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The Cottage Restaurant

Avenida Sa Carneiro, The Strip | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-362, Portugal
+351 289 542 100
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Avenida Sa Carneiro, The Strip | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-362, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used these guys to cater for a large group in a villa. 40 people. They NAILED IT. We also used the restaurant that has been renamed the burger cafe. We used mainly for breakfasts and found it to be decent, great value and very...More

Thank jezsta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited several times and recommended highly to family and friends i was gutted to find out it has been turned into yet another burger joint. I understand why they have probably done this as its an easier way of making fast cash. But to...More

Thank Steve J
Pete K, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments Steve - it's just a pity you didn't review us before, when you liked us. You review when something 'bad' has happened. Too many places were doing the same menu as us and we fancied a change, not a question of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited here for a Breakfast knowing how good it was last time. Don't be put off by the change of name, it's the same People running it, delivering the same great food. The Breakfast was superb and the Children's breakfast was well received...More

2  Thank Flatley24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during the very quiet period of early January when all the new years revellers had travelled home. The menu was small and simple - my partner had the pork chops which he loved and I had the mini mixed grill which was good for...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always eaten at this 'eaterie' when we visit albufeira, we arrived this year to find it had changed its name to 'burger bar' we were in formed that the owner had decided to hope the name change would attract a younger clientele. My...More

1  Thank Raymond R
TheCottage, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

At last!! Proof of our name change! Have tried in vain to tell this site that The Cottage has closed and re-opened as The Burger Cafe but its been 3 weeks and several emails and online forms later and we are still waiting!! We are...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast this morning no thanks to the tout! She was very negative about both restaurants owned by same people. Complained about the menu etc etc. not at all what you'd expect from a front person. Heard her boasting that she won't be...More

2  Thank Mccaigs
Reviewed 17 April 2017

just wanted a snack, food came it filled us up so much we didn't eat until next day, service and food I would rate as A1. Found out it is family owned since 1998 and having had snacks and coffee here I can see why....More

Thank kevin b
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We always enjoy the breakfast here. Good value big breakfast served with a proper mug of your choice of tea or coffee. Never rushed and always friendly service. Pete's leaflets are worth a read for local up to date knowledge and the home made food...More

Thank Bitzzzzy
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this quaint restaurant by chance. Great food served by nice friendly people. They even use bottled water for the children's squash. They have two for one offers that are excellent value, which also include double side orders - you can't go wrong. They...More

Thank Manx K
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Enjoyed the food, basic but tasty. Good value, pleasant place to eat. Very good specials. A good spot to for lunch or dinner.

1  Thank Bob C
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Hi we are in Albufeira in June, do you cater for a customer with Peanut Allergy? It is my daughter, she eats plain food, for example, chicken, steak, chips, rice, pasta, pizza Thank you
18 May 2016|
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Response from TheCottage | Property representative |
Yes, i think we do but would want to check on a few things, such as the oil we use. I will check with my staff as to whether we've had many nut allergic clients and how we were able to help. We can explain all ingredients... More
Boa tarde, We are in Albufeira in January; do you have winter specials like last year? Yummy! Gerarda from the Netherlands
25 November 2015|
Response from TheCottage | Property representative |
Afraid we are closed in January for painting etc. Maybe open mid February but more likely early March.
Hi my daughter and i are coming out 27th Dec till the 3rd of Jan and after visiting this gem of a place in the past i wondered if anyone could tell me if it will be open at that time of year.Thanks
26 October 2015|
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Response from TheCottage | Property representative |
hi, we will be open up to and inc daytime of 31st dec then we are closing for a couple of months
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Sa Carneiro, The Strip | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-362, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 542 100
  • E-mail
Open all day, everyday, serving breakfasts, snacks, drinks, lunches, teas and dinners. Large sunny terraces. WiFi, book library, Sky news. Established in 1998