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O Leao de Porches

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Rua Da Igreja, Porches 8400, Portugal
+351 (282) 381 384
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner

We were sitting on the patio of the restaurant. We chose the 5 course menu which was definitely excellent. Combined to a good wine and a very friendly staff, this was just a perfect dinner :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were sitting on the patio of the restaurant. We chose the 5 course menu which was definitely excellent. Combined to a good wine and a very friendly staff, this was just a perfect dinner :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I am well travelled and have been to many michelin starred restaurants, so I was taken aback by this place in the middle of nowhere. The food was imaginative, different and full of flavour. The staff were warm and attentive. Overall we had a lovely family meal which everyone enjoyed for the food, the setting and the service. Well done!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We have just enjoyed an evening meal on the last night of our summer holiday at this lovely restaurant. The setting and staff could not have been better, however the quality of the food did not meet these high standards. 😔 when you charge 30 euros for a piece of fillet steak with 3 new potatoes and a small radish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This restaurant offers very high quality service and you are more than well looked after. It is on the higher price range but you definitely get what you pay for as the food was stunning, so it's worth paying a little more for the quality and freshness you get here. Highly recommended for a special occasion or a treat on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A colleague said he'd had the best meal in his life at O Leao de Porches, and we did too. Fantastic, friendly service from Bianca and her staff made it extremely relaxing, and the candle-lit restaurant couldn't have been nicer. Food was incredible, and really good value considering what you'd pay for the same quality in the UK. Words can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great tasting experience .... Unique flavours and combinations cooked to perfection ! Bianca and her team are brilliant in the way they deal with their guests! A high quality restaurant where you can feel welcome and home. By the way Bianca is serving excellent wines

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went here for 1 night. The food was simply amazing. Service fantastic. The whole ambiance of the restaurant was great and has a lovely back story with the lion!!! A visit here is a must when in pera or any nearby location. Just beautiful food

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Sandnes, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This restaurant is located in Porches and is really worth a visit. Could easely become one of your favorites. Very cosy located in an old farmhouse. The meal is very nicely presented and the food is excelent :) service is outstandingnand we cant find anything we did not like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a wonderful meal her. The stetting is relaxing, food is sublime and imaginative and the staff are attentive without being intrusive. They were willing to adapt menus to suit and helpful with explanations of ingredients. Booking is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I ate here last night mainly off the back of the positive reviews on Trip Advisor and I and pleased to say the other reviewers got it spot on. We both had excellent meals and a lovely bottle of red. Great restaurant and a must if you're visiting the Algarve.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Da Igreja, Porches 8400, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Porches
  • Phone Number: +351 (282) 381 384

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?