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Restaurante Cozinha Velha

Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
+351 21 435 6158
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“the kitchen” (6 reviews)
“large stone” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply disappointed! The setting is beautiful: old traditional Portuguese atmosphere. But the food doesn't follow and is pricey. They had no shame to serve chips out of the bag as a side dish, and to serve lamb chops with bbq sauce. More like american diner...More

Thank clem F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First impression was good but at the end the food don't belong to a high level of quality. The prices are very high for the type of quality of the dishes

Thank Vera R
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The restaurant setting is great - a historic place with a great atmosphere. My husband and I were looking forward to having dinner at this place. Unfortunately, it started on the wrong foot. There were 2 large groups of people who just started their dinner....More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

After reading glowing review of this restaurant, I was shocked to find that the best thing about this highly rated restaurant is the setting. I had previously visited the palace and its gardens when it was open (it is no longer), so I had happily...More

Thank nursebetty38
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It is grand and when we entered we were given the 'grand' treatment by the very competent waiter/manager but, fair does, he later mellowed. The food was good, although it's not cheap, and there are some good wines to match.

Thank David J
Reviewed 12 May 2017

On first impressions this restaurant promises a lot being located in the former kitchen of the adjacent place. The décor and large stone serving table are impressive – but there are few good things to say after that. The hors d’oeuvres was a buffet –...More

Thank rogermargaret2015
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Dining in this dramatic, historic Queluz Palace "Kitchen" becomes eventful within this grand room. It's an extravagant, romantic space and makes for an unforgettable and wonderful experience. Service is exceptional and the regional food was excellent at this Pousada restaurant. The extravagant dessert buffet presentation...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal here on our last night in Portugal. Had the stuffed pork tenderloin with figs, amazing! Staff very attentative and excellent service. Amazing dessert table.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went there on a romantic anniversary dinner. The atmosphere is great and the restaurant is very cozy, especially for more intimate meals (couples and small closed groups of friends). It preserves the traditional and rustic looks of the 18th and 19th centuries. The service...More

Thank Nuno S
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We have already mentioned having a very nice FRI night dinner here within our review of the Pousada de Queluz. 25 Euro per person for a 3 course dinner while a harpist played under these historic settings seem quite reasonable to all 4 of us....More

Thank mjt520
Tiago G, General Manager at Restaurante Cozinha Velha, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Dear Guest, It is always a pleasure to see that we respond in such way to your expectation or even more with such details like the harpist played under the historic settings we have. We are delighted to hear that you loved our Restaurant, the...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 18 - USD 41
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Queluz
  • Phone Number: +351 21 435 6158
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Set in the ancient kitchens of the Palace of Queluz and contributing to the splendour of the Pousada de Queluz - D. Maria I, the Cozinha Velha Restaurant offers delicious delicacies, according to the most genuine recipes of Portuguese traditional cuisine. Here you will find the ideal environment for a romantic dinner for two, and the strength of character for a successful business lunch. The right place to organize receptions, group meals, festive dinners, banquets or cocktails, offers a capacity of up to 150 sitting and 250 standing. You will also have access to the "Sala Dourada", in the Palace, where you can gather 70 to 100 people and gift them with a memorable reception. The Pousada de Queluz restaurant holds a harp recital every Friday at dinner. Open all week.
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