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“Stupendous, homy , good taste , privacy ...”

Fortaleza do Guincho
Ranked #5 of 563 Restaurants in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 147 - US$ 5,872
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho was opened in 1998, as the Hotel. Acclaimed French Chef Antoine Westermann introduced a haute cuisine restaurant, which quickly became a reference in Portugal. In 2001 the restaurant received a Michelin star, held until today. Originally with a classic French base, Portuguese products and traditions have been gaining more and more prominence in Fortaleza do Guincho. The inspiration that comes from the Sea; the philosophy is based and inspired by the Atlantic, the background setting of the Hotel. The best fish and seafood from the Portuguese coast as well as highest quality of national products are a constant on the Guincho table.
Lisbon, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Stupendous, homy , good taste , privacy ...”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

This Hotel stands for the above title !
By the bar and reading room , the service is courteous and silently efficient . Terrific place , stupendous sea view !

Visited March 2012
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Deserves its Michelin Rating”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Fortaleza is a top-notch gourmet dining experience. We went for Valentine's Day and it was fantastic. To go along with the great food, the room is beautiful and the setting is spectacular. Worth a visit but take your checkbook, it is expensive, particularly for Portugal.

  • Visited February 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food in Fabulous Surroundings”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

The food here was the best we've eaten anywhere in the world. It was in a word exquisite
We dined here on three consecutive evenings and were delighted on each occasion.
There are three types of menu: Table d'hote = 3 courses at 60 Euros; Gourmet menu = 5 courses at 80 Euros and the A La Carte menu averaging 100 Euros for 3 courses. We sampled each menu and as I've said, were "blown away" by the consistently high quality of the food and service.
Prices, as shown above are very high, but on balance I'd say they're pretty fair. Bearing in mind that each menu is served with not one. but. three complimentary hors d'oeuvres and two complimentary "pre-puddings".

  • Visited February 2012
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Algarve, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
459 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Elegance with a view”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

The place is beautiful evn sophisticated. The view, over the Guincho sea is amazing ( ask for a table where you can have a view, even at nigth). And the food is exquisit, french/modern. Good service

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Level 2 Contributor
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“Simply amazing”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

If you want a it so expensive, fine dining experience this is the place to go.
You pay for art and creativity, more than the food and it's portions. Yes, I must admit portions aren't that big but you won't be disappointed AT ALL. Went thee many times and I hope it'll always be as fabulous as it is

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