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O Leao de Porches

Rua da Igreja, Porches 8400, Portugal
+351 (282) 381 384
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Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Porches
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Lagoa, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Visited again on my birthday and the reception was warm and welcoming. We had to dine inside as the September weather decided to be wet. Although not on the menu at present I asked for steak tartare as my main course and must say it was one of the best I have ever had. If you are in the area... More

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Olm, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

great restaurant la cheffe travaille comme les employes good wine card nice place not to miss if you are in this corner you have to find the church and you'll find this place

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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

On our return visit to Porches we dined twice here. Bieke and her excellent staff were admirable and the food superb. The pre-arranged roses for our anniversary were a wonderful finish to a great evening. The photos say it all! We hope to return soon. Regards Graham and Nikki

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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal. Cocktails are a must .....they add cardamon to gin to make it a little different. We had the scallops and cheese as starters and cod and cervina formalin courses. All were excellent. Not cheap but really high qualities experience.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hats off to Bianca and her fabulous team yet again. We dined twice there last week, one as a couple and the other with family both were amazing. The warmth and hospitality you feel on arrival is wonderful. On one of the visits it was our anniversary and we made to feel very special. The food is always is an... More

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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As always, Bianca and her team gave us a meal that would be considered as top quality in London at a fraction of the price with friendly service and a wonderful ambiance

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When it finally arrived the food was excellent. High prices for the Algarve but no questioning the quality of what was served. The waiting staff were friendly and did their best but the kitchen let them down.

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was my best meal by far in my 2 week stay in Portugal. I would highly recommend it, from the ambients, to the service, food and friendly staff it was a truly wonderful evening. I will certainly be returning on my next visit, well done to Bianca and her team. Many thank.

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Bieke_S, Eigenaar at O Leao de Porches, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Clare, Thanks for your lovely review. I´m so happy that we could contribute with the best dining experience in your nice 2 weeks holiday. We would be very happy to see you again on your next visit to Portugal. Best regards Bianca More

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had a superb meal when we were in Algarve this Easter. Food was out of this world - close to Michelin-star quality cooking which I never thought I would find in this part of Portugal! Service was also expedient and very friendly - would highly recommend this place, its the best meal I've ever eaten in Portugal !

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Bieke_S, Eigenaar at O Leao de Porches, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We would like to thank you for sharing your lovely experience in our restaurant. We are glad that we could make a difference during your stay in Portugal. We hope to see you again on your next visit in the Algarve and contribute again to a lovely dinner experience. Best regards Bianca More

Budapest
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97 reviews 97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant, in a nicely renovated old village house, with a nice patio and terrace. Staff is nice, service prompt. We found the food too bland, lacking character. It's French inspired dishes could be found in any restaurant in a big city around the world. Prices too, match those you would find in one of those cities.

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Bieke_S, Eigenaar at O Leao de Porches, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thanks for your review of our "beautiful restaurant" like you say. I´m so sorry to read that you find our combinations of food not excited enough. Most of our guest think that our compositions of the dishes are surprising and flavour boosts. Some of our guests think even that it is to much. So for us it´s really... More

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