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Gaviao Novo

Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 229 238
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 570 reviews

Reviewed today

We’ve been back three times and are planning a fourth before heading home tomorrow. Super friendly staff. Love the bruschetta as a snack. Go for their recommendation regarding fish - there is always some item that is not on the regular menu that is available...More

1  Thank Ammer01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a lovely location, pretty central in the old town. Service fantastic, matched only by the food. Good menu, great portions. Staff are very observant and attentive. We have eaten here for lunch and dinner, both equally good.More

Thank Vicki L
Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. As you liked this dish, we thought you would like our other suggestions too, so do not forget to ask on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little restaurant sat a street behind the sea view restaurants, guarded against the wind with a fantastic array of fresh fish and meat courses to choose from. A hidden gem that I wish we’d found earlier - don’t be fooled by thinking the sea...More

Thank Harry-hodge
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 you can visit us soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this fish restaurant. It did not disappoint. There was an extensive menu to chose from. I had my first ever limpets. The prices were good too, The portions were massive. We all have good appetites but ended up wasting some of the...More

Thank Linda H
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 you can visit us soon.

Reviewed 13 March 2018

I had eaten here on previous occasions and chosen a whole fish from their cabinet. This time I ordered a mixed fish grill which had 4 different types of fish and tasted fine. Disappointing that it was accompanied by a dish of boring boiled potatoes...More

Thank Margaretdoreen
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience, it helps us to find where we can do better and satisfy our customer's expectations. Hope you can visit us soon.

Reviewed 11 March 2018

Scabbard fish was fantastic, the service was quick and efficient but lacking the local warmness and friendliness experienced in other restaurants in Funchal. Really enjoyed the food and would be back.

Thank KrisWood7
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 you can visit us soon.

Reviewed 8 March 2018

When you walk down Rua Santa Maria in the Old Town it is difficult to choose which restaurant to eat in. We had stopped for a coffee in the rain one morning and did not feel unwelcome when we waited some time for the rain...More

Thank ryedalerambler7
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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. We just also wish to let you know that we have in our menu...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The staff are friendly and welcoming. My wife and I had a half and half I.e. We each had a fillet of parrot fish and sea bass. Both were cooked perfectly. Even the vegetables were cooked properly al dente and not vastly overcooked which seems...More

Thank Pierre48
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 you can visit us soon.

Reviewed 2 March 2018

We have eaten there on quite a few occasions as their local fish is a delight. Staff are very knowledgeable. Some of what they serve are not known to me and leaving it to the staff is a great idea. Situated in the old town...More

Thank cl0ugh
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 you can visit us soon.

Reviewed 24 February 2018

Based on other reviews and a dry run of the restaurant we decided to give it a try. Unfortunately it did not come up to expectations. It was average throughout.

Thank djg3mail
Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for your time for writing about your experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 68
Meals
Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
It is for us a privilege to be part of the good memories of those who visit Gavião Novo. In our restaurant you will find a friendly and committed team that will transform your meal into an experience worth remembering.
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