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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

Rua Almeida Garrett, 30, just off The Strip | Areias de S. Joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
+351 963 176635
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Ranked #27 of 573 restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Grill
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

All round a excellent night out with great food and amazing entertainment. I would recommend going if there's a few people coming with you as i believe it would be dull for a single person.

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Sheffield
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8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We came across this as Johnny Hooper was playing his sax in the square in Albufeira promoting his restaurant. It was a great night! Good food and the entertainment was just brilliant. Johnny played his saxaphone, did a music quiz and then a disco. Everyone was friendly and he certainly knows how to get a crown going. So glad we... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing food, great atmosphere, Johnny, his wife and staff made us feel extremely welcome, especially after giving us front of house seats after finding out we were from his home town of Newport. Definitely worth a visit if you want to experience something completely different. Arrived home yesterday and have been ordered to try and recreate the mushroom & beef... More

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bristol
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

bad note cold food, hot plates two bread rolls shared between four people plus one small dish of olives works out about 4 each had to ask for cutlery & serviettes waitress started to clear table before everyone had finished very expensive for bland no flavour mushroom strogonoff. drinks very expensive our first visit & our last good notes nice... More

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Newcastle
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98 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Warm, friendly welcome, really good food. Unusual dishes - Cajun catfish. How often is that seen on a menu? And Johnny's superb sax playing. Great...nice...cool. We were so fed up with the brash racket of The Strip so to come across this bistro in a quiet back street playing an attractive low volume gentle cd was like arriving at an... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went because it was recommended by a neighbour who had been several times.We came across Johny by chance in the Old Town Square and had a sample of his music.We definately wanted to hear more so booked an evening.We all had steak, it was cooked to everyones liking.Johnys music was good and he has a great collection of tunes.I... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

How lucky we were to visit his Bistro It was entertainment from the minute we entered till the time we left . He his as good as the best report's say and the entire environment of his place and staff are full of charm, The food is excellent and served well, His music is BEUTIFUL he plays with dedication. THANK... More

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Strathclyde
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have been listening to Johnny Hooper since we first started visiting Albufeira 20 years ago - fantastic performer. Just spent a lovely day having Sunday lunch in his Bistro - his guest act today was Paul Noonan, another great performer who just happened to be visiting on holiday himself! Food was also fab!!! :-)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dinner was below par.not many people there.found it very expensive for wat it is,and drinks can be cheaper else where...disapointing...think i paid €5.75 for a bottle of magners...€1.75 for still water...needs an upgrade..ate outside on balcony with big railing round us...thats so we could see nice lady sing...can be a fantastic place,went there a couple of times but it was... More

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Sussex UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Didnt think much of it really, place needs updating, food is average, not the most entertaining evening I have had, wouldnt rush back

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