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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
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had no idea the main restaurant area was outdoors but the individual table lighting, heaters and blankets made for a real experience. The waiting staff were great with our kids, giving them extra cushions and blankets and high fives. They were very attentive all evening. The food was fantastic, appropriately so for the cost. The Chateaubriand was amazing, as... More 

Thank JamieMarshall
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10-15 minute taxi ride from the Conrad (15 €) and you're in this very quaint restaurant. Beautiful outside seating area with strategically placed heaters to take the chill off. Starters were delicious (scallops / courgette bruschetta), both had steak for main which was cooked perfectly. Potato gratin excellent, also asparagus and green beans. Shared 'trio' desert which was very good... More 

1 Thank Brenda S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb restaurant. It's quite expensive but certainly worth the money. We had a brilliant meal and would definitely return. The only thing to be careful of is that they have 2 sittings in an evening and so once your time is up, you may get moved in to a bar area. The blow was softened, however with a complimentary drink... More 

Thank Alun J
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely one of the best I EVER been too. The food was amazing. I had fillet steak which was cooked to perfection, the setting was amazing, the wines with some input from the waiter were superb. The whole experience was amazing. Where is the 6* star option on TripAdvisor ?

Thank DanielMcD
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We ate here on the basis of other TA reviews and have to say the restaurant did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent, if we were in the area we would eat here again the only downside is that's it's a little pricey

Thank Steve_wendy181
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenic restaurant serving amazing steaks. It's a place to go for a treat. Pre dinner cocktails are a must and then enjoy the delicious steaks and great wine.

1 Thank Bagsey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner here and it was simply wonderful. A must for a wonderful steak , but, also the best place around for accommodating vegetarians

Thank annieT7
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We last visited this site 10 or so years ago and whilst it has changed it is still a wonderful setting in which to enjoy great food and company. I had the empanadas which were were lovely followed by the butterflied fillet - this was magnificent as were all but one of the steaks (which for some reason was dry).... More 

Thank MarkB25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I have been to Gourmet Natural a few times and it definitely remains one of my favourite restaurants. If you're a fan of gin and tonics, red wine and steak like myself you can't go wrong!

Thank NickJ750
NaturalGroup, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Fabulous review and we truly appreciate your time and feedback. Thank you for your high recommendation! Best regards, Gourmet Natural. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We attended as a party of 9, the staff couldn't do enough, including giving a couple of us who were interested a quick tour of the grills. The atmosphere is very special, the surroundings are amazing and the staff made a real fuss of our 2 yr old daughter; I honestly can't speak highly enough of this restaurant. We all... More 

Thank Kwakman68
NaturalGroup, Manager at Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your Chateaubriand as we enjoyed the visit of your baby girl. Best regards, Gourmet Natural. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $59
Steakhouse, European, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
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
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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