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Jardim dos Sentidos

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Rua da Mae D'Agua, 3, Lisboa (at Uptown), Lisbon, Portugal, 1250-154

Vegetarian food restaurant in a pleasant atmosphere. Lunch is buffet style, costing 8.90€ as of Sep 2016. Dairy is used, so vegans to inquire. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm, Mon-Sat 7:00pm-10:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Buffet, Portuguese

Reviews (55)

First Review by super8J

Lovely place! Recommand it! - Edit

I had a lovely vegan lunch at Jardim Dos Sentidos. I've felt welcomed and I was really happy when they told me that 99% of the buffet was vegan.

It was DELICIOUS. I also tried the passion fruit cheesecake, which was soft and light. A perfect way to end this really good meal.

Keep the good work!

Pros: Excellent food, Good staff


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Nice place! - Edit

Jardim dos Sentidos is a vegetarian restaurant with many vegan options. The vegan options are clearly marked. It is nicely decorated and I suppose in summer their garden must be very beautiful. They have many starters, mains and desserts to choose from, many dishes are influenced by Asian or Oriental food.

Our dishes didn’t taste like they would in their country of origin, but were very good anyway. What I didn’t like was that they had a crumble with vanilla ice cream, that you can get in a vegan version. But the vegan version wasn’t with vanilla ice cream, instead I got a scoop of lemon sorbet. Both the crumble and the sorbet were good, but in my opinion it is not a good combination. Had I known that I would not get vegan vanilla ice cream, I would have chosen something else…

Would definitely go there again!

Pros: Good food, Great ambience


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beautiful place - Edit

One of my favorite dining places in Lisbon. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food. I love their mango salad. They use high quality ingredients and interesting flavor combinations.

Pros: quality, lots of vegan options, relaxing atmosphere

Cons: a bit pricy


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Food ok, but poor service - Edit

Food was ok (bit heavy on 'mock meats'), but after taking our initial order we were totally ignored. We had lengthy waits to get desert menu, the bill and final insult change after paying the bill. Very disappointing.

Pros: Food OK

Cons: Poor service., Bit pricey


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We returned - Edit

I've been to many vegetarian restaurants during my travels. We found Jardim dos Sentidos by searching with Happy Cow. The decor was very warm. I couldn't believe how big the place was. We were seated roughly half way inside when we noticed that the restaurant continued well into the back. The back part looked like a huge tent and we saw people going even further so I suspect there was even a patio area ( don't know for sure as we didn't ask).

Service was friendly. We were astonished by the selection of the menu. It was of the largest we have seen for a vegetarian restaurant. We made our selection and everything was delicious. We came back for another meal on Sunday but unfortunately it was closed.

If this place was in my home city, I would be eating here often.


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Best Restaurant in lisbon - Edit

This was my favorite restaurant that i went to in Lisbon! (out of eight) I am vegan and they had plenty of vegan options, and everything else is vegetarian. I went to both the by-menu dinner and their lunch buffet.

The food was all delicious and was some of the best prepared, seasoned, and presented food that i had in lisbon. The vegan desserts were also very good! I went to dinner here with 4 carnivores and they were all delighted with it!

The ambiance is classy and quite lovely. The location is close to the Jardin botanico, so if you are coming here for lunch i recommend you go to the jardin botanico before or after. The restaurant is also located right next to the small and scenic praca da alegria.

If you only go to one restaurant in Lisbon, this should be it!

Pros: food, location, ambiance


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Fine vege dining - Edit

I love this restaurant and always visit when in Lisbon. It's a pleasure to relax and dine in this fine restaurant which has an extensive menu including many vegan options. The food is of a very high quality and the staff are professional and friendly.

Pros: delicious food , nice interior, good value

Cons: not 100% vegan


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Amazing place - Edit

The best. Vegan food never I eat in LISBOA
Fantastic food and every Day differens dishes.
I'll come back when I live in Lisboa.
The first in Portugal (vegan), I think.

Pros: Differents dishes, Fresh food


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great restaurant - Edit

Loved this place. All vegan choices displayed on the menu and staff very friendly. Great selection of teas. Had courgette soup which was delicious followed by the chilli which was really tasty. Only disappointment was the vegan cheesecake which wax soggy.

Pros: vegan choices


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Good, little pricey perhaps - Edit

It is quite a big restaurant, good atmosphere. I had Pakara which was very good, my main dish and dessert, seitan and lemon cheesecake, were a bit bland to be honest, especially considering the price.


