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“Never disappoints!”
Review of Bistro Central

Bistro Central
Ranked #10 of 16 Restaurants in Salema
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Without a doubt the best restaurant in Salema. The menu is extensive enough to please everyone, and the specials each night offer some extra choice. The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and very appealing when candlelit. Service is excellent, neither too rushed or painfully slow. A drink on the house at the end of the meal is always a nice touch!

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Bertrand is a cheeky fellow but his cooks .... they cook with a Portuguese twist and never fail to amaze me....the herring starter...the lulinhas fritas...the javeli (wild boar) the service from the ever cheerful Rui....the desserts...say no more, say no more!

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Thank Tjalie
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I spent the first two weeks of May in Portugal and dined most evenings at Bistro Central in Salema.
I travel to Portugal several times each year and consistently find that this restaurant consistently provides a very high standard of food. From the extensive menu I always find a meal that absolutely delights me. The small bar and the ability to dine inside or out dependent on the weather makes it my first choice. Bertrand and his team wonderful especially Rui make me feel very happy.

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Thank Janetinthedales
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Here's a different style in a superb setting, French flare using the best of Algarve ingredients. The specials menu is a treat each time you visit and the wine list is interesting and different. You might want to think about booking in high season. This is a popular venue in an appealing location.

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Thank FranklinRog
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had a great dining experience at Bistro Central. Bertram takes a very hands on approach to ensure excellence. Helped with wine selection and ordering. As we were planning on sharing dishes and soup, asked him about the 2 souls, he offered us a half serving of both. That is not typical if any restaurant I have been to. Hey were both good but the mushroom was amazing. Our main courses were the Golden Bream fish and wild boar, both cooked to perfection. Had the desert sampler and Bertram brought us each a glass of port on the house. In Lisbon now, with a reservation at what should be a fine restaurant. If it is nearly as good as Bistro Central, we will be pleased as that is what it will be compared to. Met a couple from England at the next table and enjoyed some conversation. We were there for around 3 hours and walked out full and 100% satisfied. While Bertram was great, so was our waiter, who was equally cordial with a sense of humor. Thank you for a great experience!

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Thank Ron H
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