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by madaboutangling
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Helders - Rocha Brava
Replies: 29
Views: 14583

Re: Helders - Rocha Brava

Will be a superb place to watch the World Cup Final this Saturday. Always a great atmosphere and tasty breakfasts.
by madaboutangling
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Chef’s Kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

Re: Chef’s Kitchen

Went for second time in mid October. Busy as always and best to book. Really well designed inside and outside. Popular with families and couples. It’s pricey but the food is high quality. The tenderloin and Kofta mains were excellent as was the tempura prawn and smoked mackerel starters. The staff a...
by madaboutangling
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Restaurant de Castelejo
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Restaurant de Castelejo

This is a great cafe sitting above the superb Praia de Castelejo beach on the West Coast. The beach goes out for miles and popular with surfers and families. Would be dramatic on a stormy day. The cafe sits above the beach and has snacks and main meals including good fish. Enjoyed a good octopus sal...
by madaboutangling
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Jazz in the Wineries
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Jazz in the Wineries

Went to a great event yesterday in Amancil. It was part of 365 Algarve’s programme. It was put on by the Joa Clara vineyard and in a small hall as they are building on their site. We were given three different wines to try with a tapas plate with each one while Beatrice and her group played good jaz...
by madaboutangling
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Praia de Odeceixe
Replies: 1
Views: 777

Praia de Odeceixe

Not used to the local beaches being so busy, went up the West Coast on traffic free roads and discovered this lovely family friendly beach between two cliffs, 15 minutes north of Aljezur. It is very flat and goes out for a long way at low tide. Bordered by a river that goes up to the pretty village ...
by madaboutangling
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Silves Mediaeval Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Silves Mediaeval Fair

Thanks for the recommendation. Will go this weekend. It’s a busy week with the Portimao Sardine Festival and the Olhao sea festival so should be fun.
by madaboutangling
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Silves Mediaeval Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Silves Mediaeval Fair

We are in the area for the first time when this takes place in August. What is it like and what is worth doing like seeing the jousting?
by madaboutangling
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Vintage Wine Bar
Replies: 0
Views: 747

Vintage Wine Bar

Enjoyed first visit and we tried a number of local wines which were very good. 5 Euros a glass but big sizes. Had good tapas board. Manager very friendly and talked through the wines with enthusiasm. Pleasant room. It’s just across from the taxi rank in Carvoeiro. Good to have another real wine bar ...
by madaboutangling
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Helders
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Helders

Saw that Helders has reopened today after an extended holiday which will be good news for its many fans. Shame it was our last day! Made up by being able to be on the beach in shorts in January.
by madaboutangling
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Island trips
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: Island trips

Been on two island trips this visit that I really recommend. Firstly Culatra, which you reach by ferry from Olhao best for 4 Euros return. Drop off at the Culatra stop, walk along the boardwalk to the beach, then you can walk along this beautiful beach west for about an hour until you reach the lig...
by madaboutangling
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Portuguese wills
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Portuguese wills

What can anyone advise about the need or not for a Portuguese will covering property here? Thanks.
by madaboutangling
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Island trips
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Island trips

Been on two island trips this visit that I really recommend. Firstly Culatra, which you reach by ferry from Olhao best for 4 Euros return. Drop off at the Culatra stop, walk along the boardwalk to the beach, then you can walk along this beautiful beach west for about an hour until you reach the ligh...
by madaboutangling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Pani. Spectacular Views. But is that enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: Pani. Spectacular Views. But is that enough?

Went tonight and really enjoyed it. Agree forget the starters but the mains were really good and so generous you don’t need starters anyway. Superb terrace view. Book and get there well before sunset.
by madaboutangling
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Wedding
Replies: 15
Views: 3007

Re: Wedding

Depending on the size of your group, have a look a Pescador in Bengali which is in great setting and you could book it all.
by madaboutangling
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fishing trips
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Fishing trips

Has anyone been on a good local fishing trip for deep sea fishing? Looking for a boat from Bengali, Ferraguda or Portimao that will offer varied bottom fishing, I went on one from Alvor and caught lots of bream but want more variety of fish. Also looking for shore fishing location tips to catch bass...