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Fri, 5/24
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When we created Bartolomeu, we were dreaming of far and exotic lands and adventures – just as the great Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias did in the 15th century. At the same time, we wanted to pay tribute to this traveler's homeland and the source of his inspiration, connecting the global with the local. The result is Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine, an intimate and elegant yet relaxed place in an ancient palace in a prime location of Porto. The perfect spot to let yourself be whisked away from reality and embark on your own exotic journey in an ambience reminiscent of the African jungle. Have a glass of fine Portuguese wine and accompanied by a sample of typical Portuguese specialties or enjoy
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews tuna tartare crepes apple crumble fondue mac and cheese bread tapas soup enjoyable lunch beautiful restaurant lovely service visit porto last night food was great carob ana dishes
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We serendipitously stopped here while looking for lunch and it was so wonderful in every way that we made reservations the next night for dinner. The food is a delight! Delicious, fresh, creative, and very reasonably priced. Everything was excellent but the stand outs include...the tuna tartare, the cured fish with mango salad, chevre toast, carob pancakes, apple crumble, and chocolate mousse. It was all so beautifully plated and served and paired very well with an excellent wine. We basically tried half the menu and listening to the suggestions of the staff didn't lead us astray. The staff was incredibly attentive and thoughtful, special mentions go to Miguel for the lunch service and Kate for dinner, as well as others whose names we didn't catch. My friend and I have eaten all around the world, but we both agreed we'd never had such excellent service. Everyone was prompt, they seemed genuinely passionate about the food and very well informed. Frankly, it was better food, service, ambiance, and value than the Michelin place a few doors over and I'd love to return for another meal; I know I'll be thinking of it often. I wish I could leave more than 5 stars.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Dear guest, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We're thrilled you loved your experience and we'll be sure to pass along your kind words. We put customer satisfaction as our priority and your review reaffirms the hard work we contribute daily. So,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we were recommended this restaurant by a family friend. we originally were skeptical given that it’s a small attached restaurant to one of the hotels. we were however blown away by the taste of the food, so much so that we over ordered just so...we could try more! we highly recommend the goat cheese appetitizer if they still have it. that will be in my dreams!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jahayes, Thank you for leaving us an excellent review. We're thrilled you loved your experience and we'll be sure to pass along your kind words. We put customer satisfaction as our priority and your review reaffirms the hard work we contribute daily. So, we...More

Reviewed April 14, 2024 via mobile

Amazing experience. Miguel took great care of us and everything he recommended was delicious. The cured fish was my favorite, however everything else was also great!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear Aracely, Thank you for leaving us an excellent review. We're thrilled you loved your experience and we'll be sure to pass along your kind words. We put customer satisfaction as our priority and your review reaffirms the hard work we contribute daily. So, we...More

Reviewed March 3, 2024

We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The tapas was creative, tasty, and delicious. The atmosphere was comfortable and luxurious.. It was fine dining at moderate prices.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded March 6, 2024

Dear chucksBoston, The Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine team is extremely grateful for your words of appreciation, and we look forward to your next visit to build more memories together! Yours sincerely, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine

Reviewed February 26, 2024 via mobile

Food was delicious and so well presented. Tapas style but a bit more formal. Service we received from the staff was exceptional! Cosy and very stylish restaurant. The staff went above and beyond to assist with recommendations for wine and describing the food in great...detail. Extremely attentive wait staff. I had the best desert I have ever eaten (a thick chocolate ganache type pudding with a thick peanut creme and vanilla sponge) ! Our Portuguese language skills are non existent and we were not made feel uncomfortable. I couldn’t fault this restaurant. Highly recommend! 10/10. Not that many tables so would advise to book ahead.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded March 6, 2024

Dear Tsc, The Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine team is extremely grateful for your words of appreciation, and we look forward to your next visit to build more memories together! Yours sincerely, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine

Reviewed February 3, 2024 via mobile

Delicious contemporay food with Portuguese and Mediterranean roots. The waiter was very polite and helpful with suggestions. Great place!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded March 6, 2024

Dear Victor, The Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine team is extremely grateful for your words of appreciation, and we look forward to your next visit to build more memories together! Yours sincerely, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine

Reviewed January 5, 2024 via mobile

Wonderful lunch service, relaxing atmosphere, delicious food, and amazing wine list! The steak sandwich and the carob crepes with bacon and leeks were excellent!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded January 7, 2024