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Garden of the senses - Edit

What a wonderful place indeed. Beautiful inside with a plush conservatory area and garden which is delightful at night. The daytime buffet here is excellent value here at €9.90 (as of September 2015) and of excellent quality with huge vegan choice. It's worth asking which items aren't vegan as they outway the non-vegan items. I would guess the buffet is generally the same every day with a few changes thrown in for variety. My only issue is that I always eat too much, so I can't really complain. The buffet consists of things such as lasagne, tofu casserole, vegetable rice, veggie soya mince, sweetcorn balls and a delicious creamy aubergine casserole. There are also noodles, fried potatoes with seitan, various vegetables, dips and salads. At night the theme is tranquil pseudo-gourmet dining. We had the most amazing seitan and tofu grilled skewers and seitan stroganoff imaginable. Seriously impressive and vegan. Other equally outstanding dishes are available. At €9 for a bottle of excellent house wine you would be crazy to miss out. This is a beautiful place my friends, a truly lovely vegetarian establishment.

Pros: food, price, amazing food combinations


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Lunch buffet was a vegan heaven - Edit

I visited this place for a lunch, and I found the variety overwhelmingly good. You have everything from salad ingredients to different warm plates that are so good you wish you'd never get full but just keep trying different things. You'll leave content and not even much poorer, since the place is not very pricey.

Pros: Doesn't leave you hungry, Makes you happy


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good vibes - Edit

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, beautiful wine, average food. The experience was highly enjoyable although the food was a little stuck in veggie timewarp (think lentils, bean chilli, lasagne etc).

Amongst all the dishes our group tried I thought the tofu & leek terrine with nori seaweed wrap was by far the most interesting dish and very tasty!

Definitely worth a visit, but remember they are closed on Saturday lunchtime & all day Sunday.


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Nice and friendly - Edit

nice atmosphere with friendly staff. the food however did not live up to expectations - almost no spices whatsoever.

Pros: big menu, nice atmosphere , friendly and helpful staff

Cons: a bit pricy considering that the food wasn't t


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Lunch Buffet - Edit

Me and my friends had lunch here last summer in the outdoors space, which has a very pleasant atmosphere. The buffet was good, with various options but would not recommend for people who don't like vegan/vegetarian dishes! For those who enjoy this type of cuisine this place has very different options!

Cons: the price is a little high


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Beautiful Garden and Tasty Buffet! - Edit

This restaurant is one of my favourites in Lisbon!

I've only been there at lunch time, which means I have only tried the buffet ( during the week). I've heard/ read that at dinner time things are not that good, or at least, people aren't lucky with the meals they choose from the menu and it is more expensive.

I can say that the buffet is amazing and I've loved it every time I went there. It has several vegan options, warm ( if you go early) and really tasty dishes, as well as amazing salads.

At lunch time it is also cheaper, so if you are looking for a calm, cozy and peaceful place to experiment vegetarian/ vegans meals, you won't be disappointed!

Pros: Excellent Food, Nice vibe, Inexpensive ( lunch)

Cons: Expensive at dinner time, No buffet at the weekend


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Warm and cozy atmosphere - Edit

Me and my wife had lunch at Jardim dos Sentidos, meaning that we only experienced the buffet.

It was already a bit late (almost 15:00) when we arrived, so the food available on the buffet was not the freshest but it was quite acceptable.

I enjoyed the variety of somewhat more exotic food when compared to other similar buffets. There were plenty vegan options and of those, everything was quite tasty - especially the delicious papadums that we couldn't get enough.

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the warm and cozy atmosphere of the restaurant, with subdued lighting and some tables placed in nooks of the restaurant walls. There is an outside garden but it was too cold outside and besides it is allowed to smoke there, so we just stayed inside.

Like other reviewers said, I thought the food was pretty decent although not excellent. However, I must also say that I find it ever more difficult to be amazed by the food at any buffet unless I arrive very early to grab food coming right out of the kitchen.

Pros: Warm and relaxing atmosphere, Somewhat exhotic dishes

Cons: Good food but not really excellent, Garden is a smoker's area


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Excellent dinner - Edit

I was so pleased with everything we ordered from the menu this evening. And the service was excellent too. Fabulous warm salad, lovely pasta, great desert, nice juice and good value. Excellent.

Pros: Solid menu selection, Many vegan options, Good service


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Fancy veggie food - Edit

This restaurant was a bit fancier then we're used to. Expect excellent service and delicious food. They have very nice fresh vegetable and fruit juices and a lot of different options for starters and mains. A good choice for a formal dinner or special occasion!

