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John Bull Restaurant

Rua da Palmeira | Cascais 2750-330, Cascais 2750-459, Portugal
+351 21 483 3319
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, International, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
Rua da Palmeira | Cascais 2750-330, Cascais 2750-459, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only have 45 minutes to spare for late lunch. I asked the server if we will be done in 30 minutes he assured me we will. It was off peak around 2pm and few tables were occupied. It took them more than 30 minutes to...More

1  Thank flyme2themun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just eating in the John Bull in Cascais. Drinking a lovely Vinho Verde wine. Had a lovely grilled Sea Bass and grilled Salmon. The waiter was very efficient and friendly. All in all a good experience.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waiter recommended the traditional grilled chicken dish and we were not disappointed. I normally do not eat chicken skin, but could not help myself, as it was so perfectly crunchy and tasty! Chicken can be boring....but not here. The French fries were perfectly cooked...More

Thank Locococomama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for a snack on Wednesday and ordered chips and a serving of mushrooms. The waiter brought the couvert which we accepted. The plate of mushrooms came with various vegetables despite a serving of mushrooms had been ordered. When we pointed it out,...More

Thank AJTDMACKENZIE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In an area off the main square. Good tourist offering and libel staff. I had the prawns pasta whose sauce was like Warmed Marie rose bit sweeter. Lots if parmesan and pepper evened it out. Nice atmosphere and I blended in quite well seeing as...More

Thank fionaq785
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint bar opened in 1967. Wide range of beers and other drinks. This is also a restaurant where you can get steaks and fish. Very good at reasonable price.

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We stopped here on our Globus tour and we needed a place for a lunch stop. This little restaurant was down one of the side streets...not on the main drag, but one of the side "alleys." The food area was shaded and they took credit...More

Thank giftedelaine
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I've been there with too friends. We were attracted by the guitar player of the area, who was playing for the restaurants. Food/Price was descent. Everything was ok , till we saw the receipt, we were charged for something we didn't order. When the waiter...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here. At first we were directed to the a table in the smoking section, but then were given a table upstairs in the non-smoking section. Tables are close together which made for good conversation with a couple from Denmark....More

Thank Cornbeef1
Reviewed 20 April 2017

There is so much choice in Cascais, it's overwhelming. However, there's a main square with lots of umbrella'd restaurants around its edge. We somehow "chose" John Bull even though it looks like it's trying to be an English pub. It's not ! It's really Portuguese....More

Thank AndreaPLondon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Palmeira | Cascais 2750-330, Cascais 2750-459, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Cascais
  • Phone Number: +351 21 483 3319
Description
Ate on the terrace in April 2011 and it was delicious. We shared a seafood rice (25euros) which we were told would feed two people. It was fantastic and easily the best paella we ate on our trip and would feed three people especially if you have bread and a starter. This was the best meal we had during our 3 weeks in Spain and Portugal. One of our party spilt a little sauce on her top and the waiter came to her aid immediately with a spray to fix her blouse. Fantastic service, setting, price. Wish I could eat there again.
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