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Restaurant Florian

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R Van Zanten, Almancil 8135, Portugal
+351 289 396 674
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our second trip here. Our best of the week in Portugal. We had our 3 kids with us who were, thankfully, on good form as it's a v nice environment and not one for unruly kids! Lovely food and drink and service. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Ed H
Burnley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Florian twice in one week, Monday and Friday evenings. Karin and her staff made us feel very welcome. The food on both nights was superb, we had 3 courses each both times, left Karin to choose the wine after telling her what kind we like, and her choices were spot on. Lovely atmosphere in... More 

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Thank bryanp59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is about perfectly crafted simple food and seamless service. It is family run by couple Piet and Karen, in a classic format of chef/front of house. You won't find many other restaurateurs as passionate about the steak that's melting in your mouth or the wine that's washing it down! Come here if you love fresh simple food made... More 

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1 Thank Fred W
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

When we arrived at this restaurant the first impression was good. We were seated outside in the garden which was lovely. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a table where the owner was entertaining his dinner guests, loud mouthed and swearing. When we asked if we could be moved to a quieter table, we were shown to a table for... More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The good news is this restaurant has a great ambience and the lower level staff are great. The food is alright and our meal was some good, some average, none bad. The owners are an unusual couple, while we were there, the wife focused on the restaurant and customers and did a fine job, but the husband was load and... More 

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1 Thank Alan M
Calgary, Canada
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158 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Restaurant Florian is run by a very gracious Dutch woman named Karen who welcomes you when you arrive at a lovely interior space and beautiful courtyard where the tables are widely spaced for privacy. The service is also gracious, and attentive without being obsequious. We all tried the special Florian cocktail with white port and loved it. Amuse bouches were... More 

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Thank gettingandspending
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Florian is a must visit whenever we go to the Algarve. It is the best dining available, with delicious, sophisticated food and great service, led by the lovely Karen. Highly recommended.

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Thank roy43
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was our second visit, and it is now a staple for our annual trip to the Algarve. Excellent food and service and a lovely setting. The staff are attentive and help make the whole experience a pleasant one.

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Thank Applecatcher
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

A thoroughly enjoyable experience dining at Restaurant Florian, with a professional but relaxed approach to service. Fillet steaks in particular were excellent.

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Thank East_Lothian_Scot
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant top class food . Not the cheapest place to eat for food but the wine isn't over the top in price . Another place that I find it hard to believe isn't rated higher on this site .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R Van Zanten, Almancil 8135, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 396 674

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