Here's what our customers have to say:

March 7, 2016 - James M.

Have visited this restaurant with family before last year. Each time the service has been impeccable and very helpful. The food has also been consistently great, and they're now also open for lunch! Superb, would definitely recommend.

March 1, 2016 - M., Liverpool

Wow - second visit and an excellent Sunday lunch again - a great venue with excellent service -- well done David and the team!  Highly recommended for the best Sunday lunch in Almancil.

February 2016 - Margaret, Loulé

Having not visited apart from Sunday Lunch for almost 10 months decided to spend our Anniversary meal there!  David and staff welcomed us like old friends. Our meals were wonderful and Marco the chef asked Rob for feedback on a new dish he was introducing with his curry.  The food was excellent and beautifully presented. We ate far too much and have booked a table for Sunday evening for Carvery!

February 12, 2016 - First Ace, Canada

After two weeks in Portugal and dining in mostly good restaurants my wife and I read about Vaults Restaurant in Almancil and decided to venture further from home in Albufeira and try something different.

From the moment we arrived we felt this was a different place….as we opened the door we were greeted by an impressive historical space. The decor accented the old world feeling …a high brick ceiling with gorgeous arches separating sections of the room….a friendly welcome at the door by the owner and invited to take any table we desired.

The daily special’s board was delivered personally to our table and left for our perusal. We received prompt and excellent service and the food was also exceptional.  The deserts were to die for…..absolutely delicious, alone worth the trip.

The owner was genuinely concerned that you enjoyed your experience and provided much detail about the region ….. as well as suggesting other restaurants we may want to try during our stay.

The chef also made it a point of assuring the food was to your liking by visiting each table.

All in all, Vaults truly differentiated itself and the venue just enhanced the whole experience…definitely “ worth the drive”.


January 16, 2016 - Helen, Loulé

"Superb"    David was the most amazing host, he was an absolute gent!  The food was absolutely stunning.  As last minute "walk-ins" we were not a problem to chef at all, who freshly made us Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes, which he brought directly to our table.  Totally impressed, what a treasure we have discovered!  Fairly priced, with priceless service.  Thank you!

December 13, 2015  -  Tony M, Liverpool, UK

Fantastic Sunday carvery-great location and excellent service - what more do you need - great cheesecake as well.  Highly recommended and as good as anything in Quinta do Lago!

December 2015  - Maria B., Almancil

Their Sunday Carvery roasted lamb is quite delicious. The service is impeccable, sometimes even familiar with some of the English guests.

November 2015  - Jackstras, San Diego, California

Amancil’s Best Restaurant.

Our family of 9 had an outstanding experience at their Sunday Carvery. Everyone raved about the quantity and quality of the meats and vegetables. David gave us a history of the place and his previous experiences in life. Made us feel at home. We highly recommend the Vaults for a wonderful dining experience.

November 2015  -  Gilbert 1947

Superb lunch, excellent value for money.

We called into Vaults Restaurant for a mid-week lunch, knowing nothing about it. The Canadian owner was extremely friendly and welcoming, and spent time to explain about the various dishes available. Such good value - two top quality courses for only 9 Euros per person! The home-made mushroom soup was the best we had ever had, so thick and tasty, and the lamb tagine was absolutely delicious. The ingredients and preparation were first-class, and the ambience of this beautiful little restaurant was excellent. There was the added advantage of discovering that the house red wine is extremely high quality at a budget price! We thoroughly recommend this restaurant, and will definitely return there.

October 2015  -  1 Robertonmanyo

Wow! We would give Vaults 10 stars if we could.

In the Algarve for a week's vacation with our two sons, we first went to Vaults for its well-known Carvery on Sunday evening. The reception was warm and friendly and food was first rate! The carvery table was groaning with roast pork, lamb and beef and a remarkable array of vegetables. We all went back for seconds. The boys also had some of the home-made desserts: apple crumble and a warm brownie with ice cream, both were deemed delicious. An outstanding dinner for four for under €75.00, definitely great value for money.

Our second visit was for dinner during the week On this occasion we met Chef Marco and he explained the various menu options to us. I had a steak and everyone else had burgers. The steak was cooked to perfection, a proper medium-rare. The burgers were home-made, juicy and flavourful. Once again the vegetables were worth mentioning: not over-cooked, colourful and well-presented. The desserts were outstanding: an amazing cherry-almond flan, Vaults version of Eton mess and a five star chocolate-orange cake.

We were really bowled over by the exceptional service by the staff and the quality of the food. We will be back!

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