Bem-Me-Quer Restaurant

Bem-Me-Quer Restaurant is ideally located right in the heart of Braga and it is one of the go-to destinations for locals and for visitors who flock to the city from all over Portugal and beyond to explore its history, architecture and rich gastronomy.

Braga is situated in the heart of the Minho region of northern Portugal, an area that is famous for its enthusiastic cuisine that brings together the very best ingredients from both land and sea.

Bem-Me-Quer Restaurant showcases this gastronomic tradition to great effect. Whether you are a meat lover or a fish lover, there is plenty to please the palate. Typical meat dishes include oven-roasted goat, rice with duck and other specialties from this distinctive region of Portugal, while the fish and seafood offerings include a superb baked cod, grilled octopus, mixed seafood, octopus with rice or the local “lampreia” speciality.

Clear your palate with the delicious golden soup but be sure to leave room to sample one of the delicious desserts to complete your memorable meal at Bem-Me-Quer Restaurant.

The restaurant has a long tradition and is well known in Braga. Established in 1953 by Joaquina Maria Soares Gomes, it was handed down through the family to Maria Irene Gomes Oliveira, who runs it today together with chef José Manuel da Cunha Gomes. The pair makes a great effort to embrace the traditions of this Braga landmark, whilst also embracing modern developments in Portugal’s culinary scene.

The dining room is relatively small, making for a warm and friendly atmosphere, enhanced by the ancient exposed stone walls and contrasting white and silver tableware. This is a place for groups and parties, families with children and couples looking for a romantic meal for two. Bookings are recommended, as tables are limited, however walk-ins are also welcome yet subject to availability.

Bem-Me-Quer Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from 12pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 10pm, from Monday to Wednesday and on Friday and Saturday, and from 12pm to 3pm for lunch only on Sundays. It is closed on Thursdays.

There is ample parking outside and it is also easily accessible on foot or by bus or train. The train station is 400 metres away and the nearest bus stop is just 50 metres away. Expect to pay around 20 euros per head. All major credit cards accepted.

Restaurant Bem-me-Quer
Campo das Hortas, 5-6
4700-210 Braga
Tel: +351 253 262 095
Fax: +351 253 617 758