Coimbra restaurants

Top Choice Modern Portuguese in Coimbra

Loggia

As much as its confident modern cuisine, the Loggia's big draw is its setting, on a panoramic terrace overlooking the old town. There's open-air seating for romantic sunset dinners, or you can sit inside and admire …
Top Choice Modern Portuguese in Coimbra

Sete Restaurante

Squeezed into a corner behind the Igreja de Santa Cruz, this intimate restaurant is one of the most popular in town. Its casual wine bar vibe, personable service and modern take on Portuguese cuisine ensure it's alm…
Portuguese in Coimbra

Zé Manel dos Ossos

Tucked down a nondescript alley, this hole-in-the-wall gem, papered with scholarly doodles and scribbled poems, is much loved for its hearty meat specialities. Typical of its culinary approach is feijoada de javali,…
Tapas in Coimbra

Tapas Nas Costas

All the rage right now, this sophisticated spot boasts a prime location on the steep steps up the historic centre. Refined decor and friendly service set the tone for fine Portuguese wines and gourmet tapas such as …
Tapas in Coimbra

Fangas Mercearia Bar

Top-quality produce is used to create delightful petiscos (tapas) at this bright, casual eatery. It's an animated spot with Paul Klee–inspired wallpaper and a convivial buzz and there's a delicious array of tapas to…
Portuguese in Coimbra

Adega Paço dos Condes

Drawing a mixed crowd of students, locals and visitors, this unpretentious family-run grill is a reliable choice for a good-value fill-up. Don't expect culinary fireworks, just honest helpings of char-grilled meat o…
Tasca in Coimbra

A Cozinha da Maria

With its low wood-beamed ceiling, tiled walls and rustic decor, this is the very picture of a traditional backstreet tasca (tavern). In keeping with the look, the cuisine is orthodox, featuring much-loved classics s…
Cafeteria in Coimbra

Justiça e Paz

Part of the university's law faculty, this busy cafeteria is one of Coimbra's best-kept secrets. An excellent option for the budget traveller, it's open to everyone and serves a selection of daily dishes, cheap snac…
Portuguese in Coimbra

O Trovador

In a wonderful position opposite the majestic old cathedral, this restaurant sees many tourists but nevertheless offers up tasty regional dishes supplemented by daily specials. The walls are decorated with tiles, qu…
Portuguese in Coimbra

Restaurante Zé Neto

This marvellous family-run place specialises in homemade Portuguese standards such as chanfana (goat) cooked in red wine, and dobrada (tripe) served with beans and rice. It's well known locally and fills quickly, pa…