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Pavilhao Chines Bar

Rua Dom Pedro V, nr 89 | 1250-093, Lisbon 1250, Portugal
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Ranked #197 of 2,229 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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85% Recommend
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Was recomened by a travel show like a place for locals, Don't believe! crowds of tourists. 20 people came and stand in the middle preventing waiters from normal walk (I think something like pub crawl guests). Interesting decoration but over decorated with items, Noremal burgers, and coctails. A liitle bit pricy, but not to much. Get here for a sightseeing... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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398 reviews 398 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

"Pavilhão Chinês" is rather a curiosity than a must go. An old building dating from the beginning of the last century, with a few adjoining rooms, many shelves and curious collections of more than 4000 itens! You can walk around, admire the collections and even play billiards. And that's all about it. Poor service, unfriendly waiters, expensive drinks and unwelcoming... More

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stockholm, sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I first came here 14 years ago, a colleague recommended the place. I have only been here wintertime before and you had to knock on the door to be let in. Now in the summer the door was open. The place has several rooms all of them with shelves full of memoria, a lot to look at, a very relaxed... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just to be clear, I have not eaten here (there's a trad Portuguese restaurant just over the road which I quite like). I always have a drink here when I go to Lisbon, as I know of nowhere else like it. Sure the drinks are expensive but if you take another reviewer's advice to 'avoid' on grounds that you can... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

The quirky decor and varied drinks menu is what makes Chines bar a destination when visiting Lisbon. The bar itself is made up of several rooms all leading on/off each other and all adorned with nik naks and tidbits that will have you twisting in your seat to try and take it all in. The drinks are a little on... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great interior but have just been stung for 40 euros for 4 beers and two appertivos. Considering every other bar charges 2-3 euros per drink this place is an absolute rip off. Avoid!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The drinks were a little expensive but the knick-knacks that cover any flat surface are incredible and it is bigger than it first appears. Quite the experience.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

What's good: - The place: the decoration is really beautiful - The teas: having a good cup of tea in Lisbon is extremely difficult, but this place has some nice blends. What's bad: - The service: there is no care for the costumer - The price: waaaaaay to high!

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We would recommend a visit to this bar for the fantastic array of artifacts and toys on display in the cabinets surrounding you. Drink prices are reasonable and there is a wide range of cocktails available in a large menu type book. As stated the staff are sullen at best, service is ok but also not very quick. I don't... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

As other reviewers stated, the place is crammed, floor to ceiling, with all kinds of artifacts, going from dolls to helmets to posters from WW1 or 2. Quiet atmosphere, various rooms and decors, and there is one room where people were allowed to smoke. The menu is more of a book than a menu; it's so extensive ! Of course,... More

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