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“A touch of class”

Restaurante Akvavit
Ranked #12 of 194 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A touch of class”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Not sure it's a good thing letting everyone into my secret about this jewel in the Algarve crown. However, in my opinion this is the best restaurant in Vilamoura; I've visited the Algarve at least twice a year for 30 years, and I never miss an opportunity to eat at Akvavit. Whether its with my wife or my golfing pals we always eat here. The food is excellent and the service is top notch, although it can be a little slow when they are busy, but its always worth the wait. Maître d' hôtel Helene is always very welcoming and friendly too. Can't wait for my next trip in 2014, but please don't all rush there at once or I might struggle to get my usual table.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

This restaurant is definitely the best in the port at Vilamoura. We ate here about five nights out of seven! They do the most awesome starter which is a vol au vent with scallops, prawns and mushrooms in an exquisite sauce. Ladies beware! You won't have much room for a main course after this as it's very filling! The prawn cocktail is also brilliant but if you don't like hard boiled eggs please ask them to do it without the eggs, it doesn't say they are included in the dish on the menu but they are there! The Beef carpaccio is also brilliant as is the Lasagne, Salmon and the Steak on top of the potatoes! And to finish off if you have any room left the Profiteroles are top class. The staff are fantastic and it is on the quieter side of the port so is nice and peaceful. Love this place and highly recommend it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Dumfries
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice lunch”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stopped here for lunch 28th October 2013. Had a lovely lunch and enjoyer the experience. Food was excellent maybe a wee bit slow to arrive but not overly so. We sat out on the splendid deck which is well protected from the elements by the biggest umbrellas I've seen. Prices fairly average for the marina but considered to be good value . Staff were friendly and efficient. Really worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“top of the class”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

service and food is excellent attention to detail tried others but this is the best. we ate there for dinner, tea and afternoon cake /coffee deal and every visit was brilliant special mention to nunu who is a very friendly and helpful man who works there. sit by the boats in the day across the way or in the lovely restaurant at night some places have a touch of class and this is certainly one of them

  • Visited October 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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“Best on the marina”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Akvavit is a classy restaurant with a wonderful view of the marina. The food is always first class and the atmosphere and service single it out as the best on the marina at Vilamoura in my view. There is always a busy ambiance here, which marks it out as special and the Scandinavian dishes are unique to this area. There is also a wide selection of Portuguese and European cuisine. Well worth a visit either for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited October 2013
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