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“Not as good as rated!”
Review of Writer's Place

Writer's Place
Ranked #8 of 19 Restaurants in Pinhao
Price range: $11 - $34
Description: 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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Description: 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.
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.

Thank DancyAndy
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WritersPlace, colaboradora at Writer's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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 menu não lhes tenha sido de agrado. Prometemos que de uma próxima vez que nos visitem será totalmente diferente... nós até temos um lugar acolhedor e sereno.
Obrigada e um até breve!

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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 dishes we have had.

Thank Paul_Keijzer
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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 a better one.
Best regards,
Writer's Place.

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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!

As described by others, the place has an amazing view, on a shaded terrace. We have a mixed meat and cheese board that was good. The prawns in garlic were great - huge sweet prawns, and the mussels were some of the largest i've ever seen and tasty. The risotto of the river, while not what i would call risotto, was a great rice dish with fish and other seafood in a tomato broth - i think very typically portuguese. We also had the mixed meat grill, which was fine - not as great as the other dishes but good for the meat eater in your crowd.

The wine is purchased from the adjacent wine shop, where a nice man walked us through the options of several duoro wines (there were others available, but we went with the duoro). These were a bit pricier than the other wines we'd been drinking here and there, and it showed in the quality, but still very reasonable by US standards - I think 20-25 euros per bottle.

The environment is nice and casual. Pretty quiet when we were there even with pretty much a full house. All in all we had a great meal in just the environment we were looking for.

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Thank Joell_b
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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.

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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 character

Thank Peter C
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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 nível de apresentação dos pratos.

Obrigada
Maria Almeida

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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 a tomato and onion based sauce), and a bottle of local white wine which was enjoyable. We ordered 2 portions of homemade cherry and chocolate cake to finish - and it was a magnificent cake! Portion sizes were huge! Not the most refined food we’ve eaten, and I think the main course was expensive compared to some higher quality meals we’ve had in Portugal (€20 each), but the rest was fairly priced including the wine at €12. It was definitely authentic and service was friendly.

Thank Karen H
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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 :)

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