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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect meal

Had a lovely 5 course taster meal tonight with bottle of wine both perfectly explained and served. Nice mixture of people enjoying themselves in a nice cosy atmosphere. Would recommend highly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had a lovely 5 course taster meal tonight with bottle of wine both perfectly explained and served. Nice mixture of people enjoying themselves in a nice cosy atmosphere. Would recommend highly.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Superb meal & restaurant. Interesting use of fresh, and unique local ingredients used in the menu. Excellent service.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a brilliant evening of great food, the dishes were wonderful, the service was impeccable. Very friendly and warm atmosphere in a lovely and traditional setting. The dishes were creative, delicious and memorable. The house white wine was amazing. Well done Bianca, you have got it just right with the whole eating experience. Not local for us but you we... More 

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Porches
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife and I have visited Oleao de Porches for over ten years and have never failed to have a fantastic meal whether its inside or outside . Our meal in December was again superb.We had the degustation menu with the black bream and lamb being our favourites . Bianca and the other staff have become almost friends and we... More 

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Dundee
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

After finding this wee gem, we were stunned. A feeling of real old charm and culture. Superb service, superb food, superb ambience. The lamb was particularly impressive. Interestingly a sster restaurant to Bon Bon but half the price and much more atmosphere.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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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.....

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 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 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for writhing on tripadvisor . We are very pleased that you enjoyed your 2 dinners with us and it nice you could experience the village ambience and an Algarvian house atmosphere. We hope to see you back on your next visit to Portugal. Best regards Bianca More 

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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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