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“Hidden delights” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Solar Bragancano

Solar Bragancano
Praca de Sae, 34, Braganca 5300 , Portugal
+351 273 323 875
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Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Braganca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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“Hidden delights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

On a two night stay in Braganza, we happened upon this charming restaurant in the centre of town. With nowhere planned, we spotted the restaurant from a nearby cafe, read about it on trip advisor and we were welcomed to a lovely table in the garden on a busy Saturday.
The simple entrance between some shops belies a charming, traditional family run restaurant serving delicious and freshly prepared food from an interesting menu. The game was excellent, with a good wine list to chose from and very personal and unhurried service. At a little over 30 euros each for 3 courses plus coffee and quite a few glasses of wine we thought this to be great value.
It was so good, we returned on the second night of our stay; it was even better!

Visited June 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Buckinghamshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Quirky and fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Hidden away behind an unassuming entrance is a real gem. Up some quite steep stairs we were led to a courtyard. There were nine of us but nothing was too much trouble for the couple who I assume are the owners. A charming setting with a good selection of food.

Bananas and cheese seemed a little eccentric but tasted really good. The rest of the menu was first class.

It was real value for money as well. So good was the food and the atmosphere that we returned a second night and was not disappointed.

Highly recommended.

Visited June 2014
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“Tradition, history and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Located inside a manor house full of history, books, old furniture and tradition, this restaurant offers a fine selection of game and meat dishes that are a treat to the palate.
Run and serviced by an old nice couple who tend to every need the guests might have, as well as running a conversation about the history of the place, it's difficult to be disappointed by the experience even if the food might not be to your approval.
The game dishes are a sure way to get total satisfaction and desserts are a must.
Wine selection is quite conservative focusing on old established brands, rater than offering new producers or wines that break the tradition.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Experience Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My Fiance and her cousins dined at this amazing restaurant almost a year ago (Sorry for the lateness) and I still speak about the meal and the experience. The food, wine, service, atmosphere are the best I have ever received. The Library has an amazing collection of books to look at while enjoying a cafe. The Cherry Soup will remain a great memory. I will be back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“wonderful food and place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I had the pleasure to eat here on a recent motorbike trip to spain and portugal, we had a wonderful experience here myself and my two friends, each meal was shared and marveled at, if you are in the area , do yourself a favour and visit what can only be described a a culinary and cultural gem., oh and the service is perfect.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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