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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

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Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Eclectic, Grill
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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro
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Rua Almeida Garrett, 30, just off The Strip | Areias de S. Joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
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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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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3 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Great entertaining evening, have been on four occasions only problem is average food and below average welcome. Feel Mr Hooper more oriented towards English guests? Irish, Scottish... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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  • 33
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  • 17
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  • 16
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Great entertaining evening, have been on four occasions only problem is average food and below average welcome. Feel Mr Hooper more oriented towards English guests? Irish, Scottish, tolerated

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Armoy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stopped off for drinks on our way past on a Sunday afternoon and found a good seat inside the bar.There were quite a few people having lunch outside listening to the music and our 4 children loved it when Johnny came over and spoke to them handing out instruments for them to join in with.We hope to be back... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Arrived in Albufeira last Friday and had already booked online to go to Johnny's that evening. Fantastic meal and service and Johnny is amazing. I think he did his last night this year on Tuesday so you will have to wait for next year. Well worth giving it a go.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I visited for 2 music nights & a Sunday lunch,you are warmly greeted by Johnny & Sue and the food served is of the highest quality. If you see Johnny performing in the old Town Square,you must book for a live music night, as Johnny is an excellent musician & host.The Music Quiz is great fun with questions such as... More

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Edinburgh
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36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visit JH's every time we go out to Portugal, going to a party evening when Johnny plays and has a music quiz. The food is delicious and reasonably priced and it is always a great evening - even though we never win the quiz :) Looking forward to next year already!

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friend & I visited Johnny's bistro on a Tuesday evening, it was the highlight of our weeks holiday in Albufeira. Johnny greeted us on arrival and was the perfect host throughout the evening. The food was superb, I had the beef stroganoff which I would highly recommend. All the staff were friendly & the table service was good. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We travel to and from Albufeira repeatedly during a 12 month period having a small property in the area. This year we have 're-discovered' Johnny and Sue's place. We have been there for Sunday lunch in the height of the season, in pouring rain and on cloudy and cold days. We have taken friends - and made friends - taken... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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238 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A pleasant enough location with the accompaniment of a female guitarist singing quite mournful songs. Starters were OK but only average, Sunday Lunch was already plated up, I would have preferred vegetables served separately. The beef was quite tender and tasty but very very small portions of vegetables a tablespoon each of carrots, cauliflower and cabbage and the roast potatoes... More

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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We have been to Johnnys Hoopers bistro twice . The first time was on a lovely sunny sunday afternoon, , we were greeted by Johnny and said we wouldn't be eating, as we had a late breakfast, that was no problem and Johnny found us a table on the terrace where we listened to Carolina Moon , a nice relaxing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Had a great night at Johnny Hoopers Bistro last night. We got a warm welcome, fantastic food, and Johnny is a brilliant musician, best night of our holiday, danced all night in a friendly fun atmosphere, would definitely recommend you book, very popular. You can see Johnny playing his sax in Albuferia square from 10am to 12pm, he will take... More

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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 9 - 25
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Eclectic, Grill

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