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Vaults (since 1670)

Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
+351 289 391 883
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
“curry” (17 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 2 weeks ago

We visited Vaults mid-week and enjoyed a wonderful meal. David the owner, and Marco the chef made us feel very welcome. The food was beautifully cooked, and made use of interesting local flavours. We didn't have starters as we prefer to save ourselves for dessert....More

Thank vincakent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fanatic restaurant and all around great atmosphere! David was engaging with the kids and provided tons of local knowledge and advice. Although we went for starters the Sunday Roast looked phenomenal. Thanks again for a perfect start to the trip.

Thank Clint R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to spend our last evening on holiday dinning at Vaults restaurant. From the moment we walk in we knew we had made the right choice. We were greeted by David and shown to a table and he proved to be a brilliant host...More

Thank Ihilly
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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 17 May 2017

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 reviewResponded 19 May 2017

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 15 May 2017 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 reviewResponded 18 May 2017

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 9 May 2017

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 27 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 28 April 2017

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 24 April 2017 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 reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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.
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