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“Classy and relaxed dining”
Review of Alambique

Alambique
Ranked #8 of 159 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We went here on the last night of our holiday as we had heard good things about it.

The outdoor seating was spacious and the staff were very attentive, perhaps slightly too attentive in that we had about 5 different waiters and waitresses serving us throughout the meal.

The evening got off to a good start when the waiter brought out an appetiser of sardines that was delicious.

We both had the monkfish which was very good but huge. Neither of us could finish it and this was after skipping starters.

I had a chocolate cake for dessert which was also very good.

Food was great, ambience nice and staff were friendly, efficient and attentive.

The only slight annoyance was how the waiters and waitresses (who were all very young) caught each other's attention with sort of sharp sucking sound - like the noise you make when sarcastically blowing a kiss from distance. It felt slightly conspiratorial to be honest. They did it a lot and it became a something of backing track to the evening.

But this shouldn't put you off going to this lovely restaurant.

Thank Tim44UK
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Last month I headed along to Alambique with my mum, her friend and my young son. My mum has been here numerous times but I had never been before.
The setting is lovely, with a great outside bar. The restaurant itself was absolutely buzzing!
Menu was very strong and we had a delicious meal. Service was very good as well.
If you're into it, it's a great place for celeb spotting too! :-)
Definitely a place you need to book!

I'll be back......

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Thank RebeccaMOB
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

we visit quinta da lago every year and always try to get to Alambique
This year we again had the usual friendly greeting and service with wonderful fish and wine - if you are in the area this is a must!

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Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

During our 7 day stay-(and we only found this on day 4)-we went here twice-fantastic ambience, great food and wine-very attentive high quality friendly service-and great value for an environment such as Quinta do Lago which is not renowned for being low cost. Will definitely re-visit

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Thank Harribaz
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Visited 3 nights ago with family, a long time favourite of all the family.
Sadly service was just ok, food was generally ok too but at best warm and a steak had to be returned as well undercooked. It took 15 minutes to be brought back so rest of party were well on/finished with their main course.
General consensus is Alambique has grown too big and lost its attention to detail and quaintness. Rather sad but it really need to up its game!

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3  Thank GrumpyBlair
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