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“This was not our favourite place”

VINUM Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Good for: View, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: O VINUM nasce em homenagem a excelentes vinhos e ao melhor da gastronomia da regiao. / VINUM was created for great wine and for the very best natural food from our region.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a week in Porto and the Douro eating and drinking our way around and this was probably one of our least favourite meals. It was organised by our tour company otherwise we probably wouldn't have chosen to go.
We had a set lunch of Octopus carpaccio which was fine, there was a soup which was so slimy I couldn't eat it. We had cod fish which was very chewy and tasteless but it looked pretty. The main course was a cut of steak which was quite chewy but the flavour was ok but dessert was just odd - a sponge like deconstructed trifle - not good. Wines were good by staff were surly and not very attentive. The view over Porto and Gaia was however amazing.

Thank rizzy80
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First class fine dining restaurant attached to Graham's Port Lodge. Excellent tasting menu, beautifully served. Meal served at the correct pace for such an experience - ie quite leisurely!

Not cheap but well worth it.

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1  Thank John_from_NM
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The lunch was good although it was a bit pricey, and I think the view is also a bit over rated. Vinum is part of the Grahams Wine Cellar located up in the hill of Vila Nova de Gaja across the strait from Porto. An uber ride from the Bolhao metro area in Porto cost merely Euro 8. But you can walk, as long as you made it across the bridge (on foot or by tram). The walk through the water front and then a short climb uphill is quite pleasant and takes around 20-30 mins to Grahams.

The indoor dining room of the restaurant is chic with clean design and dim lighting. We chose the adjacent green house which was warm and inviting. Service was professional. Not particularly warm. Food was not bad but we visited on a public holiday (on a Wednesday) and so the restaurant did not offer the value set lunch. One salad, two main courses, one desert and a glass of wine cost Euro 88 for the two of us.

The restaurant is on a hill and both the green house and the restaurant patio offer a view of Porto across the narrow strait. It was not a clean view. I think both the Gaja waterfront and the Luis I Bridge offer a better view of Porto, and both are free. Our visit was not bad, but no incentive for a second time, and luncheon goers are recommended to make sure the restaurant offers the value set lunch on the day of their visit.

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Thank Bacchus852
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Overlooking on the river. Fine and very nicely decorated restaurant with great food. Extremely helpful and nice staff. We had a great time.

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2  Thank Orey G
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

WE had an amazing lunch today with a beautiful view and the fish was very fresh and tasty with a very good Wine list ,staff very friendly,specially the waiter Baldaia! Its definitly one of Porto's top 10 restaurants.

2  Thank claudio A
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