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“Great meal in salema”
Review of Bistro Central - CLOSED

Bistro Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Stylish lounge bar , chilled vibe with large terraces. Serving wines from all over Portugal , cocktails and kids mocktails too! Main sporting events shown too. Plenty of seating inside and out.
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The prawn curry the best meal I've had in Salema! Not sure why there are such bad reviews on this restaurant....food brilliant & very friendly service. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Fernleighrd
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This restaurant is in a good location just behind the beach on the main street of Salema. Myself and my wife had a very nice meal here. I had a lovely vegetable soup to start followed by Golden Bream and a nice Tiramisu for desert. My wife had the fish soup, lamb chops and Chocolate fondant pudding. All the food was tasty and well presented. Service was friendly and although it was busy we got our meals in good time.

The restaurant is only small with tables very close together, which you may find cosy or uncomfortable depending on who is on your neighbouring table. I found there was a nice relaxed atmosphere and would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. It’s not spectacular but is very pleasant.

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Thank Worslesr
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Have been coming to Salema for several years and have eaten here before but since it has changed hands the level of service and quality of the food has deteriorated significantly. The staff, especially the so called manager were very rude when we complained and would not acept any resposnibilty for the poor service and food. Needless to say we will not be going there again.

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1  Thank judithtoole
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Dinner on the terrace here was lovely.
The freshest fish, grilled to perfection.
A nice cold glass of wine or beer.
Strawberries to follow.
On a terrace, facing the sea, in a fishing village.
What more could you want.

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Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Bistro Central used to be a good place to dine under the sometimes tetchy French patron, Bertrand. Nothwithstanding, he had his good days and the food and wine was always of a high standard. Alas no more! Bertrand has gone and so has the quality in all areas. It is at best an expensive cafe serving sometimes poorly prepared/cooked food. Service can be rude. The patron has earned the nickname "Napoleon". Give it a miss until the ownership changes - for the better. Shame for Salema as it's in a prime location.

Thank AustinAlford
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Caren R, Owner at Bistro Central, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

My husband Daniel is the patron. Not " Napoleon" ..


But....Thank you for your "honest" Rezension

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