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Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum

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Intricate work!

This is a pleasant diversion for 15 or 20 minutes after a filling meal downstairs at the cafe. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Durham, North Carolina
Worth a stop, but not for the food

Peter is such an institution in Horta, it is really worth a visit. Come have a drink, especially... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2019
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rua Tenente Valadim 9, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant diversion for 15 or 20 minutes after a filling meal downstairs at the cafe. The guide gave an interesting history of all things "Peter" as well as describing the scrimshaw process.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TheRealAwaxy
Reviewed August 7, 2019

... at least once. We had 2 lunches at Peter Cafe and they both were very good (fish / schrimp curry). The museum is a place one MUST SEE. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Porsche60
Reviewed June 7, 2019

This cafe is a meeting place for yachtsmen/women from all over the world. Many have left either their plaque of club burgee there on the walls or ceiling or anywhere there is a spare spot. Additionally, they serve great food and adult beverages - drinks...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

Peter is such an institution in Horta, it is really worth a visit. Come have a drink, especially their gin and tonic. Not a place for fine cuisine or service.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Robert M
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

My family visited this small museum and were underwhelmed. Staff was rude and did not provide any information. I could have missed this exhibit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ZionHiker
Reviewed May 19, 2019

Always a pleasure to stop by for a café, a drink or a meal! Nice team and smiling team... the food is super good like the service! Enjoy it as home of the sailors for over 100 years

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nicolas-Romantchic
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Incredible bar...a sailors paradise...cheap grog and fiddles...they make their own gin with a hint of elderberry...grab a bottle or two to take with you (20 euros) ....

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 953jeffreyhb
Reviewed May 6, 2019

Living on the legend to a certain extent but one of those must do kind of places,after all most people don’t pass that way often.Food and drink reasonably priced service can be slow when busy.”Don’t forget your oilskins” joking aside make no mistake these are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mossy1950
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Very cool place to visit the largest collection of scrimshaw in the world. A must do when visiting downtown Horta.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GPSigmachi
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

The history behind it it’s something incredible, awesome food and quality attendance! Will repeat the experience for sure!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GuilhermeG2415
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