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“Totally over-rated, nice food, but be prepared to pay!”
Review of All Joy - CLOSED

All Joy
Price range: US$15 - US$20
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Cork, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Totally over-rated, nice food, but be prepared to pay!”
Reviewed 12 May 2009

Just back from Portugal and found it expensive to eat out. We decided to go to All Joy one evening as it had come highly recommended by this website. As we approached the restaurant, there was a man outside dressed very casually (jeans and polo shirt) trying to persuade us to go into All Joy, we told him that that's where we were headed for but wanted to see the menu first. I told him, after browsing the menu, that it was very expensive and there was no kids menu, we had a child with us. Eventually we agreed to have a look and I must say, the decor was lovely, but nothing I haven't seen back at home. He told us he would give us all of the beer, soft drinks and wine free so we decided to stay. The steak was very nice, but again, nothing I haven't eaten back in Cork, no kids menu, just half portions. The manager we had spoken to outside came to us a few times. Now, he was a very good salesman, but very dressed down for such an upmarket place, His main selling point all night was how nice the decor was and that the owner was a 'football player' I have never heard of. I think the food was lovely but I wouldn't go there again. Too pricy and definately not for kids.

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bradford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“absolutely fabulous”
Reviewed 28 April 2009

all i can say is WOW!!
Fantastic Atmosphere, Wonderful Service, Beautiful Surroundings, Best Fillet steaks in Albufeira, This reataurant is a MUST!!

Rachel & Danny!

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leeds
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“absolutely fantastic!!”
Reviewed 30 November 2008

What a gorgeous little restaurant. Looks great, and the food was top notch- no doubt the best in all Albufeira.

i'd definatley recommend the steak!

There isnt a massive amount to do in Albufeira to be fair- so make this restaurant the tope of your holiday "to do list", you wont be disappointed.

xxxxxx

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oxford
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 9 November 2008

Went for a meal out on our last night of holiday Nov 2008 after seeing a leaflet in the tour agent. The interior of the place is exceptional and has been decorated at significant expense! The food was great and a higher class than the other places we ate in Albuferia. Expect to pay similar money as you would for a decent restaurant in the UK. We paid E100 for 2 adults including a bottle of wine which is ok but the drinks at the bar are expensive.
As a lounge / bar the place is very cool, red leather setas and expensive suroundings are nice and they have a pool table in the back.
Good place to go for a special meal while away or a classy drink but not suited to groups of teenagers out to get drunk. (which is good)

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