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Restaurante Joao Vaz - Palace Hotel do Bussaco

Mata Nacional do Bussaco, Luso, Mealhada 3050-261, Portugal
+351231937970
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Ranked #8 of 13 restaurants in Mealhada
Price range: $157 - $1,575
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Vila Franca do Campo, Portugal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Tried this restaurant expecting a 5 star hotel restaurant experience. Food was very good, really enjoyed the sardines, great duck, dessert a flan store bought. Service unimaginable, looked like 10 lost human beings. Had to serve my own wine and water. The bread was frozen when served and replaced without any apology.

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Luso, Aveiro, Portugal
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The Palace it self it is a pearl of Portugal. Service is made according to 5 star standards. Wine cellar is one of the most fantastic in Portugal.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Low quality food, extremely slow service. I'm quite baffled by the four and five star reviews. There may be a good reason for the low quality too: The contract for the hotel is up, and the restaurant must be part of the package. There's really no reason for the current hotel chain to invest in any sort of improvement. If... More

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

super meal at the price, in(or rather, just outside) a 5 star hotel, wine was out of this world, service very good, my first Leitao...excellent. Altogether a great Hotel/Restaurant.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We stayed at the Palace for the night, and we had done so much driving we just wanted to stay and have a little meal. We were shocked by the prices-- €40 for a 3 course meal in Portugal is pretty scandalous-- but wanted to try anyway, thinking "how bad can it be" even in the light of very bad... More

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Porto, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

If the whethet is good choose to have your meal on the balcony that is marevously

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We found this resto accidentely trying to chose a stop for lunch in our drive from Porto to Lisbon. and did not expect to end up dining in Royal palace. the palace is admirable! Staff is nice and helpful. Great value for money. DId not expect to end up with so small bill. We had better food in Postugal, but... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Very good atmosphere, the food is good, but overpriced for what it offers.

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Santarem, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

It`s a bit expensive, and does not have varied food.

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