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Ocean Restaurant

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Seafood, European, Contemporary
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Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa | Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos, Porches 8400 - 450, Portugal
+351 282 310 100
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Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ocean Restaurant is VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa's fine dining signature...
Ocean Restaurant is VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa's fine dining signature restaurant, established in the southernmost region of Portugal, the Algarve. Austrian Executive Chef Hans Neuner - named Portugal's Chef of the Year 2009 & 2012 - and his team have been awarded Two Michelin Stars since 2011. Whether you dine inside or on the terrace, you will always benefit from breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Restaurant is located at the VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, part of the VILA VITA Hotels group.
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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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
Fantastic experience !

What more could be said ? Great presentations and delicious food. The view from the Ocean Restaurant is absolutely beautiful and it makes one feel relaxed and want to simply retain the image. Service was very good and with such nice smiles ! It really is a special place and will be recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Albufeira, Portugal
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Albufeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What more could be said ? Great presentations and delicious food. The view from the Ocean Restaurant is absolutely beautiful and it makes one feel relaxed and want to simply retain the image. Service was very good and with such nice smiles ! It really is a special place and will be recommended.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

excellent restaurant, we cannot add anything that hasn't been said already. They had to make some changes in the menu for my allergies, perfectly done. Do not miss on this experience, even the view is fantastic!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Having visited several of the restaurants at Vila Vita, we decided to treat ourselves with an evening at The Ocean. It really lived up to our expectations. One of the best views I've ever experienced in a restaurant. Food to delicious. Traditional, more than experimental. Lots of inbetweenes, great fish. The service a bit formal, but nice and relaxing atmosphere.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Ocean Restaurant truly deserves it's 2 Michelin stars. The food was amazing - even the dishes you think you might not like - gorgeous flavours, strange combinations that work a treat. With the number of additional amuse bouche, we had around 14 courses in total - and this was the 6 course menu! Over 3 hours later we rolled... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a fantastic meal. My wife and I had the 6 course offering with wine pairings for dinner. The food was exquisite yet not precious little bits but well thought out courses. If there were 6 courses there were also 6 "surprises" from the chef, so come hungry. Hans Neuner deserves his reputation. For example, who would think about putting... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I don't think you could fail to be impressed by this restaurant. The tables are all positioned to take advantage of the fantastic view over the Atlantic and through an impressive picture window. The level of service is impeccable, not only are the staff attentive but also well rehearsed in giving an exciting sense of theatre to the serving of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This review is based on a one time personal experience. We frequently go to Michelin starred restaurants . This restaurant has some ups, but a little bit more downs. I made a reservation in January, for a dinner with 3 in July. You would expect to be seated on the Ocean Side, but we got the table furthest away from... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Place is great with a fantastic view of the ocean. Few tables and excellent service exception made to the long wait for the last dish unforgivable for a starred Michelin restaurant. I would say that 80% of the food was creative and very tasty with a specially remark to the first appetizer and the late veal dish with a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

First of all the food; What can I say? Out of this world. Every single one of the 11 courses we had was spot on in taste, texture and presentation. Also the wines were well picked and very well described and introduced by the sommelier. The view and the interior add to the overall experience. However, I am not giving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Amazing food, top chef, very good choice of wines and the best professional service you can get in the all Algarve. Definitely worth a visit

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa | Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos, Porches 8400 - 450, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Porches
  • Phone Number: +351 282 310 100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 56 - 336
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Contemporary

Description

Ocean Restaurant is VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa's fine dining signature restaurant, established in the southernmost region of Portugal, the Algarve. Austrian Executive Chef Hans Neuner - named Portugal's Chef of the Year 2009 & 2012 - and his team have been awarded Two Michelin Stars since 2011. Whether you dine inside or on the terrace, you will always benefit from breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Restaurant is located at the VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, part of the VILA VITA Hotels group.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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