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“Foreign body in my partners almond cake!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Golden Gate Grand Cafe - CLOSED

The Golden Gate Grand Cafe
21 Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira 9000 065 , Portugal
+351 291 234 383
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Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Foreign body in my partners almond cake!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had coffee and cake. My partners cake had a slim 2" long piece of paper/plastic in it. On being presented with the bill he discreetly brought the waitresses attention to it. She said they didn't make it there, threw the item on on the ground and took the payment, she didn't get a tip!

Visited May 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Fantastic traditional Portuguese restaurant in the centre of Funchal with good prices, good food and service with a lovely terrace to sit and watch the world go by. The fish dishes were particularly fresh and tasty!

Visited April 2013
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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Watch the world go by....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great place to get a drink, light lunch or cake and watch the hustle and bustle. We spent a pleasant half hour whilst the Sunday market was on. Don't miss out on the upstairs balcony, there is more than just the pavement seats

Visited April 2013
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Limbach, Slovakia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“A good value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We found this restaurant by chance, but at the the end it was not a bad choice.We have waited for the waitress a little bit longer but thence the service was quite fluent. In general, the food was good, vegetable soup very tasty, side vegetable dishes appreciated. Do not expect any culinary art but restaurant offers straight and tasty food. Definitely a good value for money.
My overall rating would be good. More than average but less than very good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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West Sussex, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Empty and dull”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Only about 4 other couples when we ate there, food only average, then when we went to pay by credit card, the machine was "broken". Not a good evening.

Visited March 2013
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