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“Le Marquis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Marquis Restaurant

Le Marquis Restaurant
Monte da Palhagueira | Santa Barbara de Nexe, Faro 8005/488, Portugal
916076540
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Ranked #1 of 166 restaurants in Faro
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
East Grinstead
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Le Marquis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a good and adventurous restaurant for the hills of the Algarve, and it manages to produce good quality food, local wherever possible, and very professionally served. It is imaginitive without being too much so, and the owners really take an interest in what you eat. I like the balance of flavouring to enhance not overpower, and they understand about the freshness and texture of fish - which can so easily be overcooked and flavourless in a restaurant. Good atmosphere; a fire in winter and a beautiful terrace in summer -highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wirral
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My special birthday dinner was absolutley wonderful. What a delightful restaurant - ambience, food, staff were all great. We were staying in a villa nearby and wanted to find somewhere special to celebrate and were so lucky to find this place. Definately returning on our next visit.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Diamant in mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

À Nice restaurant with very good atmosphere And tastefull food. Taste THE house Wine, à Nice Douro. Prices are very low for yuality food. Nice And Personal service by staff. Hidden on à mountain. À must see!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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worcs
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“perfect birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

second night ever in Portugal, in a rented villa and needed to find a "special occasion" restaurant for daughter's birthday. The Villa visitors book did not seem to help, so quick look on Trip Advisor map showed Le Marquis as being not only our nearest restaurant , but also highly ranked. Table booked,not hard to find, table on the flower filled terrace , old farmhouse, it just got better and better. No one has "overdone" the reviews here - it really was as good as people say. We stayed on the multi-choice Dinner menu -2 x fish, pork and duck choice for mains - everything prepared from scratch, fresh produce, wonderfully presented. The test of any restaurant is how they react to being nearly empty (as they were when we went) to bursting at the seams (which they do at weekends for Sunday lunch...) and I am sure both situations will be handled well.
Overall bill was 200 euros for 5 inc wine and coffees - and with no charge for the birthday surprise. One regret - too hot for us to return for a second visit (and the Villa was great to BBQ at !) . It is very much not a little Portugese gem as very few clients are local - but it is a little piece of restaurant heaven (Dutch owned) that happens to be in Portugal !

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellence.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Superb meal fro a varied menu.Kind attentive service throughout our time there.Will return whenever possible.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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