10 Best Restaurants in Sintra

The 10 best suggested places to eat in Sintra and surrounding area.

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Escape the midday hustle and bustle of Sintra by seeking refuge at "A Raposa," where you can dine in peace away from the crowds. Despite its unassuming exterior, the interior of this establishment exudes elegance and grandeur. By day, it operates as a charming tea-room, but as evening falls, it transforms into a sophisticated restaurant.

Chef Sergio showcases his culinary prowess by crafting both international dishes and local delicacies with finesse. From impeccably cooked locally sourced fish to succulent shredded lamb, each dish is prepared to perfection, promising a culinary experience like no other. The meticulously curated wine list, overseen by Sergio himself, complements the menu seamlessly, ensuring that every meal is accompanied by the perfect wine pairing.
Daily: 13h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 00h15

29 Rua Conde Ferreira, 2710-631 Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47" 56.6' N | 09º 23" 14.9' W
+351 219 243 440 | restaurantearaposa@hotmail.com

A Raposa

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Looking for a tranquil escape from Sintra's bustling lunchtime crowds without straying too far from the city's historic landmarks? Look no further than this charming establishment, where you'll find delicious food at affordable prices, served with warmth and efficiency in a quaint vintage setting.

Step into a world of nostalgia as you explore the intricately restored rooms adorned with local artwork and antique furnishings. Indulge in a tempting array of delicacies from homemade cakes and pastries to a variety of sandwiches and paninis. Savour the diverse selection of teas, infusions, freshly squeezed juices, and aromatic coffees. For those seeking a more substantial meal, set menu options for breakfasts and brunches are also available, ensuring there's something to satisfy every appetite.
Daily: 08h30 - 20h00

6 Avenida Dr. Miguel Bombarda, Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47' 55.1" N | 09º 23' 13.5" W
+351 212 428 804 | cafe@saudade.pt

Café Saudade

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Perched on the cliffs overlooking the picturesque village of Azenhas do Mar, this exceptional restaurant boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the sea, along with an enticing array of fish and seafood dishes. From the renowned amêijoas à Bulhão Pato (clams) to succulent octopus salad and the locally celebrated Percebes (Goose barnacles), seafood aficionados will delight in the culinary offerings.

For those seeking alternatives to seafood, the menu also features a variety of non-fish options prepared to perfection. Complementing the delectable cuisine is an impressive wine list, ensuring a truly memorable dining experience for all.
Daily: 12h30 - 23h00

Restaurante Piscina Azenhas do Mar, Azenhas do Mar 2705-104, Colares, Portugal.
38º 50" 26.2' N | 09º 27" 44.0' W
+351 219 280 739 | geral@azenhasdomar.com |  Website

Azenhas do Mar

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Founded in 1862, this esteemed family bakery is renowned for its delectable assortment of local pastries and delicacies, including Sintra's famed Queijadas and Travesseiros. Named after King Carlos's affectionate nickname for Constância Gomes, who co-founded the establishment, Piriquita Bakery has been a cherished destination for over a century.

During the 1940s, the bakery introduced the Travesseiro, a pastry filled with sweet eggs and almonds, which continues to be crafted according to the original secret recipe. A testament to its popularity, a second Piriquita location can be found just around the corner from the original establishment, ensuring that visitors can indulge in these beloved treats throughout their stay in Sintra.
Casa Piriquita I, Daily: 08h30 – 20h00, Closed Wednesdays
Casa Piriquita I, Daily: 08h30 – 20h00, Closed Tuesdays

1 & 18 Rua das Padarias, 2710-603, Sintra.
+351 219 230 626 | geral@piriquita.pt |  Website

Casa Piriquita

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Chef Luis Santos, trained in Switzerland, had already made a name for himself with his Lisbon restaurant, Tágide, before making waves in Sintra's culinary landscape. With the establishment of INcomum, Santos introduced his contemporary take on Portuguese cuisine to the town, earning widespread acclaim.

Inside the restaurant's modern decor, Santos's creativity shines through, utilising only the freshest seasonal ingredients to craft dishes that delight the palate. Whether you're stopping by for the lunchtime prix-fixe or indulging in a romantic evening meal, a visit to INcomum promises a memorable dining experience that won't disappoint.

