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O Alambique

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Poco Barreto, Silves 8300-042, Portugal
+351 282 449 283
Wed - Mon 18:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I last went to this restaurant when I was 8, and I have just been back 16 years later- and the food is still fab. I had the scallop linguine special and the chocolate mousse, one of the best restaurants in Portugal

Thank Caitlin R
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants, this place never disappoints. Whilst it's a little out of the way for us heading over from Carvoeiro, it's always worth making the trip. Marlene, the Chef Patron (seemingly) effortlessly makes the whole experience at O Alambique very calm and relaxing. Nothing is ever rushed, the food is always excellent and the ambience refined. The... More 

Thank mikey_sara
Silves, Portugal
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read recent excellent reviews, we booked for dinner, but found the service poor and the food average. We do appreciate that the food is cooked to order, but the waiting time from ordering, to being served and huge gap in clearing plates from the table and delivering the next course was far from acceptable. It was quite noticeable that... More 

1 Thank magsdavid
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited O Alambique with two friends and without doubt it was the best food we had eaten on our 10 day trip to Silves. I had the Salmon Rosti starter followed by the lamb. Such wonderfully cooked food, I love lamb but I think this was the best I've ever eaten. My friend had the prawns to start followed... More 

Thank Sorecyclist
Lagos, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Marlen is a great host, and the food way above average. Pumpkin soup to start with: delicious!! The deer as main course outstanding. Very reasonable prices.

Thank johnfrost59
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

They make seasonal food, and truly care about what you eat and drink. We felt really welcome. The attention to detail, taste, wine was great. Highly recommended!

Thank Audun F
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great service and great price. Try the carrots and remember to ask for a dose of the local medicine.

Thank Ragnar N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Our visit was so good it has inspired me to type my first ever review. We dined at the restaurant three times in five days. Excellent service. Marlene even prepared special glutton free bread for second visit. Excellent food especially the steak and lamb. Good selection of wines and cozy surroundings. Can't wait to visit Portugal and the Alambique again.

1 Thank dbs243
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here twice during our honeymoon. What can I say - this restaurant is real gem: Excellent food with weekly new specialties, a wonderful guest room and an excellent service. If you happen to be in the area and look for a special place to eat, I'd always suggest O Alambique.

Thank Sebastian B
Scottish Borders
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Staff were busy but very attentive, food was absolutely excellent - all home made with local ingredients, servings even allowed us to have room for dessert! After a few disappointing meals in other places this was a treat to find only 5 mins away following a recommendation from our villa owner.

Thank gill e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Poco Barreto, Silves 8300-042, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: +351 282 449 283

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