Furnas do Guincho

Price guide: Mid-range

Estrado do Guincho, Cascais

Price guide: Mid-range

Furnas do Guincho

By Guyan Mitra, your Cascais expert

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#2 of 2
expert-rated restaurants in Cascais
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Sporty types, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation

Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of Furnas do Guincho

Go for the sundeck dining right next to the swirling Atlantic.

Possibly the best seaside dining experience to be had in the region. I always make sure I book one of the outside tables around sunset for peachy sea-views whilst I get my hands dirty in crustacea.

Food and drink: 

Being so close to the Atlantic, it feels like the seafood has jumped from the surf and onto your plate. The paella is as good as any you'll find this side of Valencia, while the shellfish dishes are all a favourite of mine. They also have some excllent wines, especially the Alvarinho (a white wine from the north of Portugal), which goes perfectly with the seafood.

Recommended dishes: 

A favourite of mine is ameijoas a portuguesa – clams in a potent winey sauce of garlic and coriander. Delicious when mopped up with crusty bread and washed down with a crisp glass of white.

Ambience: 

It's by the beach, so you can get away with flip-flops and shorts, but it is more formal than most of the beach shacks in the area.

Service: 

The staff are always smiling and eager to please.

Location: 

On the waterfront beach road from Cascais to Guincho Beach.

Price advice: 

It's more expensive than most places in the area but worth it. A meal for two, including wine, will definitely cost you more than 100 euros.

Tables to book: 

If I can't get a table outside on the sun terrace, I don't bother coming.

More information on Furnas do Guincho:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
International, Seafood
Address:
Estrado do Guincho, Cascais
Telephone:
021 486 92 43
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon–3pm, 7pm–10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Beach, Sea

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