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A Colmeia

Trv do Colegio 39, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-046, Portugal
296 306610
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Ranked #22 of 89 restaurants in Ponta Delgada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Inside the Hotel building, "A Colmeia" is a reference of quality and innovation in the Azores gastronomy. The haunt cuisine and the innovation, based on the strong Azores gastronomic traditions, are the basis for the re-discovering of flavors and aroma of genuine Azores products, cooked with the art and the knowledge of its chefs. The restaurant has frequently appeared in gastronomic magazines as a badge of what is better done at the Azores. Its simple welcoming decoration offers to visitors a pleasant well being and comfort sensation, at an intimate ambiance, but easily adjustable to groups and business lunches.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Inside the Hotel building, "A Colmeia" is a reference of quality and innovation in the Azores gastronomy. The haunt cuisine and the innovation, based on the strong Azores gastronomic traditions, are the basis for the re-discovering of flavors and aroma of genuine Azores products, cooked with the art and the knowledge of its chefs. The restaurant has frequently appeared in gastronomic magazines as a badge of what is better done at the Azores. Its simple welcoming decoration offers to visitors a pleasant well being and comfort sensation, at an intimate ambiance, but easily adjustable to groups and business lunches.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Helsinki, Finland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's a quite good hotel restaurant and probably you won't need a reservation, you can walk in if you are "hungry and lost in the downtown" =) We started with salad, then had pasta and veggie food (they have a vegetarian section in menu) and finally desert. Salad was quite good 3-4 stars balanced flavor with small details like roasted... More

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I ate at the cafe in the hotel collegio and at the location near the water. The latter has very spotty service, but they may be understaffed. It's a great spot for lunch. The fish and cucumber sushi is decent too, but be very specific. We asked for veggie sushi and got pineapple and strawberry sushi.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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181 reviews 181 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had lunch at A Colmeia and the food is delicious well served at the outside at the esplanade The scenery is beautiful in front of the ocean,they have a variety of local food and desserts are delicate small and tasty.they make the best capuchin with a design on top it is so delicious and feel so comfortable after a... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Friendly staff makes the difference. Simple yet varied menu. Open when other restaurants follow the lunch and dinner hours. Food is good but nothing special. The fish not as fresh as the patisserie. Recommended for trying out some local pastries with local green tea.

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Aylesbury, Bucks
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were staying in the hotel and ate here twice. The food was generally very good, although the second time, one of the meats was not properly cooked - cold and underdone when it was supposed to be well done. However, this was quickly put right and we were given a glass of port each with our desserts. It certainly... More

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed three nights at the Hotel do Colegio and were lucky enough to find this restaurant right in our hotel. When we first arrived, after a long day traveling and direct from the airport, we did not feel like searching for a restaurant and so decided to have dinner right in our hotel. It was a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went here on Christmas eve and we had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant had a prix fixe menu that was very well designed. There was wine paired with dinner and they just kept refilling our glasses throughout the meal which was an added bonus. The menu was quite creative and I would definitely recommend it to anyone in town.

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British Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Normally we avoid hotel restaurants, but this is an exception. The food was excellent and the service very professional. There were nice vegetarian options, not common in meat eating Portugal!

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North Walsham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Good menu of well-conceived and prepared dishes in a clean and spacious restaurant with (!) decent sized tables and a reasonable (though not brilliant) vegetarian selection. Attentive, friendly and efficient staff with good English.

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Switzerland
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306 reviews 306 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Enjoyable coffee and nice cakes to try. Next to the busy street, so would not choose it for a meal, but for a quick morning/afternoon coffee is perfect place (personal choice). Service is nice and efficient. Well done.

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