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“Highly recommended” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forno Velho

Forno Velho
Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 1 - 4050-296, Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #52 of 767 restaurants in Porto
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We spotted this restaurant within the Carris hotel as it was near our hotel, the Pestana.
It is much more upmarket than the other restaurants in the area, at least those we could find, but more international so may not fit the bill if you are looking for something more Portugese with a riverside view. But by this time in our holiday I was looking for a change from grilled cod and boiled potatoes so was pleased to have something more upmarket and delighted to come upon this place. The chef is clearly very talented and everything was beautifully prepared, cooked and presented. The amuse bouche were nice and the dessert plate of 5 mini desserts especially delicious. Service was very good and the waiter happy to suggest wine which we were very pleased with.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Romania, Bucharest
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice, hidden restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Nice, hidden restaurant.
Good food, modern design, clean!
Ask for free wifi :)
I like the gaspacho soupe; it's refreshing.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Renfrewshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We came across this restaurant by chance as it was near our hotel, the Pestana. We discovered that it is part of the Carris hotel It is new, very upmarket with excellent service. The food was very good, also the wine and the cost was amazingly reasonable

Visited June 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best lunch this holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Had an excellent lunch here with impeccable service. Just 15 euro got us a 3 course meal with a bottle of fizzy water, wine and coffee. It was all prepared to the highest standard with excellent presentation. The service was perfect - everything done at just the right time. It was one of the few restaurants We went to that did NOT charge for the bread and oil!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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