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Fortaleza do Guincho

Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
+351 21 487 0491
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (27 reviews)
“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
“black pork” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had. The setting ( over the sea @ Guincho) is amazing and once you enter the Fortaleza you are in a different world, a world of excellence and satisfaction you don’t find easily. Amazing dishes, thorough explanations,...More

Thank pjm_pt
Guincho0, Diretor de Vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you very much for your comment and time. It is always a matter of happiness for all of us, every time we get a comment like yours, since we all work very hard to meet our clients...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The four course taster menu - preceded by three amuse bouche - was remarkable for its originality and attention to detail, for example four types of flavoured butter, each a different colour and shaped like a shellfish; excellent service and an explanation of each dish...More

Thank RichardLawrence49
Guincho0, Diretor de Vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, It is with great pleasure we learned that you have enjoyed your time and meal in our restaurant. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again; may we suggest you for your next visit to...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

My family stayed at this marvelous hotel. 6 of us dined at the restaurant and enjoyed one of the most inventive and delicious tasting menu's we've had in Europe.The restaurant was easily one of the great meals available in Portugal. The ingenuity of the food...More

Thank Charles B
Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you so much for taking the time to write another review about our property; what a pleasure to see that we were able to exceed your expectation. We really hope that you will give us the honour...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

very expensive,but lovely location,great attentive staff,lovely food and great wine list.Spacious dining room in a very smart boutique hotel on the Guincho coast.More

Thank kevinohara1
Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Good morning from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant for your meal. We are extremely pleased to know that you have enjoyed your meal and time with us. Should you come again, may we suggest you to take advantage...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

A great dinner with friends. Creative, locally inspired dishes with sea view. If only service was a bit more relaxed and the location somewhat more modern.More

Thank HanniHannover
Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Good morning from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you so much for your time and comment. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your meal in our restaurant; we really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. With our best and...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I understand the different reviews on TripAdvisor for this restaurant: If you are not a serious seafood-lover, don't go! But if you love seafood, you definetly have to go! The creations are fantastic, every dish is a combination of ingediences and spices that can't be...More

Thank Travel_X_pert005
Guincho0, Diretor de Vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Good morning from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, It is with great pleasure we read you comment about our restaurant. We are extremely pleased to know that you have enjoyed your time and meal in our restaurant, we truly understand your comment, nevertheless we would like...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant experience was spectacular from the welcoming of the host till the end. Sophisticated food and wine. It had made a remarkable begining of our Portugal trip. Fully recommended.More

Thank PabloSardi
Guincho0, Diretor de Vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Good morning from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you so much for your time and comment. We are extremely happy to know that we were able to provide you a nice way of starting your time in Portugal. We really hope to have the pleasure...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

The cook is not only very talented but he is an artist in his own right . What a presentation !!!! Every dish a work of art. I am not even a fan of fancy elaborated food but I was impressed. Very impressed ! It...More

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Guincho0, Diretor de Vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you so much for your time and words about our restaurant. We are extremely pleased to know that you have enjoyed your meal in our Restaurant; although you didn't like very much the decoration we really hope...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Except for the competent young sommelier who will surely go places. The Amuse-Bouches mostly inventive, the Starters good but as for the Mains, mine completely inedible and the other hardly passable, were a major disappointment to put it mildly. The saviour was the Portuguese cheese...More

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Guincho0, Diretor de Vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, We hope you had a nice time in Portugal. Best regards, Restaurante / Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Mariana Franco Sales & Marketing Manager Tel. : +351 214 870 491 @ : restaurante@guinchotel.pt

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Art meets food! The evening meal in this restaurant impacts on the senses - taste, sight and sound. The chef's phenominal skills provide dish after dish of artistic wonder which is proudly explained by the waiters describing the links and rational behind each display of...More

Thank mikeandlinda123
Guincho0, Gestor at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you so much for your great words about our restaurant and cuisine; I am sure they all be really proud since they work very hard every day to achieve what they are doing. It is always a...More

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jplarney
12 May 2017|
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Response from Guincho0 | Property representative |
Good afternoon from Restaurante / Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, First of all I would like to thank you for your contact and interest in our property. Further to your request I am pleased to inform you that we do have... More
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mamu34
11 November 2016|
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Response from Guincho0 | Property representative |
Good morning from Hotel / Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you very much for your interest in our Hotel. Yes we will be open at Christmas time with a special menu. We strongly recommend to make a reservation. May we... More
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maryjoWeymouth
11 October 2016|
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Response from Pat M | Reviewed this property |
I agree - it is not too formal but not jeans.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$153 - US$6,124
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Cascais
  • Phone Number: +351 21 487 0491
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  • This restaurant is at Fortaleza do Guincho
Description
Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho was opened in 1998, as the Hotel. Acclaimed French Chef Antoine Westermann introduced a haute cuisine restaurant, which quickly became a reference in Portugal. In 2001 the restaurant received a Michelin star, held until today. Originally with a classic French base, Portuguese products and traditions have been gaining more and more prominence in Fortaleza do Guincho. The inspiration that comes from the Sea; the philosophy is based and inspired by the Atlantic, the background setting of the Hotel. The best fish and seafood from the Portuguese coast as well as highest quality of national products are a constant on the Guincho table.
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