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Golden Gate Grand Cafe

Avenida Zarco 2A, Funchal, Madeira 9000-060, Portugal
+351 291 234 383
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
Italian, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Avenida Zarco 2A, Funchal, Madeira 9000-060, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We sat at an outside table and were waited on by lovely staff members. At a nearby venue a lady was singing so we enjoyed the music too. On our first visit we ate a light supper which was delicious. Our second visit was to...More

Thank 31192jennya
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here many years ago. Then debt issues closed it. Luckily now reopened. Looks great. Seated quickly. We ordered coffee and then sent my wife into look at the pastries. An apple and almond slice plus a cheese cake followed. Good value and taste....More

1  Thank MikeMason
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was very elegant had a table on the balcony overlooking the activities in the street. Food was excellent as was the service but I would say it was a bit expensive. Would recommend a visit just to see the very excellent staircase leading...More

Thank TELBOY45
Reviewed 6 days ago

We managed to get a reservation for a balcony table for 4 people, but to be honest this balcony is so narrow it is only really suitable for couples. The food overall was lovely but 2 of us found the fillet steaks overly peppery. They...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Golden Gate opened in 19cy and is about 75m from the cathedral by Zarco's statue ( the guy who discovered the island). It reopened in June 2017 post an expensive refurbished having been closed for a couple of years. Its art deco interior has...More

1  Thank Surreyfamily35
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, great choice, abit pricey. Staff are very friendly and attentive. We had two toasted sandwiches a G + T and a latte, an ice cream sundae, and it came to €28.

Thank dwc3402
Reviewed 1 week ago

This elegant restaurant has recently had a very tasteful - and, no doubt, expensive - re-vamp. And it shows. The waitig staff cruise around in crisply-pressed white jackets with just a touch of the George Cinq about them. The loos are cutting edge and spotless....More

Thank bryanedwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

After lovely morning coffee one day,we discovered the beautiful upstairs restaurant where we had dinner twice. Wonderful elegant ambience, and touches of the old colonial in the decor and smart uniforms of the waiting staff. As the head chef is Italian, we decided the Italian...More

1  Thank Bonzorino
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lunch on balcony with the view on main square. The food is delicious, excellent vines, very good desert. The price was normal for Madeira. I recommend this restaurant for everyone.

1  Thank Ivana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious meal with my husband. Such attentive service without being intrusive. Food delicious and excellent value for the quality . Cannot recommend highly enough - we sat on the upper outside balcony - fabulous location . One not to be missed !

1  Thank Agnes M
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28 January 2015|
Response from ah-reiziger |
No it is not. To bad! We are here now (july 2016). Still closed......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Zarco 2A, Funchal, Madeira 9000-060, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 234 383
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