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PRICE RANGE
$6 - $35
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Bolina several times and knowing the food is good, I was shocked this time when I was charged 20€ for two beers and two pregos to take away. Any other place along the coast wouldn't charge that much. Wasn't even offered mustard to...go with the pregos. Feeling an impression of having been cheated. I won't be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

As I expected the waiter not to speak Danish we asked if he spoke English. He proceeded to insult us and said why should we speak in English if I do not speak Brazilian Portuguese. Very unfriendly. Avoid

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

Bolina is located on the prom near Estoril suburban station. Good place for people-watching. Food is nicely done and economic. Good service by over-qualified, personable Brazilian from Niteroi (Rio's cross-bay twin city). Nothing was too much trouble for him and the migration of Brazilians to...Portugal has boosted the friendliness and quality of service in Lisbon. We also noted this in the traditional restaurants of Policja and Laurentina near the Gulbenkian. We will return !!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant. On a rainy day we wanted to eat elsewhere, however the sullen service put us off. Only a few minutes walk from where we were was Bolina, TA reviews looked good, so off we went. We chose salmon and mussels, both...were fantastic. The salmon looked as if it had been cooked on a skewer as intertwined were peppers and onions. The mussels served with delicious fries. Washed down with a wonderful green wine. A great way to while away a couple of hours whilst the rain fell. The service was wonderful, genuine and attentive. Highly recommend a visit: great views, great food, excellent service and a very reasonable bill - what more could you ask for (well, maybe a bit of sun on this particular day!)More

Date of visit: September 2019
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RestauranteBolina, Gerente at Bolina, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Dear Dancingqueen Thank you very much for your coment. As you exactly pointed out what we achieve to offer our guests every day: Fresh Food - Friendly Service - Good price / Quality - Fantastic View (well that is given by nature :-) - And...More

Reviewed September 27, 2019

Fantastic location to enjoy very fine seafood. Well grilled, plump sardines, juicy garlic prawns, mussels and clams. The great bread and wine rounded off an excellent lunch. The waiters were friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: September 2019
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RestauranteBolina, Gerente at Bolina, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Thank you very much for having been our guests and always welcome back to enjoy bolina.fish

Reviewed September 25, 2019

This restaurant is directly on the beach in Estoril. The sunset is just amazing as you dine. Had the chicken and vegetable soup with french fries. Nothing great but felt like it was home made. Service was pretty good, at least our server was. I...would recommend you visit when your here then take a nice walk along the walkway.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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RestauranteBolina, Gerente at Bolina, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

THank you ! Yes, everythin gis homemade and fresh!!! Welcome back any time. YOur bolina team

Reviewed September 16, 2019

Have stopped for coffee quite a number of times during morning walks and commented that the food being served at lunchtime looked good so this year we had a meal on our first evening back here and ended up eating here several times. The fish...has been consistently good, particularly the Sea Bass as well as the grilled octopus. As other people have already said it's nothing fancy but is incredibly fresh seafood cooked very well at very inexpensive prices. The view out to sea on a clear evening with the sun going down over Cascais is stunning. We will be backMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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RestauranteBolina, Gerente at Bolina, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your coment! We love that you enjoy our simple, no wind, fresh fish!, nice view Bolina! Always welcome back! best, your bolina team

Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

It is not a fancy place for sure. The food is good, but I will return do mostly to the service. Staff is very friendly and the view is amazing. A nice place to eat a decent priced meal in estorilMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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RestauranteBolina, Gerente at Bolina, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

Dear Azevedo Sofia Thank you for your comment. Happy to hear that you enjoy Bolina.fish and yes, as you say: we are not fancy or 5star though simply a over 40 year existing portuguese grill restaurant at the sea`That stirves to please our customer with...More

Reviewed August 19, 2019

Fresh and delicious. Super quality seafood with friendly service. We had delicious juicy clams, perfectly grilled sardines, freshly made gaspacho and fabulous mussels. We will return again and again if this standard keeps up. Special mention of Goncalo who was a great waiter!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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RestauranteBolina, Gerente at Bolina, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

Dear Cliveherbert Thank you very much for you comments! Especially as fresh food! and friendly service is the most important to us! We are happy to hear that you had a good experience at Bolina.fish and you are always very welcome back! Thank you. Your...More

Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

Super restaurant on the walkway between Estoril and Cascais. We loved this place so much we went a number of times in one week. Both for dinner and lunch. The grilled shrimp were to die for along with the mussels, cockles and the sardines. House...wine was lovely and the staff were excellent. A must try if you’re in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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RestauranteBolina, Gerente at Bolina, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

Dear Tadghohnston Thank you for your avaliation. Very happy to hear that you had several nice experiences at Bolina.fish - your good comments help us a lot to strive for a stable good service and food quality as to improve always as best we can!...More

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Bolina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4