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“Delightful dining” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Dolphin Restaurante

The Dolphin Restaurante
Ranked #3 of 55 Restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delightful dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

One of our all-time favourite restaurants in Luz with brilliant food and excellent service. The menu is an superb mixture of meat and fish dishes, with Portuguese and South African specials and some of the meat sourced from the owner Wim's family farm. Wim goes out of his way to ensure you have a delightful dining experience and wonderful evening.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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 Tony S
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Buckinghamshire UK
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Always worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

I've been eating in The Dolphin for a number of years and always found the food and service very good.Can get very busy,even in the winter months, so it's best to book.The menu options make a nice change particularly when you are eating out every night

  • Visited April 2013
    • 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
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Thank Amberley46
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Jewel in the crown of Luz”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

The South African guy is called Wim. We have been eating here for over 10 years.
The food is excellent , the chicken pâté is home made, and the best I have tasted.
SOME OF THE DISHES I WOULD RECOMMEND (From experience)
Fillet Forestiere is fillet steak wrapped in bacon topped with pâté.
BBQ Ribs, just fall off the bone.
Chicken Curry, really soft chicken with fruit of every colour on the plate.
Portuguese Steak, (steak with a fried egg on top)
As you can see I love my food. This an excellent restaurant, you will not be disappointed.
Graham & Tina

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Graham B
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Manama, Bahrain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Will eat here again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Owned by a nice South African guy. Very nice food/menu . Very attentive staff. Would def go back. Medium priced menu..good value.

Visited April 2013
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Scotland
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Don't eat all day before you go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Delicious, tasty and extremely very filling food. Never had south african food before but after this highly recommend. Is expensive but portions are massive, service great and great choice of beers. Lovely family atmosphere. Gets a bit hot inside - but that could just be the meat sweats! Not sure how many veggie options there are, very meat orientated. Well worth a visit. Very busy - so book before you go.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JAC0409
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