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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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    Very good
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  • 17
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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
jazz night

Just had a great night , food music company all excellent would recommend to anyone who are on holiday in the Algarve near guia. .

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Lorraine F
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Musselburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Musselburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Just had a great night , food music company all excellent would recommend to anyone who are on holiday in the Algarve near guia. .

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a must go to spot. The staff were friendly and the food was good. Johnny is a great host and musician...not to mention his whit and charm. He certainly made the night with his entertainment.

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Carrieres-sous-Poissy, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I'd discover this excellent restaurant last september and I was totally charmed, and this impression was confirmed for my birthday party. Sue and Johnny are fantastic host, very warm and the staff is really lovely the food is delicious, the ambiance is great... my birthday was a complete success :) :) I'll be back...

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Street, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We discovered Johnny's place in the free maps and managed to get a booking - just. That was a few years ago and we now book for the next time as soon as we can. It has become an essential part of our holiday. The food is great and the service and entertainment is fantastic. We are looking forward to... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to the bistro with my husband and our friends on recommendation from a lady we met.Very glad we did place was packed music was brilliant from johnny fantastic atmosphere only sorry we went after we already had our evening meal but will certainly be back on our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A unique and fun way to spend an evening. It's less than a 5 minute walk from the strip and we'll worth a visit. Staff provide the personal touch on your visit. Excellent food and entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Johnny's on two consecutive show nights 12th & 15th of May this year. We were part of a party of 6 and as always were met & greeted by Johnny at the door and the friendly & polite staff very quickly take your drinks order. As always the food is delicious and with such a... More 

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South Wales
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Once again we visited Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro for our Sunday lunch (10th May 15). As usual the food, both choice and quality, was superb. I was all set for a lovely Sunday roast but just before ordering asked Johnny what he recommended. Listening to his recommendation I changed my order to San Miguel battered fillet of catfish. OMG.....was that... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Best night out of the holiday. Welcomed at the door by Johnny...a nice personal touch. Johhny's saxophone playing was excellent and the disco at the end rounds off the night nicely. Can't recommend it highly enough and we will most definitely be making a beeline for Johnny Hoopers when we next visit Albufeira! Kevin & Cecily

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Johnny' s Ian' t fins dinning but it's a great experience and the food is good. Johnny was extremely welcoming and friendly and the whole lunch experience was relaxed and enjoyable, even with hyper toddler!

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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
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Grill, Vietnamese, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?