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Sao Giao

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Rua Jose Ribeiro de Freitas 56 | Moreira de Cónegos, Guimaraes 4800-089, Portugal
+351 253 561 853
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The grilled grouper is worth the detour. This lunch was one of the most delicious meals I've ever eaten. The restaurant is between Braga & Guimaraes. The staff is friendly, and the room is lovely.

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217 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"São Gião" is a fantastic restaurant in all senses: interior design, décor, excellent service quality, excellent food and excellent wine list (although a bit pricey!). It is a place where one can relax and enjoy a true slow food experience. If one is lucky to sit by the cozy lit fireplace, then it is heaven on earth, literally! Every year... More 

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Thank IsabelMNSS
Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A different restaurant, stylish with more international cuisine. Staff is professional however, sometimes a bit 'pushing'. Give your guests some time to settle and study the menu and wine list and never bring the bill to the table when your guests have not asked for it! This happened to us while we actually wanted to order a glass of local... More 

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Thank enjoyfood2016
Guimaraes, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excelent tradicional portuguese cusine with a modern touch Very good selection of diferente dishes Very good wine selection Don't misse to ask the entrances with a selection of diferent ones

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Thank FranciscoCLima
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

São Gião is a Quality Restaurant in an undercover location. The decoration is sober, nice and comfortable. The menu is fabulous and the Chef is permanently updating it with new dishes. It has a nice wine cellar that you can visit by request, and choose the proper wine for your meal. The view is nice, over a vinho verde vineyard.... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

São Gião is a very nice restaurant with a good and helpful service. Tried at lunch time, very quiet ambient.

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Thank Carlos Alberto C
Guimaraes, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

excellent service delicious food ,good place The Chef Pedro nunes is always talking with the costumers stimulating the difficul choice

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Lausanne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Food is really good, service was super nice and helpful with suggestions and special attentions, the place is outside of Guimaraes and it's surprising to arrive in the neighborhood and find a nice restaurant like that! Not easy to find if you're not with local people that know it and bring you there!

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301 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

São Gião is a " 6 STAR " Quality Restaurant located in a secluded place. One would never know that such an excellent Restaurant could be located in such a quite "undercover" location. The restaurant's decor is 6 STAR status, as well: elegant and with excellent aesthetic taste. The Menu is fabulous and the Chef, Pedro Nunes, is permanently inserting... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

food is mainly traditional, but with some modern influences, that makes it delicious and well integrated in this historic part of portugal.some dishes are really good, like the small owen chicken.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jose Ribeiro de Freitas 56 | Moreira de Cónegos, Guimaraes 4800-089, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
  • Phone Number: +351 253 561 853

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