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“Good food, excellent service, bit pricey” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Caravella - CLOSED

Caravella
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: A well establishe white tablecloth restaurant using fresh produce and having an excellent wine list at very comprtitive prices
Royston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service, bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

It was a quiet night at this restaurant, when the others seemed busier. The excellent service was warm and discrete. Pepper steak good, and served as requested. Pork chops were cooked well though the accompanying sauce was thin and bland. Overall we were satisfied rather than thrilled. And we thought the price was a bit too steep. Not a bad choice for dinner, just not very exciting.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank nomadfromherts
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26 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
wolverhampton
2 reviews
“a lovely meal to end a happy holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We ate at the Caravella on our last night in Burgau and we had definitely saved the best to last!

I had the flambed sole cooked at the table and two others had the flambed steak. Delicious.
The peppered steak , mixed grill and lamb dishes of our friends, although less spectacular in presentation, tasted equally good.

I enjoyed my almond cake dessert which I understand is a local speciality.

Although a little more expensive than the other meals we had it was worth the extra. The owner provided quiet attentive service and a complimentary port at the end of the meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jean l
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Manchester
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Always a wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

This just has to be the best restaurant in Burgau where there are many good restaurants. Just make the trip to the top of the hill (opposite the bus shelter!) You won’t be sorry.
The food is consistently very good and the atmosphere lovely. The Caravella has a lovely old fashioned feel to it (Tony loves to show off and flambé food at your table – flambé sole with almonds and crepe suzette being just two I’ve tried and loved). We last visited on the 24th May 2013 – I had the best steak I’ve had in years. My partner had the mixed kebab which is enormous and comes to your table hanging from a gibbet! The owner, Tony, is a lovely man who cannot do enough for you. This is without a doubt the best restaurant I have been to on the whole of the Algarve.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank FABManchester
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“In our view, the best in the Algarve”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

This is our favourite place to eat in all the Algarve. The service is excellent and we've always been well satisfied. Antonio, the owner. is very welcoming. It makes no difference if you have a large expensive meal or a light snack. Once we arrived quite late, after a delayed plane journey, but a meal was provided and nothing was too much trouble. We've been in a power cut, yet somehow he rustled up a very satisfactory meal without electricity! The gall of port with the bill is a very nice touch. Over many years it has never failed to delight.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SHIMRATH
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A fantastic place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

This is our favourite place to eat in Burgau. The service is outstanding, and the food is sublime. The flambé sole and the fillets of turbot are fabulous, as are the flambé crepes for dessert. Have never had a bad meal here and the place has a wonderful typical Portuguese ambience to it. You will always receive a warm welcome from Antonio, the owner. He is a lovely man, for whom nothing is too much trouble. This place is definitely worth going to. Over the years it has been consistently excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Annette224
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