Restaurants in Sintra
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RESTAURANTS IN SINTRA

FINE DINING

A Raposa

A Raposa

"A Raposa" means fox. You would be a sly as one to head here to avoid the Sintra lunchtime crowds. The somewhat austere exterior betrays the grand interior. A tea room during the day A Raposa transforms into a restaurant at night. Sergio, the chef, cooks international cuisine in addition to local fare. Food cooked to perfection includes locally caught fish and tender shredded lamb, amongst many other tempting offerings. The wine list is cleverly thought out. Sergio is a bit of a sommelier. He has a talent of perfectly matching a wine to the meal.
Daily: 13h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 00h15

29 Rua Conde Ferreira, 2710-631 Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47" 56.6' N | 09º 23" 14.9' W
+351 219 243 440 | aragao-sergio@hotmail.com

Arola Restaurant

Arola

Situated within the Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort, one of the premier golf and country clubs in the region. A Spanish native, Sergi Arola grew up with tapas. At his restaurant in Sintra, he applies a contemporary twist to this age-old tradition. Set within a stylish, Mediterranean-inspired space, he offers a menu of creative Portuguese dishes. Chefs are in full view from the bar and dining room, where translucent aluminium curtains blinds provide a hint of privacy. A resident DJ spins each evening and during the summer, the music spills out onto the terrace.
Daily: 12h30 - 15h00, Thursday - Tuesday: 19h00 - 22h30

Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó, Sintra, 2714 - 511, Portugal.
38º 45" 53.3' N | 09º 23" 09.7' W
+351 219 249 011 | resort.penhalonga@penhalonga.com |  Website


Azenhas do Mar

Azenhas do Mar

This fantastic restaurant clings to the side of the cliff in the village that shares its name. The Azenhas do Mar restaurant has an amazing panoramic sea view. The feast for the eye is accompanied by an extensive choice of fish and seafood dishes on the menu, such as amêijoas à bulhão Pato (clams), octopus salad and Percebes or Goose barnacles. There are also plenty of non-pescatarian delights on the menu, in addition to a great wine list.
Daily: 12h30 - 23h00

Restaurante Piscina Azenhas do Mar, Azenhas do Mar 2705-104, Colares, Portugal.
38º 50" 26.2' N | 09º 27" 44.0' W
+351 219 280 739 | geral@azenhasdomar.com |  Website

Lawrence's Hotel Restaurant

Lawrence's Hotel Restaurant

Known historically as a restaurant with rooms, the Lawrence's offers you fine dining in a refined yet friendly environment. Although it's only a short stroll from the centre, its location feels far from the madding crowd and hordes of tourists. As expected from a restaurant of a fine reputation, the staff are very courteous and professional. The high standard of the food on the menu is equally matched by its wine list.
Daily: 12h30 - 15h00/19h30 - 22h00


Rua Consiglieri Pedroso 38-40, Sintra 2710-550, Portugal.
38º 47" 45.5' N | 09º 23" 33.0' W
+351 244 764 174 | geral@lawrenceshotel.com |  Website


Midori

Midori

Set within a contemporary space overlooking the Sintra Mountains. Midori is one of two Michelin star restaurants found at the Penha Longa Resort. Produce from all over Portugal are utilised to create Japanese dishes in an artful presentation with subtle, layered flavours. The restaurant is known as one of the country's best destinations for Japanese cuisine and can be easily reached from Lisbon.
Tuesday - Saturday: 19h30 - 23h00, Sunday, Monday: CLOSED



Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó, Sintra, 2714 - 511, Portugal.
38º 45" 53.3' N | 09º 23" 09.7' W
+351 219 249 011 | resort.penhalonga@penhalonga.com |  Website

Seteais Restaurant

Seteais Restaurant

Treat yourself to delectable cuisine at the Seteais Restaurant. One of the best Sintra restaurants, food at this elegant restaurant is served in a hall adorned with magnificent frescos and paintings. The restaurant overlooks the flourishing gardens with the Sintra mountains in the background. On the menu are local dishes such as Bacalhau, tiger prawns, octopus and leitão (suckling pig) and international dishes. On certain evenings diner can enjoy their meal accompanied by soft piano playing.
Daily: 12h30 - 15h00/19h30 - 22h00

8 Rua Barbosa du Bocage, 2710-517, Sintra, Portugal.
38° 47' 47.1" N | 09° 23' 58.1" W
+351 219 233 200 | experience.tpds@tivolihotels.com |  Website


