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The Cottage Restaurant

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Avenida Sa Carneiro, The Strip | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200 362, Portugal
+351 289 542 100
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9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The resteraunts is on the strip you can have a good breakfast lunch and dinner all at reasonable prices

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Thank Kathleen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, cheap and value for money. We were on holidays from Ireland and the food was the best there so we kept going back. Fresh Orange juice is worth getting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Free WiFi. Excellent home cooked food hidden away on the strip in the new town. Nearly too much on the menu with lots of specials at decent prices. You can sit inside or out

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

as we had to wait for our room to be ready at the hotel we went for a walk around ended up in here as we were a bit hungry, i ordered the double breakfast reduced from 7.50 to 6 euros and my partner had the normal 1 4euros with free oj we also had a pint well 40cl it... More 

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Roscommon, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a week in Albufeira in mid January and as always before I travelled I did my research on Tripadvisor as for where to eat. Never have I been more disappointed with somewhere with good ratings. I went to The Cottage for an evening meal. It was cold so I didn;t deliberate too long and ordered a Fillet steak,... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The man outside is lovely, the staff are english and lovely and you can get a proper english food and tea and coffee i would recommend this to any one xx

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nostalgic reminder of holidays abroad in the early 90s. Food good and offered kids meals (and colouring sets). Typical brits living abroad eaterie (in a good way). Range of drinks on offer. Nice place for a quick stop off for lunch.

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Thank Karen F
Meaford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandering around Albufeira during the off-season we came across this charming little British restaurant. We were going to just have a drink but Rick was so friendly we decided to stay for dinner. Dinner was great and we enjoyed traditional English fare.

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a Sunday dinner here when we first arrived which was reasonably good and plentiful. I had wine which appeared to be home made, not very nice. We made another visit to the cottage and had to leave after 5 mins. The place reeked of old overheated cooking fat and I just couldn't stop coughing.

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Thank Anne W
TheCottage, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and sorry for your recent experience. It is just plain fresh oil used for frying chips that in the winter is harder to extract as all the doors and windows are closed to keep the heat in. The whole extract system is due its annual service in the next few weeks which should help More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best place for breakfast in Albufeira. Food is spot on staff are excellent. Depending what time you get there you may have to wait but it just goes to show how popular this place is! Evening meals are lovely! There is seating indoors as well as outdoors.

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TheCottage, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the review. We want to inform all our customers that from mid March 2017, The Cottage will be changing to The Burger Cafe. We have changed our menu over the years to adapt to the tourists, but after 20 years we fancy a change of direction. We will still be serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Sa Carneiro, The Strip | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200 362, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 542 100
Description
Open all day, everyday, serving breakfasts, snacks, drinks, lunches, teas and dinners. Large sunny terraces. WiFi, book library, Sky news. Established in 1998

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