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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, International, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
A celebration for the senses Be seduced by the exotic flavours of our superb restaurant, As Velas, our poolside dining and the plush comfort of our bar. We look forward to welcoming you.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
International, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews black spaghetti rack of lamb prawns filet four seasons country club table d hote a la carte menu silver service excellent food and service top class pool area booked a table special occasion algarve presentation quinta courses
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Reviewed 21 October 2020

Lovely food and good menu. Very attentive staff, perhaps on some occasions too many staff. Great place if your staying Four Seasons Country Club

Date of visit: September 2020
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FSCCQDL, General Manager at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2020

Dear babaies0109, Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased to know that you enjoyed it so much. Ian Pugsley Genera Manager

Reviewed 14 October 2020 via mobile

The dining area was well set up taking into account the Covid restrictions. Tables well spaced and all staff wore masks. I had the black spaghetti with prawns and monkfish. It was delicious and very tasty. The only disappointment was not seeing Frango Tikka on...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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FSCCQDL, General Manager at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2020

Dear SueLally, Thank you for your kind and positive review. We do make changes to the menu and invariably someone will miss what is removed but changes do have to be made. Equally though some things that have been very popular do make a comeback...More

Reviewed 14 October 2020 via mobile

Great food in beautiful surroundings. Loved the background entertainment outside. Excellent attention to detail to keep us safe during this time.

Date of visit: September 2020
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FSCCQDL, General Manager at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2020

Dear Janet M Thank you for your vote of confidence, very much appreciated. Ian Pugsley General Manager

Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Although not staying at four seasons country club we always have our first night meal at As velas. So relaxing sitting at a table round the pool area. Food and wines are top quality staff so attentive and the superbok is nice and cold ....More

Date of visit: September 2020
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FSCCQDL, General Manager at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2020

Dear Stirlingtec, Thank you for your very positive comments. Delighted to hear that this is always your first port of call on your visits and that you enjoy it so much. Ian Pugsley General Manager

Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Advertised online as vegan/vegetarian friendly - ended up with a big bowl of very pain quinoa. Was also given given a desert spoon for a bowl of soup... not what I expected from a four seasons... should have gone elsewhere!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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FSCCQDL, General Manager at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Dear trip621551 I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed. I am sure you will appreciate that with the current situation we are working with a reduced menu because we have one use, one page, paper menus (plus QR code menus). This means...More

Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is discriminating against dogs. We had a small Yorkshire Terrier and were not allowed to have it with us. The deserts menu is boring. When I asked the staff to ask the chef whether he can make anything interesting, they refused to do...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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FSCCQDL, Other at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

Dear 783nv, That is correct it is a club policy to not have animals on the resort at all. I am sorry that you choose to mark us down because of this. I am pleased that you enjoyed your starters and main course and would...More

Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

Booked in advance for a birthday meal. Everything was perfect, with the chefe do restaurante taking time to ensure he understood and exceeded our requirements. The food was outstanding (especially the monkfish and prawn cassoulet) and the service was efficient and courteous without being intrusive....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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FSCCQDL, General Manager at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2020

Dear MissJones77, Great to read such positive feedback and that you had such a fantastic time. Thank you for such very kind comments that are greatly appreciated by all of us. Ian Pugsley General Manager

Reviewed 6 March 2020

Both lunch and evening meals are excellent, and everyone is so kind and take time to have some fun with our grandchildren. Lovely staff who provide superb service. Thank you All again for looking after us.

Date of visit: February 2020
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FSCCQDL, Other at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Dear Peter M, Thank you for sharing this and I am very pleased to know that you felt so well looked after. Ian Pugsley General Manager

Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

We are very definitely regular diners at As Velas. The whole dining experience is first class. The table d'hote menu is very good value. The dishes are beautifully presented and the quality is invariably excellent. On this occasion we both had a starter of sea...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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FSCCQDL, Other at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Dear Murroch, Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed everything and that you found it to be good value. Forgive me if I just clarify that the starter was sea bream fillets; just a small typo crept in...More

Reviewed 26 February 2020

Our first visit here, hopefully not our last. Service friendly and subtle. Food , an excellent range of food, well cooked and presentation made it an event. Bread and accompanying tasters unexpected, and delicious. Prices within our budget. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2020
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FSCCQDL, Other at As Velas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Dear Angela C, I am pleased to hear that you gave us a try and enjoyed it so much. Thank you for your kind and positive review and your recommendation. We will look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Ian Pugsley General Manager

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Dear Kim G, When using the Restaurant during the winter months 1st October until 31st March we ask that all guests adhere to the minimum dress code of "smart casual". Shirts should be with a collar, shorts, vests, t-shirts... More
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Good afternoon, non residents can use the restaurant only in an evening however we recommend that you make a reservation this can be done through our reception on +351 289 357000
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  • As Velas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5