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Alambique

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European, Portuguese
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Estrada da Quinta do Lago | 8135-160, Almancil, Portugal
+351 289 394 579
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 227
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
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First time here. Not cheap by a long shot but boy is the food worth it. Attentive staff and beautiful settings. We sat outside on a big table as there was 8 of us and it was a memorable night. Thankyou

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Stephan O
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time here. Not cheap by a long shot but boy is the food worth it. Attentive staff and beautiful settings. We sat outside on a big table as there was 8 of us and it was a memorable night. Thankyou

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Thank Stephan O
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wish I could rate this place even higher! We have been coming here for 8 years and have never had a bad meal! Amazing fish and shellfish The best resturant in the area for amazing quality food and service without being pretentious and extortionate.

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Thank Lolly971310
Kufstein, Austria
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No nonsense, simple good food. The fish is very fresh and prepared to your preference. Lively and friendly atmosphere. Nice wine list (even for wine pros) with fair prices.

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Thank Julia7ich
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow.....amazing food and atmosphere with extremely attentive staff. Easily one of the best meals I have ever eaten! If this restaurant was in London, it would cost you £150 per head, but we had 5 courses with wine for under 50 Euro per head?

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Thank macandjudy
Keighley
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

After being regular visitors to Alambique over recent years we had the most disappointing evening yesterday 9th December 2015. The service (or lack of it ) was appalling. There was no excuse as the restaurant was not even busy - no more than 20 diners. We arrived at 7.45 and our order was taken within 10 minutes. The amuse bouche... More 

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Thank gandb10
Barnet, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and it still manages to maintain a high standard. Top tuck professionally served by knowledgable staff.The place was full on a Wednesday night.Not cheap but great value anyway.

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Thank barnetboy8
Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Went here using a voucher from an Alan Shearer charity event and staff and owners could not have made us more welcome despite that. The steaks were delicious as was the Dão wine. Overall a nice atmosphere. Would definitely go back even if I have to reach for the wallet next time.

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Thank NigelandSue
England
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough - we have eaten here 5 times in 3 weeks and the food is outstanding, best fish I've ever had. The food is delicious and service excellent we can't wait to return next year.

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Thank delboydel
London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Some places don't change much and thankfully Alambique doesn't. The service is always good, the food is lovely and they seem happy to recommend wines that compliment your food choices as opposed to the most expensive. On a friends recommendation I had the crepe Suzette and I have to agree that it probably the best you are likely to get... More 

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1 Thank Dawn S
Almancil, Portugal
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

consistently good, a must when visiting almancil, Vilamoura,Val de lobo areas. plentiful staff, knowledgable in all culinary and wine areas . not the cheapest but good value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada da Quinta do Lago | 8135-160, Almancil, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 394 579

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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