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“Superb restaurant”
Review of Restaurant Florian

Restaurant Florian
Ranked #17 of 160 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This family run restaurant is simply excellent . As we were there during the summer is was nice to be able to dine outside in the tree covered courtyard.

Thank Adrian H
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

There can be a greyness about the food on offer in the Algarve. Well appointed restaurants, service that can't be faulted but food that has no qualitative substance. In this barren space Florian blooms spectacularly. A chef who has great talent and is really trying. Dishes that excite and are to be shared, discussed and marvelled at. This was my fifth visit, I chose from the specials menu, and had Florian sushi to start and free range veal for my main course. Every mouthful an absolute joy. I will return again and again, confident that I will encounter a kitchen extending itself to excel, and at a price that matches several of the more mundane competition. Please go and enjoy.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We dined here twice on our recent week's stay in the Algarve. It was so good we went back for more. The owners were very pleasant and so easy to talk to. The food was fabulous, amazing, excellent, and not to be missed . . . the service was very good and the ambience is really lovely. It should be ranked higher!! Don't miss this hidden gem tucked in to Vale Verde and very close to Quinta do Lago.

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Thank emaock
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

First of all cannot begin to understand the bad reviews. Personally I would not give them time of day as they are obviously written by people who have no idea of food, or what a restaurant experience should be. Stick to TGI Friday's!

We have been going to the Florian for 5 years now. We are now regular customers due to the fact we enjoy it as an all round package more than any other restaurant in the Algarve. Pete the co-owner and head chef comes from a butcher background and is therefore a meat expert. The passion he has for the ingredients he sources is unparalleled. For example, he has scoured the globe for the very best beef he could find, and last night presented us with Rubia Gallega rib of beef which was cooked in a ceramic bbq (the big green egg for those who know). Have to say, it was one of the finest tasting meats we have ever had, and cooked to absolute perfection as the pictures will show. There was also a very good red wine which Pete personally recommended which matched perfectly.

The special starter of the night was 'Sushi Florian Style'. Intrigued as to how this would be presented, this was a delightful way to start the meal with perfect flavour combinations, and elegant presentation. The other special on the night, the veal, was full of flavour with delightfully toasted melba toasts to add texture.

The service is, and always has been attentive and thoughtful with Karen (co-owner) working the room with her warm charm and careful attention to all guests needs. She has a loyal following of regulars which is obvious to see when you are in the restaurant, as well as joyous first timers promising to return.

The interior style is very traditional which adds to the character of the restaurant. The garden in summer is a marvellously romantic space which all adds to the buzz. I read somewhere here that someone got bitten by mosquito's. If that is a problem, I suggest Alps, not the Algarve.....

All in all, the food is full of flavour, especially for meat lovers, with the best ingredients available, simple yet opulent presentation, charming service graceful setting. We have recommended to friends and family, all of whom now return regularly, and will continue to do so.

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Thank caspar666
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We decided to try Florian on the basis of the bulk of previous reviews. Firstly, the decor and ambiance was really very good. Peter the owner was extremely welcoming on arrival and the staff generally were very pleasant and service was friendly and efficient. Primarily, the food was superb. We had scallops and duck terrine to start, both were excellent. For main we had steak and lamb rack. The steak was excellent but the lamb was simply fantastic. The only problem, despite pretty generous portions, I could have eaten more. A combination of the excellent food and a very large appetite. We didn't have dessert but observing other tables these looked really good. We only had some house wine but it was very pleasant. Other guests seemed equally pleased with their experience and most seemed to be regulars, always a good indication of quality. The cost was not cheap but given the quality it was fair and in line with most restaurants in the area. Certainly, will return.

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Thank ROOTEND
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