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“Great place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Clay Oven

Clay Oven
edif. Mira Vila R/C, bloco B AV. Dos descobrimentos Areias de sao joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
+351 289 586 868
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Ranked #46 of 582 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $28
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Authentic North Indian Cuisine.
LONDONDERRY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Went here at around 7.30pm and got a table no probs. We had a couple of main courses and some popadoms to start and thought the food and service was first class. Very reasonably priced and will be returning when back in Albuferia in July!!! Keep up the good work.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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154 reviews 154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“So good we came back again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Our family loves Indian cuisine; so after much research here on Tripadvisor we decided to give the Clay Oven a try. We are so glad we did. Everything from the greeting to paying the bill was outstanding. The wait staffs were very friendly and helped answer any questions we had concerning some dishes we had not heard of or tried before. As I mentioned in the title we enjoyed the first visit so much we came back later in the week. Over the two visits we tried a varied assortment of starters, chicken, lamb, and vegetarian dishes, and two types of naan bread. Everything was great, serving size was appropriate, seasoning and spice was perfect. We wish they we could get Indian this good at home. I recommend the chicken Karahi and the garlic naan; though everything was excellant. If visiting in the high season I recommend making reservations as they tend to fill up quickly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Lovely food but not enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant in the heart of Albufeira. It was very busy the night we visited, though seating is a little cramped if your a couple, you will probably sit at a table for 4 with another couple with you, so not very, private or romantic ambience. The price is much same as in Ireland so not good value as regards other eateries in the area. Also, as the wife of a man with a massive appetite, the portions are paltry in starter and main course. I had chicken tikka, which had loads of sauce but very little chicken :( My partner had shish kebab starter, 2 tiny little peices not very attractively presented either.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“new year, new season....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

.... has started of really well. good to see the staff and owners here energised and ready for a great summer. Delightful flavours as usual, it's good to see the unmistakeable care and attention all the staff bring to this establishment. Needless to say at peek time the queues have already started. Get here early to avoid waiting for a table, It opens at 6pm.

Great value too! the house white is still reasonable at €7.50 and the food is second to none. Fresh ingredients expertly combined to create a tantalising sensation. The lamb tikka is tender and flavourful, the homemade samosas and onion bhajis are mouthwateringly moreish. The nan bread was pipping hot and light, a fantastic compliment to the main meal. I had a shashlik (arrives to the table sizzling) and dal terka (pulses). Beautiful authentic flavours.

A defo if you are in Portugal.

Visited May 2013
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scotland
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Best indian by far, staff were lovelly, food was excellent offer childrens menu, but u can ask for smaller portion nof other food if ur children dont like whats on offee

Visited April 2013
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