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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

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Rua Almeida Garrett, 30, just off The Strip | Areias de S. Joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
+351 963 176 635
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here on my first night in Albufeira. Had the Chicken wrapped in Parma ham which sounded nice on the menu but in reality was completely dry and tasteless. It didn't taste fresh like it was made that day, more like something heated up that was cooked in advance. I didn't go back but my parents went back there another... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the previous reviews have stated the food is slightly overpriced but really enjoyable. As for the entertainment that's what you go for so you can understand why you pay a little bit of a premium. Johnny and his side-kick Russian Anna, go out of their way to to make you feel welcome. There are a whole range of age... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I felt food was slightly overpriced but the bistro is very welcoming and the entertainment is well worth paying that wee bit extra for, Johnny is an amazing performer and really makes you feel part of a great evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food with a lovely singer but waited for Johnny to start but he is just the host on a Sunday which can be confusing however the two nights he does play are great. Give it a try Sunday laid back pleasant staff and nice music good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Another great night at Johnny Hoopers. Always go on a tuesday or friday for the sax night. It is great fun. Menu has a good variety of dishes and the food is delicious! It was our friends birthday the night we visited and Sue was good enough to organise a cake. The helium birthday balloon at the table was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ahh, Johhny really knows how to bring everyone together for such an enjoyable evening. His warmth and care for his guests ( from all over the globe) made us all feel special and cultivates an atmosphere of real friendliness .....He has a way of bringing us all together for a great time. As Brits, ( with the Brexit nonesense and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need for me to go into loads of detail......simply if you visit Albuferia then visit Johnny Hooper. The place is amazing, food great, service great, entertainment amazing and welcome given to everyone is second to none. Take my advice and visit.....it will be one of your highlights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not long back from another visit to Johnny Hoopers having previously visited last year. I emailed Sue before leaving to book the Sunday lunch on the terrace which we couldn't attend last year. On arrival we were greater warmly by Johnny and showed us to our table. What a great afternoon we had, it didn't disappoint. Our lunch was delicious... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The funnest night out you will get in the algarve. The food is nice but not what to go for, the real winner is the entertainment. We went on a Tuesday so had a music show a pub quiz and then a disco. All round great atmosphere and would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic family evening, had found this place on trip advisor and thought we would book it which you really need to, was fully booked and jumping, he plays the saxophone live on a Tuesday and Friday nights. The kids were getting tired or we would have been dancing and singing along until it closed. All the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $23
Cuisine
Vegetarian, International, Mediterranean, Grill, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Almeida Garrett, 30, just off The Strip | Areias de S. Joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 963 176 635
Description
Visit our Facebook page: Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro. Jazz and Blues themed restaurant. Johnny Hooper's live saxophone shows with fun music quiz, party atmosphere and dancing are on Tuesday and Friday nights. Chill-out Sunday afternoons take place on the garden terrace with cool local musicians providing the laid-back vibe. Gluten-free menu options. Great place for celebrations!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?