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“Lives up to its name and for vegetarians too!”
Review of Chinese Gourmet

Chinese Gourmet
Ranked #45 of 156 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $34
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Have been calling to Michael's excellent restaurant for many years now and never been disappointed. An ample menu, including a fantastic vegetarian section, and in season a good wine list.
Michael was in London, (Soho I seem to remember), before setting up in Almancil and he brings experience, skill and taste to his restaurant near Faro, Quinta do Lago and Val de Lobo.
I particularly recommend for vegetarians his Hors d'oeuvres (for 2+persons), a mixed selection with excellent tempura vegetables, won tons, Spring rolls etc. For others, the Dim Sum platter has gone down very well.
For mains, his wide choice of vegetarian dishes include my favourite, a great aubergine dish served sizzling hot, Three types of Chinese mushrooms, "Monk" vegetables, Noodles with bean sprouts and he is always willing to cook up something special, maybe with tofu or the inspiration of the day, particularly if you can give 24 hours notice when making a reservation.
All in all, if you fancy a Chinese meal in the Algarve, you will hardly do better!

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

On the last night of our stay in the Algarve we chose to dine in Chinese Gourmet in Almancil. We have gone here at least once on our previous trips to the area and as always the food is fantastic. The waitresses are most pleasant and helpful if we need advice on our choices. Michael the owner is a really nice and as per usual our food was delicious. Portions are not massive but certainly ample. A take-away you can have delivered is an option they offer too!

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Their are two things about this place that make it special. The first is Michael, the owner and head waiter. He is an absolute scream. I took my family there and it was a great night out.

The food is brilliant. I would say it was probably the best night overall restaurant experience we had whilst staying in Vale Do Lobo.

Michael,

Thanks for a great night out, see you in 2013, we will definitely come back.

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1  Thank VR6-er
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We go here often. Lovely owner and staff although service can be a little slow when busy. Lovely Crispy aromatic duck.

2  Thank erichowse
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Greeted by Michael who was the owner. Can only say how pleasant he was and how he demonstrated that he was to prepared other dishes as not per menu. Well worth a try. Oh yes. If you are like us and measure a restaurant by the cleanliness of toilets? Then this has a five star recommendation. Not usual on the Algarve.

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2  Thank Travellers2608
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