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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

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Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Eclectic, Grill
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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 - 10:00 pm
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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: 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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 17
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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
Most recent review
an experience to forget

payed and booked table in the oldtown bar.went evening looking forward to meal and entertainment at the bistro.was packed in like sardines.told we had to share table.we would have left then,but we had payed upfront.the food was terrible.completely ruined our night.would not advise anyone to go... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
claretLancashire
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lancashire
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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lancashire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

payed and booked table in the oldtown bar.went evening looking forward to meal and entertainment at the bistro.was packed in like sardines.told we had to share table.we would have left then,but we had payed upfront.the food was terrible.completely ruined our night.would not advise anyone to go there.must be the worst meal weve had in portugal.didnt wait for entertainment,had meal and... More 

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Trowbridge, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Not eaten there for a while,Sunday lunches are great in the sun,,, We usually go September or March for two weeks The Jazz/quiz evenings are excellent as is the food

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited in September 2014. Fabulous night. Great entertainment. We even won the quiz. Highly recommended.. Chillax with some beautiful Johnny Hooper sounds..

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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susieb64, Owner at Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and we’re really pleased to hear that you had a great entertaining evening for the 4th time! I just want to point out, though, that Mr Hooper is, in fact, Welsh. He extends the same warm, friendly welcome not just to our fellow Celtic/British compatriots, but to every nationality that comes through our door. It... More 

Armoy, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Eclectic, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?