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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Brilliant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
David H
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Fareham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 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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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.....

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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 

Witney, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 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.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for being our guest every time when you come to the Algarve. We will do everything to make every visit worthwhile. We hope to welcome you for a long time in the future. Best regards Bianca More 

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 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your experience in our restaurant. I always love it when people describe the ambiance and food so that others have an idea what to expect when they visit us. We hope that we can welcome you in your next stay in Portugal and surprise you with new dishes and different wines and cocktails. Best regards... 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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