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Bolina

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Seafood, European, Grill, Portuguese
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Rua de Olivenca 3 (Pria Pescoco Cavalo), Estoril, Cascais, Portugal
214687821
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh fish no the seashore

Good and fresh fish. Codfish a bit salted. Liked the wine as well. Nice seashore view. Staff correct could be nicer.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Good and fresh fish. Codfish a bit salted. Liked the wine as well. Nice seashore view. Staff correct could be nicer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Delicious fish, nice choice of wines (especially green) and low price - what could be better. Soup alentejo - it's the thing you should definitely try. It's strange, but very good

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Simple menu and simple food and still it was possible to fry a fish (lenguado) to such a dry dish. What a shame of the fish. Maybe it's OK if you only go for drinks and the nice view.

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Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I ordered the swordfish & was told this was the Portuguese fish and it was like cod! This came out and omg I couldn't eat it!! Too many, far too many bones. I appreciate fish have bones but would happily pay extra to get it filleted. Very expensive meal for what it was. Wouldn't go again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A great stop for a snack at lunch time. Just had burgers, very tasty, tomato salad on the side. Service good. Couple of drinks, great view. Lots of Portuguese eating and drinking. It probably was a 'good' rather than 'average' but dont feel its a 'very good'.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant, which maintained that fish and sardines were its speciality. We stopped here for lunch and were most disappointed. The service was not great. The fish was awful. My friend had to return 2 of her sardines as they were inedible, a further 2 were brought out of which only one was edible. I ordered swordfish... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

In late January, we sat on the outside terrace of Bolina for a very enjoyable breakfast. The omelet and ham and cheese sandwich were tasty and well presented. The servers were both very friendly, efficient, and helpful. We needed directions after the meal and received excellent help. The setting was perfect as we headed for Cascais.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stayed in Estoril for a week in September, though the weather was bad - very bad - we had the most pleasant experience. We thankfully stumbled upon bolina'is (what we called the beer place by the sea) and went every day the entire week we was there. Sometimes just for a beer, sometimes a snack,band every time we was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Pleasant lunch, great location, helpful and attentive staff. Watched the surfers as we enjoyed our food and the sunshine. Staff told us of the cover charges (you pay for what you eat) as they put them on the table. Reasonably priced and well worth the walk along the esplanade.

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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Steak, egg and chips was really good. Very reasonably priced meals for the location as long as you don't accept the covers they put on your table right at the start. All restaurants do the same here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de Olivenca 3 (Pria Pescoco Cavalo), Estoril, Cascais, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Cascais  >  Estoril
  • Phone Number: 214687821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Grill, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?