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Estrada do Guincho | 2750-642 Cascais, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
+351 214 870 491
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12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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bristol
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We arrived early for our dinner booking so we could see the sunset - it is a stunning location; on the edge of the sea with views all around the bay and over to the most western tip of Europe. People who were staying in the hotel told us how great it was to hear the Atlantic waves crashing on... More 

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Thank Anj45
Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you so much for your comment and time. We are so pleased every time we get a comment like your; we do work really hard every day to meet our guests expectations and even when possible to go ahead of it !!! We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Hard to find a restaurant of such amazing class and elegance and what a surprise it was in our hotel!

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

Good afternoon from Restuarante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you so much for your time and comment. We are extremely pleased to learned that you had enjoyed your meal and time in our Hotel. As for the restaurant, thank you so much for your nice words. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. With our best regards. Restaurante... More 

London
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were extremely impressed by this restaurant - we think it might be getting a second Michelin star soon, I certainly think they deserve it. We were staying in the hotel on a romance package, which included a 4 course tasting menu with matching wine. After being shown to our table, with the incredible view out to sea, we were... More 

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

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Once again thank you so much for your time and comment. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. We remain at your entire disposal for any further information. Best regards, Restaurante / Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Mariana Franco Sales & Marketing Manager @ : restaurante@guinchotel.pt Tel. : +351 214... More 

London
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with my husband for his birthday and was initially a bit unsure of the place - reception was unmanned and the waitress seemed a little surprised to see us as they had recorded our reservation time as later (despite my email confirmation). However she and the barman were warm and friendly and we were pleased for the opportunity... More 

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

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, We were delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your evening in our Restaurant; we just feel sorry that you were not welcomed as you should be. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. With our best regards, Restaurante / Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Mariana Franco... More 

Bratislava, Slovakia
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357 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The food creations in this restaurant are all about celebrating Portuguese cuisine, local produce and traditions. Each dish has a story to tell. The chef takes you on a journey through the different regions of Portugal, shows you innovative and clever ways how to serve classic ingredients including some unfamiliar ones (like barnacles). We opted for the 4 course tasting... More 

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

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, What a pleasure to learn that you have spend a nice time in our restaurant. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. One last word to thank you for your time and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We remain at your entire disposal for any further... More 

Seoul, South Korea
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went there as a couple for a romantic dinner in August. As many have written before, the view is fantastic and one should arrive before darkness to enjoy it. The atmosphere is (for a fine dining place) rather casual as it is located close to a beach-holiday destination. The food was excellent from start to end. You can see... More 

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

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, We thank you very much for your time and comment. We really hope to welcome you again. With our best regards, Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho Mariana Franco Sales & Marketing Manager @ : restaurante@guinchotel.pt Tel. : +351 214 870 491 More 

Cracow
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a Michelin starred restaurant but I was not sure whether the food would match the spectacular sea views. We were the only guests for several minutes and only later did other patrons slowly begin to arrive, though until the end the place was far from being full. Maybe it is because of the remoteness, since the cuisine gives... More 

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Thank Thomas077
Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you so much for your time and comment. We are sorry that we were not able to exceed your expectations in what regards the amuse-bouches and starters. Please by sure that the chef de cuisine and his team will take seriously your comments in order to improve those dishes. With our best... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Great welcome! The food is simply devine. We had the tasting menu of 6 courses with accompanying wine flight. Each course was delicious and the presentation very artistic and imaginative. Even the presentation of 4 different butters was amazing!

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

Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho, It is always a pleasure to read comments like your, since our main goal is to be able to reach our clients expectation. We really hope you will honour us again with your visit. We would like as well to thank you for your time and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor... 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
US$91 - US$160
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada do Guincho | 2750-642 Cascais, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?