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Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage

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Rua Quinta do Lago, Almancil 8135-162, Portugal
+351 289 355 271
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow, what a place!! We have now been to all three of this groups restaurants but Gourmet has to take 1st place. We had a night off from the kids and probably one of the best and most romantic meals we have ever had. Hats off to all the staff for making our night so special. Everything , from the... More 

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard about this restaurant as my son had been the previous week. Didn't disappoint! Wonderful mojitos, superb amuse bouch including cherry tomatoes on sticks with a honey and sesame glaze - superb! Divine scallops, enormous prawns, and a meltingly tender ribeye with a spicy pepper sauce. Not one of our table of eight had any criticisms, and all are foodies!... More 

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Natural Food C, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautiful and detailed review! You have put a smile on the whole teams face. See you again soon! ´ Best regards, Gourmet Natural. More 

Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely outstanding. Originally tried booking our favourite restaurant, Parilla Natural but was offered this as an alternative when it was fully booked. I'm left pleased that Parilla was fully booked as the intimate ambience of Gourmet and the sublime quality of food and service was awesome. Will definitely visit again when I return to the area next year.

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Thank willitour
Natural Food C, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Thank you for the insight into your experience at Gourmet Natural and taking the offered recommendation. We hope to have more venues to offer you in the near future! Thank you again Will, hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Gourmet Natural. More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We raved about Gourmet Natural last year so saved our visit to the last night of our holidays. What an absolute treat. It's not cheap, it's reassuringly expensive but every aspect of the food, ambience and service is excellent. Effortlessly excellent. It's in no way pretentious, nicely understated and wonderfully relaxing. Try it. You'll struggle to be disappointed.

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Thank Dazzled1062
Natural Food C, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Dazzling review! The team at Gourmet Natural try its very best to uphold our outstanding reputation, detailed comments help us to maintain this, we extremely appreciate yours! Best regards, Gourmet Natural. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always look forward going to this restaurant during our holidays to Vale de Lobo. Must of admit hadn't been to Portugal for a few years but was looking forward to the holiday and the many good restaurants including Garden Natural. Was not disappointed, visited the restaurant with 6 other friends and the meal, wine and service was fantastic. A little... More 

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Thank Glenn P
Natural Food C, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Thank you Glenn for taking the time to review Gourmet, we are so pleased you enjoyed your dinning experience with us. Best regards, hope to see you again soon! More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful garden setting. Good service and good food. Staff really friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

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Thank Brrcldv
Natural Food C, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and recommendation! I would just like to comment, that although Argentinean Beef is very good, we only use Beef from our own ranches in Uruguay that have been prepared specifically for the Natural Group. Thank you strongly for your appreciation, hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Gourmet Natural. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked for my birthday meal 2 weeks ago. Outside dining in a wonderful setting. Cocktails to start, lovely steaks. My son has the fillet steak and my husband and myself shared a chateaubriand which also came with a hot plate which was good as I don't like it as rare as my husband. Downside was you had to order the... More 

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Thank Shirley H
Natural Food C, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Dear Shirley, The Natural Group which Gourmet Natural is a part of, is just that! Our Beef and Lamb is free ranged on natural grasses, specifically for our restaurants. We use as much organic produce as we possibly can considering the seasons but by 2017 this will be 100%, our seafood will be HMT, our bread is also GMO free.... More 

Newquay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been here before a few times but visited this Year with my children and parents, sat outside in the wonderfully relaxed garden, with great food, great wine from Uruguay and faultless service! This restaurant is delightfully stylish, relaxed and a real gem, well worth a visit.

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Thank Bradley976
Natural Food C, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Bradley, so pleased that you enjoyed your evening at Gourmet. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Gourmet Natural. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed , my partner ordered empanadas that were quite frankly tasteless. Shared a chateaubriand steak that was incorrectly cooked , not quite the medium rare we expected and quite gristly . They knocked of 9euros and gave us free cappuccino and glass of wine each. When we paid the bill no change was offered and we had to ask... More 

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Thank Susanborges2
Natural Food C, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Hello Susan Thank you for your review and all points are noted. The Empanadas are one of our best selling dishes and this is the very, very first time that we have received adverse feedback however we do appreciate your valuable opinion. As for the Chateaubriand its one of our signature dishes and our grill chef is expertly trained, not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food that makes you stop in your tracks. Worth the high price. Great atmosphere., but make sure you put your best dress on!

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Thank Caroline J
Natural Food C, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Thank you Caroline for your appreciation, the whole team at Gourmet try there very best to please in all aspects. I am sure you would look good in any dress, thanks again Caroline! Best regards, Gourmet Natural. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$38 - $59
Cuisine
Steakhouse, International, European, South American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Quinta do Lago, Almancil 8135-162, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 355 271
Description
Gourmet Natural is a new style of steak restaurant, featuring all free range, 100% grass fed beef. Fish, sea food and vegetarian options available. service is attentive but no stiff, it helps you to relax into the spirit of the restaurant. Magnificent garden with a beautiful cocktail bar.

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