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“Great nights at Xenia”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Xenia

Xenia
Ranked #7 of 151 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Algarve.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great nights at Xenia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Our family is nearing the end of a fabulous 2 weeks in the Algarve, and the focal point in that time has been the Xenia bar and restaurant. We have been there on many occasions, from family meals in the dining area, curry and BBQ nights both with live music, to simply relaxing drinks by the bar. On every occasion we have been made very welcome by Ronnie, Gaye and all their great staff and the quality of the food has been outstanding.When we come back next year, I'm sure it will be our first port of call.
Keep up the great work!!
The Castiglione family from Cambridge

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Vincent C
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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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“Nice Food in a Pool Setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Xenia's is part of the Dunas Douradas Club complex, which means the view from your table, if sitting outside, is of the pool. As we were dining at 7, this meant our view still had people in the pool and sunbathing, although as dark eventually descended, it did become more charming.

The service, however, was very charming. The hostess is very friendly and knowledgeable, and the service prompt without being rushed. The food was very nice - we had steak, chicken and a beefburger, all of which were done to a good standard.

After dinner our 7 year old found some friends to enjoy the X-Box and air hockey in the bar area with.

The setting stops Xenia's being a top drawer restaurant, although the food is of sufficient quality.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank CityGent
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Brilliant meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

I would highly recommend this excellent restaurant. Delicious food, friendly efficient service and a great chance to use a Simply Algarve discount coupon. Thanks to all.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank 905Alice
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Surrey, UK
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“Old fashioned”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We came here for dinner while staying at the nearby DD Beach Club. It was a hot evening and we were seated in the sun which was uncomfortable for about 20minutes until the sun set. The restaurant is by the pool which had kids jumping in and out of despite big signs saying the pool was closed.
Service was quite slow despite the restaurant being virtually empty, I had a pizza which was ok, quite soggy, not crisp as a pizza should be.
I struggled to find anything interesting on the menu hence choosing a pizza, everything seemed very heavy and old fashioned, not appealing on a hot evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank TravelbugSurrey_UK
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous food at Xenia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Our party of four chose to eat lunch and dinner on several occasions during our recent one week stay at a friend's apartment at Dunas Douradas. We travelled around and looked at many places to eat but chose the intimacy, fabulous food, cleanliness, ambience plus the friendliness of the staff at Xenia in preference to most other places. We hope to return to the apartment and will definitely be eating at Xenia again and again. Thanks to all the staff who worked so hard to made our dining experiences delightfully memorable. To conclude - compliments to the chef and his staff for the superb quality of food that they produce.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Geoff H
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