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“Not as good as expected”
Review of Gaviao Novo

Gaviao Novo
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Ranked #117 of 721 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 14 - US$ 64
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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.

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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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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We ate here twice - because the octopus dish of the house was really excellent. The shared fish platter with 3 different types of fish was well prepared, although on the second occasion the fish was a little dry. It was the most expensive of the restaurants we visited, but the service and location were noteworthy and sitting out under the heater in this bustling and charming street were worth coming back for. The only criticism would be the vegetables - Funchal offers wonderful local produce, and those served were unmemorable. The tasty local potatoes were missing - thé one's served were a bit overcooked, and have had them elsewhere in Madiera unpeeled which personally enjoyed more. Also as the cheap and lovely local avocados are available at this time of year, why not offer them as part of the mixed salad?

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

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, thank you.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We went in recommended by lonely planet so we were a bit suspicious. After talking to the head of waiter, it was recommended to take the octopus as appetizer and fish stew for dinner. We wanted to take avocado prawn but was advised too much food and he was absolutely right. The stew rice with lots of fish that gave great depth and taste to the rice and it flourished our dinner greatly. Also they customized our lemon juice to make it more personal touch with the meal.

Only advice is you need to speak local language to be able to get some dish out of the menu. However we had great enjoyable night with the great advice and meal. What a great day in Funchal.

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

Thank you so much for your visit and review, that means a lot to us as a team.
We try to offer all our guests the best quality food and service at the best value possible, we are very happy to know that you appreciate your meal.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We went last year and this was the only Funchal restaurant we chose to return to. It’s a small space and we always get talking to other people: great atmosphere!

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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you so much for your visit and review, that means a lot to us as a team.
We try to offer all our guests the best quality food and service at the best value possible, we are very happy to know that you appreciate your meal.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The seafood was so good over dinner, and we saw another table served with crab, we had to return! Not disappointed. Friendly hosts were attentive but not overly so - just pleased to serve. The food and wine was excellent, both at dinner and for a late lunch (on a day that the rains poured).

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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you so much for your visit and review, that means a lot to us as a team.
We try to offer all our guests the best quality food and service at the best value possible, we are very happy to know that you appreciate your meal.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon.

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