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Estamine Restaurant

#46 of 262 Restaurants in Faro
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Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
+351 917 811 856
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10:00 - 19:00
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant today. It is the only restaurant on the island but after reading reviews on trip advisor thought it was worthy of a visit. However, it is ridiculously expensive! We ended up just ordering bread, anchovies in vinegar (8 euros and had the same from Tesco deli) and a portion of prawns (17 euros). All the main courses... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only for nature lovers who like to escape hectic city life and detach from the madness of our society to spend some hours or just a day on this deserted island which is a Natural Park. Its a piece of land protected and managed to preserve its flora and fauna. When hungry you can taste the pure Algarvian good food... More 

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About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Superb location. Warmly welcomed by staff who were happy to advise on menu options. Courses included carpaccio of tuna, catch of the day Sea Bass (cooked on a barbecue, outside) and clams with rice all washed down with a fantastic local white wine. Not the cheapest but the quality of the food, the helpful staff and the location was amazing.... More 

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BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Guy T Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good surprise. Nice place, modern with excellent food and wines. Very surprising for such a place. And very friendly staff.

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Thank Claude R
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Claude R Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was overpriced and not very childfriendly. The staff was a bit rude, but the view was stunning

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Thank lisejensen
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear lisejensen, We appreciate your review. It is very important for us to hear the voice of our customers. We take notes of the points described and we inform that we have taken the corrective actions to solve the problem. Best Regards, Bruno Lima More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Why have so few people found it? Excellent food and service and a setting to die for. The starter selection is so tasty and the fish fresh and delicious.

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Thank Wilks_13
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Wilks_13, Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Deserta Island. Bruno Lima More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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171 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Unfortunately or fortunately only by boat you can reach the desert island where this restaurant is the only building on the island. As it is the only restaurant we thought that probably they would not care much about the quality by lack of competition but we were totally wrong. All dishes were very well cooked and fish was very fresh.... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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132 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This place is the only restaurant in the island but they do not make you feel that you have no choice. We found shelter from a hard rain and decided we may as well have lunch there. The waiters were not pushy and let us make up our mind. Then the service was fast and efficient. The food was good... More 

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Thank Kelilans
blackpool
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Cheryl and I visited the Estamine restaurant on Ilha Deserta in the 3rd week of December 2016. We thought it was fabulous. At first, we were the only people in the restaurant, but with a setting like this and the views of the surrounding lagoons, that was barely a consideration. Later on, another family came in, but we still had... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This restaurant was the only one on the island of Deserta. It was low season and not very busy. House red wine was excellent and quite an extensive menu with choice of fish of the day. Tuna salad was small but okay with onion and fresh bits of tuna in a vinaigrette dressing. Calamari was very nice and the chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Portuguese
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 917 811 856
Description
There are very few places where one can appreciate the freshest fish and shellfish among other genuine algarvian specialities, set in a background of a desert island and a sight of an ocean until the eye can see. The Estaminé is more than just a restaurant. It is a unique experience of the natural beauty that surrounds it.The new Estaminé, totally made of wood is the only building built on the Ilha Deserta (Desert Island). The restaurant is involved in the tranquillity of the Island, and through the panoramic windows, the view joins, the Dunes, the Coast and part of the Algarvian Mountain Range.The restaurant serves, apart from Gilt-headed Sea breams, Breams and Groupers a variety of other fresh Fish too: Clams, Prawns, Cuttlefish and traditional “Estupeta” salads of Tuna or Octopus. These are cooked using their very own recipes or refined from experiences of algarvian generations.There is a snack-bar at the Estaminé where we serve sandwiches, ice-creams, jars with sangria and other cool drinks.

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