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“Amazed”
Review of Estufa Real

Estufa Real
Ranked #1,118 of 4,456 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Portuguese, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Had lunch in this beautiful location with a group of around 20 people. the dishes were great, the wine complemented the food and the service was really excellent. Can't say much about the prices, but I think it's worth it's value. Certainly worth a visit.

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Thank Gerwin N
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

We went to Estufa Real for breakfast. The place is quite panoramic with views of the beautiful gardens outside. In addition to the botanic species in the botanic garden, there are a few beautiful peacocks.

After we parked the car, we went to the restaurant and the whole check-in process was quite chaotic. Guests would get in without signing in with the master waiter. There should be a host to do this so that the process is more efficient.

Once at the table, we were offered a glass of sparkling wine and then we started the buffet. There was a quite impressive offer of cold dishes, warm dishes and an even more wow dessert section. There were oysters and conches as part of the exquisite food offer.

The service was old-fashioned but still very good, with our glasses of water being topped up quite often. Unfortunately, service got slow when it came to pick up our plates from the table or at the very end when we requested the check and wanted to pay.

The big negative in this restaurant is the amount of loud children running in the restaurant which really damages the ambiance. There room should be divided in two, being that one of the sections would be for adults only. Alternatively, there should be a sign strictly forbidding children from running and yelling.

Even though I loved this place, I would perhaps consider the brunch at Bica do Sapato instead, where there are not as many families with children and the children that are there normally behave.

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1  Thank AirlineStatusLover
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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Not cheap at almost 40 euro a person including a glass of bubbles and water, but worth every penny. The ambience, the comfort and peace are special. The buffet is very well presented and lots of choice. Oysters, smoked salmon, eggs, filet steak, bacalhau, a dozen of well resented salads and more than a dozen of desserts. I would almost forget the cheeses :).
Nice nice nice... Our place for those special occasions. Do try it !

2  Thank Bearchef
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Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

We read in the guide book about this restaurant in the Ajuda Botanical Garden. It's a trek. We called from the Belem Tower to here. It's a steep climb uphill. You can take a bus or a taxi. The gardens were beautiful and the food was great. My only complaint is the place needs maintenance. You expect at a party venue that the terrace would be immaculate. Not the case!

Thank Jose F
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Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Very nice place not advertised at all, beautiful gardens, and great food, the only thing is to find it, 2 entries and both quiet difficult to find. But bear in mind which day and time you are going as they sometimes close the restaurant for events. It was a Good surprise.

Thank STEPHPorto
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