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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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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua Visconde de Lagoa 13 | Mexilhoeira Da Carregacao, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-104, Portugal
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner last night at the Village Inn. The decor was great and very comfortable. The food was excellent - we had the Spicy prawns with honey, and Goats cheese in filo as starters, and the Persian Lamb and the Circassian Chicken as...More

1  Thank Nigel A
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on this via trip advisor and it did not disappoint. Such a cute set up and the food was lovely. The host was so friendly. Really enjoyed ourselves here!

Thank Geeta P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Midway through our holiday we stumbled upon this restaurant. My partner and I were beginning to get bored of all local restaurants as they had pretty similar menus. When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly lady and shown to a table. The...More

Thank Adam O
Reviewed 20 September 2017

What a find! So different from anywhere else. Full of curios and each table is dressed differently. We were very warmly welcomed and the service was excellent. The food choice is a mixture of flavours and all delicious. The atmosphere is very relaxing. We booked...More

Thank Zendi Z
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in a little town. We went 2 nights running as only a quick visit to the area. Only real eating place around but good food with a varied menu including Lamb, fish, steak and nice desserts. The owner Kathleen is welcoming and the...More

Thank mrstickle6666
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Stumbled across the Village Inn when staying at an apartment at the failed hotel complex round the corner. The Village Inn is the only place to eat around there and we were so lucky it was 100m down the road! Honestly, seeing the surrounding area...More

Thank Jblackburn88
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and a lovely host.A really qwerky restaurant in a nice way it's just a bit out of the way to get to ,you need a taxi but well worth a visit

1  Thank Dave G
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Excellent food, great service, and wonderful hostess/owner. My husband and I went there two nights in a row.

Thank alanandlynette
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Before heading back to Canada we stopped yet again for a lovely dinner at the village inn. Kathy is always so welcoming and the menu is always superbly delivered. The dining room is cozy and conversation flows across the tables as people share their experiences...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We found this restaurant on the Alvor free map. Kathleen is such a warm and attentive host. The food is excellent and the restaurant really quirky. The menu is excellent and very reasonably priced. We went twice during our holiday and will definitely be back...More

Thank Julie C J
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Response from georgette52 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure, best to call her.
31 July 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$ 11 - US$ 22
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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