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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

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Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Grill, Vietnamese, Eclectic
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Rua Almeida Garrett, 30, just off The Strip | Areias de S. Joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
+351 963 176 635
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Jazz and Blues themed restaurant. Johnny Hooper's live saxophone shows...
Jazz and Blues themed restaurant. Johnny Hooper's live saxophone shows with fun music quiz, party atmosphere and dancing are on Tuesday and Friday nights. Chill-out Sunday afternoons take place on the garden terrace with cool local musicians providing the laid-back vibe. Gluten-free menu options.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Nom Nom

My partner and I had a beautiful Sunday lunch here, delicious chicken salad and fish and chips. If you are in Albuferia make sure you go to this restaurant, you will not be disappointed and the staff are extremely friendly and efficient.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Ennis, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Having read the reviews before I arrived on holiday. We managed to come across Jonny's on our first evening as we entered the was only two people in the restaurant it was a Monday evening. We sat outside it was fairly warm enough to sit in the fresh air. There was one staff member who saw to our request. The... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My partner and I had a beautiful Sunday lunch here, delicious chicken salad and fish and chips. If you are in Albuferia make sure you go to this restaurant, you will not be disappointed and the staff are extremely friendly and efficient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We go to the Algarve every year and our trip would not be complete without a trip to Johnny Hoopers. Johnny play the sax whilst you have dinner. We were there on the opening night and hope to be going for many more years. Food is delicious too. You may need to book to avoid disappointment. It's a very popular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had a lovely meal here last night. My only wish was that we timed it right as we were the only ones there and the main show is only Tuesday and Friday I believe. Despite that it was a lovely meal and I can't complain

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Best meal we've had in Portugal .host welcomed everyone as they arrived.entertainment very good .a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We first saw Johnny in Albufeira square in 1993 on our honeymoon and was thrilled to see he was still playing his great sax but now in his own place, booked on line for Friday night before we left the UK and was not disappointed, from arriving at his Saxaphone bistro and being welcomed personally by Johnny to enjoying a... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Heard Johnny playing in Albufeira and he sounded great. Having bought his CD he told us he was playing at his Bistro that night(Tuesdays and Fridays). We headed down that night and we weren't disappointed. The menu was first class we had pork belly and cat fish. Both were cooked beautifully and throughout accompanied by Johnny on his saxophone to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Tuesdays and Fridays enjoy a fabulous meal the belly pork is fabulous enjoy the entertainment provided by john playing the sax then a music quiz which we were fortunate to win team name the mighty wire more sax then a disco till late the atmosphere is fantastic, sundays just chill listening to live music on the terrace back again September... More 

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Only went for a drink after it had been recommended by others. Very expensive to drink in comparison to the rest of the resort. We arrived just as the quiz was about to start and we were asked if we wanted to join in. Once we had agreed we were advised that if we won we would not actually win... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Visited several times now always an entertaing night out John y hooper himself works his socks off along side his hard working staff h w

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Additional Information about Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

Address: Rua Almeida Garrett, 30, just off The Strip | Areias de S. Joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 963 176 635
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Grill, Vietnamese, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Almeida Garrett, 30, just off The Strip | Areias de S. Joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 963 176 635

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Grill, Vietnamese, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Jazz and Blues themed restaurant. Johnny Hooper's live saxophone shows with fun music quiz, party atmosphere and dancing are on Tuesday and Friday nights. Chill-out Sunday afternoons take place on the garden terrace with cool local musicians providing the laid-back vibe. Gluten-free menu options.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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