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Darwin's Cafe

Avenida de Brasilia Ala B Fundacao Champalimaud, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351(0)210 480222
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Ranked #443 of 2,188 restaurants in Lisbon
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The food is modern mediterranean portuguese, lifted up by the beautiful atmosphere of this restaurant, embedded into an architectural jewel on the shores of the river Tejo in Lisbon. A Must if you are in that part of the City - and also in others... Take some time with you and let your palet and mind wander while you take... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

stumbled upon this restuarant. Decor exception and setting better. Staff quite professional and very pleasant and helpful. Food is good and wine list is more than adequate. Orange risotto is exceptioal. Duck tender but a bit overcooked for my taste. Would certinly recommend the restaurant. Food good, staff great and setting one of the best. Look down the Tagus river... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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180 reviews 180 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went with family for lunch and that was a great lunch,nice atmosphere,great scenery,beautiful place to go for history art science and a great restaurant to,right I front of the River looking at a great bridge. The restaurant is right inside of the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown. It is a well known place for science and history. The restaurant is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A really good place to eat when visiting Lisbon. Good choice of food at a reasonable price for the location. Service was prompt and polite and the food was well cooked and balanced. If it's a sunny day and your in Lisbon I would definitely add a visit to Darwin's Cafe to your trip.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The river view is perfect for a summer weekend lunch with friends. The restaurant has a nice design and it feels trendy but not too much. It could be a 5 star place if it wasn't for the below average service. The food took ages to get to our table and the service was always very slow. The food was... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The location itself was recommended by our hosts in Lisbon and was indeed very nice located with a view over the waterfront from the nice terrace. The restaurant is decorated in a very modern style. Food was perfect as well. Probably one of the best bacalao dishes I ever had.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The location is great because it is right by the river and it has subterranean parking. It has an outdoor area which is great but I would advise you to take your sunglasses with you. :) The food itself was very good. We had the tuna and the salmon because we were told fish was the best at this restaurant... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The restaurante has a great decoration. The service was very good, all the staff was impecable. A fantastic view to the Tagus River, the ambiance is exceptional. The food was very good. The all night was fantastic. The price is accordingly.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Dodging the rain showers in Belem we stumbled across this classy restaurant with an intriguing 'Charles Darwin' theme. My black risotto with clams followed by lime pie was delicious. The view is fabulous and the interior full of features that draw the eye. Recommended.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We took some friends from Lisboa here for a treat. The setting and decor make the evening though the food is of a high quality. Octopus Risotto, Duck, Swordfish were chosen for mains. All were excellent as were desserts. Service friendly if at times a little distracted. On a warm summers evening there is no better place to watch ocean... More

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