Grande Cervejaria Solmar: "Grande Cervejaria Solmar - seafood" Solmar Tip by sue_stone

Solmar, Lisbon: 2 reviews and 6 photos

  Inside the restaurant
by sue_stone
  • Inside the restaurant - Lisbon
      Inside the restaurant
    by sue_stone
  • our meals being served - Lisbon
      our meals being served
    by sue_stone
  • looks good! - Lisbon
      looks good!
    by sue_stone
  • special of the house - rice & seafood - Lisbon
      special of the house - rice & seafood
    by sue_stone
  • just a small slice... - Lisbon
      just a small slice...
    by sue_stone

Solmar is located on the pedestrianised restaurant strip, Rua das Portas de Santo Antão. There are so many places to choose from along here that it is hard to know which one to opt for....are they all dodgy tourist focused places etc

Well, when we saw Solmar, we liked the look of it so much that we decided to take the risk - and were not disappointed!

The large shop front windows lure you in....the large airy restaurant is quite stunning. With its underwater scened tiled walls and its retro coloured furnishings it was a great space.

Solmar specialises in seafood, and the large shellfish platters on surrounding tables were enough to make anyone salivate!

It was comfortably busy on the Sunday night we visited The staff were very friendly and helpful, particularly in recommending a fabulous wine from the all Portuguese list.

Favorite Dish: We decided to sample some of their fish. I had the Sole and Alex had the house speciality of Rice & Seafood. Both meals were really tasty. With our meals we drank a (very cheap) bottle of white wine that had been recommended by our waiter. The brand was BSE, and the taste was excellent - kind of like a French Sancerre.

When they wheeled the dessert trolley over it seemed pointless to we didn't. Alex had a slice of a very evil looking chocolate cake and I had a serve of the almond cake.

A really enjoyable evening.

Address: Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 106
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: A couple of minutes walk from Rossio

Nearest metro: Restauradores or Rossio

Phone: 21 342 33 71
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 4
Theme: Seafood

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jan 25, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 3 0

Have you been to Lisbon?

  Share Your Travels