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Restaurante Gambrinus

#169 of 3,362 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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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Redditch, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Lisbon for 5 days to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Restaurante Gambrinus was recommended to us by a local whom we met by chance. This was a piece of luck because it was a special evening and we shall not forget the experience. If you do not appreciate fine ingredients, cooked deliciously with excellent service then do... More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on our first evening in Lisbon, a fantastic start to our mini-break. Staff and service very attentive, food delicious. Gods central location.

Thank CarolWReading
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place brings back memories of times when restaurants existed because of their clients and not because of their chefs. Times when asking a dish to share would imply having someone serving the portions on the side of our table. Times when there where impeccable uniforms circulating in the dinning room. On top of this one can add excellent ingredients,... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

If you're interested in Art Deco, go to this restaurant, not for the food but for the decor, particularly the colorful stained glass offset by the dark wood interior. Overall the service and ambiance were out of sync with the food. I am glad I went as the setting and the wait staff in fully livery were out of another... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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 

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Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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 

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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
Romantic, 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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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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