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“expensive and very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of As Dunas

As Dunas
Quinta do Martinhal, Sagres 8650, Portugal
+351282240200
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Ranked #33 of 51 Restaurants in Sagres
Price range: $21 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Winchester England
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42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“expensive and very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

nice food, good service and always fully booked.
Very child friendly, with a childrens play area for restaurant customers

Visited July 2012
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Paula L, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Thank you for your kind review and for pointing out that As Dunas Restaurant is not only about quality food and service but also caters for all our Clients of all ages.
We look forward to have you back for more delicious moments!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Brussels, Belgium
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not bad but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

On the plus side, very friendly service. And it's nice to have a play area nearby for the kids. The food was good and decent as well. Nevertheless, if you know you're paying 15 euro's for the same plate of sardines which costs 8 to 9 euros anywhere else, you just wonder if they came from a different ocean. Basically, you feel like you're being had. We ate there once but then went to local restaurants in Sagres. I think many residents at the Martinhal do not have ther own transport which probably helps to explain the pricing.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed the quality and service we are renowned for and we look forward to your return!
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Gibraltar
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Disappointing for a fish restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Fish on display had had their gills removed so it was impossible to tell how fresh it actually was. Then the chef proceeded to overlook the fish. Sevice was slow and overpriced. I would suggest going into Sagres town for fresh fish.

Visited July 2012
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, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
We regret not meeting your expectations and we hope you will choose to return soon and experience the quality of our food, specially the fresh fish of the day – for what we are so highly praised for.
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NESTON, WIRRAL
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good but not great...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Ate here a few times on recent trip to Martinhal. Good points are mainly service, this is excellent, really friendly and professional, all of the staff. The restaurant is also handy that it has the kids play area in front, however it would cost a fortune for the management to spend a little more on this to help keep the kids busy. On the food, if you stick with grilled fish, especially catch of the day, or the local fish stew then this is good. Squid Starter is terrible and cannot believe it is on the menu, about 5 heavily battered rings with a few slices of tomato for €10 is a joke. I saw a few people have it and the look on all faces told the same story. Deserts also, ok but nothing to shout home a out. When your spending €100 on avg for 2 adults and 2 kids I expect better food

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Thank you for letting us know we are succeeding in providing the service we strive for! We regret that some of our dishes did not meet your expectations; however we are delighted to know how much you enjoyed our fresh fish and sea food selection as well as our famous Cataplana.
We would like to like to address your point regarding our prices: taxes on food and beverage in Portugal are very high (23%) which makes food prices very high in comparison to some other countries in Europe. In addition, we aim to offer a higher level of service and facilities (like the trampoline and sandpit, kids’ corners, a high number of baby chairs, kids’ entertainment, more extensive kids’ menus, etc) which renders the experience in As Dunas Restaurant different as well: all fine-tuned for families!
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food, service and set up for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Just come back from a week at the Martinhal resort and this restaurant was the highlight. We ate there for lunch and dinner on numerous occasions, both with and without our 2 children
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It is perfectly set up for families with a play area below so that your children are observable whilst you wait for the food, during courses or afterwards (in response to another reviewers comments - if you come to this restaurant or resort without kids then you either must be mad or lead an incredibly sheltered life to not know it is a family resort catering almost exclusively for families. it's a bit like going to Disneyland and complaining there are too many children)
The kids menu is great. Huge choice of healthy options as well as the usual fare and any combination or request can be accomodated and the service is always smiling despite how much ends up on the floor
The main menu is fantastic. Huge array of fresh fish and seafood (changing daily) all superbly cooked. The staff are well informed and really keen to please and the food comes out quickly if you want it to. The views are greeat, the ambience good and the value also really high (given the food quality). I can't speak highly enough of it.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
How wonderful to know that you and your family enjoyed wonderful moments in our As Dunas Restaurant.
Thank you for your fantastic and kind review that not only makes us all very proud as also encourages us to continuously improve and surpass our Clients expectations.
We all look forward to your return!
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