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“Beware this is very average all round...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Gordinni

Restaurante Gordinni
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Ranked #112 of 525 Restaurants in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Surrey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beware this is very average all round...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

I've never criticised anywhere before on-line but think it may be best to temper the good reviews with a cautionary word about this restaurant because we hunted it down on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews when we stayed in the area last week. It is more like a cafe with plastic chairs and it's pretty crowded. They forgot our starters completely and brought out our main courses instead... These were the first round of steaks (as some in the party arrived earlier than the second group) - they were beautiful and medium was medium to rare which was great, no problem with these so we didn't make a fuss about the missing starters, we just accepted the main courses and ignored the fact the starters didn't turn up. The second round of orders included a steak which was requested rare (not a hard dish to achieve) but it came very well done. Our friend sent it back but the second steak came back exactly the same; very well done... It tasted good to be fair (he was starving and didn't want to turn it away a third time) but it was brown all the way through again... The restaurant was mixed bag of people on a corner of a not particularly pretty part of the marina at the far end of the site and it would suit families with kids who make make noise and mess (there were quite a few there) - it's that sort of place. To be fair again; the manageress was absolutely lovely and apologised for all the things that kept going wrong for us (drinks orders mixed up too) and she took the overdone steak off the bill . I wouldn't say 'don't go' but I would say 'be careful' when you read the reviews and choose it knowing what it is and what you're getting. The price was average and the food was average. The pasta dishes were awful - really awful. It was the worst night of our holiday... There are so many lovely restaurants to go to you don't have to choose this one! Finally, the card machine failed after the pin had been entered. The staff took it away and produced another machine which required the whole pin process to be repeated, without issuing a void receipt and unable to produce one. We had to leave the restaurant hoping we wouldn't have a double bill charged to the debit card when we arrived back to the UK... This was not the most pleasurable or reassuring restaurant experience!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice busy Italian bistro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Good service. Nothing too fancy. Absolutely one to go for on the marina if lost for inspiration and visited Hemmingway already

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not Fancy but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

A Good friendly restaurant with good food at fair prices! All mixed crowd and very enjoyable at the hart of the Cascais marina

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Raguge
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Jerh48
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110 reviews
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“Better than the Estoril Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

After being disappointed with the Gordinni Restaurant in Estoril (see previous review) I felt that it is only fair that having had a good experience at the restaurant in Cascais this week, that I should write a review that gives the restaurant praise.

The whole experience in the Cascais restaurant is a lot better. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful and willing and happy to chat with us.

The food was enjoyed by everyone. I chose Picanha (as usual in this place), two of my companions had pizza which apparently were very good and two others chose Salmon, baked with capers which was apparently the best fish my wife has eaten in Cascais! The Picanha was good, the beef was cooked rare and the side dishes were plentiful.

What was also pleasing was the cost - about 2/3rds of the cost we paid at the Estoril restaurant!

You won't get fine dining here, but the food is good, the service friendly and the location convenient, with a large underground car park just opposite. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Cascais.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jerh48
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“Delicious steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

This little restaurant in the Marina was a delightful find. The steaks were among the best, most tender we had on on the whole trip. We shared a pizza for a starter then the mushroom steak, then a delicious chocolate desert! Prices were moderate. A good choice.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CyndeM
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