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“Christmas Dinner in style”

Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante
Ranked #70 of 800 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Perhaps one of the most beautiful restaurants in Albufeira, Castelo do Mar boasts unique sea and Marina views, outside terraces and a relaxed ambience in an elegant setting. Our ecletic menu offers dishes of meats, fish, saeafood and vegetarian. Our ROOFTOP CHAMPAGNE & COCKTAIL BAR provides an elegant space to enjoy sunset cocktails and spectacular sea and Marina views before or after dining or for relaxing drinks only. An ideal venue for all occasions. If you have taken the time to write a review and we have not responded to it please accept our apologies. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to do so and offer our sincere thanks.
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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“Christmas Dinner in style”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had to pre-book the Christmas Day lunch, and pay a deposit in advance, but this meant that we were a small party with each table getting lots of individual attention, including a personalised Christmas Card, which was a nice welcoming touch. The restaurant is down by the marina, overlooking the sea, so it offers a terrific view.

We assembled for a glass of fizz and canapés at 12:30, and during the half hour that the diners rolled up, our hosts were very generous with both aperitif and hors d'ouevres. The meal consisted of six courses, with cream of asparagus soup to follow the canapés, crab fishcake with giant prawn, then roast turkey (or sea bass), Christmas Pud (or fresh fruit) and finally a huge cheese board, which nobody had any room for. So, they wrapped the lot up in tinfoil for us to take away. A glass of port and home made mince pies completed the meal - and they wrapped the latter up for us too.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who took the trouble to chat to us and make us feel at home. Some of the other diners were expats who had obviously eaten here before. The drinks were all reasonably priced, and the standard of cuisine was very high. There was just too much food to stuff down at one sitting. The turkey and trimmings constituted a meal in itself, and it was beautifully done. Well done the owners and staff!

  • Visited November 2013
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Albufeira, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just wow!”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is a must for anyone staying in the area. We have lived here for 9 years, and it's the best English food in the area, by far! Fab service ( beware of johann) and fantastic food and location!

  • Visited December 2013
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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“Great food, great staff and great atmosphere!”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

A big group of us went for a meal last week. Everybody was very happy with their meal and we had a great night, so would recommend it to anyone!

  • Visited December 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Great choice of food & excellent service”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We pre-booked this restaurant before we left the UK because of their varied menu choices (including vegetarian), reasonable prices and to ensure they could accommodate 12 people.

The food was excellent and if anything there was too much choice. The food was very well cooked and presented. The price was relatively cheap for the quality. Portion's were large, with the majority of people not managing a desert. The staff couldn't do enough for us.

After our meal we were made to feel welcome enough to stay in the bar area for drinks. The restaurant was really nicely decorated and I would recommend to go with a group of friends or for a romantic meal. Also the terrace overlooking the marina in the day was really nice.

Will be returning to Castelo do Mar on my return to Albufeira.

  • Visited December 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“First Class”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Had Sunday lunch here yesterday and it was fantastic . Lots of fresh veg and the meat and Yorkshires where fantastic.. I have been here before over the years and seen different owners but I must admit I will be going again as the food and service was great.

  • Visited December 2013
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