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Swagat cuisine Nepalese & Indian

Restaurant Indian restaurant Nepalese restaurant

👍👍 A wonderful find. Slightly off the beaten track but worth a visit. Good welcome and a very comprehensive menu. The menu primarily centres on Indian style food but with a selection of delicious Nepalese dishes. They also have a nice selection of Indian and Nepalese beers. I tried the Ghurka beer and... People often mention good, service, restaurant, para, melga, Indian, waiter, friendly, prato, delicious,


R. Dr. Alfredo da Silva 95, 6000-210 Castelo Branco, Portugal




+351 935 481 313

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4.50 (356 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Thursday: 12 to 3 pm, 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Friday: 12 to 3 pm, 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Saturday: 12 to 3 pm, 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Sunday: 12 to 3 pm, 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Monday: 12 to 3 pm, 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Tuesday: 6 to 10 pm
  • Wednesday: 12 to 3 pm, 6:30 to 10 pm

Featured Reviews

Frequently mentioned in reviews: good (16) service (12) restaurant (9) para (9) melga (8) Indian (7) waiter (7) friendly (7) prato (7) delicious (6)
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  • 5/5 Melville Kitson (. 2 years ago on Google
    A wonderful find. Slightly off the beaten track but worth a visit. Good welcome and a very comprehensive menu. The menu primarily centres on Indian style food but with a selection of delicious Nepalese dishes. They also have a nice selection of Indian and Nepalese beers. I tried the Ghurka beer and found it very pleasant. The service was good and the man serving us spoke good English which was a relief. The food arrived promptly and was kept hot over a warmer. We enjoyed the meal immensely and are determined to visit regularly, to the detriment of the very central Indian restaurant in town. The place was very clean which is an important first impression in any restaurant.
    4 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Andreea B. 1 year ago on Google
    Great place and really good curries. If you’re up for something different in Castelo Branco there aren’t many options available. This was one of the best. We skipped the starters which we read weren’t that great and ordered 2 types of curry and the grilled prawns which came with a lot of salad and it was the perfect balance of veggie/meat.. Everything was delicious and the waiter’s recommendations were spot on. Thanks!
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 António S. 6 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Good food, nice place, good service... (Original) Boa comida, local agradável, bom serviço...
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Rui S. 2 years ago on Google
    Highly recommend. Best Indian food I have ever had. Tasty and affordable. The waiter was very friendly and excellent with the serving. Perfect spot for a date. Two main dishes with naan bread is a perfect portion for a couple. Tikka masala was my favorite. I will for sure come back for more.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Madalena L. 1 year ago on Google
    Fantastic place – best indian + nepalese food I’ve had in Portugal, and that’s including Lisbon. Special thanks to the amazingly attentive waiter! Come here as soon as you can!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Moti R. 1 year ago on Google
    Very good food, pleasant restorant. We took 2 dishes that came with rice. The dishes are small but enough for us. We took also garlic cheese Nan that was very good although we think the cheese is not needed
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Aniceto G. 2 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) I loved the food and the attention paid, it is certainly an experience to repeat..🙂 (Original) Adorei a comida e a atenção prestada, é decerto uma experiência a repetir..🙂
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Pradeesh M. 1 year ago on Google
    Great place to taste Indian and Nepali cuisine. + Good price + Ambience + Service
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 ira v d. 10 months ago on Google
    The service and the food were amazing and they made everything vegan for me as well and they had a lovely beer called kamasutra Highly recommend this place in Castelo Branco I’m so full now ! Wonderful
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 David Pino R. 1 year ago on Google
    Went there a couple of weeks ago to have dinner two nights on a trip I made to Castelo Branco. The food is absolutely delicious. Butter chicken, tikka masala, mango chicken, samosas, onion bhaji, the garlic naan... and the papadums they serve with some sauces as a starter. Wow!!! Comfort food for cold winter nights, to celebrate or simply to enjoy. The wine of the house is incredibly good as well. Don't leave without trying the mango mousse, that's the perfect dessert for a delicious meal. It's really lovely. The waiter is truly kind and attentive, explaining anything you would like to know about the food, the country (Nepal) or even the decoration in the restaurant (I was asking him if one of the mountains in the pictures on the wall was the Annapurna, which it ended up being). Toilets are very clean and the restaurant is too. Don't miss this restaurant if you go around there some day. You'll love it! And you won't regret.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mohini A. 7 months ago on Google
    Food is very tasty. And the waiter is very friendly and professional. Definitely recommend 😊😊
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Harè H. 1 year ago on Google
    Excellent authentic Nepalese and Indian food, great personal service, and nice place inside! Very reasonably priced.. especially lunch menu. Clean toilets. Plenty of vegetarian options. A rare find in central portugal!

  • 4/5 Nelson S. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Good food, very nice and friendly service and fantastic price (Original) Comida boa, atendimento muito agradável e simpático e o preço fantástico

  • 5/5 Liz B. 7 months ago on Google
    Tasty food, friendly service and the best homemade mango ice cream I have ever tasted. Spectacular!

