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Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
+351 289 391 883
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Charlotte
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food, continues to be excelent, and this time, I just had starters. Well, the Gravlax is out of this World, as well as the Paté. I could have that Paté on a daily basis, for a long, long time. Everybody should try it. You will love it

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oxon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having looked at the reviews and always keen to check out restaurants a little off the beaten track decided we must go and try The Vaults. A really warm welcome, an interesting and varied menu each dish explained to us. The food was outstanding, beautifully presented and each mouthful delicious. We can't wait to return and advise anyone to try... More 

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1 Thank dot024
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this little gem on Tripadvisor and why it's not in the top 10 is a mystery! From the front of house warm welcome from David, the fabulous food and the attentive service, by far our best meal in the locality. Try the goats cheese starter, the pate, the pork medallions that melt in your mouth and the curry... More 

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2 Thank Glebemanor
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at this great restaurant twice whilst on holiday in August 2016. An excellent and competitively priced menu, where the 7 dishes that we tried over the two days (oh and six puddings) were all brilliantly cooked by Marco. David, who owns it hosted really well and was very engaging. We would go back again - if only we... More 

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Thank Dominic H
Quinta do Lago, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous place, great food and service. David (the owner ) gave us a history of the place, this restaurant is a building with 340 years; and Marco ( the chef ) explained the menu to the details...The ambience is amazing and the food and service excepcional....

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked online via tripadvisor and had response within the hour. Table booked, quick swim in the sea then off to dinner. The greeting was friendly and welcoming and the restaurant was stunning. Menu was extensive and catered even for the most fussy taste of a 16year old girl. The starters were fantastic as was the main course with full explanation... More 

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1 Thank stuartccam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I visit it, it gets better and better. Great food, mostly typical Portuguese, but enjoyable by everybody. Also great service and beautiful surroundings.

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1 Thank Philipalexander242
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you David and Katrina for the warm welcome we received upon entering your beautiful restaurant. The ambience is amazing and the food and service exceptional. We will be proud to recommend "Vaults" to anyone planning to travel in the Algarve area. As fellow Canadians, we are proud to call you family.

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Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been o the ares a few times over the last 5 years and tried many restaurants, Vaults has been a lovely experience and one of the best we have visited. Very good value for top quality food and a varied choice of menu. Highly recommend for all tastes and ages, my 12 year old daughter loved the pork medallions... More 

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1 Thank SurreyHolidayaddict
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The ambience in this lovely old restaurant is created by the beautiful arched ceiling and rustic walls. The food and service were both excellent. The owner is outgoing friendly and makes you feel welcome, the chef is also attentive and interested in the feedback on your meal. The menu is broad with something for everyone and if you have a... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $34
Cuisine
Portuguese, European, British, Gluten Free Options, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 391 883
Description
A series of extraordinary vaulted ceilings draw the eyes upwards the instant you step over Vaults threshold. This ancient former coaching house on the main street of Almancil is an architectural masterpiece, and considered by locals as much tourists as a special restaurant. Hosts David and Katrina make everyone feel at home, while head chef Marco oversees largely Portuguese and European menu. On Sunday Vaults puts on a traditional carvery (with all the trimmings)served for both lunch and dinner.

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