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“Shockingly rude!”

Henrique Leis Restaurant
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Ranked #22 of 160 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I am told the food here is sometimes very good, however if you prefer your fine dinning experience to include basic good manners, especially from the owner, this is NOT the restaurant for you.

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4  Thank Graham Tolhurst T
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My companion and i dined here recently and cannot understand how they have a michelin star. While Molecular Gastronomy kits help with presentation and wow factor, we felt, in this restaurant, flavour and variety of texture were sacrificed. The Amuse Bouche looked pretty on the plate, but the three spheres were dried out and lacked flavour, the shot of cauliflour soup was nice enough, but they overdid the foam. In fact, almost every dish came with foam, my companion's steak was just ordinary and while my scallops were cooked well, once again they were covered in foam and topped with more mini, tasteless spheres. We did not bother with dessert as we felt we would just be in for another disappointment. We will not be returning here as there are too many other good options in this area.

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5  Thank dickens668
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Everything you would expect in a 1 star Michelin restaurant except the price and the attitude. Wonderful food, beautifully presented with attentive service. The fixed price lunch is a real value, the wine list includes excellent local wines, and the staff delivers it perfectly. It is a small place so be sure to reserve in advance.

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3  Thank mike w
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We all had the taster menu which is a delight, with the lobster course being simply perfect. The children had a chocolate extravaganza and an ice cream for their desserts and these were works of art as well as being taste sensations! The best thing about the restaurant is Maria who makes the whole place such a relaxed place to be.

2  Thank alex607
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

We eat here every year, in fact it is one of the reasons we go back to Portugal every year.
My wife says most of the Michelin star restaurants we go to that she could possibly make something similar , but not here it is very special.
Maria is very special and is wonderful describing the amuse bouche , which are lovely.
Going back in September and will be sure to book in for another super meal.

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2  Thank shirtmaker46
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