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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

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Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
+351 963 176 635
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Tue 18:00 - 01:00
Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 18:00 - 01:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Tuxford, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Johhny Hooper's before this visit and as it had been a really good experience we went twice this time and were not dissapointed on either visit, the atmosphere is just brilliant, Johhny is a brilliant host and his staff work so hard to make the customer experience a good one, they serve drinks and food quickly, are... More 

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Thank irenenights
susieb64, Owner at Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely informative review! As a reminder to travellers, we are now closed for the winter and re-open mid-March 2017. We hope to see you again next season! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It sounded great here, but upon getting a taxi all the way from the hotel last night we had to go find somewhere else, as it turns out the bar is shut until March... pity they don't see fit to update the opening times on here (tripadvisor) and Google Places, both of which stated that it was open! Their website... More 

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susieb64, Owner at Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you had a wasted journey. Our website does indeed state that we are closed for the winter. A phone call, email or Facebook message from you beforehand could also have also verified this. Tripadvisor has not allowed editing opening times for seasonal closures as yet. We hope to see you some other time during our open season... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I begin. Johnny and his team have got it so so right. They are so attentive from the time you arrive to the time you leave. Food is really good and the entertainment brings everyone together. On the last day of October we attended an afternoon of delights. Musicians from all around the world came together to display... More 

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susieb64, Owner at Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so glad you had a great time on what was a very special last day of our season, 31st October 2016! We are now closed for the Winter and re-open from mid-March 2017. Hope to see you all again next year! More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found Johnny Hooper's on Tripadvisor and I saw some very good reviews. The name stood out for me as my Dad was called John Hooper. We went to Johnny Hooper's on the evening of the 25th October as a group of 11 celebrating my Mum's 70th birthday. We were greeted at the door by Johnny and had a picture... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent, from starters to desserts. When I booked I was told they were fully booked but could cater for us in the bar. We were a little concerned we would miss out, but not at all. Our age range was from 6 years to 50 years, 9 of us and we all said it was our best night.... More 

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Great Yarmouth
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I made a booking through Facebook for my mum's birthday. Johnny was there to greet us at the door. The night was fantastic, saxophone tunes you could sing along to. Lovely food. A music quiz and disco. A real great atmosphere, lovely team of staff and good fun for all ages.

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Torfaen
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

After visiting with the wife's family 3 times in August I returned with my family in October (15 of us) and visited twice more. The holiday was a surprise for my mums 60th and advised Johnny In August I would be returning. I booked us all in for Sunday lunch and dined in fine weather outside whilst listening to the... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

By chance whilst strolling through the old town , my partner Lynn and I came across a chap playing wonderful tunes on his saxophone . During a break he introduced himself as Johnny Hooper and told us of a fabulous night not to be missed at his local restaurant. We accepted his invite and spent Friday evening in his and... More 

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belfast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

we had an absolutely fantastic nite , johnny was brilliant at the meet and greet and all night on saxaphone, food was exellent , quiz was good laugh , music was good all nite , atmophere was good all nite couldnt have ask for better nite , thank you johnny for a wonderfull nite highly recommend we will be back... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Was hoping for a night of good music from Johnny Hooper on his saxaphone playing blues etc. But we got an assortment of music with recorded backing and a lot of DJaying from Johnny including a music quiz which I could have got in my local club at home for a fraction of the price I payed. We saw Johnny... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
British, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 01:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 01:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 963 176 635
Description
Visit our Facebook page: Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro. Jazz and Blues themed restaurant. Johnny Hooper's live saxophone shows with fun music quiz, party atmosphere and dancing are on Tuesday and Friday nights. Chill-out Sunday afternoons take place on the garden terrace with cool local musicians providing the laid-back vibe. Gluten-free menu options. Great place for celebrations! Open March - October. Seasonal closure: November - February

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?