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“Characterful Ambiance with excellent food”
Review of Solar Bragancano

Solar Bragancano
Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Braganca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: This is a beautiful place in the central square of the historic centre of Braganca. Its situated in an old mansion and serves traditional Northern dishes (eg I had pheasant with chestnuts). Not many tourists go to Braganca, but if they do this is definitely an experience worth exploring.
Reviewed 29 September 2017

It would be easy to miss this excellent restaurant without the advice of other TripAdvisor reviews. The entrance from street level leads to the first floor and you enter a restaurant furnished in traditional style.

The welcome was fulsome and the choices we made, Chestnut soup, Montesinho lamb and Sole were beautifully prepared and presented. Excellent House Wine and Port completed a memorable culinary experience. Thank you.

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Thank Ed E
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Antonio's restaurant has become a fixture in our yearly trip to Spain and Portugal. Such a welcoming atmosphere and friendly service. This year the restaurant very kindly opened for us especially on a Monday when it is usually their day off! We were greeted with an excellent white port on arrival, not to mention the usual excellent quality of food. To add perspective, we went to a specialist and expensive steak restaurant in ponferrada a couple of days after Solar, which was not even in the same league as to quality of meat and quality of the real charcoal grill. Wine selection is also excellent and varied. Staff are happy to help with wine choice as there are quite a few! ;) we also had a very fun drive home... :D

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Solar Bragançano proved to be one of the places we'll always remeber from our trip. The ambience is great - it is like dining in a fine aristocrat mansion of yore, with all the antiques and feel to match. The food was also exquisite - their regional version of 'Alheira', one of Portugal's signature food, was so great I wanted to start dinner all over again after finishing it. But the service was the actual highlight. Not being intrusive, the owner came to our table and took an interest in chatting with us, more so when he learned my wife is a veterinarian oncologist. He liked us so much that, on our way out, he gifted us a bottle of their own wine - which we loved during dinner. A lovely place with warm and welcoming owners no one should miss while in Bragança.

Thank jsosse
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Good service, high quality food, good wine, very good price and beautiful restaurant. It's worth ti visit this restaurant!!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We just wanted a quick lunch on our way to Porto and stumbled upon this lovely little hidden gem. Even though it was a very warm day we had a very pleasant lunch outside in the small and romantic garden under the trees. Excellent fish dishes, a nice home made dessert, a nice local wine and very very pleasant attention by the staff. Indeed a small hidden gem

Thank Carola V
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