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Henrique Leis Restaurant

Vale Formoso Loule, Almancil 8100, Portugal
+351 289 393 438
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Ranked #13 of 128 restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am told the food here is sometimes very good, however if you prefer your fine dinning experience to include basic good manners, especially from the owner, this is NOT the restaurant for you.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My companion and i dined here recently and cannot understand how they have a michelin star. While Molecular Gastronomy kits help with presentation and wow factor, we felt, in this restaurant, flavour and variety of texture were sacrificed. The Amuse Bouche looked pretty on the plate, but the three spheres were dried out and lacked flavour, the shot of cauliflour... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Everything you would expect in a 1 star Michelin restaurant except the price and the attitude. Wonderful food, beautifully presented with attentive service. The fixed price lunch is a real value, the wine list includes excellent local wines, and the staff delivers it perfectly. It is a small place so be sure to reserve in advance.

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shanghai
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We all had the taster menu which is a delight, with the lobster course being simply perfect. The children had a chocolate extravaganza and an ice cream for their desserts and these were works of art as well as being taste sensations! The best thing about the restaurant is Maria who makes the whole place such a relaxed place to... More

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Londonderry northern ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We eat here every year, in fact it is one of the reasons we go back to Portugal every year. My wife says most of the Michelin star restaurants we go to that she could possibly make something similar , but not here it is very special. Maria is very special and is wonderful describing the amuse bouche , which... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Algarve located in a charming house with it's own parking outside. We had a reservation mixed-up upon arriving - read: the restaurant had somehow lost our reservation! However, the staff was flexible and was able to quickly convert one of their extra table (for decoration with flowers) into an extra dinning table. We were... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Lunch on the terrace is a wonderful setting to enjoy fabulous food with friends. Exceptional value at lunch time with a fixed price menu for high class food with exceptional service. We have had meals at this restaurant on several occasions and have never been let down. If you haven't been here for a meal you don't know what you... More

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Oslo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Once again the family topped the Easter Holiday with a visit to Henrique Leis restaurant. As usual we went for the Menu Degustation and asked the Sommelier to serve wines he recommended for each course. As the evening evolved we experienced 2 masters perfecting in each their arts. Henrique surprised us with superb tastes and the Sommelier matched it with... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Been coming here for years. The €16 set lunch tempts you in for a great experience which never, ever, disappoints. Sitting out on the veranda on a sunny day with a lovely breeze looking at the Atlantic in the distance and being fed wonderfully cooked, beautifully served and presented, food is one of the sublime experiences in life. Alright, it’ll... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had a fabulous dinner with excellent service from friendly staff. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys interesting and delicious food. The set menu for 70 euros per person had 6 courses and each one was a delight!

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