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“Heavenly venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ancora

Ancora
Burgau, Burgau, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 20 Restaurants in Burgau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Heavenly venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I revisited the Ancora in Burgau after a break of many years. I am so annoyed with myself, having missed the stylish and excellent service, let alone the fabulous food for the sake of booking a table in advance on return visits to beautiful Burgau. The hosting by Daniel and his stunning sister was second to none, professional but very friendly. I can't wait to visit again!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“This is how it should be done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

It was all just perfect. Warm welcome, beautifully laid tables, friendly service, extensive wine list, good set and a la carte menu and above all fabulous tasty food.
The restaurant has been in Burgau for many years and is now run by sister & brother, although their father is now involved in the kitchen making the delicious sauces you can choose to go with your meat or fish. Who would have thought mussels in curry sauce could taste so good or liver be so tender and we were asked how we liked our tuna cooked not just presumed it should be rare! As for the desserts, hot waffles to die for. Sadly they were closing for the winter the day after our visit but open again mid March 2013. Definitely worth a visit next year but you will need to book as even on a wet and windy November evening it was full.

  • Visited November 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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Yorkshire
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

From start to finish this was a great experience, from a culinary and a service perspective.
We booked a few days in advance and this is definitely reccommended if you want to make sure you don't miss out on this restaurant during your holiday. All the reviews about the brother and sister hosts are spot on, they are very welcoming and humerous, and nothing is too much trouble.
I had muscles in a fantastic curry sauce, followed by calves liver with bacon and onions to die for. All 4 of us had different dishes, and were equally gushing with our reviews.
Special touches like a free drink of your choice at the end (I chose red wine and got a VERY large glass!), and then arranging a taxi for us just completed a perfect evening.
Considering the quality of food, it was not too expensive either.

  • Visited October 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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essex united kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“amazing food, dont miss out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Can't believe we had been to Burgau and never visited before. So nice to go to such a good restaurant who make you feel so welcome with children. The owners are lovely and the food amazing. A very special restaurant in a very special place. Even the childrens meals were amazing one of my best meals in Burgau! Highly recommend this restaurant its 5* for sure

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Wickham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Delightful Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We visited this restaurant twice during our stay in Portugal , the first at the recommendation
of our hosts and the second as the venue for our last evening meal before travelling home.
On the first occasion we were greeted as virtually long lost friends and soon became aware
of the atmosphere and ambience.
The food was absolutely superb and the wine was a compliment in itself.

We decided to return as we realised that this topped our list of restaurants we had
visited during our stay and the evening we had there was a delight.
The couple who waited on us were brother and sister ( Angelica & Daniel ) and we
could not have asked for better service provided in such a friendly fashion.
We had between us the soup and pate to start and then fish followed by a superb desert.
It was all beautifully cooked and the sauces were incredible ( courtesy of their father ,Hugo ).

On our next visit we shall ensure that we visit more often.

Highly recommended !!

  • 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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