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€6 - €12
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Healthy, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1.4 km from Park and National Palace of Pena
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is well understated. The food was well prepared and generous proportions. My steak was perfectly cooked as good as any hatted restaurant. The waiters understood English as well as Portuguese and matched the wine to the meal - no charge.. in all a...must if visiting sintra in fact if your in Portugal make you way here just for this restaurantMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant after seeing the well. Service was fantastic the food was delicious and the setting charming. Special thanks to the wait staff who made our meal great

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The mushroom rosemary steak was to die for! My partner had a vegan beyond burger which he liked, for a beyond patty. The vegetable soup of the day was average. The vegan sausage he would skip next time. (Tasted more like a croquette.) We had...initially gone in for the vegan lasagna but were told it had to be called in days ahead of time as the owner was the only one who knew how to cook it? The house wine was also just good. Our server was very pleasant but a miscommunication lead to our leftovers being thrown away. Which was rather disheartening because that mushroom steak may have been the best I’d ever had. Nice environment inside and on warmer days there is terrace seating.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s okay. Four of us, four different meals, nothing memorable. I got the octopus and it was very over done. We got the blue sangria (based on previous reviews) and found it way too sweet. Got the red sangria instead and it was also very...sweet. Server was very nice.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was really excellent. It is like grandmother’s food. Service was great and welcoming. We came with our chihuahua. Pet friendly.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

The worse Codfish I ever had In portugal . This fish is so tasty so it takes a very hard skill to deliver a worse experience but they managed to do it . I tested 4 types of codfish and each of them was a...disaster. Very sorry but I don’t recommend this place . O Bacalhau é um prato típico português e é muito difícil não conseguir cozinha bem este peixe mas neste restaurante conseguiram … provei 4 tipos diferentes de bacalhau e nenhuma estava bom. Lamento mas não recomendoMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024 via mobile

Excellent food with very reasonable prices. The Iberian ham made me tear up with joy. Highly recommend the steak, bacon and egg, the bread and meat tower, or any of the seafood. Our waiter Gonçalo was super fun and gave us a great experience, with...some excellent reccs.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024 via mobile

Very near to the station, the waiters are very friendly and attentive. Ginja in chocolate cups is great fun. We also have monkfish stew. It is plenty and very tasty.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

A generally pleasing visit. The restaurant is just three minutes walk from Sintrq railway station, and on the other side of the city to the main centre where most restaurants are. The main course we had was filling and tasty. Drinks, particularly the Ghinja in...chocolate shot glasses is highly recommended. Wine was reasonably priced and okay. Our starter, the clams were disappointingly salty and did not taste as fresh as we expected. Bread was slightly dry. The waiter was highly attentive to our concerns though, certainly the most attentive so far on our trip. The bathroom, particularly the men’s room was in need of renovation. Overall though, a pleasant and filling meal, with lovely wait staff. The delicious and generous main course balanced most complaints out.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

We picked this place because it was little outside the busy center. Happened to locate where we got a parking slot, beneath the railway station. Late lunch, we got excellent service and nice, unsightly portions of seafood; seabream, bacalhau and shrimps. Also coffee and capuchino...was over the average.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Very nice ambience and service. We were taken very good care of by Goncalo and his colleagues. We had the vegan lasagne and the King prawns in Garlic, and both were lovely. Appararantly the vegan lasagne isn't always available (Some of the ingredients can be...tricky to source I'm told) but Goncalo said they will make an extra big effort to have it from now on. They also trialled a vegan dessert tonight (that was luck on my part). Was really great how they asked for feedback and suggestions. Two of us (vegan and meat eater) very happy to recommend this place.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Metamorphosis is superior. Meta cares about the food, the presentation, and the service. I have been in Sintra for a week and attended the other highly rated restaurants. All were deficient in flavor, presentation, and service. I wish I knew about Meta earlier - the...chicken, the eggplant, the veal. There is no reason to eat elsewhere in Sintra.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Wandered in off the street and v pleased to have found such a welcoming place with an excellent meal. Excellent dinner of clams, veal escalope with mushrooms and new potatoes and a huge super fresh salad. A well priced bottle of local ish Chardonnay and...we were happy. About €30 a head. Definitely recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Highly recommend this place, especially to vegans and vegetarians. As a vegetarian, I can sometimes find it hard to find places that offer a great range of veggie dishes. This place was fantastic. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and the food was great....I had the francesinha vegetariana and it has fake meat in it. When I asked the waiter just to clarify it was fake meat, he was very reassuring and explained exactly what it was. You don't always find restaurant staff that understand vegetarianism and care enough to be helpful, so this really made my experience here great. We had great wine, great food and great service throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed it and strongly recommend to anyone, especially fellow vegetarians! Thank you to all the staff for their hospitality!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

What a beautiful evening in this lovely restaurant! Arrived at the restaurant to find a long table set for the birthday of the Owner's son. We were seated at a table beside the celebration table and were greeted by a wonderful waiter. My husband had...veal with mushrooms and I had a steak with mushrooms for dinner. We started with a lovely salad and enjoyed wine with our dinner. Everything was beautifully prepared by the chef and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Our waiter was attentive and happy to chat with us. As the Birthday Celebration began (for the owner's 7 year old son) the family came to chat with us and included us in the singing of Happy Birthday. The son brought us candies and a slice of his birthday cake. So wonderful to be included in his celebration! What a beautiful family and a lovely restaurant to have dinner. If you are in Sintra, you cannot go wrong having dinner at Metamorphosis!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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We were seated away from the door so could not see anyone taking coffee but we did need a to go container for our leftovers and they gladly provided one.
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Restaurante Metamorphosis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5