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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

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International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, 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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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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: Visit our Facebook page: Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro. Jazz and Blues...
Visit our Facebook page: Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro. 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. Great place for celebrations!
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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
great fun filled nite

after 9 years coming to Albufeira we finally made it to Johnny Hoopers, and what a great nite we had, lovely food fantastic music n a fun quiz, we were paired up with a lovely couple from Cologne, Lilly n Killian, we didn't win but what fun we had, will definitely be back, Johnny is a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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County Dublin, Ireland
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Couldnt find the place to begin with. Got here to not know whether to wait to be seated or just grab the only table remaining as nobody was there to greet us. Place was way too small & in turn made it way too loud for younger kids so we were rushing to get out. Nobody was eating food but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

after 9 years coming to Albufeira we finally made it to Johnny Hoopers, and what a great nite we had, lovely food fantastic music n a fun quiz, we were paired up with a lovely couple from Cologne, Lilly n Killian, we didn't win but what fun we had, will definitely be back, Johnny is a wonderful host, cheers.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Just had to write a positive review because we had a fantastic fun filled night with excellent food, Johnny knows how to keep everyone happy and entertained and the staff could not do enough for our little ones, one baby and 2 toddlers. The food was delicious. Go or miss out. !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Six of us went for Sunday lunch. Johnny welcome everybody. We sat out on the terrace and were treated to an excellent female jazz singer for a couple of hours. The food Johnny's wife prepared was excellent and we all had something different. The battered cat fish was out of this world. We subsequently went back on the Tuesday for... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Easily the best night out we had in Albufiera. We had spotted an ad. on the local Freemap and decided to seek the place out. A few hundred yards down a side road off the middle of the strip, we heard the music first. Johnny's Sunday Afternoons on the Terrace is a lively event, with local musicians putting on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Super night out for everyone. We were a group of 27 and the service was top drawer. Johnny is amazing on the Sax and the entertainment keeps you going from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The Sunday lunch is also a decent afternoon out with a live band / singer. Would recommend to all whether you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our second visit to Johnny Hooper's - I can best describe it as a night out rather than dinner out. Johnny played his saxophone along to backing tracks while we ate, hosted a music quiz with prizes afterwards and had music for dancing into the night. The food was nicely cooked, staff were friendly and Johnny plays very well. I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food was really good and service was excellent. The pop quiz and entertainment were really good fun.

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Armoy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A great night out enjoyed by all ! We went here at the start of August my wife and I with our 4 children on a Tuesday night for the music evening having booked a table with Sue via email before we left home for our holidays and upon arriving at the restaurant were greeted by everyone including Johnny in... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Well worth a visit during your stay. A warm friendly welcome awaits as you enjoy a meal and drinks while Johnny works his magic on the sax with fun and laughs and a music quiz thrown in for good measure.

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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: International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Visit our Facebook page: Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro. 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. Great place for celebrations!
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?