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“Good position for rubber necking”

Golden Gate Grand Cafe
Ranked #132 of 648 Restaurants in Funchal
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This restaurant is in a very good position in the centre of funchal in a traffic free area, the waitresses are very pleasent and helpful but are controlled by management which hasn't a clue and will not speak to customers about any problems they may have. I have eaten there twice and on both occasions the meat was tough and I asked to see the manager because I thought that at the price I was paying the quality of the food was abysmal.
At this restaurant you pay for the location certainly not the food or the service

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Thank RogerMalaga
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

A definite must for any visit to Funchal. You can sit for as long as you like (if you can get a seat in the first place) over a coffee or a drink and maybe a filled croissant and just watch the world go by. Frequented by locals as much as tourists. Not cheap but it is grand. My wife loves the ice creams.

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Thank MichaelH694
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Ate at Golden Gate last night, we both hand the Lamb Chops which were overcooked and tastless and full of fat not a good cut, veg and potatoes bland. Waiter blamed new chef be warned

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Good location to stop for a coffee whilst walking round Funchal. Ideal for people-watching. Very near the cathedral.

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Thank Amanda W
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in Funchal, then I would urge you to visit the Grand Cafe. Over 100 Years old, and fun to sit outside with a cofee people watching, the real treat is to visit at lunch time and get a table on the ooutsude terrace of the first floor.

Here you can enjoy a good salad or pasta, or other light lunch from a wide menu, washed down with a bottle of fine Portugues wine, recommened by the staff, if there is not one you recognise. They are all very helpful and quite attentive, once they have found you.

this is a wonderful vantage point to watcg Madeirans and holoday makers going their various ways, and to watch the fun and games of the taxi rank outside. A great two hour break in the day.

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Thank Corvette1544
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