Pros: You can bring your parents, Excellent service, Lots of choices


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Great service, value for money - Edit

We had the buffet and the food was tasty, although I found a lot of it to be much too oily and salty. There was also a very limited amount of salad options. The staff were friendly and attentive, the courtyard was beautifully decorated, nice background music... All round enjoyable experience (especially for 8.90€)

Pros: Service, Seating area

Cons: Too salty/oily , Limited salad options


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Great buffet with lots of vegan options - Edit

We were there for lunch. The staff was helpful in letting us know what is suitable for vegans. There were only two dishes vegetarian and plenty of vegan dishes. The restaurant has a nice terrace/garden and a great ambiente. Defenitely worth a visit.


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Das beste Essen das ich in Portugal hatte - Edit

Internationale Küche vom feinsten in einem sehr schönen Lokal. Die Bedienung war sehr freundlich und die Speicherkarte auch in Englisch. Als ich besuchte gab es angenehme (nicht zu laut) traditionelle live Musik.

Pros: lecker , schönes Lokal, freundlich

Cons: für Portugal nicht ganz günstig


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Excellent Lunchtime Buffet - Edit

We ate here twice during our stay in Lisbon and really enjoyed both visits. The restaurant consists of indoor and outdoor tables, with buffet food set out indoors (there is an a la carte menu for the evenings.) The lunchtime buffet costs around 8 euros, or 10 with a homemade fruit juice (the fruit juice option is well worth it and tasted excellent both times.)

When we arrived we asked the staff which dishes were vegan, and they took us through these both times having asked the chef. Given that they write notes beside each dish to explain what it is I'm not sure why they don't also write whether they are vegan on these to save themselves time, but in any case each time there were only 1 or 2 non-vegan dishes (out of around 12) so there was plenty of choice. This included Tofu croquettes, a seitan stew, vegetable stuffed tacos, noodles, rice, salad etc - more than enough to cram a plate full of different foods.

The service wasn't outstanding - not unfriendly but not exactly engaging, but otherwise we enjoyed our visit enough to come back a second time and will do so again when we are back in Lisbon.


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Excelente! - Edit

Tudo bom, tudo muito saboroso e claro: uma vontade enorme de regressar.

Todos os pratos da ementa são interessantes o que dificulta logo a escolha. Começamos por uma entrada à base de castanha (sugestão do dia) e comecei logo a ser surpreendida pela positiva. Eu que não gosto de castanha cozida, nem assada... posso dizer que esta entrada estava divinal.
Como prato principal escolhi o Jardim da Eva. Um prato que foi sem dúvida das melhores coisinhas que comi nos últimos tempos. Esta mistura dos deuses leva: algas, quinoa vermelha, arroz, abóbora e uma salada de rebentos de ervilha e feijão azuki que adorei. Nunca tinha provado tal coisa e fiquei completamente arrebatada por todos os sabores.

Para a mesa veio, ainda, a Espetadinha mística - espetada de seitan, tofu, legumes e ananás. Provei e também gostei muito. O tofu e o seitan estavam muito bem grelhados e bastante saborosos.

O pior da noite foi mesmo a sobremesa: crumble de maçã e ameixa servido quente com gelado de baunilha. Estava saboroso, mas por estar demasiado quente tornava-se enjoativo e depois faltava o crocante no crumble. Mas, uma pessoa não vai a um restaurante destes para ser surpreendido na sobremesa... mas sim pelos pratos principais e esses não merecem nenhum reparo.

Destaco também o atendimento: rápido e simpático. Os pratos vieram em menos de 10 minutos para a mesa e são pratos que, ainda, exigem alguma preparação

Pros: Diversidade, Qualidade


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Amazing veggie restaurant - Edit

"Jardim dos sentidos" is all one can expect from a veggie place:

- Great atmosphere: it's a wide space, with both indoor/outdoor seating, and woody nice decoration. It's good for big parties as well as more intimate meals.

- All you can eat buffet is usually an option associated with low quality food; on the contrary, here each single dish is carefully prepared, never too greasy or too bland. And the variety of food is amazing: a large choice of vegetables-based dishes, cereals, as well as tofu and seitan specials.

- The price, at least for the lunch buffet, is an incredible deal: 8,90€ including soup, salads & homemade tea.

- The location, in a quiet street right next to the Jardim Botanico and very close to Avenida, is pretty convenient.

- Juices are about 2,30€ (1,7€ if included in the buffet menu), and expresso coffee at 0,8€.

