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“Nice brunch on the Funchal Mall”
Review of The Golden Gate Grand Cafe - CLOSED

The Golden Gate Grand Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Stamford Bridge, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Nice brunch on the Funchal Mall”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Friends and us enjoyed a great out-door brunch on a sunny afternoon in downtown Funchal. Whilst musicians played music we had "fish of the day" together with tasty salads and Madeira bread served by cheerful waitresses. Under the umbrella we watched people go by whilst we enjoyed a relaxing time with a beer and a bottle of white wine.

  • Visited October 2013
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Northwich, Cheshire
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“So good we went twice.........”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We've just got back from a week ii Funchal and tried a different restaurant every night until we found this one, then went twice. We went about 8pm in the evening and it was very quiet on both days. We sat upstairs in the restaurant by the balcony doors so we still had a good view of the street. The service and food were brilliant, I did not fancy the fish of the day offered,although we found quite a decent choice on the menu, and was offered swordfish as an alternative. it was just delicious and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. My husband had the salmon on both occasions, it was that good. The restaurant was very pleasant and comfortable to sit in, and after the hassle of the old town this was a relaxing place to to be. We will go back next time we are in Funchal. The price was around the same as any other restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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4 reviews
“Good plade to chill and people watch..”
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Centrally located on the main avenue, service is friendly and reasonably quick.

Plenty of ouside seating, with a nice balcony on the 1st floor, desserts are very nice too (if you fancy a treat)..

Prices are average for that part of town, but not expensive either..

If your looking for a light lunch with a relaxed atmosphere, then The Golden Gate is worth a try..

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“nice place to sit and chill”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Went here more often than not to sit upstairs on the outside seating. Watching the world go by nursing a G&T. We did eat here and I had the largest club sandwhich I've ever eaten, never ate again that day I can tell you. Outside on the pavement the house band played relaxing easy music and the place has an old charm to it. Totally relaxing experience after some shopping with the other half. frequented by all really couples/families, business chats and solo people just embracing the chilled ambiance.

  • Visited September 2013
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Modena, Italy
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4 reviews
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“Nice historical building but poor food”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The food was poor and the price to have dinner was also high. The menu was not wonderful and the cook had also left ingredients out of the dish my son had ordered which they compensated by offering him a dessert (they should have brought him another meal). I would not recommend this restaurant.The building and location are nice with pleasant balcony seating. They did a full renovation inside which was done extremely well. You can also sit outside in the square and that is nice too. I would not recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Cassandra P
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