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by Mike Banks
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Skydive
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Re: Skydive

Can't imagine why anyone would want to hurl themselves out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft! :)
by Mike Banks
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Hop on - Hop off bus
Replies: 29
Views: 16767

Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Can't say. I only know what I saw when I was walking to the shop.
by Mike Banks
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Hop on - Hop off bus
Replies: 29
Views: 16767

Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Rocha Brava's own minibus runs from reception. The bus stop opposite the coffee shop is new, and I've seen the Rota das Falesias bus using it.
by Mike Banks
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Hop on - Hop off bus
Replies: 29
Views: 16767

Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

There is a bus-stop just inside the main entrance to Rocha Brava, opposite the coffee shop.
by Mike Banks
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Restaurante O Flamingo
Replies: 20
Views: 10445

Re: Restaurante O Flamingo

We tried this restaurant for the first time tonight and the meal was excellent. The menu is a little different and I was spoilt for choice. We'll definitely be going back.
by Mike Banks
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Jardin do Farol
Replies: 16
Views: 6778

Re: Jardin do Farol

Glad all seems well. I'm pretty sure that Francisco's fish offerings were in the €14 range a couple of years ago and are now typically €16. The brothers /sister (as I understand) running front of house haven't changed and perhaps things have settled down out back. I'll have to check in November! We...
by Mike Banks
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Jardins Oliveras - Monchique.
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

Re: Jardins Oliveras - Monchique.

Tried this restaurant today. The location is fantastic. I ordered the roast kid and Lynda had the wild boar, but we shared both. If I'm being picky, the kid was a little tougher than I was expecting, but the wild boar was excellent. The cost for 1 glass of wine and 1 orange juice, couvert, 2 mains, ...
by Mike Banks
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Jardin do Farol
Replies: 16
Views: 6778

Re: Jardin do Farol

Fair enough. Just a thought. We certainly had no complaints and we'll be going back there in few days. What I found a bit confusing about some of the comments was the reference to Carlos's second wife and a waiter who had left. All the staff in attendance yesterday were the people we have become fam...
by Mike Banks
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Jardin do Farol
Replies: 16
Views: 6778

Re: Jardin do Farol

Had our meal there tonight and delighted to report that both the food and the service were as good as ever, and not expensive. The restaurant was full but the service did not suffer as consequence. I still cannot understand the previous adverse comments, and I wonder whether there was some confusion...
by Mike Banks
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Jardin do Farol
Replies: 16
Views: 6778

Re: Jardin do Farol

We've never had a bad meal there in 14 years, and it's always been one of our favourites. I shall be very disappointed if it has indeed gone downhill. We'll still give it a try when we are out in October.
by Mike Banks
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Restaurante O Flamingo
Replies: 20
Views: 10445

Re: Restaurante O Flamingo

Thanks for that, Bruce. We'll definitely give it a try when we are out in October.
by Mike Banks
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Restaurante O Flamingo
Replies: 20
Views: 10445

Re: Restaurante O Flamingo

This sounds like one to visit, but where is it?
by Mike Banks
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Rustic
Replies: 8
Views: 5268

Re: Rustic

Looking forward to trying this one when we come out in October. Do they have anything unusual on the menu?
by Mike Banks
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Monte Dourado or Rocha Brava
Replies: 9
Views: 3927

Re: Monte Dourado or Rocha Brava

We've have had a property on Rocha Brava for 13 years now and I can highly recommend the location and the management company. I have no experience of Monte Dourado. A lot depends on whether you want to be in the middle of town, or prefer to be somewhere a little quieter, but nevertheless easily acce...
by Mike Banks
Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Pronounciation
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Re: Pronounciation

I think there are probably acceptable variations, just as there are with many uk place names, but we were told several years ago that it was "Carve-where-oo" and we have certainly heard locals pronounce it very much like that.