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Restaurante O Trovador

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Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
+351 239 825 475
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We sat outside the restaurant right next to the side of the Cathedral, perfect for sunny 20 deg C temperatures. The menu included many Portuguese favourites and we went for roast rabbit and vegetables washed down by a full bodied local red wine. Excellent value and ambience from the friendly staff.

Thank David M
Tecumseh, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant Saturday evening at 20:15, there was no other customers in the restaurant. The waiter insisted on us taking a table in the corner of the restaurant next tothe air-conditioning unit. He handed us the menu and then after one minute insisted on taking our order. We said we needed more time and he just stood... More 

Thank Dan W
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Took lunch here whilst sightseeing in Coimbra. I suppose the waiters know they won't be seeing you again so why be pleasant? We were only on a starter and a salad and a glass of wine, which evidently wasn't enough for anyone to smile over. Avoid if you are depressed, or in a party mood.

Thank KeithWhiteparish
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this review

Good afternoon. We are not sure we understood the complaint you made regarding our service. We like to continuously improve our work, so could you please be more specific about the reasons of your disappointment? Regards Restaurante O Trovador More 

Tokyo, Japan
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It is located on the hill, near the University of Coira and beside the old Cathedral. You can enjoy traditional Portuguese Foods.

Thank ueberalles
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Very slow service, and we thought that the food was not good quality compared to what we had paid. We had bolognese (No sauce) Very small Nicoise salad Omelette with cabbage (not very tasty) And waited a lot time!

1 Thank nhookey
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We just got to town and climbed over the hill and found this place which had Fado soaring out of it. We inquired about a table and they rearranged some things to get us on. Setting right across from a cathedral with nice interior. Food was good and we had a variety off the menu. Sea Bass, pork and traditional... More 

1 Thank oakpit
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197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting for a restaurant Very friendly staff and good service Generous food portions Food was tasty Menu was available in multiple languages Lacked that special something that would make it amazing and really didn't rate the dessert!

1 Thank CSP83
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is quite honestly the most disgusting meal I have ever tried to eat. I ordered fish - first time out of the kitchen it was a nasty frozen piece of fish covered in butter and not cooked through. I sent it back and got the same piece of fish but microwaved beyond belief. It was inedible. The service was... More 

Thank Ann H
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this review
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Bom dia. Nós não compramos peixe congelado.Todo o nosso peixe é fresco. Também não confecionamos o peixe com manteiga. De... More 

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153 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The restaurant is opposite the cathedral in the old town of coimbra. The restaurant looks nice. The food was okay, but nothing special. Althoug the waiter told us, that the fish, which we ordered has no bones, it had a lot of bones and so it was not a pleasure to eat it. Also the waiter was a bit arrogant.... More 

Thank Swissbear07
Lisbon, Portugal
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319 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat good portuguese food and wine for a good price. It is very close to Sé Velha and also to the University, so you can pass by before or after your visit to those landmarks.

Thank Juzynha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 825 475

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?