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Restaurante Gambrinus

#198 of 3,228 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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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Amman, Jordan
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived there after a tour in the city with the family and felt a bit under-dressed with alot of people wearing suits and ties. Still the staff took care of us and i can easily say it is the best customer service i have received in lisbon accompanied with the best meal ever. We have tried it all since... More 

Libertyville, Illinois
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95 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a street full of obnoxious 'barkers' trying their best to lure guests into their restaurants it was an immense pleasure to spend the evening dining with my wife and two daughters at Gambrinus. The entire staff maintains a spirit of gentility, hospitality, cordiality and professionalism that's nearly impossible to find nowadays. For starters, the high-quality preparations of 'regional' dishes... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you travel to a city you always like to go to the local restaurants everybody knows about. This is one of then. An old, famous, noble restaurant only frequented who know about it. Dont miss this opportunity

Thank Theo W
Melbourne, Australia
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199 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

First class traditional restaurant that serves delicious food with excellent wine and unbeatable service. The dishes are served by the waiters from a serving table, an older tradition that has disappointingly died out tin most restaurants. Reservations are essential. The food is fabulous, the partridge the best we have ever had and the sucking pig a specialty on only Saturdays... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We had dinner at Gambrinus (group of 6 adults). The restaurant entrance is sort of in a back alley and most patrons are local. The interior is a bit dark (wood) with simple wood tables and older red carpeting. It also has a small dining room (maybe 8 tables for smokers). It was nice but has a bit of an... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The restaurant is just in a touristic street with a lots of restaurant around, it is a very traditional restaurant, and only Portugais people go their, well know by the Lisboats .... Not cheap, 125€ for 2 for dinner with wine, I will not recommand the asparagus at 16€ for 4 pieces at 4€ the piece, not fresh for the... More 

Thank plassard
Brasschaat, Belgium
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Traditional restaurant. All food is freshly prepared. Very friendly staff. Higher budget but well worth to pay a visit.

Thank Sandy112014
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Being female and not Portugese means the service is awful as soon as locals arrive . The food was fine but very expensive , Highly rated but a very disappointing visit .

Thank AudreyFotheringham

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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
European, Portuguese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

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"!