Take a short taxi ride just 15 km outside of Lisbon to the town of Queluz, and you can be transported back in time with a visit to the Cozinha Velha Restaurant. The restaurant is housed in the building that formerly served as the kitchen for the 17th C. Palace of Queluz, which is known as the “Portuguese Versailles”. The former Royal Guard barracks opposite the Palace today serves as the Pousada of Queluz hotel.
The interior of the restaurant is elegant and romantic, with its stone arches, vaulted ceiling, marble columns and majestic fireplace. The menu offers traditional regional cuisine, with specialties such as lobster medallions, salted codfish dumplings, and steamed Dover sole.
Be sure to leave room for dessert, as there is a wide array of tempting sweets displayed on the large stone table that you won’t be able to resist.
- Palacio Nacional de Queluz
- Queluz, Portugal
- Phone: (21) 435 61 58
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