Portugal > Lisboa
FLBH (22) , England | May 11, 2015
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 9/20
Called in briefly on our way between the lift & the funicular railway. As other reviews say, traditional German beer hall style is the best feature. Cloister courtyard was an oasis of calm late on a Monday afternoon. I was immediately put off by being served a 0.2l beer when I requested 0.5l, but this was probably more of a language barrier problem than anything (in spite of my best efforts to learn basic Portuguese before we visited Lisbon). This was after I couldn’t get in because you had to push the door when it looked like you should pull it (had only had one beer, so wasn’t drunken logic!). Smells a bit fishy too ... I can see why people like it, but it’s not for me.
WingmanWillis (594) , England | May 11, 2015
58 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 9/20
Popped in as walking past. Nothing special on tap that you wouldn’t find in 100s of places in Lisbon. Huge beer hall which has been beatifully decorated. Worth a beer to look at the place (or buy some shellfish). If it’s new rates you’re after. Don’t bother.
Sokolov (696) Moscow, Russia | March 18, 2015
36 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
I like this place. Believe it’s a question of taste - actually nothing special, but we keep returning there every time we come to Lisboa...
jbrus (167) Delft, Netherlands | May 10, 2014
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Scoring high on both Ratebeer and in our travel guide, but all I can say is ’disappointing’. First of all, it should not be on Ratebeer with just 2 macro beers to offer. Secondly the recommendation in our travel guide should not be there either. Yes, it’s an old building but those paintings are not authentic for sure. No monks would accept naked ladies in the monastery I would guess. Besides that the big white bright light and below average food (well, for Lisbon standards I’d say waaaaay below average) didn’t make it feel appealing either.
BeerLuvver (6) , England | August 18, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tucked away at the top of Rua Nova da Trinidade you would easily walk past and not realise what an amazing place lies behind the small, camouflaged facade. When walking in you enter a cavernous room with simple furniture and bar leading into an enormous hall decorated with ancient tiling depicting various religious figures. This room leads into the old brewery room with mosaics in the walls and floor. At the far end a picture of some very jolly monks enjoying a mug of beer in tiled mosaic. There is another part called ’the cloisters’ which is an outside courtyard with tables and chairs, quite hot in the sunlight and covered with netting to stop the pigeons bothering you. The place is full of Portuguese families which is always a good sign. The beers available is limited to Draught Sagres Preta, Bohemia and Original and Guinness. The same are available in bottles. We had a few of the Sagres Bohemia, the most palatable of the Sagres beers which is far darker and less bitter on draught than in the bottle. This, together with a platter of seafood at €28 for two, a ham & cheese toastie for a toddler and a freshly cooked home-made hamburger with chips for a teenager made this one of the best meals enjoyed on our holiday here. If fact the hamburger was classified as one of the best ever by my very experienced teenaged son in this field. The large prawns, oysters and gambas were equally good. We finished with some traditional Portuguese desserts and total bill including several beers and soft drinks came to less than €80. Bargain. Service is what you expect in large tourist cities and were as indifferent as any capital. It’s well worth a visit when in Lisboa; not for the beers but certainly for the surroundings, quirkiness and food.
1980olympics (57) , England | May 20, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Cavernous, just below street level restaurant. Very beautiful layout in a kind of German / Austrian / Czech beer Keller type layout. Beers the usual good-for-Portugal stuff. Excellent food and very good service, if they were selling top quality beer this place would be world class.
andrepintado (94) Lisbon, Portugal | September 30, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place is probably one of the most beautiful restaurants in Portugal. It really mirrors the portuguese decoration style back in the 19th century. Seafood better than meat. Small beer selection but still worths a visit.
gunnar (508) Sandnes, Norway | June 6, 2011
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
This place is most interesting as a historical building, with history as far back as 1294. First brewery here in 1836. Lisbon marked it´s 150 years anniversary in 1986 by including this in the City cultural heritage.
No brewing take place there today, as far as I know. On tap here is the lovely black Sagres Preta, and also the paler beers from Sagres.
Well worth visiting, good Portugese cuisine as well.
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