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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again without fail , a lovely night with perfect service and a food to die for . Well , that’s what we thought anyway .. best at the praca I say :)

Date of visit: August 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to read you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope you can visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. Only reason for 4 stars rather than 5 is that we would have preferred a table on the edge of the deck so we could fully enjoy the view, but as with the front...two rows of sun beds on the beach, these are booked out through August. At least one of these tables remained empty for our entire meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being v busy and not having booked, they managed to find us a table. Staff were all very friendly, obliging and attentive. The food was fantastic - all four if us had very different plates but all agreed it was 5/5. Great location with...sea view but also fantastic vibe on the squareMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your kind review. We were so happy reading it and knowing that you enjoyed your experience with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Vale de lobo for a week and had planned to visit 7 restaurants once each. We loved Sandbanks so much that we visited here twice and cancelled Another restaurant. Welcome was great and round tables were superb for our party of 7. Starters were...excellent both in terms of quality and volume. Main courses were also superb. Service was truly excellent and food was served promptly. Wine was also priced reasonably. All in all, our favourite restaurant by a long way. Will undoubtedly be back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you so much for such an amazing review. We were so happy reading it and loved to see that you enjoyed your experience with us! We will be more than happy to have you with us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our favourite restaurant! Visited Sandbanks twice during our stay in The Algarve - delicious food, great menu and wonderfully attentive waiting staff. Stunning location overlooking the sea. We will be back!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We will be more than happy to have you with us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like stopping here for breakfast after our morning walk. The breakfasts are excellent but there is a definite pecking order for seating! I was shocked too to be told that their tap water is not drinkable - hope that isn’t just a ploy to...sell more bottled water but I can’t believe they would do that. Still, not great if the water at VdL is not drinkable.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank your for your review! We apologize to hear that your experience wasn't the best. The information gaven isn't accurate, our tap water is drinkable, still, we usually do not serve it for a matter of quality control of everything that goes to the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As my family went to the mall, and I was alone, thought it would be the moment do eat seafood, as my very young children dont like it... yet. So, alone I went to Sandbanks at 7,30pm anatd explained the situation, and that I was...there for the lobster. They said it was full, with 90% of the tables stiĺl free. Siting at a bar overlooking the restaurant, at 8,30pm,still 80% free. Did'nt quite understand the concept of "full". Maybe beeing alone...More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jorge, thank you for the review. We are sorry that your experience with us wasn't the best. Due to the high demand, most of our costumers reserve their table weeks in advance, and sometimes we are completelly full, with reserved tables only. Still, we...More

Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

Came here for breakfast before our continued vacation to Alentejo. Service was swift with nice staff who were able to give us some tips for our next stops. Breakfast by the beach is a must and this is possibly the best place to have it...in Algarve.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Hello, thank your for your review! We are happy that you liked it! Hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

We wanted an evening out with good food and a nice location. We certainly got far more than we hoped for. The location was stunning, the staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was fantastic. We will definitely be going back next time...we are out thereMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Hello, thank your for your amazing feedback! We are so happy to hear that you liked it! Hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed June 10, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with our family group, including great food & drink complimented by very friendly service. The setting of the restaurant is amazing, right on the edge of the beach. The seared tuna steak was absolutely delicious, as was the prawn curry....If you are coming to Val do Lobo this restaurant has to be on your list!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Hello, thank your for such a great review! We are happy to hear that you liked it! Hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed June 10, 2022 via mobile

Fabulous setting. Stylish understated decor. Efficient very friendly service. And the food was delicious. We have eaten lunch there regularly but never dinner before. And it was a special evening.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Hello, thank your for your review! We are so glad o hear that you enjoyed your dinner experience with us! Hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed June 1, 2022

We visited this restaurant on our last night in Portugal and it didn’t disappoint us. Good fish and a warm welcome. Thanks.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Hello, thank your for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you liked it! Hope you can visit us again in your next visit to Portugal.

Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

We came here for breakfast and there was a good choice. We all ordered the poached eggs with avocado which was lovely. The fresh orange was freshly squeezed and so tasty along with coffees and English breakfast tea. The staff were so friendly and the...sea view was stunningMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Hello, thank your for such a nice review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed! Hope you can visit us again soon, maybe for lunch or dinner.

Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

Loved the prawn linguine, mussels, clams, squid. Less impressed with the curry which was not as flavoursome. The monkfish and prawn rice is OK but I have had better elsewhere as this one is slightly too tomatoey for my liking and not enough of the...seafood stock taste I prefer.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Hello, thank your for your review! We are see that you enjoyed your time with us! Hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed May 21, 2022

We had a lovely lunch overlooking the ocean. The prawns and sea bass were very nice and the staff attentive. The cocktails are very good and worth the visit.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, Marketing at Sandbanks Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Hello, thank your for your great review! We are so glad to hear that you liked your time with us! Next time, you sould try visit us at dinner time, the view is even more beautiful!

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I've been here a week and they've made slow progress, by June you should be fine, it's not detracted from our stay in V do L at all. We're not in the hotel so I can't comment on that, good news is that the beach is in really... More
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We are happy to host private functions in Sandbanks and are able to create bespoke solutions for our clients. Please contact us directly to let us know what you are looking for and the team will be more than happy to help... More
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We don't have a dress code at Sandbanks, however during the day the atmosphere is more relaxed and in the evening many of our guests choose to wear more evening appropriate clothing.
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Sandbanks Beach Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4