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Restaurante O Trovador

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Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
+351 239 825 475
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very slow service, and we thought that the food was not good quality compared to what we had paid. We had bolognese (No sauce) Very small Nicoise salad Omelette with cabbage (not very tasty) And waited a lot time!

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Thank nhookey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We just got to town and climbed over the hill and found this place which had Fado soaring out of it. We inquired about a table and they rearranged some things to get us on. Setting right across from a cathedral with nice interior. Food was good and we had a variety off the menu. Sea Bass, pork and traditional... More 

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Birmingham
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272 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting for a restaurant Very friendly staff and good service Generous food portions Food was tasty Menu was available in multiple languages Lacked that special something that would make it amazing and really didn't rate the dessert!

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This is quite honestly the most disgusting meal I have ever tried to eat. I ordered fish - first time out of the kitchen it was a nasty frozen piece of fish covered in butter and not cooked through. I sent it back and got the same piece of fish but microwaved beyond belief. It was inedible. The service was... More 

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Thank Ann H
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Bom dia. Nós não compramos peixe congelado.Todo o nosso peixe é fresco. Também não confecionamos o peixe com manteiga. De... More 

Schaffhausen
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142 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The restaurant is opposite the cathedral in the old town of coimbra. The restaurant looks nice. The food was okay, but nothing special. Althoug the waiter told us, that the fish, which we ordered has no bones, it had a lot of bones and so it was not a pleasure to eat it. Also the waiter was a bit arrogant.... More 

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Thank Swissbear07
Lisbon, Portugal
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274 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat good portuguese food and wine for a good price. It is very close to Sé Velha and also to the University, so you can pass by before or after your visit to those landmarks.

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Thank Joana L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

One of the better meals so far in this trip of Portugal. My wife and I each had a pork dish and they were both wonderful. We ate outside and would definitely recommend and come,back!

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Thank eddieneiman
Macau, China
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Delicious food laid out nicely, a one-person dish is enough for both of us. Very crispy bread, good service, comfy environment, reasonable price.

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Thank WengKei
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant to eat at. Great tradicional food and great service. Tradicional food, affordable prices, full with history

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Thank Jorge L
Derby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant, there were few people in, but it was early by Portuguese standards (just after 19:00). We were a group of 7 and were accomodated by the friendly staff. The service was good and food was very good with large portions. One tip in Portugal is that you will automatically get brought startes of bread, olives,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Portuguese, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 825 475

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?