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Gambrinus

#224 of 2,613 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Portuguese
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Rua Das Portas de Santo Antao, 23, Lisbon 1150-264, Portugal
+351 21 342 1466
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12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in the heart of Lisbon, Gambrinus is a reference point in...
Situated in the heart of Lisbon, Gambrinus is a reference point in Lisbon's Cuisine. Over the past 78 years, national and international personalities, artists and politicians have met to enjoy meeting places. The Restaurant has maintained a comfortable environment, with high quality products and service of excellence, since the remodelling done in 1964 by the architect Mauricio de Vasconcelos. The same artist was also responsible for the decoration.
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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
crepe suzette

Very high quality and priced restaurant. I think its more local than tourist. Outside whole bunch of restaurants and soliciting. The atmosphere was like all the restaurants that have class and they know it. The service is impeccable, the food was good, except for what my wife ordered which I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Robert H
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

When in the center of Lisbon and getting tired of the buzz, heat and noise, take a break at the counter and enjoy one of their many home made snacks. I absolutely love the stylish but unpretentious service, their beef sandwiches but most of all the quiet efficiency! It is my favourite waste of time, independent of being an hour... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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145 reviews 145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is an elegant place with wood paneled walls, a bar like in old times and waiters that know their profession. Good and reasonable wine list which changes pleasantly from all the tourist traps around on the same street. This is a place to celebrate life and food. Fish soup a bit on the tomato side but excellent Croquetas. The... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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254 reviews 254 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very high quality and priced restaurant. I think its more local than tourist. Outside whole bunch of restaurants and soliciting. The atmosphere was like all the restaurants that have class and they know it. The service is impeccable, the food was good, except for what my wife ordered which I had to eat Cod Fish, The steak cooked in mushroom... More 

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Curitiba, Brazil
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Unlike some middle aged guys who try to look trendy, Gambrinus is and old-fashioned, old styled restaurant that is just exactly what one could expect: a place to go for excellent food, impeccable service, and a definetely untrendy ambience. As a matter of fact, although a long-time Lisbon resident, I had never been to Gambrinus until today. What a pitty:... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have been around in many restaurants but this one, Gambrinus, is in my opinion the best restaurant in town. Excellent fresh fish and shellfish, superb meat and wonderful desserts. Anything you taste is very good. The average price is high so don´t came thinking about saving! Just enjoy it, even if you just eat a steak by the lovelly... More 

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Berkswell, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stepping through the doors (as I have done on many occasions) at Gambrinus is like a trip into the era of Noel Coward. Good, old-fashioned service by waiting staff in uniforms, starched linen and a sense of occasion each time. The food is always good and served with a little sense of the theatrical. Well worth paying a little more... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As you step in the restaurant you are taken back on time. Everything is perfect here from the service to the food preparations. Just order an old bottle of red wine and watch the way they will handle....the old fashioned french twisting machine...surprise. Now you know that when he was President of Portugal Salazar had lunch here everyday.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Right boys and girls, you really should know the drill by now in this type of restaurant. The waiters wear starched shirts and waistcoats. The look you get when you venture in is basically saying "You aren't worthy of this restaurant". So, let's get past that. First off, if it's just yourself or a plus one, sit at the bar... More 

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very expensive and pretentious. Good service. Regular food. Shrimps dorado with batter too thick are not as tasty as the Mediterranean (this all in Portugal). Crevette too big € 28. Oysters very good and fresh € 30. Fried calamari € 32 (lulas) hard and brought lukewarm and paperless fat absorption, nothing to do with a fried calamari the Italian Adriatic... More 

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Luxembourg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great evening in this fantastic place, very special, old-fashioned atmosphere, great service, and excellent food and wine. I particularly appreciated the very helpful, courteous and attentive staff. The reservation was booked by the concierge of the nearby Hotel Sofitel. I will be back, and you should try too. Make your own opinion, it is worth to visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Das Portas de Santo Antao, 23, Lisbon 1150-264, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 1466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Situated in the heart of Lisbon, Gambrinus is a reference point in Lisbon's Cuisine. Over the past 78 years, national and international personalities, artists and politicians have met to enjoy meeting places. The Restaurant has maintained a comfortable environment, with high quality products and service of excellence, since the remodelling done in 1964 by the architect Mauricio de Vasconcelos. The same artist was also responsible for the decoration.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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