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“Fabulous gem in Luz!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mirage Restaurant - CLOSED

Mirage Restaurant
Price range: $22 - $43
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous gem in Luz!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We loved Lote 1! We were greeted by Candice on our first visit and were made to feel really welcome. The surroundings were gorgeous, with a lovely little garden and outside eating area, as well as a great restaurant and bar. Christian then came to take our order and was equally welcoming, but in a really relaxed way. The menus were beautifully printed and had a lovely range of 'fine dining' choices as well as a really quirky children's menu.
We ordered the covers to start and loved the home made saffron and cinnamon bread, lentil pate and tapenade - It was to die for!
The kid's meals came out on beautifully decorated plates and were all home made, with healthy, fresh ingredients. (No frozen chicken nuggets here!)
Our meals were totally delicious, especially the orange flavoured chicken and the chocolate brownie dessert!
We ate 3 times in Lote 1 and wished we were in Luz for longer than 2 weeks to allow us to go back again. Christian and Candice, combined with the fabulous food and atmosphere, made our dining experience in Lote 1 to be amongst one of the best ever! Thanks so much. The McCreanor family

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Alison M
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Top class service and food to match”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

The front of house service from the young owners and their assistants was friendly and professional, showing genuine interest when chatting to their customers.

The food was of really high quality, in particular the chocolate mousse and chocolate fondant which was the best dessert I have ever tasted in my life.

Thank you for two excellent meals whilst we were in Praia da Luz, and I hope you are as successful as you deserve.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Lawrence M
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“A class apart”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

So much of the food in Luz is aimed at the typical English tourist, large portions of classic English food with a bit of local fish thrown in. Its certainly not particularly special.

Lote 1 is different and and the experience is more akin to a classy big town restaurant. Super flavorful food with great presentation and good prices. The children's menus is freshly prepared and not out of a box. Ambiance is great and service friendly and very efficient.

You can walk to the restaurant or drive as there is plenty of parking


We are regulars to Luz and this will now be our restaurant of choice

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Millsie544
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Fantastic service with polite and friendly staff. Superb food with a creative edge. We had the chicken which was delicious and we loved the twist on couver. Really tasty and great value for money.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank seymour267
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Surprised !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

We were surprised about the review dated 20th Aug. I was there on the 19th Aug with my wife, having been there the week before with 3 friends too.. The food was fine - the presentation excellent as some of the photos illustrate. I obviously went to the wrong Sunday School. We had different meal choices on each occasion and each was absolutely fine. The couple - now running the restaurant for the 2nd year are both friendly and industrious. It is possibly the finest restaurant in Luz - and unlike a few years ago there is now good competition. The sweets are delicious and arrive mouth-wateringly presented. Cheeseboard excellent too.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DinerMight p
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