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Island Cafe - CLOSED

Presa de Moura | Sesmarias, Carvoeiro 8400-008, Portugal
+351 282 342 485
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
4 May 2014
“This is now Hexagone.”
10 Jan 2013
“Worth the taxi fare”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Mediterranean, French, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Presa de Moura | Sesmarias, Carvoeiro 8400-008, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2014

Lovely place to eat, good service, super salads, it's downfall is it's too expensive. I hope they heed this as we know a lot of people who live in the area, and they all agree that it's very poor value for money. The old Island...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Our second visit to this impressive restaurant,which despite its name is not surrounded by water,but somewhat out on a limb. As on our last visit,the place was all but empty,yet, the food is excellent,obviously cooked by someone on top of his game. If you like...More

Thank alancgreen8
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Eating out on holiday can be very hit and miss. But in my experience mostly average and never mindblowingly fantastic. Until I happened upon the Island Cafe, It looked great but I had no illusions of entering a high cuisine retaurant. The food and service...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 17 August 2012

2nd-9th august as a family we ate many times at the island cafe during our holiday week.Every single lunch and evening meal were superb.Very friendly helpful staff who made our holiday very enjoyable.

1  Thank heather195519
Reviewed 4 August 2012

On first entering the restaurant we thought that we were going to get a choice of tables as it wasn't very full. However a lovely smiling girl offered to ask the kitchen for us first - full marks, very warm welcome. Then she unfortunately offered...More

Thank PaulMcTheKnife
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We have been to this restaurant a lot recently and supported it throughout the year spending well in excess of £1000. I recommended my daughter to try it and she drove to the restaurant and booked the table in person for eight people outside. When...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 26 July 2012

I wrote a negative review of this restaurant a couple of years ago. The owners seemed to lose interest and the whole place went downhill, then changed ownership and I wasn't initially impressed after the change. However, based on the recommendation of some friends we...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Very good service - cannot fault it. The most expensive restaurant in which we dined, but the food is good and very well presented.

1  Thank Friggett
Reviewed 15 May 2012 via mobile

Just finished a truly exceptional meal at the Island Cafe. Trio of tuna comprised of tuna tartare, marinaded tuna and grilled tuna. All were absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared and served. Tiger prawns in a peanut sauce to follow were perfectly cooked and very tasty....More

2  Thank Gusley
Reviewed 30 April 2012

We have ate here a few times -new management has taken over - a massive relief as the last couple were terrible. No toddler tearing about in it's dirty walker, or raised voices...food is a very high standard and presented well. Shame the Russian chef...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$27 - US$64
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Presa de Moura | Sesmarias, Carvoeiro 8400-008, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 282 342 485
  • E-mail
Description
Belgian Chef Peter Verelst changed the concept of Island Café from Bistro/Tapas into Fine Dining restaurant.With his many years of experience,Chef creates the most wonderful dishes,all beautifully presented. The lunch menu offers the two-course menu for € 13.50 that changes weekly and offers 14 delicious salads. The dinner menu includes tasty meat and fish dishes like the three-course menu at the special price of € 21.00 as well as a degustation menu for € 32 and the á la carte,which is changed twice a year.An extensive selection of Portuguese wines to accompany your meal and also can be ordered by the glass.The bar and lounge area is ideal for an aperitif or after-dinner drink.For an intimate evening the inside restaurant is a perfect place with a relaxed and informal atmosphere,stylish interior and soft ambience. With a large terrace outside and a cosy fireplace inside, Island Café provides both summer and winter the perfect ambience.
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