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Restaurante Gambrinus

#161 of 3,566 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
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
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12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Colchester
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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gambrinus celebrating eighty years in business and I suspect nothing much has changed in that time and long may it remain so. This is a taste of the past and how things used to be done. The dining room is panelled with well spaced tables covered in starched linen. Solid cutlery tell you that something substantial is on the way... More 

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Alcobaca, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classic gem amongst the hussle and hassle of the area. Great service comfortable classic surroundings and good food. Booking especially at weekend is adviseable

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner on Sunday evening. The restaurant was about two third full. There were too many waiters who must have been told to keep walking around even when not necessary. It is a pity that their batteries never ran out! This was obtrusive and not usual for this standard of restaurant. We shared an excellent cataplana of mixed seafood... More 

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Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

It was my second time to enjoy dinner at Gambrinus . Excellent service and food . I would rate this restaurant no 1 in Portugal . Flambé service is done with a great flair and professionalism . Must experience if in Portugal as I highly recommend .

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Sao Paulo
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421 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Had not been here for many a year. Everything was excellent. Ambience, Service, Wine list and menu. A little on the pricey side but then quality has its cost. Location is very good near the action in down town Lisbon just of the Rossio. Highly recommend

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Novi, Michigan
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We had lunch on New Year's eve. The restaurant was bustling and festive. Dark wood and rather small but feels cozy not cramped. We had creamed soup to start (vegetable and shellfish) and my husband had the concho (pork) and I had the seafood rice. Both dishes were outstanding. Service is excellent and professional though a bit stuffy.

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Thank weebarona
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Very traditional restaurant with great service. Established 78 years ago. Great seafood served in lavish style. They even bring you the meat inside the lobster's legs and head after serving you the main body..Waiters in the old style red jackets. Fast and curteous service.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

How disappointing ! This restaurant had been recommended to us, so we were prepared to forgive the old fashioned decor and the tepid seafood bisque starter. However when the main courses arrived lukewarm too enough was enough. My husbands squid was flaccid, cold and with soggy batter - we sent it back. When the replacement finally arrived only slightly warmer... More 

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Thank Caroline W
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant!! It's in fact the recommendation from my local tour guide Henrique and it's just amazing! Value for money and the service and food were fantastic! Love it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Well located beautiful room. Extremely high end service. Delicious food. Very very old style. Not modern or trendy. Somewhat limited menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
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
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
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.

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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"!
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