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“cats!”
Review of Farolin

Farolin
Ranked #10 of 68 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“cats!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

food and service great. value for money and good sunset views.
you need to book and get there early-7pm for best tables.
the table are very cramped together so not that romantic candle lit sunset dinner you thought it might be.
only spoilt an elderly German couple at next table who insisted on feeding the cats from their plates. even the manager thought this a bit much.the waiters did thier best to keep the cats at bay but what can yopu do when people insist on feeding very good fish to wild cats with fleas who them pester the other diners!
try not to let this put you off from some very good food and charming service. they even provide you with a free get you home car service.

Visited August 2012
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Prawns”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Superb prawns although expensive. One lunch you will never forget with location taken into consideration. Same service for coffee and afternoon drinks so well worth a visit

  • Visited June 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“lovely food with excellent portions”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Went to this reustrant on my final night as a member of staff from my hotel advised us to go. The service was good with quick seating, their was also live music which was very mellow and nice to hear the local culture. Once you picked your main you need to select a side(s) be aware the portion sizes are big so 1 side between 2 is plenty. Food is lovely and fresh and what makes it better is the view over looking the sea! 1 think when they bring olives to your table they add this to the bill, I thought they were free so managed to get them taken off but you may not be so lucky! Overall excellent 8/10

Visited May 2013
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Netherlands
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great setting, Quality food”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

LIke most eating out experiences in Cape Verde, the bill was most reasonable and the food was good quality. Fantastic setting and wonderful view - plus music added to the sense of ambience. Good spot for a romantic night out.

  • Visited May 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Meal with a great view!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Firstly the location is amazing the view is beautiful!

the food was lovely too! we all enjoyed our meal ! the staff were friendly and the live music was nice!

Really enjoyed it and would definitely reccoemend!

  • Visited April 2013
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