MID PRICED

Curral dos Caprinos

Curral dos Caprinos

The restaurant stands on the spot of a former sheep and goat farm, which still lends Curral dos Caprinos its name. Since August 1974, this restaurant has served the best in Portuguese cuisine to its patrons who travel long and far to delight in its traditional rustic dishes. Even though goat and lamb dishes feature large on the menu, there's plenty of alternatives to keep everyone happy. Chef's João Levita and António Pacheco can turn locally attained ingredients into mouth-watering magic, such as their barbecued goat and baked monkfish. Located in the typical village of Cabriz at the foot of the Sintra Hills, the Curral dos Caprinos also provided each diner with amazing views.
Daily: 12h30 - 15h00/19h30 - 22h00
28 Rua de Setembro, Cabriz, 2710-125 Sintra, Portugal. | 38° 48' 54.1" N | 09° 23' 22.1" W

+351 219 233 113
curraldoscaprinos@gmail.com |  Website

Harko's

Harko's

Portugal has a very long-standing relationship with Japan, yet Japanese cuisine is still relatively a new thing in Portugal. Japanese restaurants don't come much better than Harko's. They offer a delicious range of sushi and sashimi as well as noodle, grilled and tempura dishes. Regulars of Japanese restaurants would recognise much on the menu yet with an added playful twist, such as the Scallop Sashimi with Passion fruit Sauce. Locally sourced ingredients ensure the highest and freshest quality time after time. The restaurant is located within the São Pedro and makes an excellent detour if walking to or from Pena Palace overhead.

Daily: 12h30 - 15h00/19h00 - 23h00
4 Rua Serpa Pinto, 2710-508, Sintra, Portugal.
38° 47' 28.1" N | 09° 22' 49.6" W

+351 219 244 352
 Website

INcomum

INcomum

Swiss-trained chef Luis Santos had already gained success at his Lisbon establishment Tágide before throwing Sintra's culinary scene into tumult. Santos had brought his contemporary twist of Portuguese cuisine to town and established its own notoriety. His creativity is perfectly served up inside the modern decor using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Come and enjoy the lunchtime prix fixe or spend a romantic evening here. Either way, you'll not be disappointed.

Daily: 12h00 - 00h00, Saturdays: 16h30 – 00h00




R. Dr. Alfredo da Costa 22, 2710-631 Sintra, Portugal. | 38º 47' 56.0" N | 09º 23' 14.1" W
+351 219 243 719 | incomumbyluissantos.pt
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Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Close to the train station and away from the crowded restaurants in the centre of the Old Town. This little hideaway is a true gem and serves good ol' homely local cuisine in generous portions. Metamorphosis has a friendly and welcoming service at a very reasonable price. There are a couple of vegetarian options on the menu and a varied selection of wines and refreshments. Try to keep room for their desserts as they're out of this world.
Daily: 12h00 - 22h30.

43 Rua João de Deus, 2710-580 Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47' 58.4" N | 09º 23' 03.4" W
+351 219 244 573
combinamisterio@hotmail.com | Facebook

Nau Palatina

Nau Palatina

Petiscos (Portuguese Tapas) has had a resurgence of popularity recently. For creative chefs like Zé, they are a means to experiment and innovate. Various Mediterranean influences have found their way onto the menu expertly crafted from local ingredients. Nau Palatina is a family-run restaurant located a kilometre uphill in the district of São Pedro de Penaferrim, where you will be assured to receive a warm, friendly welcome from the owners. They only serve fresh quality products, wine, beer, fresh juices or refreshments and fine loose leaf teas. Free WIFI is available.
Tuesday - Saturday: 07h00 - 00h00, Sunday, Monday: CLOSED

Calçada São Pedro 18, 2710-501 Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47' 34.4" N | 09º 22' 50.6" W
+351 219 240 962 | Facebook

Romaria de Baco

Romaria de Baco

Tucked away in a narrow lane between the tourist office and the São Martinho church, then up some steps in this small Wine & Tapas Bar that is well worth trying your luck finding a free table. If you're in a hurry, their fantastic tapas is a great option. However, if you have the time to stay for a full meal, it will be prepared fresh for you. Compared to larger restaurants close by the restaurant's small size ensures a more attentive and friendly service whilst maintaining high standards of cooking.
Daily: 12h00 - 00h00




