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The Smokehouse Algarve - CLOSED

Sesmarias | Carvoeiro, Lagoa 8400-911, Portugal
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Price range: $16 - $34
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: They were THE ORIGINAL Smokehouse of the Algarve with a fab menu that showcased their quality, delicious, traditional Smoked Food, including their famous Smoked Salmon, may open again in a new location, but maybe not in the Algarve....

19 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Scotland/Portugal
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

It was just OK with poor service and menu. The meal didn't warrant the price. Seating was not very comfortable.

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

It was just OK with poor service and menu. The meal didn't warrant the price. Seating was not very comfortable. Hello Reading your review from April (that was posted recently in November) I feel it is only fair that you elaborate a bit more.. what you had, how much you paid, who served you etc so that I am able... More

Burnley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had such high hopes of the Smokehouse based on previous reviews, but unfortunately they were never realised. We arrived 19:15 and ordered 4 main courses which were simple cold platters, but we did not get served until 20:30! The English husband and wife team, aided by a Portuguese waitress, seemed to struggle to serve the 10 tables. The Smokehouse... More

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

Oh dear! We always aim to please, (as you will have seen from our previous reviews here on Trip Advisor) but, it would appear from your review, we slipped up on this occasion! It is just unfortunate that you arrived on Halloween Night, for what we had arranged as a Family Night - with the emphasis on the Children (complete... More

Boliqueime, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Well what an oasis this place is, set within a small development next to a very inviting looking pool! A lovely little bistro with a good menu and great staff. Being a scorching day we decided to sit inside and take advantage of the air conditioning but were tempted by the pretty covered terrace. We decided on a snack lunch... More

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

Hi So glad you both enjoyed your lunches and the Treacle Tart, along with our Smoked Food, it is proving to be a very popular choice for dessert! Our Bagels have also been a success this season too! We look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area Thank you again Kind regards Sue and John More

2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

What can i say we stumbled onto this lovely place pure by chance while out walking and popped in for a beer sue and john made us feel so welcome amazing couple so happy and friendly which made us return for a second visit for an evening meal this too was an extremely enjoyable visit everything was perfect and had... More

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

Thank you so much - it was a pleasure to meet you both. We look forward to seeing you when you come back to the Algarve again. Kindest regards Sue and John More

Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We have just returned from the Algarve and visited the smokehouse allot during our two week holiday, and it is amazing!! Sue, John and Ivete are very very welcoming, friendly and accommodating, The food is great, fresh and very tasty, in a lovely relaxed atmosphere!! It is great for families and as there is no children's menu as the menu... More

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

Ha! The Princess Pasta - such fond memories. Your little girls were amazing company and made us smile every day. Thank you for making our working week such an enjoyable time with lots of fun and smiles. We look forward to seeing you next year. xx More

scotland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Just back from a week in Parchal. We made a point of visiting the Smokehouse after reading the reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed! Every aspect of the experience was delightful. From the warm welcome, comfortable surroundings to the fresh, contemporary menu that clearly focuses on the best produce the area has to offer. We especially liked the... More

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your lovely review! We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and also that you mentioned about the Children's food. We aim to provide children with what they want to eat - in smaller portions of course. We look forward to your return visit. Kind regards Sue and John More

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This restaurant was just a ten minute walk away from our villa in Colina de Lapa so it's an ideal distance for lunch or dinner where you can enjoy a glass of wine/beer and not have to drive or get a taxi to to from the resort.Don't be deceived by the barren land around it,it does look a little unfinished... More

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Smokehouse and our Menu. We have seen a number of people from Colina da Lapa this season (as you say, it is only a few minutes away). If you are ever back this way, we look forward to welcoming you! Thank you Kind regards Sue and John More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Just back from The Algarve, we ate in the Smokehouse a few times, the food was delicious, John, Sue and all the staff were lovely, my mum celebrated her 65th birthday when we were out there and Sue went the extra mile baking her a fantastic birthday cake.(THANKS AGAIN ) All in all we had a great time and look... More

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

Hi Sorry it has taken me a while to thank you for your review, but Thank you anyway. It was a pleasure and to see Mum's face when she got her Birthday Cake was priceless ha!! Look forward to seeing you all again when you are back here. Thank you again Kind regards Sue and John More

Bristol
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

One word to explain our experience at the Smokehouse 'Amazing', 'Delightful', 'Attentive', 'First class service', 'Quality' - Sorry but I just couldn't hold myself in summarising in just one word because truly visiting the Smokehouse and meeting Sue & John was a definite highlight of our holiday and one word wouldn't do it justice. On our first day of arriving... More

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review!! We are really glad that you enjoyed your visits to us. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all - Jai is really adorable. We hope its not too long before you come back to Portugal again and visit us at The Smokehouse. Cocktails anyone? :) More

Essex
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Amazing lunch, we had the fish board and the meat board both were delicious. We will certainly be making a return visit soon.

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suziebear50, Owner at The Smokehouse Algarve, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We are glad that you enjoyed both of the Deli Boards that you had. Look forward to your return visit, please make yourself known. Thanks Sue & John More

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