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The Algarve Portuguese Restaurant

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Steakhouse
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 11/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews bread basket seafood rice almond cake octopus cod prawns ribeye steak cakes last night the set lunch menu delicious sauce by the glass service was impeccable food was wonderful fantastic evening special occasion be visiting again
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful food and service! Been there few times already and will be coming back soon! Great place for any kind of celebrations.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing lunch with friends and family. The food all tasted very fresh which was lovely. We had the lunch set menu which has a lot of choice and the desserts were scrumptious. The owner and his wife are polite, friendly and accommodating. The...place is spotless too.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick shout out for The Algarve restaurant - we highly recommend recommend this restaurant! We have always had amazing food here and are made to feel so welcome by the manager and his family. Very attentive staff who are extremely knowledgeable and make...great recommendations. Looking forward to our next visitMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming and friendly. No problem accommodating a toddler. And lovely fresh, home cooked food. A real taste of Portugal on our doorstep.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

Fantastic foodie find in Potters Bar. Wonderful dishes, delightful friendly team and good value for the quality of the meals - particularly the fish. Cocktails really good too. Had a fabulous birthday celebration and they made it feel really special. Absolutely recommend.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 20 February 2022

My husband and I spent a fantastic evening in The Algarve with friends last night. We were made so welcome by Pedro, his lovely wife and the staff. The service was very professional and the food was well presented and delicious, choosing from a varied...menu. It was great to see the restaurant full and the atmosphere was buzzing without being too loud. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and I must say that the octopus was soft, succulent and very tasty.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

We have visited this amazing welcoming Portuguese restaurant on two occasions - as a couple and with friends. We have no hesitation in recommending this splendid restaurant and will certainly be visiting again. It is small yet intimate and we were treated like honoured family...guests. The service is first class; and the authentic Portuguese food and wines are unique in this country. This place is truly special.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 15 February 2022

Me and my husband had a great meal in Algarve yesterday. I love octopus and I must say it was superb - and please believe me - I had tried many places for THIS meal. My husband ordered a chicken (famous Portuguese chickens!), he liked...it too. The service was very professional, very efficient too. Very posh! Take your loved one for a meal there at least once:))) Oh, I forgot to add that the almond cake is delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

Myself and my husband went here last night for our Valentine’s dinner. Food was outstanding, we had bread and olives which were to die for, super soft, light and olives full of flavour followed by 3 courses which all were amazing. Interior is very elegant,...warm and cosy. Portuguese rose wine was perfect. We are very lucky to have such an authentic local restaurant in Potters Bar plus the owner is extremely welcoming. Explained the full history of the restaurant which made you fully appreciate the restaurant even more. All the produce is from Portugal and the quality of it all is outstanding. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 10 February 2022

My first visit for lunch with friends and it will not be the last. A friendly welcome from Pedro set the tone for a relaxed atmosphere. A very interesting a l carte menu and, unusually, a comprehensive fixed price lunch menu. I had a full...of flavour Seafood Bisque followed by Golden Hake Supreme which lived up to its title. A Pastel de Nata dessert reminded us all of Portuguese holidays and was rated by us as “best ever”. A comprehensive wine list of Portuguese wines helped to make it all perfect. I can’t wait to go again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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8 September 2020|
Response from theAlgarveRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi KayC Thanks You for getting in touch. We have our full menu available everyday from 12:00 throughout the day as well as lunch 12:00 till 17:00. Regards The Algarve Restaurant
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Yes, The Algarve Portuguese Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Algarve Portuguese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5