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Rua de Belgica 86 | Praia De Lavadores, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-044, Portugal
+351 912 567 905
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This restaurant seems to offer a quality product, but in fact fails to deliver! Service is quite slow, with no explanation of the menu content or advice on wine choice. 'Tapas' as it was described was a very poor imitation, and what was said to be Tuna in fact had Crab in, which could have been a serious issue for... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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127 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stayed at the “Golden” Tulip hotel without a working restaurant. So Casa Branca was luck for us. Quality wine and perfect view to the ocean, a place for friendly company. A good staff with a perfect Ober, thanks Mr. Oliveira.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Good menu, freshly prepared, friendly staff. Lots of locally caught fish dishes. Nice location right on the beach.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

We stayed at the Golden Tulip Hotel that is located behind the restaurant. Fantastic place to eat. It was October and dark both evenings we dined but I imagine the views in the summer months would be fantastic. The restaurant staff were exceptional. Attentive and could not do enough for you. The manager/owner was very welcoming each time we visited.... More 

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kent
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163 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Mr Oliveira makes this place, his attention to detail. The plates werre not clean on arrival but these were changed and after everything went well. Enjoyed the meal, wine, service and view

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London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

I got a 10% off voucher from my hotel (also Casa Branca) so I had dinner here one evening. It's a bit more expensive than what I would usually spend but the food is exquisite and I could sit at a table with ocean view.

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wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Visited this restaurant on our last evening in Porto. The service was not good. The menu advertised Hake but was told it was Whiting. Didn't have the wine by the carafe only by the bottle even though it was on the menu. When waiting for the food we ordered all these little flees appeared on the table. Called the waitress... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

The menu was quite comprehensive, something for everyone. Medium to expensive food. My main complaint was that I travel often solo and so don't want a bottle of wine each time. However this restaurant I found out won't do wine by the glass, unless it's expensive champagne, so for me it's either buying a bottle of wine I can't finish... More 

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Gaillac, France
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

The staff really helped to make this a very positive experience - we felt well looked after without it being too fussy. The food was all top quality and the selection of appetisers were a perfect starter for 4 of us to share. We thought it was very good value for such a stylish setting and wonderful sea front location.

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Toulouse
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

You can't go wrong if your visiting Porto or Vila Nova than to have lunch at the Casa Branca. Outstanding ocean view from your table. The head waiter is a "polyglot", makes you comfortable and attends to your needs. The meal we shared was of excellent quality fish, served with good locals wines and the note was more than reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$79
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Portuguese, Seafood, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Belgica 86 | Praia De Lavadores, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-044, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 912 567 905

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?