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Restaurante Gambrinus

#144 of 3,629 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
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
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12:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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Cairo, Egypt
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing restaurant! The service is done "au guéridon ". It is a small table next to yours where the waiter will bring the dishes and prepare them for you. With the tasty meals, you will also enjoy the show of the waiters moving precisely between the tables. Every detail is anticipated for the customer. Don't miss the "crepes Suzette".

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Cascais, Portugal
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy room, the big one, nice decoration, good atmosphere. Seafoood was great and the service was 5 stars. We enjoyed it a lot and want to come back.

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Bedford
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267 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the opposite of Ramiros but we loved the old world service. The waiters are professionals and everything is done tableside including the crepes suzette. We did not order them but enjoyed the show each time. Shrimp with garlic sauce, fish with vegetables and fresh fruit were all delicious. Service was excellent and they will do anything to make... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is quite elegant and all the guests were upmarket and we'll dressed the onion soup was divine. We all had fish for our main course and it was outstanding. Service was perfect as well. You must try their special brew coffee. It is not cheap but worth every euro for the great food.

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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This was our second time in this wonderful restaurant... our taxi driver had issues finding it as it is located in a back alley/square. Once inside, take a delightful step back in time. Attentive waiters dressed in old school debonaire outfits, wooden panelling, stylish ambience and delicious food. We had oysters to start, then lobster for me (have both butter... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Our first meal in Lisbon was at Restaurante Gambrinus and what a great way to start our trip. We each had fish--mine was grilled with olive oil, garlic, and cumin, and my husbands wash Portuguese style with lots of tomatoes. Both were excellent, as was the service. Our waiter let us ask all kinds of questions about Portugal, as we... More 

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Colchester
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Gambrinus celebrating eighty years in business and I suspect nothing much has changed in that time and long may it remain so. This is a taste of the past and how things used to be done. The dining room is panelled with well spaced tables covered in starched linen. Solid cutlery tell you that something substantial is on the way... More 

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Alcobaca, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a classic gem amongst the hussle and hassle of the area. Great service comfortable classic surroundings and good food. Booking especially at weekend is adviseable

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We had dinner on Sunday evening. The restaurant was about two third full. There were too many waiters who must have been told to keep walking around even when not necessary. It is a pity that their batteries never ran out! This was obtrusive and not usual for this standard of restaurant. We shared an excellent cataplana of mixed seafood... More 

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Australia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It was my second time to enjoy dinner at Gambrinus . Excellent service and food . I would rate this restaurant no 1 in Portugal . Flambé service is done with a great flair and professionalism . Must experience if in Portugal as I highly recommend .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:30
Monday
12:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:30
Thursday
12:00 - 01:30
Friday
12:00 - 01:30
Saturday
12:00 - 01:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 1466
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.

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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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