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Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Penha Longa Resort, Sintra 2710-314, Portugal
+351 21 924 9011
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (36 reviews)
“chef's menu” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Penha Longa Resort, Sintra 2710-314, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I must admit that we were hesitant to try the restaurant because it is located in the hotel we stayed in (Penha Longa Resort) and our experiences surrounding hotel restaurants typically leave us disappointed. That was not the case with Arola. The atmosphere was beautiful,...More

Thank nvs1717
Reviewed 1 week ago

Implausibly fine tapas, some excessively expensive options and some astonishing good value(shrimps). Whilst you need to choose well it is an incredible post round venue

Thank davidjmorr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the Penha Longa resort area. Excellent for tapas and wine. Portions are small. Staff is excellent and ambiance is very nice.

Thank 27Ruben27
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had lunch at Arola on a Saturday afternoon. The view is beautiful. Love all the huge glass windows that allow a lot of light in and the views of the mountains and all the green that surrounds it. The decor is modern and chic...More

Thank vdsan10
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visited at lunch time and it was very quite. Service was attentive at times but sometimes slow. Food was good quality, in particular the apple pie to share!

Thank L0ve2Travel2006
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Nestled on the grounds of the Penha Longa Resort in Sintra, this is the other Sergi restaurant (the first being the Lab). The tapas here are wonderful and the wine list is incredibly impressive! The service and sommeliers were so attentive and the food was...More

Thank BellotaRoja
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Arola is always a nice choice to dine outside Lisbon. The food is very good and the surrounding perfect.

Thank Taxitas
Reviewed 28 February 2017

we stayed at the penha longa resort and dined here.The service was excellent and so was the food. They even have a little kid's corner.

Thank Archana S
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We enjoyed the variety of the tapas, and there were good options for both the beef eaters as well as the pescitarians in our group.

1  Thank guyfromboston
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

First the location - straight on the middle of Sintra Natural Park, the soroundings are very beautiful. The restaurant is very open and fits quite well on the space. Service very good and friendly. The Tapas are excelent and a great choice for sharing. Good...More

Thank Tomás T
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Hi I have a wedding party looking for 40 guests to dine on tapas and wine on August 19th. Can you send me a menu and let me know if you can accommodate us.
13 June 2017|
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Response from 27Ruben27 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Penha Longa Resort or Arola Restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Penha Longa Resort, Sintra 2710-314, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
  • Phone Number: +351 21 924 9011
Arola's menus offer a creative and contemporary twist to Portuguese cuisine, mixing tradition and heritage with his inimitable modern approach. Like his mentor, Arola seeks to give diners unexpected contrasts of flavour and texture with the ultimate aim of provoking, surprising and delighting his guests. Food is available throughout the day and for dinner Arola's take on the Portuguese tapas will compete with his more elaborate main courses. Wines will be served from a glass cellar, situated mid-restaurant. Live Dj from Wednesday to Sunday.
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