Furnas do Guincho

Address: Estrado do Guincho, Cascais, Portugal
Telephone: 021 486 92 43

- Mid-range

4.6

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
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Sporty types
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out
  • Nature / wildlife

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