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“Great food and surprisingly affordable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lawrence's Hotel Restaurant

Lawrence's Hotel Restaurant
Rua Consiglieri Pedroso 38-40, Sintra 2710-550, Portugal
+351 219 105 500
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Ranked #18 of 170 Restaurants in Sintra
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great food and surprisingly affordable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We were staying at the hotel, so took the opportunity of dining in. The restaurant is elegant, with excellent, attentive service. There were affordable options in both food and wine. It was a bit of a splurge, but not outrageous for the very good fish and meat that we enjoyed.

Visited June 2012
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lawrence's Hotel Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great food. Great service. So good I went there for lunch and for dinner during my two night stay at Sintra.

Visited August 2011
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Moscow, Russia
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Outstanding and highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Before we left to Portugal our friend who just returned from his Portuguese vacation told us that in Sintra in Lawrence’s Hotel Restaurant he had the very best steak during his two week traveling through Portugal. That was a strong recommendation for us because he is a real gastronome and lover of good food – so upon arrival to have our first dinner we went to Lawrence’s.
The restaurant is very nice and cozy, with classic music playing quietly – the atmosphere is exactly the way we like. And the food – the food turned out to be really outstanding! Bread with olives – perfect! Fresh orange juice tasted like they added some honey in it – so unbelievable sweet, best orange juice ever! Salads were great, grilled fish was simply stunning and meat – really outstanding. But the best of the best – crepes flambé with ice-cream! I think that the secret of their wonderful food is that they always use only the very fresh and the highest quality products. For sure their chef is a real master, and all the personnel working there is so polite, so friendly and very helpful – we asked not to use salt when cooking for us and they always remembered about it.
So that’s how we decided to check our friend’s recommendation – and became true lovers of this place, all 18 days we stayed in Sintra for all lunches and dinners (with short breaks for visiting Cascais restaurants) we went only to Lawrence’s. It was a real pleasure for us to visit this place twice a day and enjoy their excellent service and food. Thank you so much for making our Portuguese vacation even more better and tasty!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, very polite, sophisticated and affordable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

This place is tucked away in a staircase on the street that leaves Sintra towards the catsles, has a wonderful terrace and garden outside the actual restaurant, serving snacks as well as gastronomic food, an ideal place to breath and relax after visiting Sintra's catsles and garden attractions

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“All and all, not worth while.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012 via mobile

We went to eat at the Lawrence's Hotel Restaurant because other places were closed on a monday evening. I'm afraid the food was bad and pricy. The service was too intensive: they kept pouring the wine as if they wanted us to finish the bottle and just go home. 
We felt like having a fancy dinner on our last night in Portugal, but ended up not enjoying ourselves :-(

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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