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“Sunday Lunch (20/10/52013)”

Vaults (since 1670)
Ranked #8 of 155 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A series of extraordinary vaulted ceilings draw the eyes upwards the instant you step over Vaults threshold. This ancient former coaching house on the main street of Almancil is an architectural masterpiece, and considered by locals as much tourists as a special restaurant. Hosts David and Katrina make everyone feel at home, while head chef Marco oversees largely Portuguese and Mediterranean menu. On Sunday Vaults puts on a traditional British carvery (with all the trimmings)served for both lunch and dinner.
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Sunday Lunch (20/10/52013)”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Absolutely wonderful setting in the original wine vaults we have a very warm welcome and the Sunday roast was superb at 10.95 euro and there was plenty of it. It was the best roast I have ever eaten outside England.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Geoff A
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sunday Evening British Roast”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

A wonderful restaurant with a vaulted ceiling. Incredibly friendly staff (Kim and the owner Lil) and an excellent chef (Sean). You are made to feel very welcome. It is a buffet style, however, the meats are replaced regularly. Very good quality and lots of lovely wines. This has got to be one of the most reasonable places to eat in Almancil and the surrounding area. A real gem.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank cpfham
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Cornwall
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“New to us”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Dined at Vaults last week on their Curry Night (Wednesdays - 25 Euros for 2 curries and a bottle of House Wine). The restaurant is in an interesting vaulted building (hence the name!) and is run by English people, on the main street in Almancil.
Had mixed feelings overall. The owner is friendly and welcoming, and the curries and other main courses we had (Morrocan lamb especially) were very good and tasty, but like a previous reviewer mentioned, the deep fried calamari was of the frozen variety, which was surprising when there is so much fresh seafood readily available locally.
Prices were reasonable, welcome good, but not many other people were there, so not much atmosphere, which was a shame.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank trelights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Warm welcome and great food.”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Recently ate here with some friends. Chef Sean was very pleasant, helpful, and prepared some fab food, which was presented well. Great asset. The hostess/owner was very welcoming, friendly and attentive throughout our meal. Would definitely recommend and will visit again. Well done.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Peter K
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York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very good can't vault it”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

good food friendly staff good price a free glass of port on the house would go back to the vaults next time in Almancil very nice.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank 768roberto
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