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Ocean Restaurant (in Hotel Vila Vita Parc)

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa | Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos, Porches 8400 - 450, Portugal
+351 282 310 100
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Ranked #3 of 14 restaurants in Porches
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $67 - $403
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We didn't stay at the hotel so booked through E-mail a couple of months before our visit. We got a reply promptly and was asked about allergies etc. When we arrived we jumped on a golf buggy which took us to the restaurant. We had asked for a table on the balcony, which we got. Your missing out if you... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I don't understand why Ocean still didn' receive a third Michelin-star. It was our third visit to Ocean. In no other restaurant you will find this spectacular view on the ocean while enjoying Hans Neuner's dishes. "This is yous space", the staff said. They are right! When you are already in the mood by the fantastic atmosphere en service at... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a service what a experience very good in every way and it's a small restaurant so you feel like home . Very very good

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Geneva
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Third visit to this two Michelin star restaurant. We sat on the balcony overlooking the Atlantic coast and let ourselves be spoiled. The food is inventive without being pretentious, staff understated but extremely knowledgable when questioned, the sommelier brilliant when explaining details regarding the production of Portuguese wines and others around the world. The focus as always on products from... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Perfect spot if you're in the mood for some Einsbein.The Biergaten from Vila Vita will fix you up, beer is great, schnitzels, sausages, you name it, everything they touch is gold! http://cantcooksowhat.com/2014/05/20/das-biergarten/

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Ericeira
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Hans Neuner the criater... The image forms in your mind. Delicious, healthy sea and earthy foods such as fresh fish, octopus, barnacles, fresh seafood, veal and finish with a rememberable banana dessert. Well…maybe. Unlike other guidebooks which lead you to believe that every meal in michelin star restaurants will be a feast, I'm here here to tell you that you... More

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Paris, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The setting is beautiful, the presentation creative and well-adapted, the subtle balance of flavors and textures extremely deftly handled. We chose the 5-course tasting meal, and I added the wine tastings to accompany it. There is just enough theater to add interest (such as the variably sized goat milk butter pearls served in an oyster shell) without ever turning into... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I am not a great lover of fish due to the dislike of bones. The stone bass I had tonight was delicious and utterly bone-free, as was the sea-bass that the children ate. The staff are friendly and patient, the setting is lovely and, unlike other reports, we had no mosquito bites!

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Faro, Portugal
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Just spent where New Year´s Eve. Food was tasty, just in one dish meat felt a little rubbery... The selection of wines they recomended was really exellent! Service was nice and attentive, The firework that hotel fixed up for the guests was a really nice touch. But.. there was a promise of life music that didn´t happend! Parking is quite... More

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Edinburgh
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Having booked Ocean well in advance of our holiday to the Algarve as a treat for my husband and I who really love Michelin Star dining. We were both really looking forward to 2 Michelin star experience. What a disappointment! My husband had pre informed them that he doesn't eat fish and given the restaurant is called Ocean and is... More

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bmateus, Director of eCommerce at Ocean Restaurant (in Hotel Vila Vita Parc), responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thank you for your comments, It saddens me to hear our services disappointed you and that you did not have the experience expected from our 2 Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant. The incident related to the one starter which did not meet your special requests is indeed most regrettable and I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. I am... More

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