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Darwin's Cafe

Avenida de Brasilia Ala B Fundacao Champalimaud, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351(0)210 480222
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Avenida de Brasilia Ala B Fundacao Champalimaud, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Neighbourhood: Belem
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had walked from Lisbon and needed refreshments so found Darwin's. The gin and tonic was tasty but it stops there. My burger was just okay but made out to be something exceptional. The prawn salad was bland and my wife did not finish it....More

Thank DaveN78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurant's location is superb, especially if you ask for a table outside. It's right in front of the river and there's nothing in between. It's better for lunch than dinner because the main highlight of the restaurant is the view , so it will...More

Thank Juzynha
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we ate chefs suggestions for the day.... Food could be better Tastier and more elaborated They should improve this to become a place we want to go back The restaurant is beautiful A shame they covered the windows and you can't see the water...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, good location - center of Belem Very interesting restaurant arrangement and architecture Very good food Very reasonable dinner prices Highly recommended

Thank New123Hodhasharon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are in Belem area at lunch time this is the place to go if you want a special lunch - but leave the back pack at the cloakroom as it is quite smart. Beautifully presented and flavoured dishes in a large room overlooking...More

Thank chrisgoggle
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a cool hidden gem. Decorated beautifully with views of Belem Tower and Christ and river. We had fantastic coffees and cocktails. They have a restaurant that I think would be stunning at night.

Thank Colleenpenn
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I would certainly recommend a visit to this restaurant, if your nearby. It is a great experience, combining an amazing location, amazing service, great decor with nice food. I would not say the menu is gourmet or very original , but the food is well...More

Thank Margarida-R-Afonso
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Although it's a bit outside it's worth going there. We went after our boat tour cause it was in the neighborhood and we were hungry. The location is quite big and almost all tables were full ( it was lunch time and Valentine's and the...More

1  Thank MEH1707
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I had a dinner in Darwin's Cafe. It was wonderful! Tge starters, the main dish and the desert was perfect. The salad was fresh, for main I had a salmon - one of the best that I tried ever. And for the deserts we shared...More

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I went there early January of this month with my girlfriend. We were looking for a good restaurant following our visit of Belem. What can I say about this place, other than it was freaking delicious. The food is ridiculously good, not too expensive, and...More

Thank Will B
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Brasilia Ala B Fundacao Champalimaud, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Belem
  • Neighbourhood: Belem
  • Phone Number: +351(0)210 480222
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