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The Cottage Restaurant

Avenida Sa Carneiro | The Strip, Areias de sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-340, Portugal
+351 919 870 953
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sunday roast” (34 reviews)
“beans” (18 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Avenida Sa Carneiro | The Strip, Areias de sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-340, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have to say this was the most disappointing meal of the holiday in fact probably one of the worst meals I've had in a long time apart from the Wander Inn which is around the corner from this place. We had an evening meal and...More

Thank eoghanc160
Pete K, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am sure the Wander Inn wait with baited breath for your scathing review of their place, which like us, gets consistently, well deserved, good reviews. I get the fact that you didn't enjoy your meal and for that we are sorry. Did you inform...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Called for evening meal, nice food, plenty of it and reasonably priced, would have given, 5 stars but slightly let down by deco, but was end of season, butt can still recommend.

Thank Noel R
TheCottage, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Noel - glad everything wasOK. We prefer to keep things simple, hence the basic decor. Too many places spend a fortune on their restaurant then put the prices to match the decor and that's just not the way to go!!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here twice on our holiday. The first time we had Burgers and breakfast. The were nice and plentiful. I wouldnt recommend getting the coleslaw though as it was very dry and tasted just like a cut up cabbage! The lady with glasses came across...More

Thank TNK93
Reviewed 5 days ago

Myself and my husband had breakfast lunch and dinner here during our time in Albufeira. The staff were very friendly and I was delighted to see they have vegetarian sausages as an option. They also offer a takeaway deal which is really goof if you...More

1  Thank LillyBoots
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from The Strip away from the bars, nightclubs and noisy restaurants is a small café that serves a variety of dishes including Sunday Roast on a Wednesday and a Sunday. All meals are freshly prepared. The staff are courteous, friendly and helpful. The...More

Thank rob c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent little place, owned and ran by English, serving English breakfasts and meals. The portions are huge, you can even have proper mashed potato with gravy!!!! We went quite a few times and tried the different meals, never disappointed. Prices are very reasonable as well....More

Thank Lindypoos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

breakfast is lovely here,so lovely we kept returning lol,always went out of their way to make sure we were happy,even making us things off menu,great service,lovely ladies and such good value.

1  Thank fluffy83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived late for a meal and just wanted something quick and basic which is what we got. Portions were large and quality was acceptable. There was a large choice on the menu and the service was very quick and friendly. It does what it says...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, ready home cooked English food. Huge portions. Amazing value for money. Nice staff.. The restaurant is tucked away, off The Strip. Worth at least one visit!

Thank TavySussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been in albufura since Tuesday and have eaten here every day after finding the cottage on our last visit here. Well worth a visit as the food is always superb and it's a proper little English place with happy hour from 3 until 6 every...More

Thank garycummins
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Questions & Answers
Mary D
20 September 2018|
Response from TheCottage | Property representative |
not us on the 25th but we are open 9am to 9pm all other days
8 July 2018|
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Response from TheCottage | Property representative |
yes but best to book on + 351 289 542100
Linda R
26 February 2018|
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Response from martynh386 | Reviewed this property |
yes they are open all year, and as far as i am aware they open every day! good english food ar value prices! enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Sa Carneiro | The Strip, Areias de sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-340, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 919 870 953
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Open all day, everyday, serving breakfasts, snacks, drinks, lunches, teas and dinners. Large sunny terraces. WiFi, book library, Sky news. Established in 1998
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