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Fortaleza do Guincho

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Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
+351 214 870 491
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00:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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England
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant last weekend to celebrate my birthday. We are real foodies and have visited many Michelin star restaurants. Without a doubt this is one of the best! We started with champagne followed by a couple of delicious amuse bouche (really unusual but tasty). We then opted for the four course taster menu and we were not disappointed.... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We staid at Fortaleza do Guincho for almost a week. The place is an old fortress with more than 300 years history. The restaurant is a Michelin star restaurant and deserves this status. We had an amazing dinner experience. Local food with local ingredients, creative dishes and beautiful decoration plus exceptionally friendly staff. We will recommend the place to anybody... More 

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Sag Harbor, Ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch on a windy day where the waves outside were crashing..beautiful with sail-boarders in the distance. My general thoughts are that the food was a puzzle and fun and beautifully artistically presented as little still -life dishes..and delicious, but I kind of missed simple good food in the mix. It was a constant surprise as the courses came.... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with my girlfriend and there is one thing i can say.Until today,the best food i had in Portugal so far.Super professional staff and stunning food.

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Guincho0, Diretor de Vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Restaurante / Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, We thank you so much for your time and comment. We are extremely happy to know that you have enjoyed your experience in our restaurant. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again; for your next visit, may we suggest you to take advantage of our packages composed... More 

Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Superb food and wines and attentive service from the staff. Just feast yourself with a breathtaking view and enjoy one great meal worthy of a Michelin star.

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, First of all we would like to thank you for your time and comment. It is with pleasure we acknowledge that you had a nice experience in our restaurant. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again; may we suggest you to take advantage of our packages composed by one... More 

Bucharest, Romania
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We were guests in the hotel and decided to have dinner at the restaurant as well. We are quite keen on fine dining and have experienced several Michelin stared restaurants by now. I must say that we were truly amazed by the food in this restaurant. It looked amazing, very creative yet beautiful, nice concept and stories for every dish.... More 

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Guincho0, Diretor de Vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you very much for your time and comment. It is with pleasure we have learned that you have enjoyed your time in our Hotel, as well as the meal in our panoramic restaurant awarded with one star Michelin. We are sorry that we were not able to have the windows as clean... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Fortaleza's menu has the most exquisite dishes you'll find in a Michelin star restaurant, and I truly suggest you try the degustation menu, by Chef Miguel Rocha Vieira. All dishes are, somehow, what I could call a refined travel through the best of what's around in Portugal: especially fish dishes. Congrats to all the team and Chef Miguel!!

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, First of all we would like to thank you for your time and comment. It is a pleasure to learn that you have enjoyed your meal in our restaurant. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again; may we suggest you to take advantage of our packages including one or... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

the most exquisite food, beautifully prepared, beautifully presented, excellent service. What more is there to say.

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank so much for your time and comment. We are really happy to know that you have spend a nice time in our restaurant. We would like as well to thank you for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community. With our best regards. Restaurante / Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Mariana Franco Sales... More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Excellence in every aspect but an expensive treat. The menu is only half the experience as between courses you will be served the chefs take on local and regional cuisine in mini treats of delight. This accompanied by the knowledgable and attentive waiters makes for an extra special experience.

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good morning from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you very much for your time and comment. It is with pleasure we learned that you have enjoyed your meal and time in our restaurant. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again; may we suggest you to take advantage of our packages including a meal in our panoramic... More 

Sudbury, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant (and the hotel) is sitting on the western-most point of continental Europe and boasts one of the most stunning views of the sunset over Atlantic Ocean. My wife and I have dined here on a couple occasions in the past and loved it. This time we were eager to see how the place changed under the new chef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 108 - USD 216
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
00:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Monday
00:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
00:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
00:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
00:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
00:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
00:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Cascais
  • Phone Number: +351 214 870 491
  • This restaurant is at Fortaleza do Guincho
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.

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