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The Dolphin Restaurante

Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
+351 282 789 992
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (27 reviews)
“ostrich steak” (17 reviews)
“schnitzel” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Again had to reserve but got in for the next night. Pleasant restaurant and very good food. Ordered the steak and chicken kebab and my husband ordered a South African stew, All very good, didn't bother with a dessert as they didn't seem too appetising.

Thank cheryl c
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want really good South African cuisine or are curious about it you really need to visit the Dolphin. A varied eclectic menu ranging from Chicken livers to Ostrich! I tried Ostrich and it's delicious. If you like a decent steak you will love...More

Thank Gaz5000
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having read several reviews in the visitors book at the villa we were at, we decided to give it a try and pleased wee did. Suggest you book to prevent disappointment as it is very popular. That said when we arrived on the off chance...More

Thank russm296
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wim is the ultimate host, fantastic food, great service, cant wait until next visit to Luz to eat at Dolphin again. Seafood platter out of this world and done different every time we visit

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Eat here and really enjoyed it, food was fab, staff really attentive. If you are in or near Luz you must go, parking not great around there but well worth it

Thank k_j_griggs
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staff were fantastic. Our daughter took her own food as the menu wasn't suitable for her dietary needs and the waiter even asked if she needed anything warming up! Never had that kind of service anywhere in the UK or overseas! Meat was excellent.

Thank vixandkids
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very tasty South African food. Nice wines, excellent service with a lot of smiles. This is highly reccomended anytime!

Thank Dag_T_Andersen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is probably our favourite of our holiday. Great service, lovely friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. The food was amazing. I highly recommend the rack of lamb. If your willing to give new things a go, have the ostrich that was...More

Thank Jannie2908
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read some great reviews for The Dolphin but I was left feeling a bit disappointed by it. The portion sizes are not great and the accompanying side salads not worth the effort. 2 of my party had chips with their meals but the chips were...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a little gem, hidden away down a side street. But well known to the people who enjoy an excellent meal. We chose from the South African menu, the normal one and the children's. All the dishes were excellent, the pork spare ribs apparently were...More

Thank Susan C
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Alex R
5 April 2017|
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Response from 188kevin | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you need to book in advance. The email add is wimbosman@sapo.pt
Dave, Pam, Roy ... G
23 January 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they are now open again.
Raquel M
15 January 2017|
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Response from beachbuddy10 | Reviewed this property |
This is a family run restaurant and although they have opened on New Year in the past, there is no guarantee they will do so this year. Here is the code and number to dial from the UK: +351 282 789 992.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 992
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