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“Simply stunning - a must visit!”
Review of O Leao de Porches

O Leao de Porches
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Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Porches
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$56
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing, possibly hidden gem. The service was 1st class and the food was exquisite.. We went as a group of 6 people and had nice mix of both starters, mains and desserts and all we gorgeous - full of flavor, fresh and well thought out. The standouts were the king prawn curry (the prawns were nearly the size of my hands), Thai prawn salad and the chocolate dessert was stunning.. it was very unusually presented and a must have if you like chocolate in anyway!

The staff were very friendly and professional and overall it was as a lovely evening. I’d will definitely go back!

Thank Fishtankdiver
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We visit regularly and always have a great meal. We love the tasting menus and its great to try so many dishes that we wouldn't normally pick. Service always good with friendly staff.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Really beautiful surroundings , beautiful food , very friendly staff , if you like fine dinning you will love it here

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had a wonderful experience at O Leao de Porches. My wife and I chose the tasting menu of 5 courses -- a genuine bargain at the price -- and every course was outstanding, particularly the aubergine starter, and the fish dishes. I also chose the wine pairing for each course, which consisted of excellent Portuguese wines. The service was very friendly and professional, and each waitress spoke at least four languages well (Portuguese, French, English and German). However, the time between courses was a bit too long even for Portugal, which I believe was a function of the kitchen's capacity on a busy night, not any inattention by the waitresses. The restaurant is in a beautiful house in the old part of Porches, which was really charming.

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1  Thank lllaroo
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We revisited this restaurant again in September this year having enjoyed it so much a few years ago.

I am delighted to say that it lived up to expectations. A warm welcome from Bianca and a pre dinner cocktail outside whilst perusing the menu. We opted to dine outside but there was the option of moving inside if it got too chilly as they reserve a table inside and out for each booking. We did move inside for dessert and coffee.

The food was as delicious and imaginative as we remembered. The scallops with Clementine nage and pea puree was amazing as was my duck breast main course which was served with an apricot mousse, grilled pineapple, watercress salad and a Cointreau sauce. Amazing flavours: the chef has incredible imagination to put such flavours together. Mum's steak was excellent and her starter of asparagus, smoked ham, quail egg, truffle foam and rosti was delicious.

Please do not miss out on this amazing restaurant when you are in the area. You are in for a treat. It's still rates as my number one restaurant.

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Thank Spitfire2912
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