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“Disappointing!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Van Gogh Restaurant

Van Gogh Restaurant
EN 125, Maritenda, Boliqueime 8100-084, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 10 Restaurants in Boliqueime
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Copenhagen
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Looking for a great place to spend our first evening in the Algarve we tried this restaurant going by another review which raved about its " outstanding food".
Its situated on the side of a hill with great views and all looked cozy when we arrived.
The staff were very pleasant and welcoming. The menu though,was dull, pub-food like, and not very Portuguese ( which we had hoped for).
I had the lamb which was like a tv dinner and my husband a steak which was very tough. The wine turned out to be the most expensive (42 EUR) bottle we bought during our stay. It was too warm by far and the least superior.
This could be a fantastic place if it were not for the poor quality food and rather on the expensive side at that.
On the upside, its great for families with children, but for "foodies", look elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“rubbish food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

hi, we went there today as recommended and found the roast dinners were horrible to eat the gravy was a strange taste and the roast beef was well under cooked and stodgy,the only 2 things that were nice was the breeze through window and the veiw over villamoura. I will not return here again

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
“Good evening meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Situated on a hill with scenic views overlooking Vilamoura and the coast, this characterful restaurant is well worth checking out. Good choices on the menu, with food beautifully presented "in the style of Van Gogh". Also has a playground so is suitable for families with small children.

  • 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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Manchester
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“Sunday Lunch 2”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

With the view and play area for my grandchildren (which would be something different from the normal restaurants).I was apprehensive with some of the views posted.We decided to try it for Sunday Lunch.Well what a pleasant surprise.The lunch was amazing for 7.95 euros with a choice of beef,pork,lamb,chicken and even salmon.As with the previous review the quality and quanity was excellent.Although the desserts were a little on expensive side we will be going again next time we are out.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Faro, Portugal
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Visited Van Gogh restaurant in Boliqueime for Sunday lunch. Excellent value for money and good service with a smile. The food was plentiful and wholesome, a choice of roast beef, chicken, salmon or gammon served with fresh vegetables and yorkshire pudding and stuffing. All for 7.95 euros per person. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 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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