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RESTAURANTE Vau Wine & Diner

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Travellers' Choice2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$22 - US$43
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews steak gratin potatoes cod chateaubriand prawns seafood cooked to perfection nice bottle great meal excellent restaurant amazing food last night well worth a visit chef stone waiter holiday
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

The restaurant is large with plenty of seating. On arrival, there were two other couples in the whole of the restaurant, along with the 3 staff members also seated eating their dinner, which is not a great look. Surely the staff could eat before they...start work or eat in the back somewhere. We both ordered off set menu. Starters were good. Mains were a bit of a disaster. I ordered steak on stone, other half ordered the steak medium cooked. Both my steak on the stone and her steak came out at the same time, even though I needed to cook mine for around 5/6 minutes so it was medium- well. So it meant my gf was going to be finished her mains by the time mine was cooked and my chips would also be cold by the time my steak was cooked. I was baffled by this. Surely they would have asked how was I going to eat my steak on the stone and maybe brought it out first and a few minutes later brought out my gfs steak and the chips I ordered. Mad carry-on. I then asked for salt and they brought over a pepper mill which is fine but then small sachets of salt - how tacky & amateur. My gfs steak which she asked for medium was cooked medium on outside but was rare inside. As the steak came out covered in sauce, Im not sure how they would have recooked it with all the sauce on it, they probably would have needed to use a fresh piece of meat. Following this disaster of a mains, we both wanted to leave, so we said No to the desserts even though they were included in the set menu we had ordered off and would be paying for. However, they still brought out desserts, not sure why they didn't listen. They were an assortment of 3 small desserts, ice cream option was good, didnt bother with one of the 3 options & cant remember what the second option was. The restaurant remained fairly empty with maybe a max of 6 people at any one time in there. For such a nice, large restaurant it is a pity to see it so empty but based on my experience I can understand why. I would not be returning or recommending.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

Staff are brilliant, so very welcoming and funny. Food was fantastic , we visited twice while on holiday , just wish we’d found it sooner 😃

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

We visited here for the first time tonight, but it is now at the top of our list! Amazing food and service! I had the Steak on Stone and my wife had the King Prawns. Everything was perfect. We'll be back soon.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

Pedro was a great server, I had “menu 2”, prawns were phenomenal, steak was perfectly cooked along with an amazing trio of desserts, COYI

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022

Very friendly service. For our experience in Portugal, very delicious dishes, we tried different appetizers and main dishes. The wine is also very good. The price is above average, but we had a good taste experience!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

Wow, what a great meal we had. Chateaubriand served with gratin potatoes and vegetables. It was cooked to perfection. Very tasty. A nice bottle of house red to accompany too. The staff were lovely and very attentive. Can definitely recommend this cracking restaurant just up...the hill from Vau beach.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022 via mobile

Great Steak on the Stone! Entertaining waiter accompanied by great food. Always a safe option. Slight Criticism as very busy and could do with more staff.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022

My favoriete restaurant in Portimao. The food is excellent, the service is first class. The staff is very friendly. We definitly recommend this place.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022

Just let me say my wife and I dined here on 8 occasions during a recent two week vacation in Vau area. Need I say more.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

Went here for the first time and were not disappointed. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent : mushrooms in garlic, cod with onions, entrecite steak with pepper sauce, and a lovely dessert with bananas and strawberries flambéd in Gran Marnier, Port...and Triple Sec with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Including drinks it came to €63 plus tip. We will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022 via mobile

Excellent and friendly service. Great food, cooked to perfection. Clean and well maintained facilities. Plenty of TLC.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022

great service the place is spotlesly clean we had sea food cataplana and its the best we have ever had nice bottle of wine complementary port which is very nice cant recommend this place enough thankyou for great meal

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 November 2021

We had a fabulous meal and our hosts were terrific. Very friendly and helpful well worth a visit. The scallops great and the steaks even better! Thank you for a lovely evening.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here last night. The food was outstanding and the wines excellent. The service was also very good with lovely friendly staff (the owner served us and his wife is the chef). We will definitely be going back during our stay...this time, excellent value tooMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 6 September 2021

Lovely food, catered to our dietary needs and all staff members we really friendly. Really nice place to spend an evening with nice wine and tasty food. Fit waiter also 👍🏻

Date of visit: September 2021
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RESTAURANTE Vau Wine & Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5