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“simply the best...”

Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage
Ranked #5 of 151 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$38 - US$59
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Gourmet Natural is a new style of steak restaurant, featuring all free range, 100% grass fed beef. Fish, sea food and vegetarian options available. service is attentive but no stiff, it helps you to relax into the spirit of the restaurant. Magnificent garden with a beautiful cocktail bar.
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“simply the best...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

A friend and i recently visited Gourmet for food and cocktails, from start to finish everything was wonderful from the food to the service, left 100% satisfied. The warm welcome and helpful service make this restaurant my favourite place to visit in the Algarve highly recommended. will definitely be returning again and again, a special thank you to Constantin for going out of his way to help and make sure that everything was perfect.. what a lovely member of staff.
Thank you for a fantastic experience at your restaurant. SEE YOU SOON !

  • Visited June 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Gormet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

A glamorous and romantic venue, with the feel of an exclusive club, where you will enjoy great food along with attentive service. Dining during the summer months is outdoors and there is also a bar where you can enjoy a cocktail before dining. We arrived without a reservation but were offered a fantastic table up on the terrace, next to the parrilla and from where we could people-watch through the olive trees, to our hearts’ content – or at least until the food arrived and our stomachs took over. The dining arrangement is conducive to intimacy while being able to accommodate large parties of diners. You dine among the trees and under lanterns, distracted by the smell of wafting meat from the parrilla and with soft music playing in the background.

So on to the food. Wow. A 300g sirloin and equally weighty rib eye, cooked to perfection and presented with chunky fries, perfectly seasoned, and a beetroot and grape salad providing the perfect complement. On to pudding - an apple pancake oozing with butter, and a generous scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. Not good for your cholesterol, perhaps, but your taste buds will be happy.

So would we come back? Yes, absolutely. We felt welcome and special and even though there’s another restaurant only a stone’s throw away with the same owner, we enjoyed the intimacy and friendliness of this one. A must if you’re in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank MrsSparty
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London, United Kingdom
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“very good steak in beautiful surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Last time i came to Portugal i remembered having a fantastic meal at a beautiful restaurant called Ermitage. This is now called Gourmet Natural and the new owners have updated the old villa whilst maintaining the charm of the place.
Steak was great. Limited menu so if you dont fancy steak dont go.
Great evening.

Visited July 2014
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Thank si1650
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best of the week”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

My wife and I had been to this restaurant when it was the Ermitage a few years ago. We were aware of the change of management but hoped it could/would be as good as it used to be.
We need not have worried, of all of the restaurants we visited this week (Maria's, Julia's, Waves, Alambique - all of which were very good), this was the best. Very slick service, with very helpful and friendly staff that kept everything working like clockwork. We were never rushed - unlike many in this region - and the ambience was spot on. I have included a copy of our bill in the images for you to make your own mind up about the value - we thought it was great value:)
Seating tip: couples: ask for the top of the staircase, group: ask for central - even better, pop in when you book and choose for yourself.

  • Visited July 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful evening in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We booked this beautiful restaurant for our last evening. Had been to the sister one further up the road but never this one. Everyone was so nice and very attentive but not overly so. Yes it is quite expensive but one gets what one pays for!!. The food was excellent and the setting well what can one say lovely. Would recommend this restaurant especially for a special occasion. Will definitely go back when we next visit Portugal. Well done all xxx

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Lesley G
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