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“excellent food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jollies Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Jollies Restaurant and Bar
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
east northants
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

small restaurant which does not look great from the outside but offers great food.we had the house special 2 years running. You won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2013
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Thank mike/sharon
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Derry, Ireland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great wee place with charming hosts.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Lovely food, served in a very friendly, casual restaurant run by a great husband and wife team. Well worth a visit for sure.

Visited September 2013
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Thank RiverviewRaver
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Missed this gem for years!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We have just returned from a holiday in Portugal. We always stay in olhos d, agua and have done so for the last six years. We often walked by this little restaurant but never dined there until last Thursday night. What a shame because we found the whole experience to be a great experience. Friendly comfortable and very attentive owners who also explain all dishes and there fresh ingredients. Our favourite was pasta piri piri and a fabulous lemon sole fish for mains. We were so impressed we even went back the following night.we look forward to going back. Don't miss this if your in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eddienow
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very friendly, good quality food !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

If you are staying in olhos, and like great food at a very reasonable price then this is a must ! It's a very relaxed atmosphere and jackie and josè do there upmost to make you feel welcome, piri piri chicken is josè's speciality but all food they serve is equally as nice ! My favourite is the Portuguese omelette just marvellous ! Don't be put off by the frontage as sometimes it may appear closed, they have a lovely outside eating area to the rear is nice and cosey.
We had food here quite a few times over our recent 10 day holiday and quite frankly I can't understand all the bad reviews !!! We will definitely be going there again !!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank andrew s
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quantity over quality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you like quantity over quality, this is the place for you. Fish was not fresh despite the fact that the restaurant is at the sea. Bread was mouldy and when this was pointed out the waitress removed the piece and I think just brought the same basket..."garden" at the back more like a paved parking spot at the back of the restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank woodmetz S
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JolliesAlgarve, Manager at Jollies Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you for your review albeit undeserved I think. You seemed uncomfortable as you took your seats and I am sorry that our little garden was not to your taste. "a paved parking spot" is a little harsh - seaview would be better but for the benefit of readers the restaurant is NOT "at the sea". I know you were disappointed that we could not serve one glass of vinho verde as we only stock good quality which we sell by the bottle. Unfortunately we only had one codfish left to offer you and your dining companion but I remember both plates (one sea bass) came back to the kitchen empty, despite the "quantity". Just to set the record straight, the bread was fresh that day but chef sliced another batch for you; to return the same basket would be a little unintelligent - certainly not our style. However the waitress thanks you for your generous tip.
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