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“you must give this restaurant a try it really is amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Waves - CLOSED

Waves
Price range: $21 - $43
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“you must give this restaurant a try it really is amazing!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

What a position! Amazing venue! Sunsets to die for!
The prawns in spicy sauce and the octopus entree are incredible.
not easy to get to but well worth it

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Priscilla P
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25 reviews from our community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Almancil
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Waves Ancao Beach”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Although food is reasonable and the beautiful view helps. The service is beyond anything you would expect from a portuguese Jamie Oliver

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Tuijn
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Unfair criticism”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

After reading some of the reviews in Trip Advisor we were braced for a big disappointment! We had booked before reading some of the reviews. But we are happy to say that we were not at all disappointed. Quite the opposite!
The location is beautiful. The staff friendly although (thankfully) not in exaggeration. The food was very good. We had ceviche, Diablo prawns, and octopus with banana spinach. The was was creative, very well presented and tasty. Of course Waves in Praia do Ancão is not the usual grilled fish that abounds in the Algarve. It is true that while fish is excellent almost anywhere in Portugal there aren't that many creative fish and shell fish restaurants like Waves.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Straight-f-traveller
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UK
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Two stars for building and location......”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

...but none for food or service. As one of the 15 referred to in the previous review I heartily endorse the comments made. Three of us asked for our shrimp curry to be spiced up but it was completely devoid of any heat - not a bad flavour but nothing special and €18.50 for 5 shrimps and a little rice was completely over the top price-wise. We had a great evening but it had nothing to do with the restaurant and certainly nothing to do with the unfriendly staff.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Sue2404
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England
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“wonderful location but totally let down by the staff and food”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

on the beach-front, overlooking the ocean. What a spot: just amazing. We arrived as a party of 15 with the restaurant pretty much empty. We waited around 45 minutes for our food and two of our party didn't get their food with the rest of us "because the chef forgot".

When their food arrived it was undercooked so it was returned - both meals then came back better but not great.

At no time did any of the staff really appear to care nor did the manager make any sort of appearance once problems occurred. It really did feel as if we were in the way of the staff!

They removed the meals from the bill having been asked but I think the whole experience would have been much better if anyone had said sorry to us or gave any sort of impression that it mattered.

I would not expect this particular group of folks to be owning this place for very long as it won't survive in the local environment (which is ultra-competitive). I'm heading back to the algarve in a month but will not be going to this place again.

Two stars purely because of the location.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank dibble-tc
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