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“Slow food done well”

ZamBeZe Restaurante
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Ranked #1,028 of 4,047 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $16 - $42
Cuisines: European, Portuguese
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Description: Located in the historic center of Lisbon, between Largo do Castelo de Caldas and S. Jorge, the Zambezi Restaurant offers a superb view of the downtown Lisbon and the Tagus river. The Zambeze Restaurant retrieves the best gastronomic tradition of Portugal´s Beira region, recreated in its presentation and the amazing fusion of African flavors. The decor boasts many iconic elements of Portuguese culture, including earthenware pieces of Bordallo Pinheiro on the inside and outside, two tile panels designed by the artist Paul Ossião, with meals served in dishes Vista Alegre. The offer is complemented by a terrace of 300 m2. The ideal choice for late afternoon, valuing the splendid framework, a record cosmopolitan, modern and relaxed. Opening hours from 10am to 23h every day. Offering two hours of parking for customers of the restaurant
1 review
“Slow food done well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We chanced on this location while walking up to the castle. We stopped for coffee on the way up just as they were setting up the outdoor terrace. Yes it took some time for our order to be taken and the coffee was ordinary. But after looking at the menu we decided to give it a go for lunch. Yes it is a slow food venue gives you time to take in the view and unwind, if you are in a hurry not for you. The lunch was awesome and not bad value for the food quality and not touristy. Apart from the poor coffee everything else was great. Clean, friendly, and well serviced.

Thank Martin O
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Tampere, Finland
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“Our first meal in Lisbon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Our nice landlady recommended the restaurant for the view. And in spite of the light rain it really was great.
Maybe the service was a bit slow but we really didn´t mind because all the personnel was polite and very nice indeed. We enjoyed the food ( mushroom soup, melted cheese with honey and kind of oven apple - that one we are going to try at home, Laurentine prawns and risotto öf goat cabrito and chestnuts,

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Pirjo R
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worst service ever and bad meals!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Our meal started promisingly after being seated by a nice lady. This was the start and end of anything positive. The meals took a long time to come. The description of both meals sounded great. We ordered a Portuguese chicken and a Zamesi veal dish. The meat was very poor and the flavours could have been much better. After sitting for ages with our dirty dishes in front of us, we asked for our table to be cleared. The waiter took only our main plates and left every other dirty dish and never returned. I had to clear the table myself! This has never happened to me before and was not what I expected in a fairly pricey restaurant. We asked for the bill ahead of time, as we realised how bad the service was. It never came. We had to stand and wait at the desk and ask to pay again, before being overcharged! This restaurant looks good - but stay away.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank CarenL
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Trondheim, Norway
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Extremely slow service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Nice place with fantastic view, but sadly the service was tragically slow. It took us 70 minutes to pay for coffee.

Thank Stian H
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great restaurant w/ excelent food (portuguese and mozambican) and very well presented but not a lot but enough. The staff are very nice and attentive. Great view over Lisbon. Free car parking. Near Castelo S. Jorge and downtown. Big terrace for the summer days (and nights) with a great view of Lisbon. Not very expensive considering alll the environment and food. Good also for a romantic dinner.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Alex M
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