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Vaults (since 1670)

Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
+351 289 391 883
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (17 reviews)
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
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Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! An accidental find at the end of our holiday . The owner and chef work as a great team the food is cooked with passion and delivered to the table with equal enthusiasm . We will certainly visit here again and recommend anyone on...More

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent quality of meat, usually beef lamb and pork. Good choice of vegetables. The cherry and almond desert is to die for. Tried other carveries but this beats them all.

Thank Jan B
Katrina R, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

Jan, thanks for your lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Vaults. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb Friday evening for a group of six friends. The restaurant was relatively quiet but still maintained a great atmosphere. The food was of excellent quality and outstanding service from David. We will return on our next trip to Almancil.

Thank Keith & Jan H
Katrina R, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening at Vaults. It was nice to meet all of you and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again greeted by David the owner who had not long returned from an emergency family visit to Canada. I had one of the specials on offer and my husband had chef´s curry. Both meals were excellent, ample and presented exceptionally well. We had deserts...More

Thank marghar47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're sorry we couldn't go for their Sunday Roast, but the night we went the service was second to none, all the staff were extremely friendly, including the owner who came over to chat with us. And the food was very, very good! Lamb Shanks...More

Thank trudy G
Katrina G, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We all enjoyed meeting you and are glad you enjoyed your time at Vaults. We hope you visit again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our first visit, and the staff were the most friendly we have met and we can't wait to go again. The Sunday carvery was great.

Thank chrisisfound
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit, coming with friends who have been before. Friendly staff, excellent carvery (I had a little of all the meats)with a huge amount of differing vegetables as well as all the trimmings(Yorkshire puddings, mint sauce, gravy etc). The pudding I had,...More

Thank blueval
Katrina G, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your Carvery lunch at Vaults. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a fantastic Sunday roast at Vaults ! Must say a typical British meal is not my normal choice when away but this really was as good as my mums !! Fabulous and attentive staff serving good home cooked foods . Will definitely return...More

Thank michelle914
Katrina G, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the Carvery at Vaults. We serve a more Mediterranean menu the rest of the week. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Once again our evening visit for fantastic food. Always a welcome by all the staff and owner and shown to our usual table. We were offered all te special dishes of the day which Marco the Chef described to us in detail, and said we...More

Thank marghar47
Katrina G, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoy your time at Vaults. Thanks for lettings us know.

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Stopped in The Vaults on Sunday with the family. Had excellent carvery and sea bass. service was also spot on. I have never reviewed before but promised the owner I would and have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

Thank Paul J
Katrina G, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. If you are not aware, we have a Mediterranean menu on offer except on Sundays. Stop by and try something new. Thanks again for letting us know you enjoyed yourself.

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Katrina G
Dear Alpine 2013. My chef and waitress read your review this afternoon. As we view all less than 5 start reviews as an opportunity to learn and improve we would like to know, if possible, What date you ate at the restaurant. What was the lunch special that you ordered. Did you eat alone or were there others in your party? Answers to these questions will help us pinpoint what went wrong, and help us improve our efforts in the future. Thank you in advance for your reply. kind regards, K. and D. Gale, Owners, Vaults Restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 391 883
  • E-mail
A series of extraordinary vaulted ceilings draw the eyes upwards the instant you step over Vaults threshold. This ancient former coaching house on the main street of Almancil is an architectural masterpiece, and considered by locals as much tourists as a special restaurant. Hosts David and Katrina make everyone feel at home, while head chef Marco oversees largely Portuguese and Mediterranean menu. On Sunday Vaults puts on a traditional British carvery (with all the trimmings)served for both lunch and dinner.