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Reviewed January 12, 2024

I am a permanent resident in the Algarve living quite close to this restaurant I had a family of three visiting me from Canada dear friends for many years. It was their first time to Portugal and Dec 6th was their last night here. I...chose this restaurant based on recommendations made directly to me. It was my first encounter with this restaurant. The service was fine. The food seemed fine too. The total bill came to €222 : see photo Later that night and all throughout the 7th early morning, two of my dear friends were violently and repeatedly vomiting. They had both eaten the same food at the restaurant. I wrote to the restaurant owner-operators who had hosted our dinner on the 6th advising both of them (husband and wife) of this terrible event and still today I have had no response from them. Very disappointing!! I won’t ever return and I won’t be saying anything positive by word of mouth. For certain, the restaurant owners must have received my feedback because I sent it to them by SMS on Dec 7th to the very same mobile number I had used to verbally make the reservation booking. My SMS text was confirmed as delivered. But never replied to. This truly surprised me because such an incident can be very damaging to a restaurant’s reputation.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 23, 2023

The food is out of this world. A symphony for the tongue. The home smoked salmon (sat near the smoker!) would grace the table of any restaurant in London. Sat outside in the sun with a beautiful bottle of local white wine…..doesn’t really get any...better. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023

Perfect food, ambiance and hospitality. Realy good value. Beautifull winelist and advies. Certainly will be back here. Thank you for a great evening

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 8, 2023

The food and surroundings are unbeatable! You will not get such delicious food and so beautifully presented anywhere

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 16, 2023

We enjoyed an excellent Easter Sunday lunch at this Dutch owned and managed restaurant, which has a delightful setting in the picturesque countryside in the hills near St Luke's Church and just a short distance from St Barbara de Nexe, Whenever we have been to...this restaurant, we have enjoyed a great welcome from Helma and gastronomic excellence courtesy of Chef Vincent. Always a high standard at this restaurant and the Easter Sunday lunch was very special indeed, this time with the added ingredient of music in the sunshine. We will return very soon and we highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 25, 2023

We had a fabulous meal at Le Marquis. Every course was delicious and the service was excellent.The entire experience was lovely and we would highly recommend this restaurant, especially for a special occasion.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 27, 2023 via mobile

We visited the Le Marquis restaurant for lunch on Thursday. The setting was very traditional, with beautiful laid tables and we were greeted with a warm welcome. The menu was a three course set menu with lots of choice, fish cakes with a chilli sauce,...fillet steak with Rosti potatoes, winter veg and a mushroom sauce, all extremely tasty and very well executed. I ended with a cheese terrine that was really nice. We all choose different, venison, rack of lamb followed by apple strudel and hot chocolate pudding. The service was excellent, we would definitely recommend and look forward to our next visit Thanks Le MarquisMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

My Mother is staying with us at the moment to celebrate her 90th birthday. Having eaten at most of the Michelin-starred restaurants in the Algarve we wanted to try somewhere new and having read the positive reviews of Le Marquis we thought we would give...it a try. First impressions as we drove up where of a beautiful old village with St. Luke's church (a round building which used to be a grain mill) next to Le Marquis. The restaurant itself was converted from a house over 100 years old and has a wonderful outside terrace. The atmosphere immediately put us at ease and we were ready to relax and enjoy the food. Stand-out items were the scallops in lobster sauce for starters and oven-baked cod for main but all the dishes we had were delicious. We were entertained by the very sociable Dutch lady who owns the restaurant with her husband and has lived in the Algarve since before it became the tourist hot-spot it is now. Service was friendly from a waiter from Cape Verde but he did need to refer to the owner for some of the questions we asked. A minor point but at this class of restaurant the serving staff should be fully informed on all aspects of the food and wine. The menu at Le Marquis is short so this should not be too difficult. In summary, we had a wonderful meal and gave my Mother some memories she will take home for her 90th birthday. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022 via mobile

Wow. Everything about Le Marquis is excellent. The food is exceptional, location magical, Marco was charming in service and Helma is a wonderful hostess. Helma’s Husband is the chef and sadly we did not ask his name but his cooking is amongst the best I...have experienced. We were a family of three and every dish was brilliant. I think I won the food envy award with the spare ribs main course. We are regular visitors to the Algarve and will be frequent visitors here. Thank you so much Helma and team. We hope to see you soon.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

My husband and I had a wonderful evening in Le Marquis. The food was exceptional, each dish exquisite in both flavour and presentation. Our hosts were most gracious. I would highly recommend this excellent restaurant and look forward to our return.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 29, 2022

Only a 10 minute drive from where I live and I'm trying to work out why we don't come here more often as the everything about it is superb! A charming restaurant with a warm welcome from Helma and her staff - talented husband in...the kitchen. We were a party of 6 and the food throughout was sublime and the house wine very good too.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

This was my first time in this restaurant. The meal and its presentation was amazing in everyway. There is no simpler way to describe it. The service and the staff were at the same standard also. I will certainly go back very soon.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 2, 2022 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed a delicious lunch here today. Such a charming place. We sat outside on the lovely covered patio. Pure bliss and so delish. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2020

We are looking for a new house in this area and while we are driving we found this cozy beautiful restaurant. Wonderful owners and the food was delightful. All fresh products and with a lot of love and care prepared. Lovely hostess full of passion...for her establishment. We can really recommend this restaurant even we have to drive 40 min for it!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

We have visited the Algarve many times and ate here for the first time on this trip. It really is a fantastic spot. A very relaxing, quiet restaurant with amazing staff. Our party had fishcakes, homemade pasta and chicken livers to start and all were...faultless. The ribs for main course are a must!!! Will definitely be returning!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Sorry but I don't know if they allow pets in this restaurant. You could ring them, they speak English ( the owners are Dutch but speak very good English)
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