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“100% vegan”

Lupin Restaurante Vegetariano
Ranked #337 of 2,111 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $23
Description: On the ground floor of a 50’s building in Bom Sucesso, Boavista's area, Lupin Vegetarian Restaurant is the business child of Chef Jeronimo Pinto de Abreu and Sommelier Andreia Santos, also a Hotel Management grad. Although they were both born in Porto, they lived in London for three years, where they met and decided to give life to this project. The homesickness, combined with the realization of an untapped market in Porto, made them take a step forward and bring home their vast experience and passion, giving wings to a dream they have longed for. Holding 19 years of experience, Chef Jeronimo Pinto de Abreu graduated from ESCF-Ferrand, the French School of Culinary Arts, in Paris. He then headed several kitchens throughout Portugal: “Degusto”, “O Comercial” and “Pop Kitchen” in Porto; “Hotel Tivoli, Lagos Restaurants”, in the Algarve, and “Aquafalls Spa Hotel”, in Vieira do Minho, the first Hotel Rural Spa 5* in Portugal. During his stay in London, Chef Pinto de Abreu headed the renowned “Portal Restaurant and Bar” and the vegetarian “Coach and Horses, Gastro Pub”, in Soho. More than the chance to offer haute cuisine at an affordable price, opening a restaurant like Lupin is an opportunity to show that it is possible to provide a high class kitchen, using a selection of high quality vegetarian and vegan products only. All meals served to our customers are nutritionally balanced and complete, always bearing in mind the taste and enjoyment of a healthy meal. There are always vegan and gluten-free options and a major concern at Lupin is to use primarily local, seasonal, and organic produce. The dishes vary daily for lunch (in an economic lunch menu) and change periodically at dinner with a la carte service. Because of its strong environmental awareness, this restaurant seeks to minimize waste production, energy and water consumption. This is accomplished through small gestures, environmentally good practices: the use of organic cleaning products, LED bulbs, recycling, and reutilization. The selection of wines at Lupin is unique, being made of biological and national options only. In this selection also features the famous Port wine that is also biological and it is available in the restaurant by the glass. This selection is in charge of Andreia Santos who is a trained sommelier with years of experience in both Portugal and the UK. The long experience and exquisite training of the owners makes Lupin a cozy restaurant, with a seal of quality and excellence. At Lupin, people are welcomed to try out new dishes, flavours, and products. With its comfortable, casual and cozy atmosphere, with a friendly and efficient service, Lupin is appropriate for a dinner for two, a meal with friends and family, or for an informal business meeting.
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Description: On the ground floor of a 50’s building in Bom Sucesso, Boavista's area, Lupin Vegetarian Restaurant is the business child of Chef Jeronimo Pinto de Abreu and Sommelier Andreia Santos, also a Hotel Management grad. Although they were both born in Porto, they lived in London for three years, where they met and decided to give life to this project. The homesickness, combined with the realization of an untapped market in Porto, made them take a step forward and bring home their vast experience and passion, giving wings to a dream they have longed for. Holding 19 years of experience, Chef Jeronimo Pinto de Abreu graduated from ESCF-Ferrand, the French School of Culinary Arts, in Paris. He then headed several kitchens throughout Portugal: “Degusto”, “O Comercial” and “Pop Kitchen” in Porto; “Hotel Tivoli, Lagos Restaurants”, in the Algarve, and “Aquafalls Spa Hotel”, in Vieira do Minho, the first Hotel Rural Spa 5* in Portugal. During his stay in London, Chef Pinto de Abreu headed the renowned “Portal Restaurant and Bar” and the vegetarian “Coach and Horses, Gastro Pub”, in Soho. More than the chance to offer haute cuisine at an affordable price, opening a restaurant like Lupin is an opportunity to show that it is possible to provide a high class kitchen, using a selection of high quality vegetarian and vegan products only. All meals served to our customers are nutritionally balanced and complete, always bearing in mind the taste and enjoyment of a healthy meal. There are always vegan and gluten-free options and a major concern at Lupin is to use primarily local, seasonal, and organic produce. The dishes vary daily for lunch (in an economic lunch menu) and change periodically at dinner with a la carte service. Because of its strong environmental awareness, this restaurant seeks to minimize waste production, energy and water consumption. This is accomplished through small gestures, environmentally good practices: the use of organic cleaning products, LED bulbs, recycling, and reutilization. The selection of wines at Lupin is unique, being made of biological and national options only. In this selection also features the famous Port wine that is also biological and it is available in the restaurant by the glass. This selection is in charge of Andreia Santos who is a trained sommelier with years of experience in both Portugal and the UK. The long experience and exquisite training of the owners makes Lupin a cozy restaurant, with a seal of quality and excellence. At Lupin, people are welcomed to try out new dishes, flavours, and products. With its comfortable, casual and cozy atmosphere, with a friendly and efficient service, Lupin is appropriate for a dinner for two, a meal with friends and family, or for an informal business meeting.
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Fairly high end food all vegan menu. Seemed ever so slightly disorganized however we all enjoyed it. Porto is fairly limited for vegans so it's nice to choose anything. Decent portions

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank sonicyouth00
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Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food--we had four different main courses, all great to look at and yummy to eat. Good wine and good value, nice atmosphere, charming waitress. Chef/owner Jeronimo is talented and welcoming. Love the concept of vegan fine dining. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Amanda G
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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Knowledgeable about their food and friendly, these guys are passionate about their all vegan restaurant. They don't take foreign cards though so bring cash. Falafel is delicious and purple sweet potato fries are interesting too.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Anastasia A
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Reviewed December 24, 2016

This is a perfect place for vegetarians and non veggie. The food is so yummy,. They have many choices and the taste is good. It taste like fresh and home food. I ask for the risotto and was delicious.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank yessica h
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

We had an amazing meal here tonight, and cannot believe this is not a hugely successful restaurant chain. The whole experience was perfect, food, perfectly presented , tasteful and good portions. Service was fantastic and unobtrusive, and the restaurant was clean and understated. Great prices ( at the moment) but once the secret is out, who knows whether we will be able to afford it next visit!! Get there whilst you can. The Barker family .

Date of visit: November 2016
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Thank carriebarker11
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