The charming historical city of Coimbra, beautifully placed by the Mondego River, is also a great spot for foodies and wine lovers. There are many enchanting restaurants where travellers can taste the endless delights of regional gastronomy, as well as impressive fine dining options and honest food places.
Considered one of the 500 best restaurants in the world by Le Liste, the restaurant of 5-star Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas Arcadas offers an exquisite cuisine based on the best products, some of them picked on the biological garden of Quinta das Lágrimas.The restaurant Arcadas combines an extraordinary cuise with the excellence of Dão and Bairrada wines. The greatest jewel is the signature wine "Pedro & Inês", created with traditional grape varieties: Alfrocheiro and Touriga Nacional. The combination of these two created an historical wine. LocationGoogle MapsSocial mediaFacebookInstagram
This restaurant is a reference in the city of Coimbra. Housed in an old building of the city, Nacional is very popular for the quality of its cuisine.
The main specialities are; seafood rice, lamprey rice or monk-fish fillets with clam rice. The desserts are also absolutely mouth-watering, especially the crème brûlée.
Nacional offers an attentive service, along with an elegant atmosphere.
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Located in a charming area of Coimbra, the restaurant O Palco ("the stage") is faithful to what the Earth has to offer.
This restaurant leb by inventive Chef Marco Almeida is not a one man show. It is all about sharing, learning and commitment of the Chef and its team.LocationGoogle MapsSocial mediaFacebookInstagram
Housed in the award-winning Machado de Castro National Museum, the restaurant Loggia - Museu Nacional Machado de Castro offers a stunning view over the charming upper town of Coimbra and the iconic University of Coimbra, UNESCO World Heritage site.
This is a fantastic restaurant where you can taste the most delicious specialities at very affordable prices, while watching the sunlight pouring down the beautiful houses of the historical quarter.
Tapas nas Costas is the coolest food spot of the enchanting city of Coimbra!
Located in the liveliest quarter of the city - Quebra-Costas - this restaurant presents a yummy selection of the finest Portuguese/Iberian "petiscos" along with the most tempting desserts!
Good value for money at the heart of the historical centre.
Located in Coimbra uptown, is the right place for taste traditional Portuguese products, such as sausages, cheeses, canned food, wines and regional sweets.
Good food & good wine at the heart of the historical centre of Coimbra!
The CoLAB is a place where you can really have a “Coola Boola” time. A place where you can have a delicious meal, go for a fresh haircut or a brand new tattoo made by the finest artists, get a coolaboola gift for the ones you love, dress yourself in a stylish way, make a city tour or a unique experience with local artists, or just have a craft beer.
On sunny days, guests can have a special cocktail at the rooftop terrace with an outstanding view over the historical centre of Coimbra.Cool ideas for cool people !
Located in the "downtown" of Coimbra, very close to one of the city's religious and civil power squares, the iconic square Praça 8 de Maio. Sete Restaurant serves deeply honest food.
Genuine flavours and impeccable pairings.
Located in downtown Coimbra, Dux - Urban Tavern has recovered the spirit of wine bars. The ideal spot to taste the most delicious "petiscos" and a great wine selection.
A modern tavern with traditional flavours.
In downtown Coimbra, with a sober decoration, with wood, green and blue tones. Here you can go for only a drink, but there is a harmony between fresh, seasonal products and high-quality meat.
There are also vegetarian dishes available.
Housed in the building of an ancient ceramics factory dating back to 1824, the restaurant Refeitro da Baixa is a true must of Coimbra. Specialised in Mediterranean flavours, this unique spot offers a challenging gastronomic experience!
The ceramics factory - Cerâmica Antiga de Coimbra - continues to work from Monday to Friday and the tableware service used in the restaurant is produced in the factory. Guests can actually watch the ceramics-making process in a specific workshop organised by Refeitro da Baixa, combined with a delicious meal around the ancient ovens.
This restaurant is based on traditional recipes with that special touch of author cuisine. Located in the downtown of Coimbra, Refeitro da Baixa is an important testimony of industrial archaeology. The architecture of the building is particularly striking. The restaurant is separated from the ceramics factory through glass walls, creating an elegant atmosphere where modernity goes hand in hand with tradition.
Cordel Maneirista is also a grocery store with products from small producers: cheeses, sausages, honey, olive oils, dried fruits, wines, convent-made sweets such as Clarissas pudding or Santa Clara pastries.
There are a lot of delicious Portuguese snacks and vegetarian dishes.
In addition, you can snack and drink a good wine or try the mouth-watering home-made burgers!
A microbrewery that is also a restaurant and museum.
Topázio and Onix are the two emblematic brands produced by Cervejaria Coimbra - extinguished in 2002 - which gave birth to Praxis, the first craft microbrewery in Coimbra responsible for the renovation of the restaurant and brewery. The first Praxis, Golden Pilsener, appeared in 1999.
Recently, when Pedro Baptista and brewmaster Marcio Ferreira joined the project, the brand found new bases for expansion.
The biggest production - Praxis has five beers (Pilsener, Dunkel, Amber, Weiss and a seasonal one, Strong) - which are consumed "almost in their entirety" in the restaurant, which has recovered the memory of the vanished brewery: the first labels with the University of Coimbra Tower, posters caricatured by Coimbra students and dozens of black-and-white images captured by photographer Fernando Marques, known as "Formidable", who was an emblematic figure in Coimbra.
A former History teacher fell in love with the fascinating art of cooking and became a Chef. João d'Eça Lima, born in Lisbon, found his place in the world in the peaceful landscape of Louçainha river beach, nested in Espinhal mountain, only 40 minutes away from Coimbra. He opened there his restaurant Xisto º Restaurante Louçainha. It's all a matter of destiny. And sense of purpose.
The story of João d'Eça Lima is as seducing as his restaurant. Beautifully placed at the heart of an unrivalled natural setting, this restaurant offers a dazzling view over the idyllic Louçainha river beach.
This is a typical restaurant based on the concept that memories are the special ingredient. João d'Eça Lima creates different seasonal menus, respecting the cycle of nature and using the freshest and most authentic products of Center of Portugal region. The very best of regional gastronomy at your table!Once the Chef was given a cookbook and the oldest recipe dated back to 1931. Since then he collected several regional recipes. Gastronomy is all about memories. And tasting them.
Pedro dos Leitões was the first restaurant in the world to serve roasted suckling pig. This iconic restaurant has capacity for 430 persons and 10 big wood-fired ovens.
Apart from the home-made roasted suckling pig, guests can try other also equally mouth-watering suckling pig specialities. The wine selection is very interesting and the service is very efficient and friendly.
Opens everyday except on Christmas Day.