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Restaurante Gambrinus

#168 of 3,429 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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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was invited for a dinner. The restaurant is in downtown with many restaurants in the street, while entering a person from another restaurant told me that Gambrinus is very expensive, I thought "I am not paying" The restaurant is classic well decorated and well managed. Good good and wine. Excellent service. I think the price is bit high, if... More 

Thank Sunil S
Venice, Italy
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157 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

during a connection to america i've been brought here by my partners which are very familiar with this place....and now i know why vino verde and crab crab crab....come here just to get a chance of having it one in your life

Thank alessandro s
Miami Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was made according to my requests which means the chef is very flexible and not arrogant. There were 2 fantastic waiters. One is Paulo, the other is Daniel. They are very nice and very professionals, but they are also funny. There is an internal area for smokers which is rare in Lisbon and good for us, Cigars Lovers.... More 

Thank Luiz P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us ate here on spec this evening. We weren't smartly dressed and didn't have a reservation, but were welcomed warmly. The couvert of herb butter with a selection of breads was good. I had squid, which was delicious; the tomato rice on the side was fine, but unremarkable. My friends had hake and prawns, both of which they... More 

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porto alegre,brasil
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125 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant 3 years ago, it was expensive but food excelente, unfortunately went know again but it was awful and expensive, don't spend your money there, i was with my family,all dishes tasteless and the price aroun 30 euros a dish, there are many other restaurants in lisboa, tradition must be toghether with good food, unfortunately this... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good place for old school restaurant popular with locals. We were able to sample large selection of Lisbon food. Took one point off for being yelled at by guest who thought our group of 14 was being too loud (and no, we were a mixed group from all over the world, not just loud Americans 😁)

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Gambrinus is a restaurant that sets out to make an impression. It is very formal. It has an old world ambiance with an intensive level of service. My first course was white asparagus which was cold served with mayonnaise. (It didn't say otherwise on the menu but wasn't what I was expecting). For my second course I ordered the special... More 

Thank Marianna M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Old school with cluby atmosphere. Excellent skilled, formal service of a bygone era. Particularly noteworthy were the scallops with cavier (amazing sauce) and a wonderful partridge pie. The crepes at the end were delicious and the table side flambe was good entertainment. Great lunch.

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Cape Cod
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

When you see this restaurant from the outside you are not necessarily impressed; however, when you walk into the 80 year old establishment you see the dark wood and the numerous properly dressed waiters and their supervisors. I immediately had a flashback to the yesteryear elegance of some of the famous restaurants of Boston, New York or New Orleans. (Sorry,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

An exceptional lunch...excellent sevice , food let them to select the wine..Albarino was a perfect duet with delicious food. Good location to walk after your meal.

Thank Tita H

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Restaurant Details

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