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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro
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Ranked #17 of 853 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Grill
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 November 19, 2012

We had a brilliant night out here in October while on holiday,the food and entertainment was brilliant, would highly recomend this resturant, Jonny Hooper was the perfect host he made you feel very welcome and the atmosphere was fantastic

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

My partner and I visited on a Friday night on our holidays and were not disappointed.

From the personal welcome from Johnny himself when you arrive to the attentive waitresses, the lovely food, fun quiz and amazing music we had a really fun and different night than we have had elsewhere.

His stories between the tunes he played were fascinating and his show was great to watch. Everyone seemed to be having a fab night which really made the atmosphere electric. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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2  Thank Laura A
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We went to Albuferia for a weeks break from the 25th October 2012, and was fortunate enough to visit Johnny Hooper's bar. It was the last Friday show of the season and we had an amazing night. The atmosphere was electric, the food was delicious, the service was excellent and the staff very attentive. Johhny himself is a fabulous musician and a real showman. He is very professional and ensures everyone is happay and having a good time. His wife is also very attentive. If you have any dietary requests such as celiac, they cater for this.
We also visited the bar on the last Sunday and was fortunate enough to see a singer/guitarist Martin Johnathan, who was also very good. He has a very good voice and wow can he play his guitar. The Sunday roast looked amazing and when we re visit Albuferia we will definetly be booking a table to have one.

All in all a fab night and sunday lunchtime was had by everyone who was there. You must vist Johnny Hoopers!!!

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We had the pleasure of making the last night of the season at johnnys bistro and what a fab night it was, music was entertaining and food and drink was good, steaks amazing the cheese board was a bit sparce but I understand it was the last night and it didn't spoil our night that's for sure!!! Johnny knows how to entertain and he did that! and yeah prices are a bit more expensive but the entertainment makes up for it. Johnny well done great memories for my wife and I on our anniversary see you next July. All the best from scotland !!!!!!!!

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2  Thank andyboyDundee
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We called at the bistro early in our weeks holiday to Albufeira and I'm pleased we did. As the last week of the season Johnny wasn't doing his usual Tuesday gig but only the Friday night, which was to be his last show of 2012.

We left a € 10 deposit per person which is knocked off the final bill.

We arrived at just after 7.30pm and were one of the last to leave at nearly midnight. I'm sure if you wanted to stop of later Johnny would have been accommodating.

The food.....
My wife had the Chicken Breast stuffed with gorgonzola cheese and wrapped in Parma ham. She only let me try an little bit but is tasted fantasic. My 15 year old son, who had been very sceptical at going to a "Jazz club" settled on the burger, which was hand made from fresh minced beef. I decide to try something different and went for the Catfish. It was a bone free fillet and was the most succulent piece of fish I had ever eaten.

The live music started at just before 8.30pm and we were treated to a selection of Saxaphone standards played with passion and humour by Johnny.

During a break there was a music quiz which included questions on classical, 60's, 70's, 80's and more upto date questions. There was a bit of something for everyone. We managed a respectable 2nd place on 13.5 out of 15.

Following the quiz there was Johnny's second session rounded off by the ever popular Baker Street and Glen Miller. We even had a french couple jiving to some of the more upbeat music.

To finish the night off there was a disco for those who wished to dance the night away with a varied mixture of classics and more up to date music.

The total bill for the three of us came to about € 30 per head which was our most expensive meal of the holiday but it did include drinks and unforgettable entertainment.

At the end of the holiday the three of us (including my 15 year old son) all agreed that Johnny Hoopers had been the highlight of our holiday.

Don't hesitate in going to one of Johnnys gigs, if you ever get the chance. You don't have to be a big jazz fan to appreciate a man who is passionate about his music.

Also a final mention to the girls running the tables. They were friendly and helpful running around for food and drink orders all night.

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