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Golden Gate Grand Cafe

Avenida Zarco 2A, Funchal, Madeira 9000-060, Portugal
+351 291 234 383
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
1 week ago
“We loved it and then we left on our final night feeling a little disappointed”
2 weeks ago
“Hooray! The Golden Gate is open again.”
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Avenida Zarco 2A, Funchal, Madeira 9000-060, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I used to be a regular of this place some years ago, so it was with great surprise that I discovered that the Golden Gate was closed for some time and reopened recently under a new management. Unfortunately, judging from our experience, I'm afraid that...More

Thank Lúcio F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Golden Gate looks very premium so I nipped in to check out the upstairs restaurant and booked a table for that night. Our table was on the balcony so great view of the pedestrian boulevard and the lovely buildings in that area. We had...More

1  Thank ferguson99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to have lunch here on our final day in Madeira. We sat upstairs on the balcony. The service & food both excellent. We had eaten in many al a carte restaurant's doing our holiday and would rate this amongst the highest. The prices were...More

Thank Madeira84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Madeira, and have watched daily for for the opening of this cafe. So on the first day open to the public we of course were there. We went upstairs to sit on the balcony,we asked if we could order a light snack...More

1  Thank Elizabeth j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A brilliant location in the heart of Funchal and the long wait for it to re-open was worth it. We enjoyed lunch on the balcony and the service was faultless. We both chose lunch from the Italian menu and the meal was cooked perfectly under...More

1  Thank louisehertfordshire
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Went for dinner here, seated on the corner of the outdoor balcony on the first floor. You overlook a little plaza/square with the grand looking bank opposite. A great spot to relax and people watch of an evening. The food was good; the mussels were...More

1  Thank Ben G
Reviewed 28 July 2014

A great little place to stop and watch the world go by. Pavement café in the central area of Funchal, we stopped just for a beer whilst on our holidays. Pleasant, friendly service.

1  Thank Helen688
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Top tip: Sit upstairs...it's great for people watching as it's in a nice area. Nice spot go grab a drink but food was pretty basic.

1  Thank Jaz84
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Lovely generous cesar salad & beer in the sunshine with friendly service with loud but lively acordian player nearby!!!

1  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Service is good as is the coffee. Plenty of people watching and some very good street musicians. If you come for an evening meal take a table on the balcony upstairs. The menu offers a good range and the food is well prepared and presented.

1  Thank MikeAtBarton
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29 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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