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The village inn

R. Visc. de Lagoa 5 | Mexilhoeira Da Carregacao, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-104, Portugal
+351 282 412 036
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spiced lamb” (10 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
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Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
R. Visc. de Lagoa 5 | Mexilhoeira Da Carregacao, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-104, Portugal
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

We were lucky to get a table as we had not had the foresight to book. The atmosphere was lovely. The food fantastic and a hostess who goes the extra mile to ensure you have the best experience possible. Small and cosy but enough room...More

Thank Ali F
Reviewed May 11, 2017

We should have found this restaurant earlier in our holiday. Difficult to find, but well worth it. Food was excellent as was the welcome. We will definitely return.

Thank Sue V
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Ate here last night. Beautifully eclectic inside. Food very good though roast potatoes did not appear to have been cooked freshly. Lived the Persian lamb. Lovely service be ex Canadian owner, Kathleen. We came up from Carvoeiro and taxi 15 euros each way made it...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Walked in to the village inn and my girlfriend and I thought we'd walked into a antiques shop in Yorkshire...there's nothing authentically Portuguese about the restaurant or the menu but what you do get is fantastically cooked food in a home made style and a...More

1  Thank leeboygreen
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

The village inn is a homely restaurant is very cosy food is homemade and is amazing . atmosphere is great owner Kathie is very welcoming a little out the way for us but definitely worth it

Thank Audrey M
Reviewed April 11, 2017

This little, yellow walled restaurant is hidden in Mexilhoeira de Carregacao(Estombar). We have been there several times over the years and find it really worth while for a (special?) "dinner out". Enjoyed the tasty dinner with a glass of good wine and the open fire....More

Thank dutchess_arja
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Boy what a treat! You certainly cant go wrong trying the delightful Village Inn Restaurant. Small, cosy and busy, its best to phone ahead. The Portuguese kitchen staff and lovely Canadian hostess are very friendly, accomodating to every need. With both Portuguese starters, fish dishes,...More

1  Thank Keith E
Kathleen L, Owner at The village inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! You could not stay away from my restaurant!! Glad you enjoyed it so much. Yours, Kathie

Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Where do I start. Food was amazing proper home cooked fresh tasty food. Kathie the owner was exceptional she really knows how to treat her customers. The resturant is very quirky and in what felt like at this time of year, in the middle of...More

Thank Jes W
Kathleen L, Owner at The village inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

Oh thanks for the great review! I am so glad you both enjoyed your Valentines night. We really try hard to make it special for everyone! We always enjoy it too. Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday! Best...More

Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We came across this delightful restaurant quite by chance. We were staying up the road at the lovely bed and breakfast, "Rio do Arade." On walking along we noticed the bright yellow painted building. We peeked in the windows and saw what looked like an...More

2  Thank George H
Kathleen L, Owner at The village inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review! It always makes my day to receive such a good one as this! I hope to see you again in the near future. All the best. We strive to make your evening enjoying! Best Wishes, Kathleen

Reviewed December 30, 2016

This place is a quirky little english restaurant in portugal. Its decor remind me of a small inn in England, and the food matches. The beef and kidney pie was very good. Very nice owner as well.

1  Thank mtmiller03
Kathleen L, Owner at The village inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! I always like to hear about your evening. I am so glad you enjoyed yours! Warm Wishes, Kathleen

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May 3, 2016|
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Response from georgette52 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure, best to call her.
July 31, 2015|
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Response from trudy G | Reviewed this property |
Back again to see Kathleen. She was packed this time we arrived, but managed to squeeze us in. I had my favourite Goat Cheese Salad followed by the oh so delicious Beef Bourginon, which she simmers so the meat is very very... More
Bill P
March 31, 2015|
Response from Kathleen L | Property representative |
Thanks Bill. It will be great to see you again, until September!! Kathie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $21
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R. Visc. de Lagoa 5 | Mexilhoeira Da Carregacao, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-104, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa  >  Estombar
  • Phone Number: +351 282 412 036
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Temporarily closed . We hope we have not inconvenienced anyone by our temporary closer. Hoping that you can dine with us very soon in our lovely old world charm restaurant.
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