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“View, service, food, wines, music - all very good”
Review of Barao de Fladgate

Barao de Fladgate
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $82
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Barão Fladgate Restaurant enjoys a spectacular location and atmospheric setting in the grounds of Taylor's Port cellars with magnificent views across the Douro River to the old historic centre of Porto. It offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional cuisine where the accent is on fresh local ingredients and on showcasing the authentic flavours of Portugal. The wine list features a wide variety of labels from the main Portuguese vineyard areas and, as would be expected, a comprehensive choice of both wood-aged and Vintage Ports. In summer, Barão Fladgate opens its al fresco terrace area where guests can enjoy a choice of light dishes while enjoying the spectacular panorama of the old city.
UK
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“View, service, food, wines, music - all very good”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Cooking was succulent and skilful without being flashy, and service was attentive and thoughtful. Extensive selection of high-quality Portuguese wines, including some rarities. Even the entertainment - a jazzy piano/vocal duo - was top notch. And great views over the river and the quayside of Porto. Faultless, really! I'll be back as soon as I get the chance.

Visited April 2013
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Cham, Switzerland
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Perfect balance of food, wine, service and views”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We reserved a table for lunch at the Barao de Fladgate to dovetail with our tour of the Taylor-Fladgate port house in Gaia. The experience was exceptional on several levels: Firstly, the restaurant is situated high above the Douro River with sweeping views of Porto (when making a reservation ask for window or terrace seating). Secondly, the service was good from start to finish, with the waiters being knowledgeable of the menu, wine list, cordial and unobtrusive. Thirdly, the food was excellent, particularly the starters and main courses, and the wine list was comprehensive. A kids menu does not exist, however the waiter was able to provide some options which suited our five-year old. Overall a perfect dining experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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The Algarve
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A LOVELY LUNCH EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had booked a tour of Taylors Port house and decided to combine lunch in this restaurant. We had planned to do the tour first but a travel mishap meant we ended up lunching first. The room is lovely, the views are very good and on a nice day you can sit on a beautiful terrace overlooking The Douro River. The presentation of the table was perfect and the staff attentive yet friendly. We were given a white port while we studied the menu and amuse bouchee while our orders were prepared. The food was very good, portions about right and tasty. My husband's fish cooled quite quickly and he did not finish it. The waiter was most concerned offering to heat it up but we declined. We were all given a glass of LBV in compensation. The puddings were beautiful and we were even given a free one so that we could give our opinion of it. All in all a great experience as was the port explanation and tour that followed. Well done Taylors.

  • Visited March 2013
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Porto, Portugal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“worst place ever! a total dispointment”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Food was poor, cold!
We planned a business dinner and it was a disaster.... I advice you not to go there, the Yeatman´s restaurant is perfect and the price is almost the same.

  • Visited March 2013
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Ana F, Gerente geral at Barao de Fladgate, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Ico_13
We are sorry for the experience you had at Barão Fladgate. It does not reflects ours standards and the opinion of our clients. Our Maître d' would have quicly resolved the issue of the cold food you point out and that we was not aware of. We do hope that you will come again to confirm why we are rated one of the best restaurants in Porto - Gaia.
Yours truly, The Management
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Oporto/Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Baron Fladgate restaurant in Gaia”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Fantastic view of Porto historical town by Douro river from all around the restaurant. Some very well prepared and tasty entries and main courses, combining fine cuisine with traditional portuguese products. Relaxing and smooth ambience with jazz music played alive by piano and counterbass. And attentive and very efficient table service. What else can you ask for? Don't miss it if you come to Porto, Portugal!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Ana F, Gerente geral at Barao de Fladgate, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Manuribas
Thank you for your compliment. The team was delighted with your comments.
It was a pleasure to have you with us and we do hope to welcome you again in a near future
Kind regards, The Management
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