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Alambique

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Estrada da Quinta do Lago | 8135-160, Almancil, Portugal
+351 289 394 579
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reunion Dinner

Dinner with a former colleague. Visit in February one would expect the restaurant to be quiet, Nothing of it it was very busy. we had a booking, we were introduced to the owner who gave us a complimentary glass of champagne. We ordered and were brought out a chef's special which was a sardine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
gordondron
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Dinner with a former colleague. Visit in February one would expect the restaurant to be quiet, Nothing of it it was very busy. we had a booking, we were introduced to the owner who gave us a complimentary glass of champagne. We ordered and were brought out a chef's special which was a sardine grilled in some type of brad... More 

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Alambique is a firm favourite of ours and somewhere we return to every time we are staying on Vale do Lobo, although we still consider it worthy of 'excellent' rating we are seriously hoping that the slight 'blip' in service last weekend was a one-off, interesting as the owner was not around. We were shown to our table and given... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A Christmas/New Year break to the Algarve would not be complete without a visit to Alambique.It was only back in action after a holiday break but it was "business as usual".The sole on the bone was a popular choice with many in our party of six ,fresh and cooked to Perfection.The crepes were only gorgeous .The buzz of large numbers... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Love love this place! Great choice on the menu. Brilliant place to bring friends or family and lovely atmosphere never disappoints and not insane prices :)

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Province of Connacht, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is difficult to find a restaurant in this area that compares in all respects with this place. The staff are friendly,the food is consistently good whilst the ambience is near perfection. The recent subtle changes to the grounds and building add to a restaurant that is one of the best in the Golden Triangle area⚡️ A treat anytime whether... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fairly expensive for the area but it is really excellent. Staff are really friendly and professional and the owner very hospitable.

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London
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It started well. A good welcome and a tasty sardine 'appetiser'. However, the menu could have come from anywhere in Europe and lacked a local flavour. I asked which grilled fish was best and that if it was good then I would take the turbot. I was assured that the turbot was excellent but although not 'off' it was definitely... More 

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London, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I write very few reviews but I felt compelled as I was blown away tonight by the freshness and quality of the fish I had there. Perfectly cooked - great portion - just right ...

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is one of the dearer restaurants around, not silly prices and overall value for money but it is a treat not a 'go to' restaurant. The service is excellent as is the food and ambiance. If you are looking for a special night out, you will not be displeased here.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We dined at this restaurant last month for our wedding celebration with a party of 12 adults and two little ones. Two of our guests (my in-laws) recommended this place to us as they had visited the year before - well they weren't wrong, this place is amazing! The service was excellent, so attentive, we were welcomed with friendly staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada da Quinta do Lago | 8135-160, Almancil, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 394 579

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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