disabled spaces. More info on parking and getting around can be found at
• We are on the 1 st floor of Cargo 2, there is a lift situated at one end the Cargo 2 development.
• Cargo 2 has communal toilets servicing all of the units, this includes an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.
• We offer table service.
• The menu is printed at font size 10 but we can provide a magnifying sheet to aid reading the menu.
• We play quite loud music.
• We offer a vegan and non-gluten options on our menu.
• Dogs are welcome.
• We have a limited number of high chairs.
• Some of our tables and stools are at counter height with or without backs. We also have lower tables and chairs with backs please let us know specific requirements when booking. We look forward to welcoming you and will always do our upmost to accommodate everyone. We do however get quite busy so would recommend booking well in advance (this can be done online or over the phone) and giving us as much information about your requirements as possible at this point. If you have any concerns or issues that aren’t resolved speaking to the team on site please email and I will look into it for you.


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