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The Cottage Restaurant

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Avenida Sa Carneiro, The Strip | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200 362, Portugal
289542100
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous breakfast

Just finished a fabulous value breakfast with free orange juice for €2.95 in the Cottage! Also amazing 3 courses with wine or large beer for €8.95! You have got to try it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Just finished a fabulous value breakfast with free orange juice for €2.95 in the Cottage! Also amazing 3 courses with wine or large beer for €8.95! You have got to try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have visited Albufeira several times in the last 4 years and never been to the Cottage before. What a shame we have wasted so much time!! This is a delightful little restaurant with very pleasant staff who cannot do enough for you. Went with friends for the 'winter warmer' - 4 adults 3 course meal, 4 drinks ( one... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Blink and you will miss this place. It is slightly hidden. We stopped in for breakfast on our first day here 31/1/15. A relaxed little place run by an english lady (never got her name, sorry) we got a typical english breakfast that set us up for the day that cost next to nothing. Well worth a visit

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The ladies where fab especially as I have dairy allergies and lady's had no problems adjusting things for me 2 course and rinks for 2 just over 24.00 euros bargain. Food was great and plenty of it . Couldn't fault it

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Like others on trip advisor we found most places closed, we found The Cottage on our second night here, the first question we asked was if they were open for at least two weeks and we were very pleased that the answer was yes, we were even more pleased with the very extensive and varied menu, the portions are generous.... More 

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Forfar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just returned from a winter visit. Almost everything on 'The Strip' was closed - and from what we could make out that was a blessing! Thank goodness we found The Cottage - a hidden gem which we probably would've missed had we not spoken to another British couple. Excellent home cooked food. Very competitive prices. Staff were welcoming and friendly.... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Nothing negative to say about the cottage, OMG, we ignored it on previous visits during summer as it looked small and busy, we had a party of five adults and each night we went in they had seats for us, they have a full menu and a " winter Special" , in all honesty its hard to see how they... More 

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West Midlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited The Cottage twice during out weeks stay We found the food of exceptional value and good quality The staff were very friendly and attentive We would definitely recommend you visit this place.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just returned from a christmas holiday, whilst there our baby became ill and she wouldnt eat anything, knowimg that she will eat anything with veg and gravy, I remembered reading about this place on tripavisor. The staff were so helpful and lovely, and she had a roast dinner, which I must say smelt like a home roast, the baby ate... More 

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I came to The Cottage twice during my 6 week visit to Albufeira, once for Sunday Roast, the second for Lamb Chops. I love all the local cuisine but sometimes you crave some good old British Food or a Curry... Lol. Positives where the value for money, the Specials Menu was a little confusing tho. We liked that you could... More 

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TheCottage, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. The loo - sit back for a story! The new buttons cost 40 quid a time and break after about a month. One has even been stolen! If the loo and cistern were not built into the wall we would change them but for the very small inconvenience of having to push a little button rather... More 

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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: 289542100

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Open all day, everyday, serving breakfasts, snacks, drinks, lunches, teas and dinners. Large sunny terraces. WiFi, book library, Sky news.

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