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Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro

Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200-272, Portugal
+351 963 176 635
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (22 reviews)
“pork belly” (22 reviews)
“sunday roast” (19 reviews)
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British, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200-272, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Superb Sunday lunch greeted by the owner who plays the saxophone superbly! Great service and quality Sunday roast at a fantastic price will be back very soon!!

Thank 181steveb
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an absolute ball on two visits to Johnny Hooper’s during our week in Portugal; creating some of the most fantastic memories of a fantastic holiday. The Sunday lunch food (choice, presentation and quality), beautiful music, ambience and atmosphere was superb and a really...More

Thank 33advisor33
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for the entertainment which on Tuesday and Friday is excellent. What was surprising was that actually the food and choice was superb. Best of the holiday. We had not booked and although the place was full we were sat at a reserve table not...More

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked a table for me and my girlfriend last Tuesday evening, arrived and the table was not booked for us, had paid 20 euro deposit which I had in writing, (luckily), waitress said it was mis-commmunication. Johnny then said we were v.i.p. and set up...More

Thank jim m
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A group of 18 of us were here last Tuesday when Johnny played sax, it was our friends special birthday and what a fantastic night we had, excellent food, in particular the pork belly, the pasta, risotto and the fillet steak, staff were lovely, we...More

Thank MichelleGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Johnny Hooper`s 3 times in 7 days. Food excellent, hospitality excellent, service excellent and the entertainment excellent, bought 2 CD`s must be good. Would recommend it to everyone wanting a good time and good food.

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its been playing on my mind that i promised johnny that i would review my night out at his place just off the strip.its been a long time coming but here it is,finally!what a fantastic dining experience. food and drink superb,as was johnny and his...More

Thank mickhardy59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johnnys Bar was right at the side of our Villa. I booked for the night we arrived in advance and I'm so glad that we did. Johnny and all the staff are so friendly and inviting and nothing was too much trouble for them. We...More

Thank Allie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here on the friday of our holidays it has two show nights tuesday and fridays id defefinitly recommened this place johnny hooper has every singing and dancing by the end of the night we both had a meal which we both enjoyed he also...More

Thank HONEST496
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be in the audience for the performance by Howie Casey, (used to be in Wings) Johnny Hooper and the Hooperville band on Friday 9th June. What a fabulous night. The food and the service were of the highest quality and...More

Thank padstowgirl
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Paul H
Hi. We're coming out on honeymoon in 2018 at the beginning of April. Are you open all year round inc. April or do you not open until the beginning of the season in May? Fingers crossed you are. Thanks
30 April 2017|
Response from susieb64 | Property representative |
Hello, we close for the Winter November to February but re-open in mid-March. So, yes, we will definitely be open in April 2018! You can book a table with me by email: sue @ johnnyhooper . com
Hi What gluten free options do you have please, we are coming out next month
15 April 2017|
Response from susieb64 | Property representative |
Hello, we have a good range of gluten-free options on our menu and you can look at a sample menu at johnnyhooper . com / menu (type this into your address bar without the spaces) All gluten free options are clearly... More
sarah T
Hi can anyone tell me if this is the restaurant we're Jonny played around 10 years ago they have wine in cages in the walls ?
16 March 2017|
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Response from susieb64 | Property representative |
Hello, Sarah. Johnny used to play at Cave Do Vinho do Porto up until 11 years ago. That is the restaurant in the Old Town that you are thinking of and is now a different restaurant. Johnny Hooper opened his own Restaurant... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Almeida Garrett 30, Albufeira 8200-272, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 963 176 635
  • E-mail
Visit our Facebook page: Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro. Jazz and Blues themed restaurant. Johnny Hooper's live saxophone shows with fun music quiz, party atmosphere and dancing are on Tuesday and Friday nights. Chill-out Sunday afternoons take place on the garden terrace with cool local musicians providing the laid-back vibe. Gluten-free menu options. Great place for celebrations! Open March - October. Seasonal closure: November - February
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