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Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 229 238
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is recommended in the Lonely Planet guide to Madeira as a popular spot for really good seafood. We went for a late lunch and found it quiet. Waiting staff were knowledgeable and helped us select from the fresh fish platter, giving good advice about wine, etc. We settled on fish soup to start, followed by a plate of... More 

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Lichfield
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454 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here on our last visit to Madeira and really enjoyed the experience so I awarded it 5 stars on Tripadvisor. On that occasion we had garlic prawns followed by a fresh sea bass for two. As a result when planning our next trip to the island we decided we had to eat here because it had been our... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Looking around the old section of Funchal you can find a terrific assortment of eateries. As I absolutely love eating fish, it seemed that an island in the Atlantic might be a good place to indulge my appetite. I started with a visit to the Central Market; particularly the hall where the fresh fish was piled high. I eliminated a... More 

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Thank frankinthesun
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The staff especially the manager were friendly and attentive. The fish was fresh with plenty of nice vegetables on the side. Wine was very good. My daughter's tomato soup was great and she as a fussy eater, absolutely loved it. Definitely recommend it.

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Thank Aniya H
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant in a busy street full of restaurants. We went for diner on a Monday​ and proof that this is one of the best in that area is that this one was almost full and many others had maybe a couple is tables with clients. The food is very good, not only do you have trouble choosing from... More 

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West Yorkshire
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this delightful restaurant on our first night in madeira and visited for both lunch and supper during our stay. The food is very fresh and delicious. The team always show you the fresh daily catch and cook it how you want it. I am Gluten Free and this was no problem at tall. The restaurant also serves fabulous... More 

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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed a fantastic gastronomy experience with us with absolute confidence. Hope you can visit us in the near future. More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly people and trust worthy. It s very difficult to trust a resturant in a very busy place where all trying to sell you as much as they could do. But this wasn't a case in this restaurant. They suggested a fish to us which was very nice and not too pushy. Very positive.

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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your dining experience, we are very proud of doing our best to only use local ingredients and share Madeira Island flavours with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was cook to perfection! The service was amazing. The fish came from the ocean to my plate, skipping the wholesaler. It was a great stop for our first day of our honeymoon.

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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, is very important to have independent reviews from our customers, it helps us to find where we can do better and satisfy our customer's expectations. Hope we had contributed to your lovely honeymoon. Looking forward to your visit in the future. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Recommended by a friend as one of the best places to enjoy a great selection of seafood . good staff and worth a visit

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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed a fantastic gastronomy experience. We hope for your next visit anytime soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My friend and I couldn't decide which restaurant to visit and spent a long time walking around. Suddenly this dymanic waiter who had an excellent personality and a passion for food enticed us to dine at the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The fish is fresh and the steaks tender all cooked to perfection.Vegetables/potatoes all fresh produce too. f you... More 

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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your time on writing a very pleasant review, that makes us very proud of our service. Hope you can visit us in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 229 238

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