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“French Flair in Salema” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Central

Bistro Central
Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 14 restaurants in Salema
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Derbyshire
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“French Flair in Salema”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Bertrand is a great host and this little restaurant mixes traditional Portuguese food with other European fare. Good value for money

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oxshott, United Kingdom
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“Our favourite restaurant in Salema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We visit Salema 7 or 8 times a year as we have a holiday home in the area. We come to Bistro Central every time, even if only there for a weekend. Bertrand is always so welcoming and great with helping to select a good wine. We love the new additions to the menu, especially the tomato, mozzarella and pesto to start. The potato gratin is a wonderful speciality and the fish is always amazing. It is definitely advisable to book during the holiday season, and when the evenings are warm there is a lovely outside seating area, which is covered when it's breezy. Well worth a visit!

  • Visited May 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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london
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great all day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Two reviews in one. Went for dinner. Very good as usual, a chef who knows what they are doing. Wild boar is as good as people say but could easily be ruined with a heavier touch.

House wine is great - cant be beaten.

They also open for lunch which we had avoided as thought all too much and too heavy. They have a different menu including really nice tapas so you don't have to stuff yourself.

Well worth a visit.

  • Visited May 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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Telford, United Kingdom
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“A warm welcome at the Bistro Central”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We have been visiting Salema for many years and one of our favourite restaurants is The Bistro Central in the square in Salema run by a charming Frenchman known as Bertrand. His restaurant serves freshly cooked food with a menu selection to suit even the most discerning of palettes. You can chooses to sit inside or out although if you are going to dine alfresco it is recommended that you take a warm top. He has a small bar area outside that serves excellent cocktails and aperitifs. He is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner but it is advisable to book in the evening especially at peak times. The last time we were there in April he had the most amazing French Onion soup on. I would highly recommend you try it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb Roast Boar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Just returned from a few days golfing and five of us ate in this friendly restaurant on the last evening. The best meal we had and the Wild Boar was excellent. Friendly staff, good sevice and excellent food. What more can one want. We look forward to returning again soon; If only my golf was as good as the food.......

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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