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Solar Bragancano

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Praca de Sae, 34, Braganca 5300 , Portugal
+351 273 323 875
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Antibes, France
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a fine sound system and great classical music coming from the bar 2 rooms away. This place has charm and a rustic appearance. In the bar area there is a good library of books. The gentleman who took our orders and waited on us had a quirky sense of humor. House wine was quite good and the food... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

I have visited this restaurant several times, and the quality of the food never fails to impress. It is located in an old manor house in the center of Bragança, and has a suiting atmosphere. It his hard to find game meat with such a delicate preparation and presentation as you can find here. The chestnut soup and the codfish... More 

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Thank Luis R
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, place and very kind staff. Also very good value for money in the center of Bragança.

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Thank Jader C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

The food is, indeed, very good. The veal was great and the rice with hare was also very good. The chestnut soup and the banana with cheese are a must-have entries. The staff is very friendly, but there was only one person at service that night, so it took a lot of time to get our dishes. I'll would go... More 

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Salamanca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

We came to Braganca for the evening and stopped here for dinner. The place was nice, the food was delicious and the staff were helpful and attentive. I liked the goblets and the decoration of the restaurant. The staff kept checking that everything was ok and helped us with recommendations etc. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Solar Bragançano is one of the oldest and best restaurants in Bragança. The space is unique and old fashion. The service very kind and old school with linen napkins and towels. Bur the best thing is the food and the wine. Trás-os-Montes is famous for its Alheiras (a kind of sausage) and for the Naco (a piece of meat served... More 

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Oviedo, Spain
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Old fashioned restaurant with home made food typical of the zone. Service is nice and the food is ok. But the atraction is not really the food, but the place itself and the atmosphere. Takes you back to the 1930s or so. The house wine was excellent and very cheap. Desserts were also great. Main courses just average I'm afraid.... More 

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Piemonte
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This restaurant doesn't use flour in its cooking, which makes it an ideal choice for parties eating with a coeliac. There was no difficulty in communicating our needs, and my glamorous gluten-free assistant was warned off a salad that contains bread croutons. The salad she had instead, cod with boiled egg, was delicious, as were my chestnut soup, her pheasant,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Curious and quirky restaurant with some bizarre but nonetheless pleasant service. Food was excellent. Wine choices were plenty. Very popular with locals and a must visit when in Braganza

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South East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I have never been to a restaurant quite like this- an elegant setting with equally elegant elderly lady waiting on us. From the tourist menu you basically choose meat or fish for the main course but the starters and desert are already chosen. For starter we had soup of the day with a kind of garlic bread ( not the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca de Sae, 34, Braganca 5300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braganca District  >  Braganca
  • Phone Number: +351 273 323 875
Description
This is a beautiful place in the central square of the historic centre of Braganca. Its situated in an old mansion and serves traditional Northern dishes (eg I had pheasant with chestnuts). Not many tourists go to Braganca, but if they do this is definitely an experience worth exploring.

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