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“Not For Lunch! Never Again!”
Review of Commenda

Commenda
Ranked #12 of 26 Restaurants in Belem
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
County Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not For Lunch! Never Again!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This place was completely empty when we arrived, just before 1pm on Saturday, now I can see why...

Our food took well over 30 minutes to arrive maybe as much as 45 mins, which would have been a big problem except for the stunning view from our terrace table and the very tasty 'cover' food of bread, cheese and olive oil. How a salad and a hamburger can take so long to prep in an empty restaurant is beyond me. When it eventually arrived there was no apology or explanation and although the food was okay, it was a little expensive and dull compared to other meals we had in Lisbon so far. Also the burger came with crisps rather than chips, which was very odd. The bill took a long time to come too due to a computer problem, compounding the bad experience and feeling that during the day this is the restaurant that time forgot. Our waiter was very nice but it seems this place is best avoided during the day, but do come up the steps to check out the view!

  • Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Munich, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We enjoyed a tasty lunch in a very comfy atmosphere surrounded by friendly staff. 100% recommendation!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Laura H
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Munich, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Belem”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

This restaurant is in the Cultural Center of Belem and has a great view of the river from the terrace. We went there for lunch after visiting the modern arts museum which I would highly recommend.
Very warm welcome,friendly and prompt service.
Chic style,moderate prices,not a typical tourist place.
We were not very hungry and asked to share Portugese beans as a starter - no problem and an excellent entree.
Then we had swordfish and meat,respectively, both excellent.
Great value for money. When in Belem I shall certainly return here.

  • Visited April 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excelent food and service by the river”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went to Commenda several times already. Born in Lisbon, it became a place to return now and then, taking advantage of an excellent overall meal, from entrees to deserts, a great wine list and an impecable service! The cherry on top is the local itself, in front of the river and in the art of Lisbon art district.

A must go!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank JoaoFuzao
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