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“Beautiful food in lovely setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Birds Nest Restaurant

Birds Nest Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 121 Restaurants in Loule
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $54
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We at The Bird's Nest regret to inform our loyal customers that as of 8th of August 2015 we shall be taking an indefinite time-out due to recent family health issues. We would like to thank you for your custom down the years and look forward to seeing you all soon in the near future. All the best from the team at The Bird's Nest
East Molesey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful food in lovely setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We found this restaurant through trip advisor as we wanted to find somewhere new. As soon as we walked in our expectations were high - it all looked top notch. The meal did not disappoint, some interesting dishes well presented and delicious. Our waitress was lovely and so friendly, she couldn't do enough for us. The only slight negative is that there did not seem to be a Portuguese twist to the dishes, that would have made it perfect - a bit too English, that said if that is the style of food you are yearning for you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Trish H
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Just lovely!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was our fourth trip to this beautiful restaurant. We had a party of 12 and had the outdoor veranda to ourselves. As always the food service and atmosphere was just perfect. I couldn't find a single thing I would change. If I could, I'd go every week!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jackie O
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is one of our treat restaurants when in the Algarve and this year we managed two visits with different couples and as ever the food, service and value was excellent. Yes it does take a little finding but also a lot of beating! Looking forward to visiting again next year already.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Alandads
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Kent, UK
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Attention to detail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had an amazing meal in this lovely restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff were kind and welcoming, they even made a point of calling the children by name. The setting was pretty amazing too; cool but refreshing, white table cloths beautifully set with glasses and cutlery and a different candle holder on each table, giving a contemporary but traditional style. The pretty gardens and terraces were. Delight to explore, you didn't know what was round the next corner! Even in the toilets the attention to detail was superb, something you would find in an expensive restaurant in London perhaps, Molton Brown toiletries and individual hand towels. The food was traditionally English, but it was Sunday! The starters and desserts had a more Mediterranean twist. Lovely! Excellent!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Firstfooting
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Porto, Portugal
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice & Cosy !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

It's a very nice restaurant, located in a renovated tradional house jutst a few km from the sea coast, but a long way from the hub-hub of the "touristy Algarve".
The business is owned by Irish people and the friendly staff is not Portuguese (also Irish ??), which had a comical note when they tried to explain/translate the menu (in english only) for us :-D
The food is very nice - sarting with the basket of bread (do try the beetroot bread) and ending in the dessert (I recommend the chocolate one - named something like "Chocky Woky Dudda...").
Overall, a very nice dining experience, in a beautiful room

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Francisco_Carrilho
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