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“Good honest food”
Review of Chaplins

Chaplins
Ranked #19 of 57 Restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This restaurant has something for everyone and is well run by a very affable English lady and her staff. Situated next to the church it is the type of restaurant you would probably dismiss at first glance but if you do you will have missed a little gem.Portions are generous and are a combination of Portugese or English with fish and chips being an obvious favourite. The emphasis is on customer satisfaction and during our visit a group of golfers came in and 4 wanted the Calamari starter but the owner explained she only had 2 portions left but would split them so they could have half each. When these appeared the 'half' portions were enormous and she could easily have charged the full amount as the customers would never have known. It was good to see profiteering is not on the menu here.

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2  Thank SilverfoxBeds_UK
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant is run by Jane & Mario in the attractive portugues village of Vila da Luz . The emphasis is on freshly prepared english type food , we had the special of Fish / Chips but the other four in our party of six had a special Portuguse dish which was prepared by Mario that day ,which drew favourable comments . In the corner their is an area devoted for children drawings , pictures etc ,
In the summer we noticed they have a terrace which has a sea view , plus since last in Luz , the council has levelled the rough ground outside to make a large free car park for all local business ,
Worth a try if you need a fix of good English Pub grub , with a touch of warm portuguese hospitality .

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We try and get over to Luz every year, and if we do will always make sure we eat in Chaplins at least one - it simply has the best steak in town (with an honorable mention to the fish and chips, which is also superb).

The restaurant may not be the prettiest place to look at, but the staff are friendly (and usually remember you after a couple of visits), it's great value and you just can't beat the food.

Highly recommended

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3  Thank JoeChapman
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

did not try to be too fancy but choice was good and food was excellent .very homely place to eat.even got sky tv

1  Thank metalmicky096
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Ate here twice whilst on a 9 night stay in the town. The swordfish steak was recomended to me by the waitress and it was superb ! Staff were very friendly and welcoming, don't hesitate to eat here and enjoy

1  Thank sssdj
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