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“Don't go to this place!!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chequers Restaurant

Chequers Restaurant
Ranked #322 of 525 Restaurants in Cascais
Cuisines: Bar, Portuguese, International, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't go to this place!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

After a 7 days holidays in Cascais me and my partner tried Palm Tree, Duke and John Bull. The experience was good in all of them. NOT THE SAME IN CHEQUERS!!! The owner is rude! The place is dirty, (just a have a look in the toillets)!,the food was ok, so was the service. I say OK comparing it to an english scruffy pub. NEVER AGAIN! CHEQUERS IS THE WORST PLACE TO STAY IN CASCAIS! hAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY ARE STIL OPPEN!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Vickyandtomas
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Fun and decent folks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

We're just back from Cascais and one of the places that we'll remember will be Chequers.
Guys that we met there were super friendly and helpful as we struggled with our travel-guide Portuguese.
Food was much better than at one of the "posh-ish" restaurants by the seaside and cheaper too, considering the fact it's a pub-o-restaurant.
I have to thank the lads for keeping my camera safe after I forgot it!! :-)

Can't wait to come back!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jazazoo
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Cambridge ON
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134 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fun and lively”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

It was a great place to stop and have a bite to eat. The waiters were very attentive and the food terrific. Would have been good to know in advance that they were going to charge for the bread & cheese that were provided but overall a great experience!

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Marilyn W
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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Very Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

Good food at good prices will alternate the menu to suit.Service a little slow but worth the wait.

Visited April 2012
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Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We've never walked out of a resto before, unacceptable and insulting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

In total we waited for a big hour and a half. After an hour our waitress happily said she'd forgotten us, not even apologizing. A table with loud Brits (6 or 8) got excellent service. A table for 2 was simply less interesting for Chequers.

Later our waitress informed us our table would be next. However, we saw other people being served and 20 minutes after the 'you're next' we saw the Brits get yet another serving (even containing what we ordered) and we decided we needed to leave. WE'VE NEVER WALKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT BEFORE. But this was just unacceptable, in any country. We asked for the bill of our drinks and let them know we didn't want our food anymore (I doubt our meals were close to serving, anyhow). The manager said that we didn't have to pay for drinks. A meager comfort, because by then we were famished and had to look for a restaurant at 9.45pm. I've never been treated like this in any restaurant in my life. It was a terrible waste of time and downright insulting. We went to Jardim dos Frangos afterwards and got our food after a big 10 minutes. This experience was a terrible black spot on our otherwise great holiday.

Side-note: we ordered the steak-on-stone that you make yourself, i mean... how long can that take to prepare? I sincerely hope it gets shut down.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 1989123456
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