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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200-272, Portugal
+351 963 176 635
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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British, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200-272, Portugal
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Tommy was very warm and welcoming and fantasy in the saxophone! We were made to feel very welcome and the different variety of songs was unexpected! Would visit all the time if I lived here! Will recommend to everyone who visits albufiuera! Brilliant brilliant night

Thank Pancakes0085
Reviewed October 25, 2013

A walk around the old town square at lunchtime merits a sit down and a beer whilst watching and listening to Jonny strutting his stuff - take his good advice and follow it up with an evening visit to his and his good wife Sues...More

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had no idea how fantastic this quirky musical bar would be! Johnny is the nicest person, a fabulous host and a very talented sax player to boot as we discovered having really hit the jackpot and happened to visit this place on Friday night...More

1  Thank Sonia M
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Good choice of food plus free entertainment when Johnny was "at home". Very restful sitting outside looking over the square enjoying lovely music. Johnny a very friendly person and certainly livens the square up when he is playing his sax. There is a very warm...More

1  Thank Hilary B
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Fantastic night listening to fabulous music played by Johnny. Saw him playing in the square in the old town and got directions to his place for that evening.

1  Thank 0511mary
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We are Phil and Nita and have just returned from 2 weeks in Albufeira. During that time we eat at Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro 4 times. Twice on show nights an twice for Sunday lunches. On all four visits we were greeted personally by Johnny,...More

2  Thank sheepdog3000
Reviewed October 21, 2013

The guitar player was great and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to him. The food however is another matter, starters very small and overpriced, the roast dinner only very average, reasonable sized portions but the vegetables were slightly overcooked and were not served separately but came...More

1  Thank rosie194
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I both visited yesterday after reading the reviews on here. I can honestly say it was fantastic! Johnny and the staff were all very welcoming and friendly, the place had a lovely atmosphere and the food was excellent the best we have...More

1  Thank Heather C
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I booked this restaurant month before after reading reviews on tripadvisor its a total rip off food was awful drinks disscusting and very overpriced we left after mr hoopers first performance we paid 108 euros for food witch my husband found inedible we did complain...More

2  Thank gill009
susieb64, Owner at Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

We try extremely hard to give all of our customers a great experience with us and I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy yours. Your bill was €27 per head for 4 people: 2 starters, 4 main courses, a Litre jug of Sangria, 2 large beers, 2...More

Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was a great find coming across this bistro. Johnny was excellent, friendly and made everyone so welcome. Meal was good, atmosphere was brilliant and Johnny on sax was great. We went 2 days, one in the evening which was great and then again on...More

Thank nicolahh3
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October 19, 2017|
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Response from susieb64 | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, children are welcome.
Cheryl K
September 24, 2017|
Response from susieb64 | Property representative |
Hello, We close on Wednesdays. Johnny's saxophone shows will take place every Tuesday and Friday evening throughout October. We close on 4th November for the winter. Our current schedule is below: Tuesdays & Fridays: Live... More
September 3, 2017|
Response from susieb64 | Property representative |
Hello. The Saxophone Bistro will be having it's final show of the season on Friday 3rd November 2017 and will close until mid-March 2018. Until then our opening hours are: Mon - Sat: Dinner 6pm - 10pm Sun: Lunch 12pm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200-272, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 963 176 635
  • E-mail
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 March - October. Seasonal closure: November - February
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