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by smudger
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Wedding
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Wedding

You will be hard pressed to beat Val Doliveras as a wedding venue.Just outside Carvoeiro. Agree about Vale D'Oliveiras, is a popular venue for both locals and non-locals. Friends daughter got arried in Ferragudo. Had wanted to get married in CVO but church at top of GNR hill don't do weddings for '...
by smudger
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Child car seats
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Child car seats

I’ve used Algarvedriver/YOR when hiring a car. When our grand children are travelling with us I’m sure we offered the choice of a baby seat, toddler seat or booster seat. Our grand children are 2 and 6 years. When over earlier this month both seats we asked for were perfect for their ages.
by smudger
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Restaurants on visit
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Restaurants on visit

Doce Mar which is next door to Jomar, is my favourite bar in Carvs. Lovely couple run it, friendly locals, Food and drinks good and not expensive. Been there! Remember couple of years ago watching Portugal v Germany in Doce Mar. Many of the locals watched the game with plates of snails as we would ...
by smudger
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Restaurants on visit
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Restaurants on visit

Must have overlapped, family and me there for 3 weeks until 15 August!! Useful comments about your experiences. Never been to Chef's Kitchen, O Albatroz or Pashmina yet. Totally agree with Jomar, we do lunch and dinner there (not on same day I'd add!!!) Twice went to the Gurka place, verdict? Jury s...
by smudger
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: O Albatroz
Replies: 0
Views: 194

O Albatroz

Anyone been here yet? Down near opposite side of the road from taxi rank, used to be a Chinese restaurant. Have looked at menu at entrance to restaurant but nothing struck me as different from other places I know and enjoy.
by smudger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: O Barril, Ferragudo
Replies: 0
Views: 182

O Barril, Ferragudo

Just a “heads up”, their lunchtime special menu is now €13. Still good value.
by smudger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Gurka/Nepal restaurant
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Gurka/Nepal restaurant

Amazing how different peoples views of a place differ so much ! On TripAdvisor it is the number 1 Indian restaurant in Carvoeiro but we had possibly the worst Indian meal since we came here. My prawn biryani had what appeared to be deep fried small prawns in unspiced rice with a bland vegetable sau...
by smudger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Children's play areas
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Children's play areas

Hi. I suggest you visit sites des fontes. (Estombar) about a 10 min drive from carvoeiro It’s a very popular with Portuguese families. It is overlooking the estuary and has a clear very cold swimming river and pool Great for hot days, children’s playgroun, picnic area,brick bbqs and an excercise tr...
by smudger
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Gurka/Nepal restaurant
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Gurka/Nepal restaurant

It’s up the road that takes you from restaurant hill to Algar Seco, The Wolf sits on the corner!
If you get one of the Carvoeiro Freemaps, it’s number 54.
by smudger
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Gurka/Nepal restaurant
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Gurka/Nepal restaurant

Four of us went to the new Gurka restaurant and impressed with food. At first glance thought helpings were rather small but turned out very satisfying. They do a carry out service but heard waiter tell someone could be up to an hour for carry out meal to be ready.
by smudger
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Children's play areas
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Children's play areas

Appreciate not in Carvoeiro but there’s a good play area in Estomber, with a coffee shop on site so can watch kids whilst enjoying a coffee, soft drink. On main road opposite train station.
by smudger
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Ex Flamingo Restaurant next to Bradys
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Ex Flamingo Restaurant next to Bradys

Gum Tree I think. Not been.
by smudger
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Jophil Bar
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Jophil Bar

Been for lunch twice since arriving week or so ago. Both times selected from their daily menu (not written down, you’re told what they serving that day). Day 1 picked roast chicken leg rather than octupus rice and something else. Day 2 picked turkey over cod or fish fillets. Price €8.50 includes bre...
by smudger
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Busy place
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Busy place

Following my May trip with 3 weeks just now with the family. CVO seems busy the couple of times I’ve been. Hemingway’s was busy the night of the Celtic game and with the football season about to start here’s hoping the local bars get a “good turn”.
by smudger
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Diy materials
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Diy materials

There is also a surprisingly good hardware store in Sesmarias, going towards Ferragudo but only about 400m from the water tower. An eclectic and diverse range of materials from paint to ballroom gowns! Have walked past this establishment many times on way to either Jophil or Rosa’s. Went in some ti...