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“One of Calheta's better restaurants”

Restaurante Convento das Vinhas
Ranked #9 of 57 Restaurants in Calheta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
York, England
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“One of Calheta's better restaurants”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Ate here recently and despite a previous reviewer's comments about wine prices we were recommended a superb Alentejo red wine to go with our steaks. At a cost of just €15 it was one of the lower priced wines on the menu, and was absolutely great.

The view from the restaurant during lunch was stunning, looking down onto the beach.

We were told we could walk to the Restaurant from the beach, but not being a mountain goat, or 21 any longer, we decided we would drive there instead!

The road to the restaurant and plenty of parking vindicated our decision.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and overall the food was as good as we have had anywhere else in Calheta and we would certainly recommend giving it a try.

  • Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Ate here as our restaurant of choice was unfortunately closed on Wednesday nights....didn't realise until we got there ! This restaurant is massive with large outdoor terrace that has stunning views. The staff were very attentive and as a previous reviewer stated the food was very quick to arrive ..which gave the impression that it had been prepared and cooked earlier although tasting fresh. We ate garlic prawns as a starter ....a good sized portion and enough for 2 although only intended for 1. We had the fish and seafood grill as a main course which was tasty but nothing out of the ordinary. My husband asked for a glass of the 'best'local wine and said it tasted rank !!.
That aside I would return and eat here again

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good but pricey”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We ate here for our Daughter's 21st Birthday so didn't mind pushing the boat out. We were warned that the the staff would get us to buy only the expensive wine but we knew we'd be OK and wouldn't get caught: 29€ later.....!
Apart from this it was truly excellent and the reason for the poor reference to atmosphere is that there was nobody else there.
I would recommend this restaurant if you want to pay more than the price of other local places.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Kells108
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great meal”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Good location with views over bay easy parking. Interesting menu with goat at week-end, excellent fish, good wine list. Excellent serice good English. Complimentary digestives all at reaonable price.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank John C C
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Not impressed”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Have now been twice and would not go again. After the first time we thought we'd give it another chance but after the last visit we would not go back. Food left a lot to be desired.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Patricia K
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