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“Lovely place to relax in the sun and listen to johnny on the sax”

Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro
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Ranked #22 of 885 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Grill
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Open March - October. Seasonal closure: November - February. Visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/JohnnyHooper'sSaxophoneBistro. Jazz and Blues themed restaurant. Johnny Hooper's live saxophone shows with fun music quiz, party atmosphere and dancing are on Tuesday and Friday nights from March - October. During the summer, chill-out Sunday afternoons take place on the garden terrace with cool local musicians providing the laid-back vibe. Gluten-free menu options. Great place for celebrations!
Reviewed October 30, 2012

excellent music if you like the saxophone this is the place to go. Great food excellent coffee lovely staff. This bar is in the old town and overlooks the square with there are many bars and restaurants. Johnny plays excellent.

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1  Thank sueandmicky
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We heard about this place from a young couple who had chosen this Bistro for a special night out - the guy wanted to propose to his girlfriend and told us what an amazing night they had - so we had to try it! We had a great night - the food was excellent and the music truly wonderful. Johnny himself reserved us a table next to the stage and made sure we were looked after by his great staff! He is a perfect host who makes everyone feel special and a brilliant sax player! Thanks Johnny from the Golden Girls!!

2  Thank Wendy K
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Went to Johnny's bar on recommendation. Everything people say about it is true... Best night out by far. Food, entertainment and service was excellent. We will definately go back next year.

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2  Thank john e
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

After hearing Johnny play in Albufeira Old Town, we booked a table for the Friday night. Johnny is fantastic on the saxophone, but we felt quite let down by the choice on the menu, and also felt it was a bit overpriced for what it was (but then you're probably paying for the entertainment!). After Johnny played, there was to be a quiz. we are not big quizzers so chose to leave at this time, as did quite a few others. The venue itself is actually quite a walk from the strip, and we would recommend getting a taxi if you are not staying near the strip. We also felt VERY cramped and quite claustraphobic where we had been seated (and you dont really have much choice, as they literally cram them in!). I suppose it was a change for a night for us, but we wouldnt rush back.

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Thank SuperPinny
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Sitting in a bar in the square last Friday we heard saxaphone music that was too good to be a cd. We had discovered Johnny Hooper!! Having moved closer and watched a true pro' playing we bought a cd and booked for that evening at his restaurant. The simple yet naturally warm decor immediately relaxed us as did the welcoming smile from Johnny. On the walls were photos of some of my favourite jazz musicians - pure nostalgia! The menu was not extensive but the choices were excellent as was the quality of the food. Simple, tasty and cooked to perfection at a very good price. Then The Man started to play. I had almost forgotten what a REAL musician sounded like but was soon lost in the warmth and feeling of a great alto sax player. The content was eclectic and involved the patrons having their requests played. The evening continued from there and nobody wanted it to finish. Before leaving we booked again for the 'Chilled Sunday' afternoon where we had a superb roast with all the trimmings including a very generous portion of roast lamb. It was as good as at home!! Johnny's chef is clearly as professional as his boss! Past holidays tend to fade into the ether after a while unless something memorable happens. We will never forget this due to Johnny and his terrfic staff and will always be reminded of it every time we play the cd's we bought. Johnny; thank you, sincerely.

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Thank Chris R
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