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The Dolphin Restaurante

Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
282 789 992
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Ranked #5 of 43 restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I had mushrooms in garlic sauce - taste was beautiful I had surf n turf for my main - the fillet steak was was stunning cooked to perfection med/rare. I would of liked a few more prawns on the top.The pepper sauce with this was out of this world along with nice salad and a few chips(would of liked more... More

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Luz, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were really looking forward to visiting this restaurant as it has a very good name in Luz. When we arrived we were taken immediately to our table with a plenty of space around it, not at all cramped as in some places. We were given menus by the same pleasant waitress who had seated us. Good... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Had heard so much about " The Dolphin " that it had a lot to live up to The whole experience was fantastic from booking our meal to eating what can only be described as really good food . The extra special bit was that the wines were also good Simon and Julie

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Easily the best place we ate at during a family holiday to Luz. The food was fantastic, as was the service. Would definitely recommend the mussels, they're the biggest I've ever seen and taste great and the steaks we ordered were cooked to perfection. Our only regret was that we waited until our second to last night before eating here,... More

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Derby, England
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great meat dishes with a South African influence, child friendly and with a friendly welcoming host. Wines also of a very good standard.

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Cheshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the one restaurant we always eat in twice during our holiday. It also seems to be the one restaurant that everyone goes to, you need to book. It is not surprising as the standard is consistently high. The menu is not huge, but what it delivers is good food, freshly prepared. Wim the owner is always welcoming and... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

More formal dining than others with a first class team providing first class service. The food is excellent try the Venison and Sousaties what a treat - their best dishes for sure. The Karoo and whiskey milk shake for desert are fantastic. Well worth a visit, we are going back soon.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

High on the list of why we keep coming back to Luz! Superb from start to finish, very friendly, superb atmosphere, maybe a little more expensive than other higher end restaurants, but their is a difference... Highly recommended

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Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited Dolphin restaurant with my family and found it excellent from the minute we stepped through the door till they offered to book us a taxi when we asked where could we find local taxi stop. On arrival the welcome felt warm and genuine, and rest of the evening did not disappoint, as a party of 5 including 2 children... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate here twice on our recent and both times the food was excellent. I had the Swordfish both times, its was huge and so tasty. I also had the milk tart, which was both unusual and really refreshing/enjoyable. All the rest of my party of six agreed the food and service was the best we had on holiday. We... More

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