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“Simply Amazing!”

Restaurante Esplanada Furnas
Ranked #15 of 122 Restaurants in Ericeira
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Week in Portugal and this was our favorite restaurant... As others have said the view is amazing= but even better was the fish - We selected the sole and shared it - so fresh -- so delicious -

We had lunch only - We had a waiter that spoke English very well (he had worked on cruise ships for years) And we had a romantic and enjoyable time -

  • Visited June 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Total immersion in the ocean...”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

The restaurant is located on the rocky seashore of Ericeira, where you can experience the various moods of the ocean. From placid glistering waters in the Summer to 8-10 m waves splashing the rocks in a spectacular way in wintery days.
And the best, is that the restaurant matches the perfect location. It offers some of the best and freshest fish in Portugal (which, by the way, has some of the tastiest fishes in the world). Always a good variety to chose from depending on the catchings of the day (for those who do not know, Ericeira is a traditional fishing port).
It has a fairly large room, but the wooden ceilings and the way the room is divided still allows for a nice and fairly quiet atmosphere even if the restaurant is full.
The fish is king and extremely well but simply cooked, so do not expect the seasoning to over-dominate the dish. Just let the flavours of the ocean conquer you. Some meat courses are also available, also well prepared and with generous portions. As appetiser, I recommend the clams "ameijoas à Bulhão Pato", in which they are cooked with garlic, coriander, olive oil and often some splashes of white wine and lemon juice. Brilliantly done at Furnas....
The wine list is fairly comprehensive and not too pricey. Service is professional and friendly.
It is not the cheapest restaurant in the surroundings but the quality of the produce, of the kitchen and the stunning location fully justifies the price.

  • Visited February 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Stunning fish, stunning view!”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

As you walk in, you choose your fish in the entrance from a large display in crushed ice. The restaurant itself is simple (with a jaunty nautical touch to it) and has a stunning view on to the Atlantic. We were offered various nibbles and plumped for the fish pate (not the usual sardine paste) which was very more-ish. The other options of cheese and shrimps also looked great.
The meal itself was excellent - the dorado was unsurpassably good. My two youngest, being wary of any fish, went for the beef steak - OK, but nothing special (kept them happy, anyway).
Side dishes very respectable. Service friendly. Wine good.
In summary, the fish was just amazing. Amaaaaaazing. The rest of the food good.

  • Visited February 2013
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Oeiras, Portugal
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“One of the best fish restaurants in Portugal on an extraordinary location”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

"Furnas" is one of my favourite fish restaurants in Portugal. It is not cheap, and there are less expensive restaurants nearby, but quite honnestly, you cannot compare the freshness of the fish and the way it is grilled to perfection.
Ant then you have the location, literally over the sea. It is good to sit there any time during the year, but when there is a storm and the waves are really big, it is just amamzing.
The terrace is well protected from the wind; so much so that I had lunch outside last sunday (oct. 28).
Good friendly service, starting at the door, when you are asked to choose the fish you want. If you don't know much about fish, the staff will guide you, and then just sit, enjoy and wait for divine fish to come...

  • Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent service and food”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Many people mention the views, sure, but you can see those views from anywhere in and around Ericeira. The food was simply fabulous and the service was so professional that we actually started to feel uncomfortable for being underdressed.
We simply said "yes" to everything so even though we were planning a 50 EUR spend, it climbed to 100 for a dinner for two.
I am rating 4 out of 5 just because there are many other places in Ericeira that are cheaper.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Radek S
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