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Restaurante Cozinha Velha

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Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
351 214 356 158
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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300 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

Thank abdul rahman t
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Michael H
Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very accommodating kitchen enabled us to eat one night off an old menu and on a further two nights to meet some specific dietary needs. Would recommend you eat here.

1 Thank AlanandLyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The setting is elegant, with a beautifully decorated dining room. The service was impeccable (although there were only 3 other parties dining). The appetizers were elegantly presented and delicious. The got cheese, honey and walnut in phyllo dough was especially notable. Dover sole was also superb. Highly recommend.

2 Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 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

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