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“outstanding restaurant”

Restaurante Gambrinus
Ranked #187 of 4,183 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“outstanding restaurant”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Amazing food in beautiful surroundings served by people that really want you to enjoy your time in their restaurant. My wife and I visited on two successive evenings earlier this week (we were so impressed the first evening we had to return the next).
Local oysters, crayfish with mayonnaise and cooked spider crab followed by local cheeses and fruit on the first evening all washed down with some good Champagne, white port, a superb red Douro wine and some old Madeira.
On the second occasion we had the most amazing clams cooked in oil with white wine, a little garlic & parsley and fish Cataplana followed by more local cheeses and fruit. We had the same wines as the first evening.
This really is a top restaurant which provided us with our best eating experiences in Lisbon (the rest of our meals were very good too).

  • Visited October 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“What a disappointment!”
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

  • Visited October 2012
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Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“For me the best in Lisbon”
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).

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Antonio L
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Rosh Pina, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Old fashion restaurant”
Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

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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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One of the best services in Lisbon”
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.

  • Visited June 2012
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