2 Rua Gil Vicente, 2710-557 Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47" 47.1' N | 09º 23" 29.9' W
+351 219 243 985 |  Website

Restaurante Regional de Sintra

Restaurante Regional de Sintra

Situated close to Sintra's town hall, the Regional is somewhat a local legend. The unassuming façade betrays a delightful and homely interior. Here, friendly staff await your pleasure. The meals served here are hearty and traditional yet presented wonderfully. The portions may be large but the bill is small and very fair. Look out for their stews; they are the reason why people queue to get in, both local and visitor alike. Come for the authentic Portuguese dining experience, leave happy.

Thursday - Tuesday: 12h00 - 16h00/19h00 - 22h00, Wednesday: CLOSED
2 Travessa do Município, 2710-592, Sintra, Portugal. | 38° 47' 57.1" N | 09° 23' 16.7" W

+351 219 234 444
regional@regional.pt |  Website

Taberna Criativa

Taberna Criativa

Out from the old town and in-between the train station and MU.SA - Sintra Museum of Art, Taberna Criativa is well worth any effort to get to. Chef Vítor Rocha uses local produce to great effect. Choose from a Prix Fixe or à la Carte menu. The open kitchen allows you to watch the masters apply their craft. The resulting dishes are of very high quality and always served with a smile. The restaurant may not be huge, yet it has a warm and friendly atmosphere. It is a true Mecca for us foodies and considering the quality of the food the prices are very reasonable.
Monday - Saturday: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 22h00, Sunday: CLOSED

26 Avenida Heliodoro Salgado, 2710-573, Sintra, Portugal. | 38º 48" 07.4' N | 09º 22" 56.4' W
+351 210 186 147
taberna.criativa1@gmail.com

Tascantiga

Tascantiga

Situated a short walk up the hill from the centre of the old town Fonte da Pipa on the same road as the Fonte da Pipa fountain and on the footpath leading to and from the Moorish Castle. Tascantiga offers a wide choice of regional tapas/petiscos from locally sourced ingredients in generous portions. The service is professional yet light-hearted, leading to a relaxed dining experience. There is ample seating inside and out to accommodate the large number of tourists who visit here.

Weekdays: 12h00 - 18h00, Weekends: 12h00 – 22h00

Escadinhas da Fonte da Pipa, Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47' 44.7" N | 09º 23' 27.8" W
+351 219 243 242
tascantiga@gmail.com |  Website | Facebook


CHEAP & CHEERFUL

A Tasca do Manel

A Tasca do Manel

An unpretentious locals haunt where you know you'll get a good simple meal for under ten euros. Try the dish of the day, a steak, grilled fish or even take advantage of their lunchtime set menu; many people do. No bells, no whistles, only happy bellies. You can find A Tasca do Manel next to the Town Hall downhill from the old town centre.
Weekdays: 07h30 - 20h00, Saturday: 07h30 – 19h00, Sunday: CLOSED.

5 Largo Doutor Virgilio Horta, Sintra 2710-630, Portugal.
38º 47' 56.0" N | 09º 23' 17.1" W
+351 219 230 215

Cantinho Lord Byron

Cantinho Lord Byron

Friendly wine and snack bar. Here you can rest your weary legs and enjoy a glass of wine with a platter of choriço and cheese. Byron himself praised Sintra very highly in his poetry, and this quirky little bar is dedicated to him. In addition to wine, there's a selection of craft beers, Sangria, Ginga and soft drinks. Here too you can enjoy a hamburger, a salad, a slice of cake and sandwiches.
Thursday – Tuesday: 11h00 - 20h00, Sunday, Monday: CLOSED

1 Rua da Ferraria, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
38º 47' 46.5" N | 09º 23' 26.4" W
+351 219 235 769 | Facebook

Romaria de Baco

Churrascaria Somos um Regalo

Located out of the old town, this vibrant Churrascaria is famed for its grilled chicken, and it's where locals flock to regularly. Here it's possible to feed the whole family at a very reasonable price. After you're sure to be left licking your fingers. Portuguese tend to eat young chickens (franguinho); they may appear on the small side.
Tuesdays – Sundays: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 22h00, Monday: CLOSED


75 Rua Luís Camões, 2710-541 Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47" 28.1' N | 09º 22" 24.2' W
+351 219 243 890 |  Website