Dear Chica, We loved your visit. Thank you so much for your comments, trust and preference, and we hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine Team

Reviewed November 13, 2023

We chose Bartolomeu because we wanted decent food with good wine on a Sunday night. The food was OK, nothing exceptional although the ceviche on what turned out to be warm barley risotto was odd. The ceviche had no flavour at all and the risotto,...although tasty, proved impossible to digest causing me great gastric distress overnight. Other dishes were better received. The wine list was exceedingly unadventurous and I felt very over priced given the unexceptional quality of the wines. Service was also hit and miss, one person was very good but the rest seem to excel at ignoring our empty glasses which we could not refill ourselves as the bottle was stashed away on the bar. Overall although the dining room was nice and some of the dishes seemed quite good, it's not a place that I'd recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded December 19, 2023

Dear Robert C, Apologizing is never enough when things don't go as expected. We hope that there are other opportunities to build good moments. Yours sincerely, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine

Reviewed November 8, 2023 via mobile

Called in here on a Tuesday afternoon. There was a football match in the evening so there was a good crowd of visiting supporters in. I ordered the steak sandwich (€18) - which was served with "chips" and mustard. The chips turned out to be...a very frugal serving of crisps, while there was only a tiny dollop of mustard on the plate beside what was a very small sandwich. Food was nice but pricepoint is way off here. Surroundings are nice and the staff are well turned out in shirts and blazers but the place just felt like it was trying too hard. There was also no soap in the gents toilet. There is better value in Porto.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded December 19, 2023

Dear Brian W, Apologizing is never enough when things don't go as expected. We hope that there are other opportunities to build good moments. Yours sincerely, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine

Reviewed October 30, 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food. Cannot fault anything. Delicious and well put together. Staff knowledgeable and talked through tall.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management response:Responded December 19, 2023

Dear KFL911, We loved your visit. Thank you so much for your comments, trust and preference, and we hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine Team

Reviewed October 20, 2023 via mobile

Superb, attentive service and solid local wine recommendations. The food is fine-dining style tapas, clearly made by a passionate chef.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management response:Responded December 19, 2023

Dear Juha K, We loved your visit. Thank you so much for your comments, trust, and preference, and we hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine Team

Reviewed October 18, 2023

Loved the ambience of the restaurant and the staff were very, very good however the menu (in my opinion) was a little bit weird. Upmarket Tapas style small plates but struggled to chose what to have a such unusual dishes and nothing was 'quite right'...- felt like the chef was just trying too hard. I wouldn't return but its a shame as the overall feel of the restaurant is great and prices are reasonable.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management response:Responded December 19, 2023

Dear joysybabe, Apologizing is never enough when things don't go as expected. We hope that there are other opportunities to build good moments. Yours sincerely, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine

Reviewed October 17, 2023 via mobile

Arrived early on rainy Tuesday to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Offered a place to sit and a complimentary drink whilst we waited for the table to be made ready. Fantastic food and great recommendations from George. Perfect afternoon. Would definitely recommend visiting.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management response:Responded December 19, 2023

Dear Worzy10, We loved your visit. Thank you so much for your comments, trust and preference, and we hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine Team

Reviewed October 16, 2023 via mobile

What a tremendous restaurant. The food, a selection of sharing plates, was superb in quality and flavour. Some truly interesting flavours and textures that were fun to enjoy together. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and engaging - happy to suggest that you’d ordered too much...which I greatly appreciate, and spot on with wine recommendations. A real gem!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management response:Responded December 19, 2023

Dear SteveRis, The Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine team is extremely grateful for your words of appreciation, and we look forward to your next visit to build more memories together! Yours sincerely, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine

Reviewed October 7, 2023

Absolutely faultless from start to finish. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, the ambience was enticing, the decor was delightful and the price was amazing value. This was an absolutely brilliant find for my 50th birthday and the staff went out of their...way to make it a special event for me. All of my friends agreed it was stunning and appealing, interesting and desirable. The food was wonderful, arriving dish after dish with perfect timing. The wine was perfcetly paired. I wish i lived nearer as I would be back again in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management response:Responded December 19, 2023

Dear Kate D, The Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine team is extremely grateful for your words of appreciation, and we look forward to your next visit to build more memories together! Yours sincerely, Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine

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Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5