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Solar Bragancano

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Praca de Sae, 34, Braganca 5300 , Portugal
+351 273 323 875
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is a beautiful place in the central square of the historic centre of...
This is a beautiful place in the central square of the historic centre of Braganca. Its situated in an old mansion and serves traditional Northern dishes (eg I had pheasant with chestnuts). Not many tourists go to Braganca, but if they do this is definitely an experience worth exploring.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quaint,quirky but superb.

This is probably the best restaurant in Braganca. The Maitre'd and his wife are charming hosts, the ambiance is evocative of times past and the cuisine is absolutely top class. A must visit if you are in oe near Braganca.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
John R
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is probably the best restaurant in Braganca. The Maitre'd and his wife are charming hosts, the ambiance is evocative of times past and the cuisine is absolutely top class. A must visit if you are in oe near Braganca.

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Carlton
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112 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had lunch here today, and thanks to Tripadvisor. It doesn't look great from outside but treat yourself and go up the stone stairs. It is old school dining at its regional best. The lady serving us was elegant, efficient and lovely, the food was delicious: chestnut soup and grilled beef followed by cheese for him, and chicken soup(bishop's style,... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Recommended by the hotel we stayed at and also in a book we are using for travelling through Portugal. We ate on a Friday night. We were greeted on arrival and enjoyed white port and local delicacies as a starter and then enjoyed partridge with berries (it says grapes on the menu) and the most delicious veal steak (rare as... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This restaurant, in the center of Bragança, is probably one of the best to have an amazing local meal. I went here with my girlfriend and we both enjoyed the food very much. I ate quail with chestnuts and drunked an amazing red wine from Douro and I must say it was delicious! My meal was cooked by the waitress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

5 stars Went for dinner here with 2 other friends. We all were very satisfied with our orders. The restaurant is beautiful. Table linen, beautiful glasses, candles and chandeliers. Very good house wine. Amazing chocolate cake. Had our coffee around the fire place. We came back the next night for a second round. And will definitely come back in a... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

An amazing restaurant in the centre of Bragança, extremely well located, in a beautiful old house with a very tasty old style decoration and wonderful food! For me the best restaurant in Bragança and definitely worth the visit!!!

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Cascais
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere! As you enter the restaurant (it is located on the first floor of an old building in the city centre) the first thing you see are tables with hundreds of books and magazines. You can sit next to the fireplace, enjoy your welcome during and have a chat with the owners, Sr. Desiderio and his wife, Ana Maria,... More 

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Porto, Porto, Portugal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There was once a big noble family house in middle of town. Then came 20th century and 21st... the house is there, the noblesse is also there, the traditional way of receiving gests is there; but it's a restaurant. Wonderfull old traditional Portuguese food. Wonderfull windes. Wonderfull place: you feel beeing in the late 19th century, with Mozart as soundscape,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Possibly the best meal during our time in Portugal. Delicious game meals (note: large portion sizes), served in a wonderful atmosphere with the restaurant housed in an old building furnished accordingly. We were treated to live music, complementary champagne/tapas/port wine and attentive service, the only criticism I would have was the wait for our food -but it was worth it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

An older, slightly worn establishment, I was made to feel special. On both occasions I was treated as though I had been coming for years. And the food on both occasions was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca de Sae, 34, Braganca 5300 , Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braganca District  >  Braganca
  • Phone Number: +351 273 323 875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Description

This is a beautiful place in the central square of the historic centre of Braganca. Its situated in an old mansion and serves traditional Northern dishes (eg I had pheasant with chestnuts). Not many tourists go to Braganca, but if they do this is definitely an experience worth exploring.

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