  • 5/5 Michael H. 7 months ago on Google
    Very nice dining experience indeed. Pleasant surroundings, waiter was very attentive, informative. Food was delicious, mains come with rice. Choice of Nepalise, Indian and Portuguese beers. We will be returning.

  • 5/5 Mijnheer V. 10 months ago on Google
    We enjoyed a very tasteful meal. Really delicious. The waiter is a very kind person and we enjoyed having a chat as well. Recommendation to have a bite to eat at this family business. Good food, good price, good company

  • 1/5 Fernando G. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Not to repeat. Words for what! Only for those who didn't see the manager's arrogant and unreasonable attitude in the face of a complaint. He blamed the employee whose behavior was exemplary and who had the least guilt in the service. Reply Unfortunately, they continue to misrepresent the situation, so given the content of the comment, it is necessary to clarify the matter. 1- when the melga fell on the plate, the employee was called to check the situation. The dish was taken back to the kitchen and returned without the melga. For that I would also have done it at the table. That's where I could and should have complained if I'd guessed that the attitude of the responsible would be that in the end. I considered that and according to my values ​​it was not serious, but I recognize that, for certain people, it is obvious that it has to be done, as they do not deserve consideration. If the house is guided by the values ​​you refer, it wouldn't be necessary for me to say to replace the dish. They would have done it automatically when he entered the kitchen, which did not happen, nor did anyone question it to that end. 2. Contrary to what you say, and it's serious, at the end and after I've already paid, I didn't make any requests not to say anything bad about the restaurant. What I did was go to the employee after I had already paid and ask if we weren't entitled to a little treat, which is normal in restaurants and had nothing to do with any kind of situation. Much less has anything been suggested. The employee who obviously lacked autonomy limited herself to questioning the person in charge. This is where the confusion arises. It was not us who came up with an arrogant and impolite attitude, it was the person in charge who claimed that she had nothing to give, referring to a previous fact that had nothing to do with it and was not even the object of observation. having asked for a medium-done steak and having to pass it twice because it continued to come full of blood. This was the reason for the manager's arrogance, who didn't even know at that moment about the honey on the plate. It was when I was talking about melga that the lady came to talk about the complaints book and the return of the money with her arrogance. Once again and as I am a well-educated person, I didn't want to sign the book or return the money, it's a matter of principle. When I want to criticize, I do it to the person first and, if necessary, put it in writing afterwards. Making value judgments about the nature of a criticism to harm someone as they say is serious. On the contrary, the employee's extremely positive attitude towards the entire service provided was clearly evident, which can no longer be said of the person in charge. They don't know me at all and I don't accept that. Otherwise I wouldn't even bother to reply to your comment, such the contempt you deserve. People's attitudes speak for themselves. The pathetic thing about the situation is that the situation was generated because at the end I mentioned if we weren't entitled to "a little treat". Most. The option for your restaurant, which I didn't know at all, was only because all the others we wanted were full, who knows why. Although it was not the central question, I have a suggestion. For those who are said to be so abiding by hygiene rules, when a foreign object falls on a customer's plate, replace it. It must be a basic procedure that doesn't seem to be there. As for the book and the money back, I don't want to. It doesn't deserve my time. (Original) A não repetir. Palavras para quê! Só para quem nao assistiu à postura arrogante e despropositada da gerente perante uma reclamação. Culpabilizou a funcionária cujo comportamento foi exemplar e que menos culpa teve no atendimento. Resposta Lamentavelmente continuam a deturpar a situação, pelo que face ao conteúdo do comentário torna-se necessário esclarecer o assunto. 1- quando a melga caiu no prato foi chamada a colaboradora para verificar a situação. O prato foi levado de volta para a cozinha e devolvido sem a melga. Para isso eu também o teria feito na mesa. Era aí que eu poderia e deveria ter reclamado se adivinhasse que a postura da responsável no final seria aquela. Considerei que e de acordo com os meus valores não era grave, mas reconheço que, para certas pessoas, é óbvio que tem que ser feito, pois não merecem consideração. Se a casa se pauta pelos valores que refere, não seria necessário ser eu a dizer para substituir o prato. Tê-lo iam feito de forma automática quando deu entrada na cozinha, o que não aconteceu, nem ninguém questionou com esse fim. 2. Ao contrário do que refere, e é grave, no final e já após já ter pago, não fiz nenhum pedido para não dizer mal do restaurante. O que eu fiz, foi ir junto da colaboradora depois de já ter pago e perguntar se não tínhamos direito a um miminho, que é normal acontecer na restauração e que nada tinha a ver com qualquer tipo de situação. Muito menos se sugeriu o que quer que fosse. A colaboradora que obviamente não tinha autonomia limitou se a questionar a responsável. É aqui que surge a confusão. Quem surgiu com uma atitude arrogante e indelicada não fomos nós, foi a responsável que alegou que não tinha a dar nada, referindo-se a um facto anterior que nada tinha a ver e nem foi alvo de observação.Tal facto teve a ver com o ter pedido um bife medianamente passado e ter havido a necessidade de passar 2 vezes porque continuava a vir cheio de sangue. Esta foi a razão da arrogância da gerente que nem sabia ainda nesse momento da melga no prato. Foi quando falei da melga que a senhora veio falar do livro de reclamações e da devolução do dinheiro com a sua prepotência. Mais uma vez e como sou uma pessoa bem formada, não quis assinar o livro nem a devolução do dinheiro, é uma questão de princípios. Quando quiser fazer uma crítica faço-a à pessoa primeiro e se necessário coloco por escrito depois. Fazer juízos de valor sobre a natureza de uma crítica para prejudicar alguém como referem, é grave. Pelo contrário, foi bem vincado a postura extremamente positiva da colaboradora em todo o serviço prestado, o que já não se pode dizer da responsável. Não me conhecem de lado nenhum e isso não aceito. De outra forma nem me dava ao trabalho de responder ao vosso comentário, tal o desprezo que me merece. As atitudes das pessoas falam por si. O patético da situação é que a situação foi gerada porque no final referi se não tínhamos direito a "um miminho". Mais. A opção pelo vosso restaurante que não conhecia de lado nenhum, foi apenas porque todos os outros que pretendíamos estavam cheios, saiba-se lá porquê. Apesar de não ter sido a questão central deixo uma sugestão. Para quem se diz ser tão cumpridor de regras de higiene, quando cair um objeto estranho no prato de um cliente substituam o mesmo. Deve ser um procedimento básico que parece não estar presente. Quanto ao livro e à devolução do dinheiro, não quero. Não merece o meu tempo.

