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Restaurante Cozinha Velha

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Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
351 214 356 158
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Old kitchen" it really is, but not in a good way. The food isn't terrible, but massively over-priced. Because of the fabulous setting, they seem to think the food justifies 22 euros a plate for what, in my case, was frozen oven chips, lamb cutlets and a burnt tomato garnish. The soup had the help of Mr Knorr, and to... More 

Thank joannelisbon
Issaquah, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here with our Collette tour group. The restaurant is in what used to be the palace kitchen. The huge kitchen fireplace and covering chimney are still on display in the middle of the room and we winced every time the wait staff passed by because the chimney covering comes down very low. However, they expertly navigated the... More 

Thank BigOrangeCat
Tiago G, General Manager at Restaurante Cozinha Velha, responded to this review

Dear BigOrangeCat, It is always a pleasure to see that we respond in such way to your expectation or even more with such details like the wonderful desserts table we have. We are delighted to hear that you loved our Restaurant, the service and our amazing Portuguese cooking. Your compliments towards our staff are duly noted and rest assured that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

After spending the afternoon at Queluz Palace we walked a few meters from the entrance to an adjoining courtyard to the restaurant. It was rather quiet, but the service was wonderful with our table having window overlooking the palace garden. The food was amazing! We ordered fish and steak fillet - both literally melted in our mouths. It was quite... More 

Thank Duncan S
Irvine, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Dined here some 40+ years ago while camping in Lisbon and came back for old time's sake. I guess you can't go home. We arrived about 7:00 on a Saturday evening and the place was empty. We were still jet lagged and we didn't want to wait. Dining room is as beautiful as we remembered, spacious and quiet. Service was... More 

Thank 65oski
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Impeccable service that was quietly unobtrusive but attentive and anticipated our needs. We had lunch in what used to be the kitchen area of the palace. Our group chose a Set meal that included unlimited access to buffet dessert laid out on a very large stone table. The desserts were impressive. Food was delicious. Everyone was pleased with their meal.

Thank ChineseJamaican
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

We travel alot and we love good food. We know Portuguese food well because of my husband's roots. We can honestly say this was the best meal we've ever had! The food and bread were spectacular, the wine, the coffee and the dessert buffet was incredible! Followed by a glass of port on the house! We just wish we had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

I must say having our lunch in this historic place was an experience. The food was great and tasty, the staff were very helpful though initially we had some problems understanding & going through the menu.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

We had read good things in one of our guide books (probably Lonely Planet), and the book was right. The atmosphere was great, and the food was so good. It was the perfect end to our visit to Queluz Palace. We had to ask twice because we were directed to the small snack area inside the palace, but we knew... More 

Thank MA9065
Fenton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

This was our final meal in a tour of Portugal and it was very good. We had bread, and olives plus a salad for starters, then I had the cod which was mixed with rice and was great. For dessert, we had dessert buffet. Ooh, it was so tasty. I liked the ambiance also.

Thank peonyrose
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

Cozinha Velha is located within the Queluz castle, specifically the old kitchen of the castle. Some elements of the kitchen are still there to watch, especially the very impressive fireplace. Overall Cozinha Velha is decorated a bit like a museum with corresponding paintings and other objects. We were at Cozinha Velha for lunch on a Friday and where the only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $38
European, Portuguese
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Queluz
  • Phone Number: 351 214 356 158
Set in the ancient kitchens of the Palace of Queluz and contributing to the splendour of the Pousada de Queluz - D. Maria I, the Cozinha Velha Restaurant offers delicious delicacies, according to the most genuine recipes of Portuguese traditional cuisine. Here you will find the ideal environment for a romantic dinner for two, and the strength of character for a successful business lunch. The right place to organize receptions, group meals, festive dinners, banquets or cocktails, offers a capacity of up to 150 sitting and 250 standing. You will also have access to the "Sala Dourada", in the Palace, where you can gather 70 to 100 people and gift them with a memorable reception. The Pousada de Queluz restaurant holds a harp recital every Friday at dinner. Open all week.

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