Daily: 12h00 - 00h00, Saturdays: 16h30 – 00h00

R. Dr. Alfredo da Costa 22, 2710-631 Sintra, Portugal. | 38º 47' 56.0" N | 09º 23' 14.1" W
+351 219 243 719 | restaurante@incomumbyluissantos.pt |  Website | Facebook



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Nestled within the esteemed Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort, a top-tier destination for golf enthusiasts and country club aficionados alike, Sergi Arola's restaurant brings a taste of Spain to Sintra. Drawing inspiration from his Spanish roots and upbringing with tapas, Arola infuses a contemporary flair into this traditional culinary style. Set amidst a stylish, Mediterranean-inspired ambiance, the restaurant offers a menu showcasing Arola's innovative take on Portuguese cuisine. With chefs working their magic in full view from the bar and dining area, guests can witness the culinary artistry firsthand. Translucent aluminium curtains provide privacy while still allowing glimpses of the action.

Adding to the vibrant atmosphere, a resident DJ sets the mood each evening, with music often spilling out onto the terrace during the summer months. Whether indulging in a meal or enjoying drinks with friends, Arola's restaurant promises a memorable dining experience in Sintra.
Daily: 12h30 - 15h00, Thursday - Tuesday: 19h00 - 22h30

Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó, Sintra, 2714 - 511, Portugal.
38º 45" 53.3' N | 09º 23" 09.7' W
+351 219 249 011 | rc.lisrz.restaurant.ambassador@penhalonga.com |  Website


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A Tasca do Manel is a beloved local gem, offering unpretentious dining where guests can enjoy hearty meals for under ten euros. Whether you opt for the dish of the day, a succulent steak, or fresh grilled fish, satisfaction is guaranteed. Many diners take advantage of the enticing lunchtime set menu. Located near the Town Hall, just downhill from the old town centre, A Tasca do Manel promises simple yet delicious fare that leaves patrons with happy bellies.
Weekdays: 07h30 - 20h00, Saturday: 07h30 – 19h00, Sunday: CLOSED.

5 Largo Doutor Virgilio Horta, Sintra 2710-630, Portugal.
38º 47' 56.0" N | 09º 23' 17.1" W
+351 219 230 215

A Tasca do Manel

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Located near Sintra's town hall, the Regional is a celebrated local establishment. Despite its unassuming exterior, the restaurant boasts a charming and welcoming interior, where friendly staff are eager to serve you. Indulge in hearty and traditional meals that are expertly presented. Despite generous portions, the bill remains surprisingly affordable. Don't miss their renowned stews, which draw both locals and visitors alike. For an authentic Portuguese dining experience that promises satisfaction, look no further than the Regional.

Thursday - Tuesday: 12h00 - 16h00/19h00 - 22h00, Wednesday: CLOSED
2 Travessa do Município, 2710-592, Sintra, Portugal. | 38° 47' 57.1" N | 09° 23' 16.7" W
+351 219 234 444 | regional@regional.pt |  Website

Restaurante Regional de Sintra

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Perched in a modern setting with captivating views of the Sintra Mountains, Midori stands as one of Penha Longa resort’s Michelin-starred restaurants. Infusing Japanese culinary artistry with Portuguese ingredients sourced from across the country, Midori creates dishes that dazzle with their artful presentation and nuanced flavors. Renowned as a top destination for Japanese cuisine in Portugal, Midori is conveniently accessible from Lisbon, making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts seeking a unique gastronomic experience.
Tuesday - Saturday: 19h30 - 23h00, Sunday, Monday: CLOSED

Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó, Sintra, 2714 - 511, Portugal.
38º 45" 53.3' N | 09º 23" 09.7' W
+351 219 249 011 | restaurants@penhalonga.com |  Website


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Portugal's affinity with Japan spans centuries, yet Japanese cuisine is a relatively recent addition to the culinary scene. Among the top spots to enjoy authentic Japanese flavours is Harko's. Offering a delectable array of sushi, sashimi, noodles, grilled dishes, and tempura, Harko's delights diners with familiar favourites infused with playful twists, like the Scallop Sashimi with Passion Fruit Sauce. With a commitment to using locally sourced ingredients, Harko's ensures consistently fresh and high-quality dishes. Conveniently situated in São Pedro, it's a perfect stopover for those journeying to or from Pena Palace.

Daily: 12h30 - 15h00/19h00 - 23h00
4 Rua Serpa Pinto, 2710-508, Sintra, Portugal.
38° 47' 28.1" N | 09° 22' 49.6" W
+351 219 244 352 |  Website