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Restaurante Gambrinus

#195 of 3,283 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
As featured in 3 Days in Lisbon and 2 other guides
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Rua das Portas de Santo Antao 23, Lisbon 1150-264, Portugal
+351 21 342 1466
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very traditional classic Restaurant in the center of Lisbon. Prices are really high, but you will have one the best service teams you can find in Lisbon. The food is traditional Portuguese, but on good and high level. I know it since around 10 years and go there once a month. Its perfect for a business dinner, but also for... More 

Thank Martinlawrenz
Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect harmony between tradition and quality to delight the most demanding, with friendly and super professional service. The "iscas" are a reference that delights me, as we'll as lots of dishes that are in the menu, granting privilege and dignifying the products of the Portuguese coast and its traditional cuisine. Ending with an artistic and excellent crepe Suzette and a... More 

Thank JeSuiGourmet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This I like!!! I liked the bacalao, the gazpacho Andaluz and the desert of Almond cake. Worth a visit!!! The service is perfect!

Thank Carina S
Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As with some of the nicest Restaurants in Lisbon, Gambrinus looks very unassuming on the outside, inside is a very elegant and well appointed restaurant. Service is really top notch, wine list is extensive and well stocked. My wife and I had the Salmon and a cut of beef, they were really good both, bread was to die for, the... More 

Thank Joeocho
Romsey, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic Portuguese fine dining, very good food, excellent service. A very traditional restaurant, probably too old fashioned for some, but a pleasant change from near-ubiquitous modernism in fine dining.

Thank GreatProphetZarquon
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with my partner and really enjoyed it .... We eat clams and input ham and then I ate a pasta and my boyfriend some lamb chops, have time who has not given time for the desserts but is for a next ....

Thank adelinesuzzeteeng
San Luis Obispo, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great meal in a fine restaurant. Wait staff extremely well mannered, very eager to please. We were probably slightly under-dressed as the local clientele were among lisbon's finest. Very much like an Italian pinoteca, the dishes were of the finest and freshest ingredients (fish and seafood especially) fabulously prepared and beautifully presented. Really the best meal we had in Portugal.... More 

Thank geebeemac
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well supposedly an institution which I get, but I feel a little out of date. Silver service and a lot of theatre especially with the crepe suzette but couldn't help but feel we were in the 1980s regarding decor and service. My meal of the seafood and rice wasn't especially tasty although my partner had the pork which was lovely.... More 

Thank Belinda L
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We arrived late to the restaurant, the service was extremely good and the food was delicious! The waiters are very kind and helpful and all of them spoke Portuguese, French and English. I highly recommend this chic place if you are visiting Lisbon.

Thank kristela8
Lorne, Australia
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Gambrinus was recommended by a business colleague. It is a professional restaurant staffed it seems entirely by men! The service and menu are competent with that weary done it before a million times feel. My dish of the day, pork and rice was nice but my wife's seafood and rice had no flavour. Watching the crepe suzette performance was actually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Portas de Santo Antao 23, Lisbon 1150-264, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 1466
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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Neighborhood Profile
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!