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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$8 - $25
Bar, European, British, International, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews catfish steak fantastic night sunday lunch pop quiz singing and dancing great entertainment great host booked a table next year food was lovely well worth a visit sue holiday algarve september
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Reviewed December 10, 2020

What a fantastic Christmas doo at Johnny Hoopers Sax Bar. Its was just brilliant... great food, great music, great people and great atmosphere. Johnny and his team really went out of the way to make sure everyone was suitably distanced without compromising any of the...amazing festivities fun and laughter of the Johnny Hooper Christmas Party. A brilliant event and venue that i would recommend to anyone who wants to experience some safe and festive cheerMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 9, 2020

Our lunch on December 9th was really yummy . The guests had all arrived clearly looking forward to the afternoon - and no-one was disappointed . Johnny's gift with the saxophone is legendary and he is a wonderful host. A lady singer had a wide...range of songs which she delivered superbly. This was the uplift in spirits we all needed - Christmas has begun.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 8, 2020

Went here for a Christmas night out on 7th Dec and had a fab night ! The christmas diner was very nice stuffed turkey pigs in blankets,plenty of roast potatoes and very tasty gravy portion size was great,the soup starter was very tasty and the...Christmas pudding was superb.The entertainment was great and Johnny has not lost his skill of playing the Sax even though he forgot to pay me for my tambourine skills!! The quiz was fun! I see that someone has put that there was no social distancing on a visit of theres well there certainly was when we were here as confirmed by the pop in visit from some friendly GNR on our night there altogether a great night out and excellent value /service and entertainment many thanks to all of them and a Happy Christmas!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 8, 2020

Enjoyed the music and quiz, starter and dessert very nice, however turkey main course not so good. The sad thing is the complete lack of table spacing. at our age we are very careful about Covid, if we had walked in off the street and...saw the spacing we would have walked straight out. A previous poster from last week commented on this, at that time the owners said that they were following guidelines, I can assure you they are not. when the waiting staff tried to get between my chair back and the chair on the table behind me they had to turn sideways, even then they still touched my chair.The shame is as I stated before it was a good night, unfortunately the owners are putting profits ahead of safety.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2020

Just had a Christmas dinner party with a group of friends here on the 4 th of December we arrived at 6.45 for 7.00 start time. Some of the tables had already started their meals before we were seated.The service was very very slow even...though the meal was ok but very small. A bottle of cheap house wine cost 16.50e bottle of water 4.50e. When it came time to pay the bill it was a total disaster all the bill were mixed up and trying to sort it out took for ever. None of our group will ever return as we all felt that we were robbed and social distancing was non existentMore

Date of visit: December 2020
susieb64, Owner at Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2020

I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We served a quality home-cooked 3-course Christmas meal at a fantastic price of €24.50, or 2-courses for €19.50 which you all ordered in advance. Our house bottles of wine are of excellent quality and are...More

Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

Very personable greeting on arrival (we reserved and I’d recommend doing so), all of the team were incredibly friendly and catered to any need. Johnny knows the names of each table and you’re made to feel at home. The food was absolutely delicious. A fairly...small menu but that’s good for us, we think it means that the chef can really nail the quality and they absolutely did! Really beautiful. The entertainment was phenomenal. Johnny is very talented and makes playing the sax effortless. He played a number of classics for singing and dancing along to and we had the best evening. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, music, quiz and food! Reasonable prices all round and would happily have paid more for such a wonderful evening! Additional note - we were celebrating a birthday and all the stops were pulled out - definitely mention if you’re visiting for an occasion because the hosts are great and will really look after you.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020

Spent second day of our holday here. Very nice it was Sunday Johnny was very welcoming he payed the saxophone it was busy with Sunday lunches . We had a light lunch it was very good . The place to go for a nice change

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

Me my other half and a friend of ours visited this wonderful little venue in September 2020 . As a fan of jazz / live music I was looking forward to getting here as soon as I heard of it on trip advisor so booked...a table a month in advance . When we arrived Johnny himself greeted our party at the front entrance and showed us to our table taking time to ask us where we were from and tell us how he had many moons ago done some recordings with UB40. For me being greeted at the door by the owner of venue was a very nice touch indeed . Once inside we were made to feel very welcome by the friendly staff and our drinks brought over promptly . We ordered our food and when it arrived it was absolutely delicious and clearly time and talent had been put into the meal . Top top food . The music and entertainment was brilliant with a closing rendition of Love Train that went down a treat and has since become our Portugal song . Thank you for a perfect evening and we will certainly be returning ❤️👍More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

We popped in Johnnys for a meal & drink & ended up staying all evening. What a lovely friendly place with a great atmosphere. The moment we walked in we were welcomed by Johnny who has a way of bringing his guests together so nobody...is feeling left out. He’s a great host his wife Sue is lovely too & the staff very attentive at the right level. Johnny played his sax wonderfully. There was some music in the break & a pop quiz which we really enjoyed. We came back for Sunday lunch on the terrace which was brilliant. He is such a friendly easy going welcoming guy. Couldn’t wait to go back tues for another evening of fun & dancing & we even won the pop quiz. Thanks Johnny & Susan. You will definitely be seeing us Lynn & Allen next year.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful Sunday lunch. Johnny was extremely welcoming and fun host. Food was top quality, one of the best meals we had in Albufeira so far. Entertainment was superb, Johnny on the saxophone and he even entertained our children, the Beatles kids. You can’t beat a...Sunday lunch outside in the sunshine eating fine food, drinking fine drinks and listening to Johnny.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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April 5, 2019|
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Response from susieb64 | Property representative |
Johnny Hooper's Live Saxophone dhows take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. It's highly recommended to book in advance. Email to: sue @ johnnyhooper . com or book online. Kind regards, Susan Hooper Johnny Hooper's Saxophone... More
January 31, 2019|
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Response from susieb64 | Property representative |
Hello, If you can please email me directly I'll be able to send you our party packages. sue @ johnnyhooper . com
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Yes, Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5