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Sao Gabriel

Certificate of Excellence
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Estrada Vale do Lobo Quinta do Lago, Almancil 8135-106, Portugal
+351 289 394 521
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 22:30
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Londonderry northern ireland
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sao Gabrial in October and we could not wait to visit again. Again, we were not disappointed, lovely starter , Swiss cheese soufflé , and then the Fillet steak in a creamy mushroom sauce , mouth watering. The banana desert was very tasty. Now not the cheapest place but a lovely ambiance . Thank you Delphi, Vitor and... More 

1 Thank shirtmaker46
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to this place in the summer for dinner and i have to say portuguese food is fantastic and the way the chefs prepared the dishes that we had was just Wow!!! Congratulations guys.

Thank travelminimi
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I've eaten in 1, 2 and 3 star Michelin restaurants. This was as good as any. Leonel is a genius. We had the degustation menu, which was very fish oriented. Hardly surprising as this is the Algarve and there is plenty of wonderful freshly caught fish ti be had. Our menu had 9 'courses'. It took 2.1/2 hours to be... More 

2 Thank rougepierretc
Romsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by one of the receptionists at our hotel, and we couldn't have been more appreciative. We went twice - we had the amazing "unexpected moments" tasting menu, and found this top class. At the same time, our friends were sending us pictures from Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, and honestly, I think we... More 

3 Thank Alice_Romsey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had an amazing experience at Sao Gabriel. We were treated amazingly from start to finish and could not fault them at all. We were a group of 12 altogether, which consisted of 6 couples. We were seated on a beautiful outdoor table and the staff went out of their way to make it a memorable experience. It was little... More 

2 Thank Shabbir A
Londonderry northern ireland
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I revisited this fabulous restaurant and we were not let down as it might have been even better than previous . The staff are wonderful,Vitor welcomed us back which was nice he remembered, all very attentive and very knowledgeable about each of their tasks. I had a scallop dish which was delightful , and my wife had... More 

3 Thank shirtmaker46
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This restaurant has held a Michelin star for a long time but is not as special as that would suggest. It has quite an extensive menu and appears to deliver each dish to a good standard but somehow doesn't quite have the special feel you might expect from its rating. The premises are attractive and clean but lack the wow... More 

1 Thank kieranp3
Kilkenny, Ireland
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, lovely location. Taster menu was superb. Really interesting and with a real taste of Portugal. The sommelier recommended a perfect wine to accompany it, from a comprehensive wine list. Highly recommended.

Thank paultheotherbiker
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is a Michelin star restaurant. It is everything you would expect of it. The food was extraordinary and the service was perfect. I had the scallops and lobster risotto. It was excellent. Risotto done really well is about timing. I have been to many very good restaurants that have disappointed on their risotto . Not tonight. It was perfect.... More 

Thank Murray M
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is our favourite place in the Algarve; great service, food and - Sunday lunch especially - good value. The menu is never the same, a sheltered setting with immaculate service and a great Portuguese wine list.

Thank MHwyboston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Vale do Lobo Quinta do Lago, Almancil 8135-106, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 394 521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?