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Gaviao Novo

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Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 229 238
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11:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food (even for the vegetarian!) Great value great service and the house red was amazing In a great place for restaurants this stood out we cannot understand it's relatively low rating on Trip Advisor

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

Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed a real tasty dish. We hope for your visit next time. More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are really many restaurants like this in Funchal old town with almost the same menu: many grilled fish meals (mainly dorada) and when you walk around the waiters are trying to lure you into the restaurant. It's very touristic - menus in every imaginable language and the typical question whether you want their famour garlic bread as a starter.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your visit and review, we try to offer all our guests the best quality food and service at the best value possible, note that we don't use farmed fish. We are looking forward to welcome you soon. More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suppose we should have paid attention to the blackboard which said "Our service is not the best but we are recommended by the BBC and Lonely Planet" We hadn't booked and were shown to their 'last available table' (it's amazing how many restaurants tell you that!). We ordered a bottle of wine and sat down and waited and waited... More 

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

Thank you for your time on writing about your experience. We would like to inform that we are doing much better now. Hope you can visit us again. More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We sat outside in a narrow street at this restaurant and enjoyed the fresh fish. Waiters bring a platter of what has been caught that day for you to chose from as well as the a la carte menu. We had some delicious octopus that was really tender and enjoyed the espada with garlic and onions. Great choice of wines... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, has made us very proud and thank you so much for sharing these with us and TripAdvisor. More 

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Despite their protests to the contrary, Gaviao Novo offers friendly, helpful and fun service alongside really good cooking from a team of also friendly chefs. We had a great fish lunch here and were so glad to have wandered into the warren of old town streets to discover this nearly hidden gem.

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

Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed a real tasty evening with us. We hope for your visit next time. More 

Rushden, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent local dishes and popular with locals situated in the old part of Funchal. Waiter very helpful, polite and friendly.

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

Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed your evening and service. We hope for your visit next time. More 

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

One of our best evening meals in all the time we have been visiting. Wonderful atmosphere and superb food and wines.

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Thank csl54
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, is important to measure the quality of our service to our customers. We were very pleased for having a great experience with our food and wines, hope you can come back again in the future. More 

Bordon, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

the service was actually great, in fact better than the other couple of places we visited on this street. They all seem to have similar prices - it is not cheap to eat out here! Nevertheless, the food was good and the service excellent. Worth a visit, soak up the atmosphere at night. As ever in Portugal in Spain, people... More 

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

Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed a real tasty evening with us. We hope for your visit next time. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Been here for dinner, as per the Hotel's recommendation and were not disappointed. It is a busy restaurant in the Zona Valha (old city) of Funchal, a very friendly area. It is advised to book in advance (but worth a visit even if you did not). The service is very professional. Our waiter did not direct us to the most... More 

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

Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed your evening. We hope for your visit next time. More 

Canewdon, Essex
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on previous holidays to Funchal, it was nice to go back and enjoy the good food and service. The downside is like a lot of things it is busier and felt a little packed in, the upside the waiter took the time to discuss the type of fish my husband wanted rather than just pick... More 

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

Thank you for your review, is important to measure the quality of our service to our customers. We were very pleased for having a great experience with our staff, hope you can come back again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$59
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?