Restaurant Bookings & Uber

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Restaurant Bookings & Uber

Post by Netherlee Bear » Wed May 02, 2018 11:13 am

Hi

We are in CVO, for the first time, for ten days from the 16th. Do you think we would we still need to book ahead at restaurants ? We have two young kids so prob looking to eat a bit earlier, (5-30 to 6-30).....we are staying in Vale do Millho and thinking Villa Medici for the wee guy's 5th birthday on the Monday night, good choice?

Also, can someone confirm if Uber is up and running in Portugal? Thought it was maybe banned?

Many thanks

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Re: Restaurant Bookings & Uber

Post by e-richard » Wed May 02, 2018 11:37 am

You're probably OK not booking, but its always a good idea.
Be aware that some restaurants do not actually start till 6pm or even 6.30pm

Uber is up and running and cars are available in The Algarve, but not too many of them, so expect to wait occasionally.

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Re: Restaurant Bookings & Uber

Post by Netherlee Bear » Wed May 02, 2018 11:59 am

Never thought about the opening times!! Thanks for that, ideal

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Re: Restaurant Bookings & Uber

Post by tricky » Thu May 03, 2018 9:11 pm

I wouldn’t chose villa Medici for children. It used to be kid friendly but last year it dropped its kids menu and you have to pay for an adult meal. Also there are a few lambrettas around which are very tempting for children to climb on. Nice restaurant but wouldn’t be my choice for children anymore

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Re: Restaurant Bookings & Uber

Post by Netherlee Bear » Fri May 04, 2018 10:06 am

Thanks, any ideas for somewhere not too far from Vale do Milho? ie, East side of the town....we will prob do the usual pizza places etc to keep him happy, just wanted somewhere a wee bit more 'special' for his birthday, obviously without being fine dining etc.... quite specific I know!! :D

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Re: Restaurant Bookings & Uber

Post by bruce » Fri May 04, 2018 11:38 am

Primavera is very nice, there always seems to be families at A Gale, just further down restaurant hill.

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Re: Restaurant Bookings & Uber

Post by tricky » Fri May 04, 2018 11:03 pm

I’m not being biased as I admit we live there half of the year but Vila nova 5 mins in a taxi from town has a lovely restaurant and children’s park . The owner Anibal will pull out all the stops if it’s a birthday party and is a dab hand with kids balloons. I’d then end up at monte carvoeiro ( halfway between Vila nova and the town) adults can enjoy cocktails whilst the kids can run around in a safe area. I know because I’ve been there, done it and got the t shirt

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Re: Restaurant Bookings & Uber

Post by alanr » Sat May 05, 2018 7:40 pm

You don't need Uber or any taxi. The restaurant at Vale de Milho is a lovely family restaurant with a small children's play area. One of the best meals I've ever had in Portugal and always make a fuss of the kids.

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Re: Restaurant Bookings & Uber

Post by Netherlee Bear » Mon May 07, 2018 10:47 am

Many thanks folks, the UBER question was more for the holiday in general, getting to supermarket, after long day at the beach etc, but the restaurant recommendations are ideal, much appreciated.

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