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The Cottage Restaurant

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Avenida Sa Carneiro, The Strip | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200 362, Portugal
+351 289 542 100
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9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Description: Open all day, everyday, serving breakfasts, snacks, drinks, lunches, teas...
Open all day, everyday, serving breakfasts, snacks, drinks, lunches, teas and dinners. Large sunny terraces. WiFi, book library, Sky news.
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  • 269
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    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 22
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Home cooking.

Have visited here a lot in the last year. When on the strip it is the ideal place for a snack or a full meal. Prices are very reasonable and the amount of food is just right.If they could only get some large Magners ...........

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dublin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have visited here a lot in the last year. When on the strip it is the ideal place for a snack or a full meal. Prices are very reasonable and the amount of food is just right.If they could only get some large Magners ...........

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great find, a lovely English breakfast with orange juice included, really good value. They did lovely pancakes on shrive Tuesday too!

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Harrogate, UK
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here in the first place a couple of years ago because of the brilliant children's menu, however they also have a varied and delicious adult menu too. The service is excellent, Liz is my daughter's favourite person (and she isn't easy to impress). Lovely home cooked tasty food. This place is not expensive but don't think that the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to eat for breakfast and was very nice. Mug of tea served how you like it. Had there home cooked steak pie with veggies. Was plenty to much for us to eat. The meal was piping hot all the way through. Give this little place a try. You won't be disappointed.

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2 Thank sssuuusan2013
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pasted here every day had a chat with the lovely lady at the front every day they serve the best coffee too x

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dorset uk
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here twice once of which was for a roast dinner. We would probably have gone more but we preferred the old town to the strip. Lovely food good prices and friendly staff.well worth a visit.

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1 Thank helen h
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a holiday in Albufeira and we visited the cottage on a daily basis. The food is second to none, very reasonably priced and good sized portions. We can't praise the two lads (Scott and Dean) enough who worked there in the evening for their friendly service and hospitality they delivered. It wasn't just to us,... More 

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donegal
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of us ordered cod and got a thin strip of grey fishy insole spaghetti bolognese very obviously defrosted microwave meal Besides the quality of the food staff not a bit friendly or welcoming. surroundings bleak. also don't really like to see management attack reviewers "good job my staff don't review customers " won't be back

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2 Thank runnerDonegal
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great breakfast and lunch each time we visited. Very friendly and great service. Just visited last week. Strongly recommend

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Notts, England
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The Cottage is located in the dip at the middle of a street known locally as "The Strip." The food is really good, portions are enormous and the "banter" is brilliant. Only losing the fifth green dot due to the proximity to the street which can be a bit noisy. prices very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Sa Carneiro, The Strip | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200 362, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 542 100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: British, European, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Open all day, everyday, serving breakfasts, snacks, drinks, lunches, teas and dinners. Large sunny terraces. WiFi, book library, Sky news.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm

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