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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

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Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200-272, Portugal
+351 963 176 635
18:00 - 01:00
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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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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Johnny runs a great place and he is very attentive making the Sundays run smooth. its a good atmosphere and a good selection of music whichever day there is entertainment on.well worth a walk round.

Thank David B
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For a great night out with very good entertainment and very well priced food and drink.johnny welcomes everyone upon arrival,enjoyed it so much going back in September

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

Glad to hear you had a great night with us! We are currently closed for the Winter and re-open in mid-March for the new season. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! More 

Tuxford, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

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 22 November 2016 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 

Thank Steve O
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 5 November 2016

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 November 2016

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 

Thank Hooperloopy
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 2 November 2016 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 

Thank 572mia23
Great Yarmouth
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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.

Thank gemlerber
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9 reviews
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 

Thank Andrew H
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 

Thank Mark T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
British, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200-272, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 963 176 635
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?