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Darwin's Cafe

Avenida de Brasilia Ala B Fundacao Champalimaud, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351(0)210 480222
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Avenida de Brasilia Ala B Fundacao Champalimaud, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible service. How is it possible the staff to miss my request... that made me wait more than one our to be served?? Only after my complaint they realized what my problem was!!

Thank Miguel R
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We recently went to Darwin's café for the second time. The place is large and quite pleasant situated in the building of the Champalimaud foundation. Parking is easy. Booking is recommended. The food we had was a bit disappointing (Pork cheeks (boucheses de porco). They...More

Thank rudolfn758
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I dropped by about 3:30 to "pay my respects" to Darwin and to take a break from busy Belem schedule; unfortunately they were between lunch and dinner, not serving food, so I bought an overpriced bottle of water, sat on the patio and relaxed. This...More

Thank nodedet
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It took more than 30 minutes to get the most basic of foods: a salad and a pie! The ‘salad’ was as if they opened a bag of rúcula and trough it in plate, like a all bag of it! Oh, and two cherry tomatoes...More

Thank anemonia l
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We ordered chamuça de Legumes and folhado. Both were like a defrosted from supermarket with some basic salad consisting of only rúcula

Thank PhilMiguel
Reviewed 23 October 2017

While the view may be lovely if you're sitting outside or near the window, the service is absolutely terrible. It took nearly an hour for us to be served sandwiches - nothing fancy; just ordinary ham and cheese on a roll. The staff was completely...More

Thank canonaspirin
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had a very pleasant drink at the bar and decided to stay for dinner. The restaurant itself has great views of the water, and a pleasant-looking outdoor dining area (which we couldn't use because it was raining). The wine list is virtually all Portuguese,...More

Thank ordinarymind
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We sat on the Patio just a short walk from the Belem Tower on a perfectly gorgeous day, I had a delicious Chestnut soup and a glass of wine, My entree was Duck Fillets with an Orange Risotto . The Duck Fillets were definitely overcooked...More

Thank Car0l27
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Just beside the Centre Champalimaud, the ambiance is nice, modern and clean with memorabilias referring to Charles Darwin. We had octopus, carpaccio with rucola and a fruit salads. Rarely we had such a delicious octopus. We finished with a fruit salad and a dessert. Price...More

Thank gilardoni
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Go at sunset, sit outside. Enjoy the view of the Tejo, the Torré de Bélem, the Ponte 25 de Abril, the hillsides on the other side of the Tejo. It's spectacular. The Darwin's space is also gorgeous. The food is very good, but not quite...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Brasilia Ala B Fundacao Champalimaud, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Belem
  • Neighbourhood: Belem
  • Phone Number: +351(0)210 480222
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