I have only been there at lunch, so I guess it's more expensive at dinner time without the buffet.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday March 18, 2015

One con for vegans: they do use cheese in some of the preparations.

Pros: variety, quality, atmosphere


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Wonderful food, great variety - Edit

We were not able to try the buffet, but made it for dinner and everything was incredible. The menu clearly labeled which items were vegan (luckily they had an English menu as were not quite able to navigate the portugese one). There were severak vegan options for every course (including dessert). The marinades on the seitan steak and kabobs were great and very flavorful. Both dishes we ordered also camed with steamed vegetables so we were able to enjoy some oil-free bites as well :). The highlight of our meal was the free appetizer which included a tofu based pesto. We ordered a spring roll appetizer which we also greatly enjoyed. After many mall veggie friendly restaurants it was a treat to see such a spacious vegetarian restaurant - a must visit if you are in Lisbon!

Pros: items clearly labeled as vegan, English menu, wonderful food


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Lovely Place! - Edit

Plenty of vegan options clearly listed on the dinner menu. My husband and I both had salads and they were large, delicately seasoned, delicious and very filling. Some heartier dishes of seitan and tofu are also available that looked really good! Next time...


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Big but cosy vegetarian restaurant - Edit

I was amazed about the size of the restaurant. Usually vegetarian restaurants seem to be a bit smaller. This place was big but still cosy as well. You could sit inside or outside. The restaurant also had a bit of a loungy atmosphere. In a way it didn't feel like a veggy restaurant but like a regular restaurant where you could eat everything for a change. After having travelled all day it was really nice to be able to relax here. The restaurant offered a wide range of menus, also with fake meat, which tasted good. Very friendly staff as well.


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One Of The Best Restaurants In Lisbon - Edit

After we where a bit disappointed of the veg restarants of lisbon we found this place and had an amazing seitan in maniok batter covered with tomato sauce and mashed potatoes and a Seitan stroganoff.for desert i had a chocolate cake which was very good.they have a lot of fake meat but in a good way.its absolutely not trashy food. it was in a nice atmosphere,we sat in the garden.it could have been nicer without the plasticrooftop but its a detail.all in all- very recomendable!

Pros: Food, Personal, Atmosphere


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If you like meat substitutes you'll like it here - Edit

Quite heavy on the 'fake meat', which my partner loves and I don't so much - so he thought this place was great and I thought it was ok. We had a very nice leisurely lunch though hiding from a downpour in their outside tent. Their chocolate tart was lovely. Buffet set up for lunch including free tea, lots of variety, plus drinks and deserts to order from the menu.

Pros: Meat subsitutes, Lots of variety, Good value

Cons: Meat substitutes!


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Thoroughly lovely - Edit

This was a very nice find thanks to HappyCow. Ate a lovely lunch buffet in the shaded back yard. Food was well prepared and varied, and the desert menu held many promises.
This is a place you go back to. Just a block away is another restaurant called Bio, which was also great, just not THIS great.

Pros: Food tasty and well prepared, Modest prices, Great calm atmosphere

Cons: Slightly difficult to locate


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delicious!! - Edit

Last night we went tot Jardim dos Sentidos. And the food was great. The desserts were briljant. My friend can only have vegetariam cheese and no eggs . And she could have all the desserts!! There are also some vegan options. So if you are a vegetarian, you must come here, if you are in Lisbon!!


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A Lisboa Treasure - Edit

I went here for Lunch- for which they only have a buffet. You can sit inside the comfortably decorated dining room, or outside under a fully closed tent. The outside seating is just gorgeous with a little pond, blankets for every table and beautifully colored decor all over. The buffet was delightful. Three different salads and an array if warm food. When I was there they had a chickpea and tomato salad, a carrot salad, and cabbage salad. The warm foot was DELICIOUS. They had a lasagna, a seitan stew, a tofu and onion stew, pesto pasta, all sorts of fried veggies, and so much more. They also had a warn cinimon tea to was it all down. The total price was 9€- a value considering the quality of the food and restaurant. I highly recommend giving it a try, I know I'll be back before the end of my stay in Lisbon!

Pros: The Food, The Decor/Environment, A Good Value For Lunch

Cons: The Staff Could Have Been More Helpful


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just ok - Edit

that restaurant keeps the same level, as i see in other reviews. In fact is more expensive, than other good veg-restaurants in Lisbon, you have to pay around 10e for meal. But there was quite big variety in vegan options and the waiter said, that they don't use eggs anymore. Food was ok, some dishes better, some worse, but finally we were satisfied, even though there was pretty hot.

