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Crows Nest

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Rua 25 De Abril No. 14, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
282046409
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Gordon and Lisa offer a real local pub atmosphere with pub food to...
Gordon and Lisa offer a real local pub atmosphere with pub food to match.Small and friendly with many regular customers. Quality home cooked food and great drinks and atmosphere.
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  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A little 'home from home'!

Great ex pat atmosphere, warm and welcoming without the usual 'tackiness' you usually associate with 'brit' bars in foreign resorts....whats more we won the weekly pub quiz! Recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2014
Steve J
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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English first
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great ex pat atmosphere, warm and welcoming without the usual 'tackiness' you usually associate with 'brit' bars in foreign resorts....whats more we won the weekly pub quiz! Recommended!

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Just had an excellent Sunday Dinner here - roast pork (& crackling!), roast spuds, yorkshire puds and all the trimmings. Can't say it was just like my mother makes - this was much better! Haven't had a bad meal here since Gordon and Lisa took over - thoroughly recommended!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I found the Crow's Nest in Alvor by accident but it soon became a regular and favourite place to Ethan and drink. The owners Gordon and Lisa are friendly and welcoming and with the atmosphere it soon became like home. A pub quiz is held on a Friday night and the food is fantastic I can recommend the fish and... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Have been going to the Crows Nest ever since Lisa and Gordon took over the pub, the meals in here are superb and freshly cooked to order by Lisa and the portions are huge and very good value for money, drink is very cheap and the barman is very very good. Both Gordon and Lisa can't do enough for you... More 

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somerset, England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

I have spent many a happy day in the Crows Nest, Lisa & Gordon are such wonderful hosts and can't do enough for you, they will do all they can to try and accommodate you, the food is absolutely wonderful and the portions are huge. The roast dinner is a absolute must, I'm a very fussy eater but Lisa will... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic Xmas Meal here. What made it different to all the rest in Alvor? It was freshly cooked, hot, tasty & served with a smile. The attention to detail & personal service to make this day special was 2nd to none.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is our first winter in Alvor. We were very much welcomed by Gordon & Lisa who have introduced us to their network of friends. Top of the list is the quiz night with Dirk. Such a laugh and everyone mucks in. When I am feeling homesick - their roast dinner is the pick of my day - yum. Thanks... More 

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dundee, scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We only went in here for a drink one night but it seemed the kind of place where ex pats drank. We felt a bit isolated at first but were soon joining in the conversations with the other patrons. We didn't eat here but saw other peoples meal & they looked good sized portions & looked appetising. We always meant... More 

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Mbro
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I am really fussy about my food and being very disappointed with the All Inclusive at our hotel we found The Crows Nest and what a great place to find.Firstly Lisa and Gordon couldn't have been more welcoming,the food I would rate as some of the best I have eaten while on holiday[and believe me I have eaten in lots... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Alvor on the Algarve, Portugal, it is worth your while wending your way up to the aptly named Crows Nest. Sitting in the picturesque village, at the top of the hill you will always get a genuinely warm welcome from mine hosts Lisa and Gordon. The feeling is one of immediate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua 25 De Abril No. 14, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: 282046409

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Description

Gordon and Lisa offer a real local pub atmosphere with pub food to match.Small and friendly with many regular customers. Quality home cooked food and great drinks and atmosphere.

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