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“Food not very impressive, ambiance cool” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ranked #799 of 4,016 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Description: blend verb \ˈblend\: to mix (things) thoroughly and usually with good results: to exist together as a combination
Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food not very impressive, ambiance cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

I did not have much impression on its menu or food. You would expect more out of that money, not something average. The ambiance is the kind I'm into.
So if you don't care much about taste of quality of food, but the ambiance, then this is the place.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank zy48
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Surrey
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent sharing plates”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was some of the best food I had during my week in Lisbon. The octopus in particular was lovely. It was quite expensive by Lisbon standards, but you get what you pay for. Service was friendly and attentive, although I would have preferred it to be slightly more relaxed.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard_Sear
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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lots to like”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

Dropping into Blend on a busy street on a busy Thursday night turned out to be a good choice. The restaurant was busy, but managed to squeeze us in with no waiting. Decor is modern but disciplined, and lighting with low-hung pendant lamps made for a great atmosphere. The busy kitchen staff were fully visible going about preparing the food, and a multi-coloured light changing on the large white oven might sound off-putting but wasn't distracting. Service was really good - not obtrusive but there when needed, taking orders and topping up wine glasses - the staff were all pleasant and seemed to know their stuff well. Food arrived promptly and was delicious. Three dishes shared were enough to satisfy two of us.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Naultinus
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Hyde, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent food but overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a very modern restaurant, offering a modern take on traditional Portuguese food / Portuguese fusion food.

Whilst the service and staff were excellent and the food fantastic, it was quite expensive, and if I'm being honest, probably a bit overpriced.

It was also somewhat lacking in atmosphere, as the modern decor, furniture and lighting do not really add anything extra to the dining experience

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lee C
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Geneva, Switzerland
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went with 11 of my friends without reserving. This place is incredible and the food is sublime. The restaurant makes their own bread. You can eat there almost any time in the evening.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank acm0608
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