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Vaults (since 1670)

Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
+351 289 391 883
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (17 reviews)
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
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Portuguese, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

We visit this restaurant every trip to Portugal, and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food or friendliness and efficiency of the service. Tonight was no exception. We ate starter, main and dessert, all three courses were delicious - steak cooked exactly...More

1  Thank Sean D
Katrina R, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your most recent visit to Vaults. We hope to see you again. kind regards, Katrina and David Gale

Reviewed June 1, 2016

Dropped in here for lunch after reading an article in a local magazine and we were very glad we did. We were very warmly welcomed by the owner who, having recognised us as new customers, gave us a little history of the restaurant. Lunch was...More

2  Thank ealinggolfer
Katrina R, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch experience at Vaults. We hope to see you again. with kind regards, Katrina and David Gale

Reviewed May 27, 2016

Once more a fantastic atmosphere and service, Food wonderful, Marco the chef is always asking for feedback, and willing to bend over backwards to meet your culinary requirements. The diversity and often new additions to the menu, make the dining experience fantastic. David is always...More

1  Thank marghar47
Reviewed May 26, 2016

The food is excellent and fantastic value for money. Nothing to much trouble for the owner david and his staff. You will not b disappointed. We recommend the pate yummy yummy... Msgs and tony.

2  Thank Mags F
Katrina R, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and promise not to change our paté recipe. kind regards, Katrina and David Gale

Reviewed May 26, 2016

Four of us went for an evening meal in the vaults and the food was absolutely wonderful. It was reasonably priced and will return.

1  Thank surgenor
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Vaults is hidden away slightly on the main road through almancil. Fascinating building with a great atmosphere in the restaurant. The staff are very friendly. Great food at a good price. The currys are especially good! We have spent many a happy occasion at Vaults...More

1  Thank cyeo2015
Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch....superb all round. A lovely warm welcome from the owner David and his lovely waitress Zelia. The whole experience was truly marvelous, the lovely vaulted ceilings along with the back ground music set the mood. The Sunday lunch is to die for. Great selection...More

1  Thank mark_monkman
Reviewed April 29, 2016

Reservation for table for 4 made via email, meet & greet by David (patron) knows his stuff, seamless service food great even the chef appeared & asked us if everything was OK, great surroundings & the bif question "will we go back" YES sooner rather...More

1  Thank Keelbreeze
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Once again we cannot find anything but praise for the food we had, I asked for something that was not on menu and it was produced as though by magic, My husband had the fresh sea bream with citrus dressing and thought it was fantastic.I...More

1  Thank marghar47
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Visited here on Sunday 10th April, had not booked and despite wanting a table fro 5 for Sunday lunch we were warmly welcomed and accomodated with an extra chair. The atmosphere was excellent, welcoming, friendly, professional and the food was wonderful home cooking at its...More

Thank Fussymiss2015
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Katrina G
Dear Alpine 2013. My chef and waitress read your review this afternoon. As we view all less than 5 start reviews as an opportunity to learn and improve we would like to know, if possible, What date you ate at the restaurant. What was the lunch special that you ordered. Did you eat alone or were there others in your party? Answers to these questions will help us pinpoint what went wrong, and help us improve our efforts in the future. Thank you in advance for your reply. kind regards, K. and D. Gale, Owners, Vaults Restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $34
Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 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
  • E-mail
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 Mediterranean menu. On Sunday Vaults puts on a traditional British carvery (with all the trimmings)served for both lunch and dinner.