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Arola

Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Penha Longa Resort, Sintra 2710-314, Portugal
+351 21 924 9011
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (40 reviews)
“chef's menu” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Penha Longa Resort, Sintra 2710-314, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just finished a beautiful evening with delightful tapas dishes and wine. We are novice in that kind of dishes so each surprised us. While the dished were great the cake of the day should have been upgraded. Suggestion - skip it and save calories.

Thank Eddy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Ambience, with modern decor nice and view to the golf course. Inside the Penha Longa, it´s a very good choice to spend some time with family and friends. Service is good and multilingual. Menu is not usual, more like tapas. But is flavourfull and...More

Thank EduardoStruve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent space just by the golf course. Kids friendly and very nice staff and attentive service. Food is good but a bit pricey (to be expected).

Thank RuiFaleiro
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the resort and had dinner here. Beautiful setting and decor and the service was excellent. The food was creative and well presented but mirroring the comments of others, the cost was high. The veal carpaccio was exceptional as were the fried...More

Thank Lirica1
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Food excellent. Changed the tomato bread, prefer the old way. Service average for this type of restaurant.

Thank Niall K
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I have eaten much better tapas in traditional cheap shops than here. Was expecting refined ideas and flavored but very disappointed.

Thank Manfred E
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Penha Longha and this is one of the restaurants in the grounds. It is very modern and has excellent views over the 1st and 18th holes of the championship course. The menu is the traditional Tapas with modern twists - so...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I must admit that we were hesitant to try the restaurant because it is located in the hotel we stayed in (Penha Longa Resort) and our experiences surrounding hotel restaurants typically leave us disappointed. That was not the case with Arola. The atmosphere was beautiful,...More

Thank nvs1717
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Implausibly fine tapas, some excessively expensive options and some astonishing good value(shrimps). Whilst you need to choose well it is an incredible post round venue

Thank davidjmorr
Reviewed 4 June 2017

In the Penha Longa resort area. Excellent for tapas and wine. Portions are small. Staff is excellent and ambiance is very nice.

Thank 27Ruben27
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12 June 2017|
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Response from 27Ruben27 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Penha Longa Resort or Arola Restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$47
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Penha Longa Resort, Sintra 2710-314, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
  • Phone Number: +351 21 924 9011
  • E-mail
Description
Arola's menus offer a creative and contemporary twist to Portuguese cuisine, mixing tradition and heritage with his inimitable modern approach. Like his mentor, Arola seeks to give diners unexpected contrasts of flavour and texture with the ultimate aim of provoking, surprising and delighting his guests. Food is available throughout the day and for dinner Arola's take on the Portuguese tapas will compete with his more elaborate main courses. Wines will be served from a glass cellar, situated mid-restaurant. Live Dj from Wednesday to Sunday.
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