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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

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Vegetarian, International, Mediterranean, Grill
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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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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Visit our Facebook page: Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro. Jazz and Blues...
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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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
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I just love this place, it buzzes, the food is excellent. The atmosphere is wonderful - all the staff are always smiling! Johnny is a brilliant saxophonist and his wife Sue creates beautiful food in the kitchen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Moya K
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I just love this place, it buzzes, the food is excellent. The atmosphere is wonderful - all the staff are always smiling! Johnny is a brilliant saxophonist and his wife Sue creates beautiful food in the kitchen.

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A visit here is a wonderful experience! Johnny hosts a brilliant repertoire of saxophone music, laid back sounds and a tough music quiz, accompanied by good food and great service. This is not a jazz club experience; it is an entertainment experience! The night was filled with laid back music, great banter, lots of humour, music, wine and even a... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Not usually our kind of entertainment but was highly recommended by my boss so we thought 'why nae ',best decision of the week. Great food,great atmosphere and great people. There were about 16 in the place because it was almost end of season but johnny remembered everyone's names, Susan's cooking was beautiful, can't fault any of the courses we had.... More 

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Thank bowie792
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We, being musicians and having heard Johny playing in Albufeira Square, decided to go along to his resteraunt and hopefully have a great musical night out.The resteraunt was very warm and noisy and very little space between each table.The emphasis was selling as much food and drink as possible and we were pressured into deciding what we wanted from the... More 

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Thank Jazzers_13
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a great night here . Very nice and cosy place. Top entertaining and very good food. Must be a popular place since it was a full house at the end of October!!! Johnny knows how to entertain and is certainly a very good saxophone player. If you're staying in albufueira and want a change from the usual you won't... More 

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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Sunday lunch on the terrace in a very relaxing atmosphere. The food is cooked by Johnny's wife and is excellent. The Roast Dinners are fantastic.

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Thank Dorothy M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

From the moment we arrived and met personally by Johnny Hooper you are made to feel special. Swiftly given drinks and the menu to select your meal. Once your time slot for dining is upon you, you are guided to your table and your meal is served promptly. the service is fantastic, food is absolutely spot on, limited menu although... More 

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Thank Gpnicholls
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Visited here on a Tuesday evening and was greeted at the door by Johnny himself. Staff friendly and helpful and was sat next to a couple who we had a great evening with. The food was amazing and service excellent. Johnny did a couple of sets with his saxophone and was brilliant. All in all a fantastic evening, great food,... More 

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Thank Jane P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We had yet another fantastic night @ Johnny Hoopers thanks to Johnny, Sue and staff. Brilliant music and food to die for. Can't say enough about this place if ever you are in the Albufeira area, it's a must for a brilliant night out. Thanks for a memorable anniversary !! Mark & Theresa

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Once again we had a fab time at Johnny's! The evening goes by in a flash, eating, drinking, listening to the music, playing the quiz and dancing! Look forward to next year when we can do it again!

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, International, Mediterranean, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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!
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

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