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Perola Do Mar

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About
We started our little family café in 2015, not knowing we would end up renovating into a restaurant only one year later. We did this with one goal in mind: Providing an enjoyable dining experience within the Leigh area. Something new, something different. Our food? Cooked fresh to order every time. Our customer service? Always top class. Our restaurant? A small intimate place often described as a “Hidden gem”. So many friendships have been made here at Perola, we pride ourselves on treating everyone that walks through our doors equally. We are, The Perola family.
PRICE RANGE
US$18 - US$42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
International, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Television, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been a few times now and every time it has been perfect!! Igor and Joao go the extra mile and the food is amazing. We’ve been working our way through the menu and everything has been lovely. Our favourites are the beef skewers and...seafood pasta, and meatballs and calamari. They’ve made such an effort each time we’ve been. They even remember our drinks order as well as my husband wanting extra chillies on everything. A little gem in Leigh!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem, great experience and atmosphere, so friendly and helpful, food was fantastic and great value too. Can't wait to go again

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food at reasonable prices , good portion sizes and served by very friendly staff . Would definitely recommend it

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, really friendly staff and amazing Portuguese food. They serve the best white sangria we have ever tasted. Deffo will be back again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 21 June 2022

The food is fantastic and the staff are very very friendly. The best food in Manchester hands down. As a fellow Madeiran I can say that its definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022

Our 2nd time here and we were not disappointed. There is a reason why this place is listed as #1 in Leigh on TripAdvisor. The food is great and fresh. Beef cooked to order and nice selection of sea food. Very good Sangria and delicious...deserts including homemade ice cream. This is a family owned and operated restaurant and you can see this is the great quality of food and attentive and informative service. Here you not only eat Madeiran food but you can also learn about it if you want to. This is a great place to visit for a family and friends meal. Top marks to the owners. We certainly will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

Amazing place. We have been here twice now and both times the food was fantastic. We have tried nearly all the starters and every single one is to die for. Owners are lovely and friendly, Will be attending again very soon xx

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous and very authentic food! Great for vegans and vegetarians too - no compromise on flavour. Owner and son(?) very lovely and chatty! Lots of native Portuguese visitors while we were here - what better endorsement can you get?

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022 via mobile

Lovely evening with friends. Food fabulous, fresh, hot and tasty. Sweet potato garlic bread is so nice. Went out of their way to make fresh garlic Mayo which was amazing. Service 5* Will return soon 😀

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022

First time visit tonight and it won’t be the last. Superb food and excellent service. Only 18 covers so probably best to book in advance

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022

Both the service and the food are excellent here. We had our usual starters, sweet potato garlic bread and fish cakes which were delicious. We both then had the perola steak, sirloin steak with bacon,chorizo,onion and cheese again superb. We had the honeycomb cheesecake for...our dessert but had it when we got home. The staff are very friendly and it was a very pleased evening, well worth the money.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022

I came here as part of a family meal for 4. The food was very good. Next time I go I will be trying the Perola style toastie as that seemed to go down very well. The mains were suckling pig with cabbage and chourico,...Peri chicken thighs, chicken and chourico skewer and Picado. All of them were well cooked, very tasty and filling leaving all of us no room for a dessert. That didn't stop me ordering the sticky chocolate and orange cake to go! I must recommend the Sagres 0 alcohol bottles of beer for anyone after a non-alcoholic drink. It was very refreshing and probably the best low alcohol lager we'd all tried.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 April 2022 via mobile

First time at Perola Do Mar, and it was every bit as good as other reviews have stated. The food was excellent and the owners were both friendly and accommodating. The Sardines were to die for ! I have been to many restaurants in the...North West, but this is the best by a long way. I can't give it 6 stars so 5 will have to do.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

Our third visit here and we will be back Excellent service and delicious Portuguese food from a varied menu Prices are very reasonable Friendly staff make you feel valued Very small do book in advance We all took home some pasteles de nata which were...wonderfulMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Visited for the first time tonight with my wife and son. Spotlessly clean restaurant. Friendly attentive staff and absolutely amazing food. Fabulously priced and amazing quality. Had Olives, Garlic bread, mussels and calamari to start (all amazing) and my wife and I had hanging skewers...for main (I had the beef - fab and my wife had the chicken and chorizo - also fab). They half portioned the meatballs for my son who said it was the nicest food he'd ever had. His portion was quite big and it was no problem for them to box it up for his lunch tomorrow. Will definitely be back very soon. Its very quickly become our new fave local eatery.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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ShannonR9519
12 August 2019|
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Hello there, sorry for the delay in replying to this. When you arrive on the evening just let us know about any dietary requirements you have and we will be happy to go through the menu and let you know if what you've... More
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Hello, As one of our reviewers may have mentioned, there are various places you can park. In front of the restaurant on the opposite sides there are a some parking bays that you can use after 6pm. Failing that there are... More
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We are fully licensed and have a variety of options available, ranging from wine to spirits and cocktails.
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Yes, Perola Do Mar offers takeaway services.

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Perola Do Mar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5