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John Bull Restaurant

Rua da Palmeira | Cascais 2750-330, Cascais 2750-459, Portugal
+351 21 483 3319
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (19 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, International, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Rua da Palmeira | Cascais 2750-330, Cascais 2750-459, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 275 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As others have written the waiters beckon you to come into eat.. I thought why not and ordered s Greek salad.. which was lots of bits of sad lettuce, with some tomatoes & olives thrown on top. The feta was some sort of plastic cheese...More

Thank fred2902
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the standard couvert (bread,olives etc) followed by squid and potatoes cooked in oil and garlic and then Mango mousse to finish. All very good and I found the service to be friendly and quick. Had a G&T as well and there were a...More

Thank Crusty1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar/restaurant are big on touting.Once you sit down the service is slow and to receive attention to pay was a mission on its own.Our waiter was poorly trained and the overall experience was disappointing.There are many other places in the square that offer a...More

Thank JBLEROUX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in as everywhere was busy, nice enough place , located in the main tourist area, service was fine, food was no better than average, not disgusting but certainly did not stand out , much better places to go in Cascais

Thank bdtr4
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Please dont go to Bar john bull.The service is terrible and i had sardines which was tasteless and defnitely not fresh.

Thank schoeman b
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The food was average. The waiters we rushed of their feet and were very unpleasant. For starters we got some cheese and bread. The cheese had a eyelash on it and the waiter could care less. As we ate our food ( which was ok...More

1  Thank Luciaold E
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I seriously don’t understand why this restaurant has such good reviews. The fish couldn’t be more mediocre (and drowning in oil) and the pasta was straight up terrible (overcooked and tasteless). The service was slow, there are thousands of flies sitting down on your food...More

Thank Eva D
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We chose this place because most of the restaurants in the center were packed around lunch time and it was the first one we found with an empty table. Wouldn't call the food bad, at least not the salmon which was only a little overcooked....More

Thank Lidia F
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We stopped for a drink, but once settled decided to have lunch as well. The food was amazing, try grilled salmon or sardines, so delicious and cooked to perfection. Thanks to Bruno for taking good care of us, catering to our wishes.

Thank Pearlyspencer
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We happened to over hear people aaying that this restaurant was nice so we decided to go there. It just goes to show that you should not listen to anyone else. The sea bass was just pure bones. I had the salmon which was the...More

Thank rarrocks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Palmeira | Cascais 2750-330, Cascais 2750-459, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Cascais
  • Phone Number: +351 21 483 3319
Description
Ate on the terrace in April 2011 and it was delicious. We shared a seafood rice (25euros) which we were told would feed two people. It was fantastic and easily the best paella we ate on our trip and would feed three people especially if you have bread and a starter. This was the best meal we had during our 3 weeks in Spain and Portugal. One of our party spilt a little sauce on her top and the waiter came to her aid immediately with a spray to fix her blouse. Fantastic service, setting, price. Wish I could eat there again.
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