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The village inn

Rua Visconde de Lagoa 13 | Mexilhoeira Da Carregacao, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-104, Portugal
+351 282 412 036
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spiced lamb” (9 reviews)
“sole” (5 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
All hours
Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rua Visconde de Lagoa 13 | Mexilhoeira Da Carregacao, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-104, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Alvor and saw the Village Inn advertised on the free Alvor map. It was my son's 21st birthday, so wanted something special and we weren't disappointed. I phoned to make the booking after reading the reviews on trip adviser. I explained...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place, very charmed no Canadian hostess. Great menu, mix of cuisines, all highly accomplished and great portions. Small though so I would advise booking. Recommended dishes were prawn rarebit, stuffed mushrooms, Persian lamb, Dover sole😋

1  Thank teejaybeeBristolUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not been for a while but Kathie is a great host and food was great would recommend to anyone to visit the restaurant

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've had a great evening at Village Inn! The ambiance is cosy, the host is really nice and helpful and the food is very tasty. I had the salmon and it was delicious, best I ever had! Perfectly cooked and great flavours because of the...More

Thank Fleur V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on Trip Advisor and decided to try it out! Greeted by Kathy, an extremely welcoming host, and had no problem fitting us in although we had not booked. Menu was extensive and varied. The restaurant has a lovely relaxed vibe to it....More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We can never find a replacement for our favorite restaurant, The Village Inn in Meix.da Carrgeção. No matter how many restaurants we try, we can never find a better place that meets all our criteria. The menu is intriguing with a large choice including squid...More

2  Thank Trudy888
Reviewed 22 May 2017

It is like coming home with the welcome that Kathie gave us. The food was as usual amazing as was the service both nights when we ate there. It is one of our favourite restaurants when staying in the area. We have recommended it to...More

Thank AnnieBananie66
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were lucky to get a table as we had not had the foresight to book. The atmosphere was lovely. The food fantastic and a hostess who goes the extra mile to ensure you have the best experience possible. Small and cosy but enough room...More

Thank Ali F
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We should have found this restaurant earlier in our holiday. Difficult to find, but well worth it. Food was excellent as was the welcome. We will definitely return.

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Ate here last night. Beautifully eclectic inside. Food very good though roast potatoes did not appear to have been cooked freshly. Lived the Persian lamb. Lovely service be ex Canadian owner, Kathleen. We came up from Carvoeiro and taxi 15 euros each way made it...More

1  Thank Linda M
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4 May 2016|
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Response from georgette52 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure, best to call her.
1 August 2015|
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Response from trudy G | Reviewed this property |
Back again to see Kathleen. She was packed this time we arrived, but managed to squeeze us in. I had my favourite Goat Cheese Salad followed by the oh so delicious Beef Bourginon, which she simmers so the meat is very very... More
Bill P
31 March 2015|
Response from Kathleen L | Property representative |
Thanks Bill. It will be great to see you again, until September!! Kathie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Lagoa 13 | Mexilhoeira Da Carregacao, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-104, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa  >  Estombar
  • Phone Number: +351 282 412 036
Very intimate dining experience. Charming old building, wonderful al fresco dining in the summer months. Attention to detail. Every table is beautifully set with fresh flowers from Kathie's garden. Each table different. Value for money. Specialities include, lamb chops with honey, mint, garlic and lemon, Persian spice lamb, steak and kidney pie with roast and veg, Circassian chicken. Desserts are a real treat here at The Village Inn. Apple crumble, brandy snap baskets, crepes in a Grand Marnier and orange sauce to mention a few of the many! Starters also are worth mentioning. Hot honeyed prawns are a real favourite, phyllo pastry filled with creamed hot spinach, melted goats cheese and served with a cranberry and red currant sauce, stuffed mushrooms, baby squid sauteed with garlic, braised lamb's liver with mushrooms, onions and Madeira wine. All just waiting for you. Well worth the visit.
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