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“Very good food quality with excellent prices and friendly service”

The Cockerel Country Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 827 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Very good food quality with excellent prices and friendly service”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

My husband, two kids and I visited this lovely restaurant on Sunday evening and I have to thoroughly disagree with a reviewer a few reviews back as to get two quality steak dinners for €13.95 anywhere is not expensive! My kids got two Sunday roast beef dinners, beef was very tender, lots of gravy, a huge Yorkshire pudding, roasties, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage and all for €5. Needless to say portion size was very generous for a child!

We had pre-booked as we had heard that it is always busy. As we were eating at 6pm, a couple of groups arrived looking for a table and hadn't pre-booked. The staff were very pleasant and found them tables. Our waiter was very friendly, had a joke with the kids and when we thanked him at the end of the meal he chatted more with the kids, teaching them a couple of words of Portugese. There was a lady serving also who was very friendly as I could hear her chatting to other customers so no pretentious behaviour by staff when we were there!

  • Visited June 2013
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Skipton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Delicious and reasonably priced”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We visited this restaurant on 2 consecutive nights as we were so impressed with the quality and value of the food. 2 main meals for E13.95. Unfortunately we only discovered it at the end of our holiday, otherwise we would have been tempted to eat there every night. We had steak one night and rack of ribs on the 2nd night, served with real chips and salad. You need to book as it is very popular...

  • Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Big Fish”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The fish is enormous, delicious with chips to match. They have a deal on in the early part of the year where you get two meals for the price of one. This is exceptional value. If in Albufeira, don`t miss the chance to eat here. The rest of the menu is equally good. Be sure to book in advance.

  • Visited May 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good Restaurant but they need to be careful !”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Based on reviews we decided we would eat there one night. We made the walk down to the restaurant which is NOT on the main strip and you would pass it quite easily. We walked in and asked for a table, they asked "have you a booking?", we said no and we were told that they were fully booked and asked if we would like to make a reservation for another night. We duly did and returned the next evening.
We were more confident going in the next night as we had made our booking and they escorted us to our table for 5 in centre of what is a very small room, It is very tight there and no option to eat out doors unless you want a table on the footpath!
We were served promptly and efficiently and the menu has a good choice. This "two for price of one" is a bit of a joke though when you consider that the cheapest main course is €13.50 so this means that one main course is €6.75 but you go down strip and you can get a 3 course meal with a drink in many places for €9.50 and less !
The food was good and freshly prepared but lets not get carried away , its not a Michelin star restaurant and its basically chicken + chips, steak and chips etc, etc
Whilst we were dining many people called to get a table and they got the same mantra , "Have you got a booking, sorry we are full , would you like to book for another night?". Guess what, Not many people booked for another night and the management took no notice because the are so far up in the clouds with what they deem success selling out a very small restaurant. They would want to be very careful because they don't have the central location and their food is being replicated in many other restaurants for less money. Some day they may have empty seats and tables and might have to work a bit harder, pretentious was a word that came to my mind many times during the visit.
I wouldn't go there again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Sunday cavery in Albufeira”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

As a regular to Albufeira, I would highly recommend this restaurant. Food is good value, fast and friendly service, we eat here twice a week when we're in Albufeira. This restaurant is so popular, you need to book in advance to be sure of a table.

  • Visited June 2013
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