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“Superb food & service”
Review of O Laranjeira

O Laranjeira
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $28
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Superb food & service”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

We left our hotel to search for a place to eat and about a five minute walk from the hotel we found this restaurant in a small side street. Upon returning to our hotel, I checked on TA and found that there were several reviews for this great place.

Starter of Vegetable soup and my main of a traditional pork dish was followed by a desert of small doughnuts and pineapple. The guvenor had the same start but opted for a beef special, which beat her for the amount on the plate. Her desert was a Creme Caramal. The restauarant owner also gave us the usual started of cheese & olives, also a small fried aperitive, which tased like chicken, so I expect squid or the like.. very nice though. Drinks were a very decent bottle of White, Planalto, followed by complementary glasses of port and coffee. The total bill was only 60 euros, which was excellent value.

WE will pay another visit during our stay.

  • Visited December 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Portuguese food with flair”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stayed in the Pensao for one night during our caminho de Santiago. Since the restaurant was right downstairs and had very good reviews we decided to dine there. It's definitely a cut above most local restaurants. While the menu was traditional Portuguese cuisine, it was prepared with flair ... a bit of creativity and an obviously talented chef and kitchen staff. The presentation was beautiful, the food delicious, and the overall atmosphere one of friendly well-being. It's a family-run business, and the hospitality and service are outstanding.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank haikutaxi
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London
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were warmly greeted by the multilingual (at least 4 by her conversations with other patrons) host and had the best food that we ate in Viana do Castelo. The meals and wines were not cheap, but very reasonable for something different to the very samey restaurants in the area.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Chicky682
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Amsterdam
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Freindly restaurant with modern touch”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a charming little restaurant with a lot of attention paid to detail. The orange theme of the restaurant is carried into the interior decoration with orange leaf wallpaper. The entrance features a map of Viana and points of interest relating to the names of the individualised rooms they have in their pension. This restaurant seemed to be mainly frequented by tourists and lacks the rustic atmosphere of the more traditional Portuguese restaurants. Similarly, the menu caters for an international palate, with simple flavours and combinations. Food was all well cooked and presented, using good quality ingredients. Two, three-course meals with water, coffee and sparkling wine aperitif came to around 60 Euros – good value for money. We both had fish dishes – both cooked well. The hake in batter with tomato rice was a little bland (I would have worked some garlic and herbs into the sauce to give it some punch). We had a mixed plate of homemade desserts, all very tasty. Service was very friendly and the owner spoke good English and could explain about the wine list. This is a good, reliable, if somewhat unadventurous restaurant for those looking for something familiar.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Der_Reisender
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Home for a week”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on the web and were very content with our welcome. A family welcome.
The food was the best we had in Portugal and is available for all three meals a day. They have some 3-bed rooms (a real advantage when travelling with a teenager).
In addition, the town is a good jumping-off point for daytrips all over the Minho and the North.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Noel-on-tour
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