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Writer's Place

Travessa da Marginal n0 1, Pinhao 5085-044, Portugal
+351 960 241 594
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
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“rabbit” (2 reviews)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
“melon” (2 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, International
$$ - $$$
Travessa da Marginal n0 1, Pinhao 5085-044, Portugal
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. A blessed place!
"The perfect corner for a restaurant! Really blessed!"
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2. 5 star cuisine,5 star welcome
" to suggestions on wine were perfect. They treated us like family."
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3. Marvelous
"An amazing night of drinking, great food and lots of fun."
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the previous horrid review that gave this place 1 star - it was well written and funny. However, I had the TOTALLY opposite experience, finding everything beautifully done and presented. A lovely temperate evening with jazz saxophone softly playing at just the right...More

Thank LightningWolfe
WritersPlace, Colaboradora at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Boa tarde O nosso muito obrigada pelo gosto que tiveram no nosso espaço, que se encontra neste cantinho majestoso com...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The Writer's Place has a stunning view of the Douro River. The food is good and authentic. We checked it out, then walked the rest of the town and ended up coming back for an excellent lunch watching the river boats come and go. Highly...More

Thank markopanama
WritersPlace, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

We were happy to have enjoyed our little corner, we hope to come back one day (: Thank you for your preference (:

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being in holidays with friends around the area, we decided to give this place a try. It was cute, had a nice view and seemed welcoming, but as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover. In our endless 4h dinner everything...More

2  Thank Marc_Larrosa
WritersPlace, Colaboradora at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Boa tarde Pedimos imensa desculpa por tudo o que aconteceu....ficamos extremamente tristes....:( não temos palavras. Foi um dia que certos...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really average. The meat on the grill plate didn’t have a good quality and was totally overcooked. The staff is okey. There are better places in Pinhão.More

Thank DancyAndy
WritersPlace, colaboradora at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Agradecemos a vossa visita ao nosso espaço. Sim temos uma equipa fantástica e muito responsável. Lamentamos que o serviço de...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing location with fantastic views. But that’s about the good as it gets. We ordered mussels and stewed chicken but got the shrimps instead. Not wanting to wait more we decided to let it go. Mussels and the shrimps were probably one of the worst...More

Thank Paul_Keijzer
WritersPlace, Proprietário at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're really sorry about what happened and honestly, that was not our best and we're not used to let those kind of things happen. Anyway, we'd like to invite you to come again to our restaurant and repeat your experience, so that you could get...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the day off from river boat excursions and just wandered the town. While Pinhao is a neat little place with great port, finding somewhere with that killer view that didn't seem too cheesy proved challenging. We wandered into Writer's place and loved it!...More

Thank Joell_b
WritersPlace, Proprietário at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment, we are really glad that you were satisfied with our service. Wonderfull words you said :p Hope to see you again soon! The Best Regards, Writer's Place.

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Lovely views of the river. Staff very friendly and good with the kids. Had lunch here. Food was a bit bland and lacked characterMore

Thank Peter C
WritersPlace, Colaboradora at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Olá boa tarde O nosso muito obrigada, sim temos uma equipa de funcionários maravilhosos. Prometemos melhorar a nossa apresentação a...More

Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We dined here on a quiet evening, on the terrace overlooking the beautiful river and terraces of the Douro. We had a pleasant meal of melon in Port, fish “risotto” (not risotto in the Italian sense but river fish served with a loose rice and...More

Thank Karen H
WritersPlace, Gerente at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry if you felt dissapointed by any detail, we will try our best to make our service better. . Hope to see you again :)

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Dined here twice for dinner. Fish rice was the most delicious of our trip. Rabbit stew also a winner. Cheese plate very generous. Staff attentive. Lovely wine. Best view of the river and surrounds from the patio in Pinhão.

Thank Sandra H
WritersPlace, Gestor at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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O nosso muito, mas muito Obrigada, agradecemos imenso a vossa avaliação, e voltem sempre! Um Forte Abraço:) Maria Almeida

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Booked for dinner and turned up at 8pm to find the restaurant closed. They had our contact details but didn’t advise. We bumped into others who had done the same. We returned to lunch the next day and the menu online is not served at...More

Thank blightygirly
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from Curutitour | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! The restaurant advertises that they have food for vegetarians. Although, most of the Portuguese people enjoy eating Cod Fish or meat, they also cook vegetables and prepare good salads. If you are vegetarian, you’ll... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa da Marginal n0 1, Pinhao 5085-044, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Vila Real District  >  Pinhao
  • Phone Number: +351 960 241 594
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Restaurant with typical Portuguese food, with a privileged view over the river and vineyards, with a breathtaking silence where you can enjoy quality time listening to a good Portuguese fado.
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