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O Alambique

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Poco Barreto, Silves 8300-042, Portugal
+351 282 449 283
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Wed - Mon 18:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Up front, the Alambique is definitely off the beaten track and either a taxi or car journey from the busy Algarve tourist coastline, but one you've got past that 'hurdle' you'll get to experience culinary excellence, freshly-prepared food using only sustainable, GM-free produce and bags of flavour. Chef/owner Marlen has been treating my tastebuds for over fifteen years on every... More 

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Thank Lincoln_Cliff
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We manged two visits on this trip to the Algarve. The latter being the Monday night initimate live music evening with special menu. A couple of our party had special dietary requirements and Marlen, the owner, was only too happy to look after us. As per usual the service, wine list and food were all excellent and would recommend the... More 

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Thank NicksterJD
Sacramento, California
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84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I received a recommendation from the proprietor of our B and B. She made a reservation and sent us off through the valley and beautiful fields to our delightful destination. Marlen, the owner, greeted us warmly and made suggestions. We were pleasantly pleased with the quality and freshness of the courses. We had a leisurely meal with... More 

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Thank sargan
York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely relaxed place to eat. It is all indoor with tasteful decor, subdued lighting and air conditioning. It is somewhere you feel comfortable dressed up or down and you aren't rushed so they can reseat more diners. There seem to be quite a few golf parties who seem to eat there. The food is prepared using some... More 

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Thank happiestonholiday
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, another fantastic meal. The food is consistently of a high standard, presented well. The wine recommendations for the evening worked really. Service is very good, never rushed and friendly. Menu is well priced. The restaurant is always clean (including the toilets) and well presented. Highly recommend booking in advance, to avoid disappointment.

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Thank Steve R
Knowle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are never disappointed here. The meals are simply delicious and cooked with fresh homegrown vegetables and fruits wherever possible. Marlen and her team work incredibly hard to please....so make the effort to drive the short distance out of Silves for the best meal around!

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Thank nonamefits
London
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent second visit to this wonderful restaurant with my wife. From coconut prawns to black pork main dishes (one on a bed of mango chutney and another ordered as a special with lime sauce) the service and cooking is meticulous and all produces sourced extremely locally (lines from the garden etc). We finished with white and dark chocolate mousse and... More 

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Thank Ryan G
Switzerland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marlen the perfect host delivering an excellent 4 course meal and even more outstanding wines from the Alentejo. Thanks we will be back again and until then recommend your restaurant to anyone we know.

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Thank Thomas B
Edinburgh
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to this fabulous restaurant with my husband, after being here in November with family & friends. I really didn't think the experience could get any better!!! I was wrong!!! Marlene, the owner, host, waitress & chef! Made each visit extremely personal & informative. She sure knows her stuff, she even offered us to help ourselves to the herbs growing... More 

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Thank Magsr45
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I last went to this restaurant when I was 8, and I have just been back 16 years later- and the food is still fab. I had the scallop linguine special and the chocolate mousse, one of the best restaurants in Portugal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 22:00
Monday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Poco Barreto, Silves 8300-042, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: +351 282 449 283

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?