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Aquarelle Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 160 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $62
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Aquarelle, situated in the heart of Algarve’s “Golden Triangle” this quaint and emblematic restaurant made its mark almost 30 years ago. Here we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction! We welcome you to experience a delightful sunny meal under our ambient pergola and fountain, coupled with our fantastic selection of seasonal produce with an authentic Mediterranean twist. We invite you to have an experience of bliss in the Algarve, here, at Aquarelle…
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We ate here towards the end of September 2013 and thought it was excellent value for money, when compared with other restaurants in the area. My husband and I both ate from the fixed price menu - 28euros for 3 courses. I would highly recommend the Prawn Caesar Salad, Trio of Fish (salmon, seabass and scallop with roasted vegetables and asparagus) and Creme Brulee. My husband had Sirloin Steak, which was also included in the set menu. We sat outside and although it was quite near the road, we didn't notice once the restaurant was full. I would recommend booking a table.

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Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Despite our many visits to the Algarve, we had never dined here before but were recommended to try Aquarelle by friends of my son. They rated it very highly and they were right to do so.
Our group of 4 all had the €28 3 course table d'hote menu. There was a good choice of all courses and the food was just top class. Generally the main course portion sizes were not large but the food was simply beautifully cooked and presented. They did leave room, however, for the desserts which were absolutely excellent and without a doubt the best I have ever had on the Algarve.
Will be going here again before we leave for home

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2  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Not the first time I'm here but every time I have a great meal!
Lunch or dinner!starters main course and dessert ....excellent ,fantastic wine list as well!
Tnx guys

1  Thank Philippos644
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Although we have spent many holidays in the Quinta do Lago area, we had never eaten at Aquarelle until last week when 4 of us had dinner on Friday. We chose it from the very good TA reviews and also on a recommendation, and were not disappointed. We did not book, and had the choice of a couple of tables outside, but would suggest it would be best to book ahead, especially in the high season.
We received a very friendly welcome from who we assume was the young owner, but all the staff were very helpful and attentive, and fully conversant in English with the menu and specials. We went for the very good 28 Euro three course set menu, which had ample choice, choosing Prawn Caesar salad, Parma Ham & Melon and Spinach Soup as starters, Sea Bass fillets, Trilogy of Fish (John Dory, Golden Bream and Salmon), RibEye Steak with Cheese & bacon, and Sirloin Steak with Mustard Sauce (both steaks cooked as requested and delicious) for main courses, followed by excellent crème brulees and crepes suzette for dessert.
The House Wines were very good and reasonable at 14 Euros - and there was a choice of 2 reds and 2 whites, which the owner helpfully explained - saying that if we did not like the ones we chose we could send them back and he would happily finish them! But both were absolutely fine, and much enjoyed! After getting the bill, we were offered (and accepted!) most generous liqueurs on the house. And when we left, the owner, who by that time was sitting down at a table with friends, was quick to get up to shake hands and thank us for coming.
On Fridays they have a very good singer/guitarist playing in the background - obviously a keen Eric Clapton fan - which was a very pleasant bonus. We sat outside in the canopied garden area, and were very impressed by the beautifully painted table top, which the owner proudly told us had been done by his mother - a lovely touch.
We would certainly recommend this restaurant to others, and intend to return there next year when in the Almancil area.

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1  Thank trelights
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Living just round the corner (holiday) went this lunchtime - we were the only ones outside, ordered our food (set menu 13.50 euro) !!! Bargain. Then all of a sudden flocks of people arriving - nearly the whole of outdoors was full!!! Food/atmosphere lovely - great find, we will be back!

A refreshing change from the expensive and a bit boring beach restaurants!

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1  Thank SALSM
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