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Sao Gabriel

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Estrada Vale do Lobo Quinta do Lago, Almancil 8135-106, Portugal
+351 289 394 521
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19:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 22:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here a month ago and they have really missed the ball this year. Used to be one of my favourite places to go, we were held up with very bad and very slow service! food was average and so expensive! disappointed to say the least.

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Thank Spursfan8
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten in 1, 2 and 3 star Michelin restaurants. This was as good as any. Leonel is a genius. We had the degustation menu, which was very fish oriented. Hardly surprising as this is the Algarve and there is plenty of wonderful freshly caught fish ti be had. Our menu had 9 'courses'. It took 2.1/2 hours to be... More 

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1 Thank rougepierretc
Romsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by one of the receptionists at our hotel, and we couldn't have been more appreciative. We went twice - we had the amazing "unexpected moments" tasting menu, and found this top class. At the same time, our friends were sending us pictures from Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, and honestly, I think we... More 

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1 Thank Alice_Romsey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience at Sao Gabriel. We were treated amazingly from start to finish and could not fault them at all. We were a group of 12 altogether, which consisted of 6 couples. We were seated on a beautiful outdoor table and the staff went out of their way to make it a memorable experience. It was little... More 

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1 Thank Shabbir A
Londonderry northern ireland
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I revisited this fabulous restaurant and we were not let down as it might have been even better than previous . The staff are wonderful,Vitor welcomed us back which was nice he remembered, all very attentive and very knowledgeable about each of their tasks. I had a scallop dish which was delightful , and my wife had... More 

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2 Thank shirtmaker46
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This restaurant has held a Michelin star for a long time but is not as special as that would suggest. It has quite an extensive menu and appears to deliver each dish to a good standard but somehow doesn't quite have the special feel you might expect from its rating. The premises are attractive and clean but lack the wow... More 

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1 Thank kieranp3
Kilkenny, Ireland
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, lovely location. Taster menu was superb. Really interesting and with a real taste of Portugal. The sommelier recommended a perfect wine to accompany it, from a comprehensive wine list. Highly recommended.

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Thank paultheotherbiker
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a Michelin star restaurant. It is everything you would expect of it. The food was extraordinary and the service was perfect. I had the scallops and lobster risotto. It was excellent. Risotto done really well is about timing. I have been to many very good restaurants that have disappointed on their risotto . Not tonight. It was perfect.... More 

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Thank Murray M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is our favourite place in the Algarve; great service, food and - Sunday lunch especially - good value. The menu is never the same, a sheltered setting with immaculate service and a great Portuguese wine list.

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Thank MHwyboston
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Sao Gabriel is a good restaurant...but it's not great, by any means. Maybe its living on its past reputation? Definitely, unexciting when it should be much better than that!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Vale do Lobo Quinta do Lago, Almancil 8135-106, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 394 521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?