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“What a disappointment!”

Restaurante Gambrinus
Ranked #188 of 4,304 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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.
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I love fine "cuisine" whichever way it is prepared : traditional, rural, fusion, old school, molecular, be my guest as long as it tasty. Gambrinus style and cuisine are caught in a gastronomic permafrost but that would not be a problem in itself as long as products are fresh and well prepared. My first plate was a mere shrimps in oven, served like any ordinary dish in Spanish tapas bar, the difference being the price, above 20€ for the most overcooked and tasteless shrimps I ever ate. I was thus looking forward for the "plat de resistance" : grouper on skewer : even worse: fish was fresh but nearly dry, once again overcooked. Wine was regular (had 2 glasses, no bottle, had a old Porto and no dessert. Bill was above 80€!! Never again

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Thank LatinPedro
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Its cusine is excellent. There you can find the proeminent active power of Portuguese society.

The best service, the best menu, the best deserts.

On this place you can eat a perfect crepe suzette, a perfect vanilla souflle, some fried meatballs (croquetes).

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We got so many recommendation about this restaurant that we had to try it by ourselves. What a disappointment! Some of the dishes were bed and the other were avarage. The price is night. The best thing in this restaurant is the serve. Really not recomended

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

One of the view remaining "old school" restaurants with a good blend of traditional and more elaborated food and a excellent service. Suitable for more formal meals or business. The wine list is one of the most exclusive of Lisbon but also expect expensive. Nevertheless, worth a visit.

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Thank Gosto_de_comentar
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

we got there by coincidence as all other restaurants closed kitchen at eleven and this one was open until 2 am.
at the beggining a little hesitant since the prices were a little high.. however..
wow
Service from the very first moment was excelent, they brought home made bread and buter.
Menus in english, wide selection of portuguese food.
since it was pricey we shared salad and main, and was more than enough. food was excelent.
as we enjoyed so much to this time we decided to go for dessert and digestives...
This was an unexpected perfect dinner... would strongly recommend.
ended up paying almos 100 Euros for dinner including, wine.
coffe, irish coffe, baileys....
totally recommend this.

Thank Roberto H
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