We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 13 Porches Restaurants

O Leao de Porches

Rua da Igreja, Porches 8400, Portugal
+351 (282) 381 384
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Porches
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

138 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    109
    19
    5
    2
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

After being reccomended by a friend me and my partner drove from albufeira it's a 30 min drive but definatly worth it the place was amazing. We arrived to very friendly staff the restaurant it's self was a beautiful place inside the food was amazing everything presented beautifully and tasted so good I would reccomend to anyone . Perfect romantic... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been to Restaurant O Leao several times over the last few years. Each time we visit we enjoy this fabulous authentic restaurant more and more. The menu is so creative its like a new adventure each time, truly touching Michelin star level.(but not the price!) The food is beautifully presented and is amazing. The host Bianca is very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunoon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you are staying near Porches, you must visit this restaurant! Started outside with a delicious cocktail each and amuse-bouche of gin infused cucumber, gravlax and other little lovely bits. Then moved inside, served some beautiful wine and out came our starters. I had scallops in clam sauce which was incredible, not a combination I had had before. My boyfriend... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manningtree
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The setting was authentic, the food was simply to die was and the port, well what can I say.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warrington, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Having read the reviews we drove up to Porches and had a table on the outdoor terrace and enjoyed an evening of great food, beautifully presented, really good wine from the Algarve, charming and attentive staff and so no hesitation in returning a week later. This time our evening a little cooler so dining inside and if anything an even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Witney, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fortunate to have found this little gem a few years ago. Always visit when in the area. Was there again in June this year. As ever food,service and ambience were excellent. Cant wait until our next visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As others have written, this restaurant is a true gem. We were particularly lucky as a family party to be staying in a villa within walking distance. We arrived at 6.30 pm and were greeted by the Belgian expatriate lady owner. We were a party of six including grand parents, mum and dad and a little one aged 7 months.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bolton, UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We loved this restaurant, although unfortunately we couldn't stay as long as we would have liked due to having an awkward 3 year old in tow! We arrived at 6.30pm and were made to feel very welcome, and although on the face of it possibly not a restaurant catering for many children, they went above and beyond to attend to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited the restaurant for the second time in the last few years and if anything has got better. Never fails to impress. Excellent fine dining in this little gem in Porches. The service is impeccable, the food is just gorgeous and all in a very enchanting cosy restaurant with a welcoming feel. A must!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bieke_S, Owner at O Leao de Porches, responded to this review

Thanks for your beautiful comment. We are happy to read that you had en enjoyable evening. This gives us the pleasure to continue doing our work and passion. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Best regards Bianca More

UK
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a remarkable restaurant - the food is heavenly, wonderful flavours, careful, painstaking artistry, nouvelle cuisine at its best. This is a phenomenal restaurant and could easily compete with the best in London, Paris, etc. We had scallops and sautéed fois gras to start followed by pork and suckling pig. And finally a beautifully presented cheese platter and fois gras... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bieke_S, Owner at O Leao de Porches, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliment that you give to our restaurant and food. It's nice to know that people really appreciate and understand what we are doing in a small village like Porches. Thanks to guests like you we fiend a great pleasure in our work. Hope to see you on a next visit. Best regards Bianca More

Travelers who viewed O Leao de Porches also viewed

Porches, Faro District
Porches, Faro District
 

Been to O Leao de Porches? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about O Leao de Porches

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing