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“Excellent service food atmosphere faultless” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fisherman's Shack

The Fisherman's Shack
Olympus Aparthotel Complex, Vilamoura, Portugal
+351 289 322 050
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Ranked #10 of 147 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Price range: $11 - $99
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Excellent service food atmosphere faultless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is a must and we went on trip advisor recommendations. It may not be on the busy marina and not have the views but I would recommend this every time the food was first class turbot 15e incredible value the steak was also to die for. The service first class the waiters and waitress were very friendly the atmosphere cosy and friendly everyone in the restaurant was of the same opinion and many were regulars. This place is a must.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
LONDON
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely Food Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We all enjoyed our meals which is unusual, l they also do a set menu 3 courses for 18 euro which my son had and he enjoyed all the courses, great food the only fault is that may be thay need to update background music bit of a bore but apart from that highly recommended

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“restaurant for a fishionado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

As a seafood lover this was a place I had not been to before but am very glad that I did. The service, table presentation, etc was excellent -spotless clean linen and cutlery and waiter attention at all times (topping up drinks servings of cataplana, etc) - we literally only had to lift the food and drink to our mouths; we were treated like royalty. The food itself was of the highest quality; we had the Cataplana with monkfish and prawns after a starter of pate. This was quite simply delicious and we metaphorically licked the bowl clean. Washed down with a very smooth house white this was the best restaurant I have ever been to in Portugal. It was onlyt spoilt later in the evening by the arrival of a large group of about 12 rowdy golfers who thought they were the life and soul of the Algarve. Fortunately it was time for us to leave by then.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LONDON
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216 reviews 216 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Difficult to fault this establishment, even the confusion around our repeat booking was handled reasonably well and didn't take the shine off the evening as the quality of the food and old school environment stands out. The only restaurant we returned to during our recent stay in Vilamoura. The pasta dish with Pernod was great as was the Turbot dish with prawns. My wife felt similarly about the Sole and the Bass (Fish will be filleted at the table if required). Approx. 30 / 35 Euros per head on our visits with a nice wine. Set Menus available at 14.95 (2 course) and 17.95 (3 course). Only advise I would give them is to slow down their service as I did feel the need to turn them away from our table a couple of times. Open 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North West
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Scunmy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Great to see nice Brits with their children enjoying excellent food service and hospitality with others from around the world...dinner at 9.30pm with the kids is just FABULOUS! Fish is excellent...if you enjoy Seabass whole... .its the place to come

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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