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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, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Really enjoyable evening

We felt like 'insiders' stumbling on to this really special quiet place, away from the crowds. We were warmly welcomed and then seated on the small terrace to enjoy our first glass of wine, almost as if you were visiting friends. Each dish was beautifully present (sorry my pictures don't do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Wilmington, DE
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Wilmington, DE
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We felt like 'insiders' stumbling on to this really special quiet place, away from the crowds. We were warmly welcomed and then seated on the small terrace to enjoy our first glass of wine, almost as if you were visiting friends. Each dish was beautifully present (sorry my pictures don't do justice). Local and seasonal and fresh. We were very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You are only likely to find this little gem of a place via trip advisor - its hidden away in the backstreets of Porches, behind the church. It's an unassuming place, with a small interior and a modest terrace. But this place is all about the food, which I would describe as casual fine dining - very fresh ingredients, cooked... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The restaurant is a little hidden near the church in Porches. The review will be fairly short. The reason is not that there is not much to say but rather that the important message is short and we do not want to steal the surprise: The place had a lot of charm, the food was just awesome (with some of... More 

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I went twice last week, the second visit entirely prompted by the great experience just 2 days before. As others have commented, the food really is first rate and I am comparing it to many fine Michelin starred restaurants in which we've been fortunate enough to eat. A choice of 5 or 6 dishes in each of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and wine. The service was impeccable! A must if you are in the area. You won't be disappointed.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had the most delicious dinner. The restaurant is very quaint and charming and the owner is very friendly and helpful. I expect it gets very busy during the summer months and you would probably need to make a reservation. You can either dine outside on the patio or eat inside. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.... More 

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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We visited tonight and have to say it has to be one of the best restaurants we have been to. The staff with their knowledge of the food and wine puts it into the 'exceptional' bracket.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

we had a wonderful evening at this charming restaurant. The setting is very quaint, Bianca and her staff were all very friendly and professional and very knowledgable regarding the food and wine.. The food was truly amazing and beautifully presented. the portuguese wine was great. we enjoyed the evening so much that we booked again for the next night. !!!!... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Truly amazing... Food, wine and service. You get what you pay for... We sat outside for an hour before food to sample the atmosphere. The local wines are fab and the food amazing.. This was our first trip to Portugal and eating here was the highlight of the holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Have been there many times in the past 4 years. Yesterday went again , for a wine tasting evening. The wines,were very nice but the food was excellent as always. The service is perfect. The setting in the garden is also very pleasant.

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

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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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