  • 5/5 Deborshi B. 10 months ago on Google
    Delicious food (tried chicken chowmein and chicken chilli) , served with a big smile. Makes my first trip to Castelo Branco memorable. Rajeev is the best host! Thank you.

  • 5/5 R R. 10 months ago on Google
    I went for lunch, the food was good. If you order a dish from the white menu a starter and coffee are included in the price. Maybe a desert aswell but I didn’t want one. I will definitely go back.

  • 5/5 Dana B. 10 months ago on Google
    Fabulous place! Great staff, very friendly and professional. The good was really good. Beautiful restaurant. Thank you 🙏

  • 5/5 Bruno P. 5 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Changed management but the kitchen continues to be a reference, congratulations (Original) Mudou de gerência mas a cozinha continua a ser de referência muitos parabéns

  • 5/5 Lovely d. 1 year ago on Google
    It’s really best place for dinner…service is very awesome..food is soooooo yummy…this place has very good vibes..most important cheaper than others..I will highly recommend this place..

  • 5/5 Desi Indian E. 1 year ago on Google
    The only place in Castelo Branco with the best atmosphere, ambiance, professional cook, staff, food, and prices.

  • 5/5 Joana J. 1 year ago on Google
    I simply love it. The food is the best in town, the staff is always friendly and the variety of vegetarian dishes is great. Prices are moderate and the atmosphere is lovely. Only the big TV, that's always on, is a small minus.

  • 4/5 Graham P. 2 years ago on Google
    Had a takeaway. Staff very polite and friendly. The curry main courses were very nice and spicy with a lovely flavour. We were not so keen on the starters. Vegetables Pakora and Chicken Pakora. Sadly no flavour. Would we go back? Yes we would.

  • 5/5 Maya O. 1 year ago on Google
    Great food, different types of Nan (some spice, some not). Excellent Lamb mango, very good service

  • 5/5 Sukhmeet S. 1 year ago on Google
    Swagat has better ambience than any other restaurant. The humbleness of Rajiv with the customers is the USP of Swagat.

  • 4/5 Luís Manuel Andrade dos Santos F. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) The food is good, the service is good and the price is average. I liked (Original) A comida é boa, o atendimento é bom e o preço é médio. Gostei

  • 5/5 Francisco J. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Well located place staff 5* affordable prices, varied menu for all tastes, top food. For connoisseurs I recommend steak on the stone. (Original) Local bem situado staff 5* preços em conta, ementa variada e para todos os gostos , comida top. Aos apreciadores recomendo bife na pedra.

  • 1/5 Lucia B. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Not recommended. Excessive delay in providing the meal without justifying it and the manager's arrogant attitude after being confronted with the occurrence of a meal on the plate. Very positive behavior of the employee in the service and unfairly blamed by the manager for not replacing the dish. (Original) Não recomendado. Demora excessiva no fornecimento da refeição sem que o justificasse e postura prepotente da gerente após ser confrontada com a ocorrência de uma melga no prato. Comportamento muito positivo da colaboradora no atendimento e injustamente culpabilizada pela gerente, pela não substituição do prato.

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  • Parking
    • ✓️ Free parking lot
    • ✓️ Plenty of parking
    • ✓️ Free of charge street parking
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Beer
    • ✓️ Wine
    • ✓️ Coffee
    • ✓️ Alcohol
    • ✓️ Spirits
    • ✓️ Halal food
    • ✓️ Small plates
    • ✓️ Vegan options
    • ✓️ Late-night food
    • ✓️ Vegetarian options
  • Accessibility
    • ✗ Wheelchair-accessible seating
    • ✗ Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • ✗ Wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Dessert
    • ✓️ Seating
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Delivery
    • ✓️ Takeaway
    • ✓️ Kerbside pickup


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