Pros: vegan options, ambient, quality

Cons: price, lack of air condition


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Nice but expensive - Edit

The directions we had to the Restaurant made us feel we had walked up and down the hilly roads for hours, but the atmosphere here really helped! Good service and friendly staff. Mushroom starter was nice and Veg kebab was really good. But the tofu was quite hard and salty. Otherwise was okay all round.

Pros: Great Decor, Friendly

Cons: Location, Expensive


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Nice place but a bit pricey - Edit

My partner and I ate here on a Monday lunchtime in July 2012. At lunch the restaurant is a buffet only. It was pretty busy, always a good sign, and we were pleased with the food but it was the most expensive place we ate whilst in Lisbon. However it was still cheap compared to British prices. There weren't many salads but the selection of hot food was good, including delicious rice balls and chilli beans. We paid about 28 euros including drinks. The waiting staff speak good English.

Pros: Good food, Nice atmosphere

Cons: A bit more expensive than other buffets


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Good for vegetarian introduction - Edit

Unfortunately this restaurant is not vegan.
Has a nice kind of oriental decor.
Is a good restaurant for gathering non-vegetarian family or friends for demystifying vegetarian food.
Buffet at lunch, a la carte at dinners.

Pros: A la carte at dinners, central

Cons: non-vegan, parking


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This place needs more vegan options! - Edit

My husband and I visited this place. Only two items on the menu were vegan and one wasn't available, so we got the remaining two options. His was okay (I can't remember what it was) and mine, the kofta balls, were delicious. If they'd had more vegan options we would have gone there more than once.

Pros: Beautiful restaurant, Helpful staff, Pretty tasty

Cons: Expensive, Almost no vegan options


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Nice restaurant with good food... except desserts - Edit

I eat there twice, once for dinner (about two months ago) and once for lunch (a few days ago).
Lunch is served buffet style, and includes a rich selection of great tasting main and side dishes. My only remark is about salads, which weren't as abundant and varied as the rest of the food.
As for dinner, the restaurant reverts to a more classic à la carte style. I tried the vegetable koftas which were good, but nothing to rave about.
On a general note, desserts would really need some improvement: the only vegan option listed in the menu is a strange concoction of dried fruit pastes that's not particularly appealing. On the day I had lunch there, they also had a freshly made vegan apple pie, which was somewhat better than the other option but definitely not on par with the rest of the food.

Finally, the space is very pleasant and nicely decorated, and the garden itself is charming and relaxing.

Pros: Lunch buffet, Good value, Pleasant space

Cons: a la carte dinner menu, Desserts


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Great garden - Edit

I went here recently with my boyfriend, a lapsed vegan, who had been here and eaten 'the best lasagne ever'. We went for the lunch buffet, and the selection was quite small, and the salads almost non-existent. To be honest, I was disappointed. I had high expectations and it was just average, definitely on a par with the other mediocre veg. places in Lisbon and not much available for vegans. Considering the higher price than some of its competitors, I wouldn't suggest it above the others. What saved it for me was the lovely garden, although, unfortunately, it allowed smoking outside, so that spoilt it somewhat.
Overall, I'd say not bad, worth trying for variety, but not great for vegans and pricier than average.

Pros: Lovely garden

Cons: Lack of vegan dishes, Expensive


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Excellent food - Edit

Excellent food. Creative dishes, using recipes from different cuisines around the world. The place itself is very inspiring, elegant in its simplicity and with friendly staff.

Pros: Excellent food, location , decoration


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Good buffet and active service - Edit

The buffet is good but nothing special compared to other Lisbon veggie buffets. Still very good vegan food. The service was very active and there were some vegan deserts too. The place was crowded so it must be quite popular among tourists and locals alike. Prices are moderate.

Pros: Service, Vegan options

Cons: Crowded


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Speedy service and reasonable food - Edit

This is quite a large restuarant, pretty quiet at 8pm but full and buzzing by 9pm (the Portuguese like to eat late). All dishes veggie or vegan and clearly marked. We started on the rolls and olives that come as standard and moved on to chilli made with soya mince and plenty of peppers - quite a kick but over salty for my taste. Followed by a rather rubbery pancake overflowing with syrup and a 'gelatinous' cheese cake for my friend. All washed down with a good sized and reasonably priced beer each. I'd rate the food as "reasonable" but nothing special... entirely servicable for a no frills meal (came to 20 euros each with tip). The speed of service was, however, remarkable!

Pros: Reasonable price, Speedy, friendly service, Dual language menu

Cons: Slightly unimaginative cooking


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