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Restaurante Cozinha Velha

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Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
+351 21 435 6158
13:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 22:30
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New Jersey
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We travel alot and we love good food. We know Portuguese food well because of my husband's roots. We can honestly say this was the best meal we've ever had! The food and bread were spectacular, the wine, the coffee and the dessert buffet was incredible! Followed by a glass of port on the house! We just wish we had... More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

I must say having our lunch in this historic place was an experience. The food was great and tasty, the staff were very helpful though initially we had some problems understanding & going through the menu.

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We had read good things in one of our guide books (probably Lonely Planet), and the book was right. The atmosphere was great, and the food was so good. It was the perfect end to our visit to Queluz Palace. We had to ask twice because we were directed to the small snack area inside the palace, but we knew... More 

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Fenton, Illinois
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512 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This was our final meal in a tour of Portugal and it was very good. We had bread, and olives plus a salad for starters, then I had the cod which was mixed with rice and was great. For dessert, we had dessert buffet. Ooh, it was so tasty. I liked the ambiance also.

Thank peonyrose
Paris, France
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139 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Cozinha Velha is located within the Queluz castle, specifically the old kitchen of the castle. Some elements of the kitchen are still there to watch, especially the very impressive fireplace. Overall Cozinha Velha is decorated a bit like a museum with corresponding paintings and other objects. We were at Cozinha Velha for lunch on a Friday and where the only... More 

1 Thank Michael H
Gosport, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Very accommodating kitchen enabled us to eat one night off an old menu and on a further two nights to meet some specific dietary needs. Would recommend you eat here.

1 Thank AlanandLyn
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The setting is elegant, with a beautifully decorated dining room. The service was impeccable (although there were only 3 other parties dining). The appetizers were elegantly presented and delicious. The got cheese, honey and walnut in phyllo dough was especially notable. Dover sole was also superb. Highly recommend.

2 Thank Steve M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We booked a table in the D Maria hotel forward to a nice evening of food but I could not have been more wrong. The waiters were extremely favorable for us to eat and they did their best to get out as soon as possible

3 Thank Noah B
Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is in the former kitchen of the queluz palace and is worth visiting to see the giant marble prep table and the cooking spit under the chimney. It is a fine dining establishment with helpful and attentive service but the food was uneven and disappointing given the prices. We had the best tomato soup that we've tasted in... More 

1 Thank julie c
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Food heaven with a fabulous buffet of deserts. Staff attentive and friendly. Harpist playing added to the atmosphere adding to a great evening.

1 Thank Lynda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$39
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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