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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this has moved from the quiet end of the strip further down smells like a greasy spoon very hot inside only small food not very good

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place to eat when at the top end of the strip. Food was average didn't look clean but friendly staff last visit for us I Am afraid.

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1 Thank 760kaz
Albufeira, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this restaurant because my friend had a good experience here. The place looked lively, friendly. I ordered the plain hamburger with fries. I noticed the owners dont like negative reviews of this place, so i try to be carefull. To start with, the fries were exellent. Maybe they were homemade? I was best i eaten so far.... More 

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1 Thank stefans1202016
TheCottage, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Steffan and thanks for the comments. My Mistake - I should have removed the bit that says the burger comes with lettuce, tomato and onion inside the bun. We tried to send all burgers out with salad inside but most people who ordered a burger asked for no salad! Next time, please ask for some salad in the bun... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a full English! We wasn't disappointed was lovely and great value for money!! My only niggle was that it's very cramped when eating the people behind you are knocking you when trying to get in n out of their chairs

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Thank Beckyricho09
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has good food, the portions are huge. There do great deals and staff are really friendly and helpful. They have a good choice at reasonable prices

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Thank pheobe14x
Somerset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the cottage twice during our stay last week and both times the staff were friendly and the food tasted great,my kids especially liked the chocolate pancakes.Both times I had the double English breakfast and it was delicious and very good value for money. Unfortunately I have to give it 4 stars as the first breakfast was let down the... More 

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Thank Paul E
TheCottage, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and have told the daytime cook to use more or bigger tomatoes! Catch you later in the year! More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here most mornings of our holiday, great food and good value. You can get breakfast a bit cheaper elsewhere but you won't get The Cottage quality. Staff are all really nice too and very helpful. Only reason they scored 4 rather than 5 is cos they don't serve white pudding!! See you again next year

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Thank SallyDavies79
Newcastle upon Tyne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned to eat Sunday lunch somewhere else but as there was no Sunday roast on the menu we took a walk to The Cottage instead. As we had eaten there during a previous holiday we knew that the food would be good and we weren't disappointed. We did have a bit of a wait as we arrived before... More 

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

Thanks for the lovely review and great to see you each year. Our midweek roast is also proving very popular so if you can't wait until next Sunday............ More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cottage restaurant is a Scottish run businesses food good just like you'd make at home right on the strip so you don't have far to travel plenty of tables in and out side staff nice

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Thank 195may1970
TheCottage, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review but I should point out that at the moment we have no Scottish staff and the owners are English. A minor mistake with no consequence but just thought I should point it out!! More 

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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for evening meal with the wife, staff very helpful and friendly. We both enjoyed our meals, the missus had traditional roast dinner and I had a ploughmans, we will properly visit again before leaving.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $19
Cuisine
European, British
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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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