A renowned city chef has put one of Glasgow's 'finest' restaurants on the market after 25 years.

Derek Marshall, who opened the seafood eatery Gamba on George Street in 1998, has put the venue up for sale.

Glasgow Times:

From the city's East End, Derek left school with no qualifications and joined a youth training programme which then took him on a culinary journey to the Channel Islands, the French Alps and Spain.

His time working in kitchens overseas led Derek back to Glasgow and he worked as a head chef at Rogano and Papingo in the early 1990s.

Motivated by his love for seafood, he opened Gamba. 

The restaurant recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and Derek revealed why he believes it has endured in Glasgow for so long.

Glasgow Times:

He said: “I think it is consistency, determination and passion for what I do.

"I just think you put out your stall in a restaurant and it either works or it doesn’t work.

"It’s the food and the atmosphere where people feel relaxed and the staff that will look after you.

"This isn’t the cheapest place to eat, but it’s not the most expensive. You won’t leave hungry."

Listed for offers over £230,000, the sale is being handled by Jonathan Clough of Smith and Clough.

The agents describe the restaurant as a 'long-established and extremely reputable business' as well as a city 'institution'.

With a prominent city centre location on George Street, Gamba can seat 60 covers and also has a separate bar area.