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by madaboutangling
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Tennis
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Tennis

Although a bit out of town, playing at Rocha Brava is good with 4 courts and a bar and cafe next to them
by madaboutangling
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Black And White Night
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Black And White Night

Really enjoyed our first experience of this really fun night. Great Irish band on the main stage then fireworks and music. What an atmosphere in the town which was really buzzing with thousands having a great time.
by madaboutangling
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Terroir
Replies: 18
Views: 6908

Re: Terroir

We have been going there since it launched and visit every trip.The guys who run it really know their wine and there is a huge range you can taste until you find what you really like. There is a good variety of tasty small plates too. Certainly different from the traditional restaurants but a class ...
by madaboutangling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Refurbished Tivoli?
Replies: 12
Views: 3133

Re: Refurbished Tivoli?

Seems busy with guests - must be lots of wealthy people using it as well as offering good deals. The bar is a good platform looking over the sea but agree that O Stop is a better choice for a sunset drink, or anytime. it's a better view in a more natural environment, friendly staff and far cheaper!
by madaboutangling
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Vale de milo/lamb chops
Replies: 14
Views: 3031

Re: Vale de milo/lamb chops

My favourite for lamb chops is Jardel de Faro outside Rocha Brava. You get lots of tasty chops with friendly service in a traditional restaurant. You can finish with their great creme caramel.
by madaboutangling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Rota Do Petisco - Tasting Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Rota Do Petisco - Tasting Trail

Where you can find details of which restaurants are on the trail please?
by madaboutangling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester
Replies: 24
Views: 4544

Re: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester

We are going to Faro on Friday from East Midlands and we're very relieved to still have a flight both ways. We booked Ryanair with great reluctance this time after avoiding them but only did so because it suited to use this airport and times best as my wife needs assistance. We will do everything we...
by madaboutangling
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Rocha Brava
Topic: Sales Office
Replies: 6
Views: 17446

Re: Sales Office

I noticed the site was down too.The link advised above just goes to a Rocha Brava page with no details of properties. I have friends interested in owning who have given up looking there and viewing elsewhere. It would be odd to put barriers in front of viewers in terms of enforcing registration. The...
by madaboutangling
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Restaurant recommendation.
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: Restaurant recommendation.

Classy place with really good food and great view on terrace - Pescador in Bengail
Good Italian with patio garden - Villa Medici in town
Taste Portuguese wines and try tasty tapas - Terroir Wine Bar opposite above
To eat closest to the sea and great sunset position - O Stop at Centiennes beach
by madaboutangling
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: O'Stop
Replies: 9
Views: 3443

Re: O'Stop

We went twice this week and had two good meals. On Friday night they had a great live band that had people dancing by the sea and it was a terrific atmosphere dining outside right by the water as the sun went down. The prawns, octopus salad and the ribs were all excellent. Did not leave until midnig...
by madaboutangling
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Villa Medici - free taxi
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Villa Medici - free taxi

Had a good evening meal in the garden this week. Really busy. When I asked for a taxi they said they had their own service now and took us back to Rocha Brava for free. They also said they will pick up after 8pm so it's a great free service that I doubt is limited to RB.
by madaboutangling
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Helders - Rocha Brava
Replies: 25
Views: 9706

Re: Helders - Rocha Brava

Really enjoyed breakfast watching the superb Lions match last Saturday with loads of people. Great atmosphere and food good too!
by madaboutangling
Mon May 29, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Tivoli Refurbishment
Replies: 26
Views: 8596

Re: Tivoli Refurbishment

Visited on Friday night for a drink at the rooftop Sky Bar. The foyer and main areas are very stylish. Lift up to the bar which has a superb view over the pool down to the sea. However that does not make up for uncomfortable seats and an odd drinks menu with awful rose wine.The waiter disloyally sai...
by madaboutangling
Mon May 29, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: topping up the car before the airport
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

topping up the car before the airport

I keep making the mistake of topping up the rental car at the petrol station at the airport. It is more expensive but always undermanned so creating impatient queues. It does not help that the pumps have stickers saying you should prepay so this creates confusion and longer waits - you don't need to...
by madaboutangling
Mon May 29, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Faro Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 32562

Re: Faro Airport

Left from Faro airport this afternoon. Checked in before. Took 45 minutes. Would be quicker if all the security machines were manned. Not too bad in all.