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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%
Travellers talk about
“roast meats” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
“curry” (17 reviews)
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Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lunched here with our friends, who had been to the Vaults before. What an amazing place. The owner David was really welcoming and loved filling us in with the Vaults history. It is a fascinating place. We each chose 2 courses off of the...More

Thank jawgarden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Vaults on trip advisor and decided to have Sunday lunch there. The staff were really nice, service was excellent and the food just as good. In fact we are hoping to fit in another meal there before we return home. Definitely recommend.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Vaults last night. It is a hidden gem. Food was the best I have eaten here. David was very welcoming. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance also. I love the decor but the food is really unbelieveable. It is a must for anyone...More

Thank setantacollege
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The vaults is a lovely quaint old vaulted restaurant with lots of character. The staff are very friendly and very attentive. They serve a traditional Sunday roast all day with a few other dishes available. In the week their is a fairly comprehensive menu featuring...More

Thank CulinaryCook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very cosy place with excellent food! Ideal for lunch as well as for a nice dinner. We had both same day😅couldn't help it so tasty it was there. Their lamb is a work of art, melting in your mouth. And what an amazing goat...More

Thank Irina L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

- David was the finest host - really friendly and accommodating. - Easy enough to find a parking space in the evening. - Good food - would recommend the figs starter, pork medallion main and the cherry tart for dessert. - Nice touch with Marco...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sunday buffet is tremendous value. We held a big birthday celebration for 14 people and David and team really looked after us.

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Historic setting in one of Almancil's oldest buildings. Great value for money. Excellent curry one Thai, one Indian, nicely presented.

Thank Bart L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great atmospheric restaurant. Lovely Canadian owner, helpful and attentive. Popular Sunday Evening with Brits having a Sunday carvery. Choice of meats, plenty of veg and the most delicious gravy

Thank Lindylou2309
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Once more a wonderful reception from David and Marco. Service and presentation of our meals were as fantastic as usual, food as always cooked to perfection and generous helpings. Marco always comes and asks if everything is to our liking whilst we are eating.

Thank marghar47
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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