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Alambique

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Rua Quinta do Lago | 8135-160, Almancil 8135-162, Portugal
+351 289 394 579
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We visited on a Sunday evening - busy place - service was diabolically slow - portions minute (the jacket potato was the size of a Jersey Royal) - Food was average - pricing high - then they chucked a glass of wine over us - no apology - not even a free drink - there are at least 50 restaurants... More 

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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently had an evening meal here on a Friday during a weeks holiday in Portugal. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals - everything was cooked to perfection and served beautifully (the Monkfish rice is highly recommended (and is HUGE)). We enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine and then were recommended a local wine by a waiter which we tried... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on our first night in the area. Had a table for 10 and seated in an area with lots of similar sized groups. Food was generally good although those that had curries were disappointed. We could have gone back but the general consensus was to try elsewhere. Nothing bad to comment, just no wow factor.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Eight of us (in our 40's) went to Alambique for dinner. The setting is gorgeous, outdoors, soft lighting, beautifully decorated tables beware though wear insect repellant! Menu is almost impossible to decipher in four languages with script font and I'm not kidding! Wine list is more of an inventory! Food wise it was good quality but the dishes are dated,... More 

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Thank Sunworshipper16
Bromley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our favourite restaurant of the holiday out of a very good selection of restaurants in the Vale Do Lobo area. We asked for a table in the garden which we thought was the best area. Food is amazingly fresh and tasty. We had filet of fish (sole and sea bass) for main and they were huge - perfectly... More 

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Thank Ben C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by friends who had eaten there the previous year. We were not disappointed . Beautiful garden setting , lights and candles all around . Staff attentive and friendly. Food very good with some nice touches. Good cocktails too - recommend the Strawberry Daiquiri. Not cheap but worth it. If any slight comment it would be... More 

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Thank whatsup12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

At night the place is lit up and looks amazing so good start... Lovely people and lovely atmosphere! We were here for 1 week and out of all the pretty high ender restaurants we have been to, this one tops it. 10/10 would recommend. Would highly recommend the Portugal style fillet steak. Few points/issues: -Even though the atmosphere is pretty... More 

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Thank Oliver L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very tight time schedule as on our way to the airport but staff did their best to rush our order through. Friendly staff, good food and nice surroundings, we will visit again on our next trip to Portugal.

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy coming to this restaurant. Great atmosphere and beautifully presented food. Very congenial surroundings.

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Thank Tania W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alambique is a Restaurant to be enjoyed before the mad month of July and after the loony busy August. The restaurant serves Bistro style food, it shouldn't be viewed as fine dining. They are always busy, in July and August it is nearly almost full, all the time! Booking is essential... The food is good but not great, the service... 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
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Quinta do Lago | 8135-160, Almancil 8135-162, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 394 579

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