Jardin do Farol

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Jardin do Farol

Post by pato » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:00 pm

Went last night, not impressed, service ok! apart from one waiter breaking plates and glasses, I'll give it a miss for a while. :|

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by jeremy » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:22 pm

Dave - I agree - also the prices seemed a lot higher than previous visits - Pity as it used to be one of our favourites :(

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by cumbria sue » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:19 pm

my daughter and friend were there in June , one had steak and the other Prawns both well overcooked , when they complained they were ignored so paid for what they had and left , it's a shame because it has always been one of our favorites

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by PhilT » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:59 pm

I've heard that it has gone downhill since Carlos's second wife took the reigns - this from an ex waiter who now works at O Stop. Certainly the last two times I was there
the ambience was subdued. Pricing has been an issue for a couple of years..(btw - I think it's Jardim..)

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by Mike Banks » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:07 pm

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.

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by PhilT » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:24 pm

Likewise my first meal was around 2002 and Carlos went out of his way to provide me and my son with an excellent Sardine meal when we turned up "on spec" mid afternoon. Subsequently we have visited several times per year, but even allowing for fresh Dorade it just seems to have got more expensive (not the primary issue) and more recently lost it's "edge" in ambience...

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by piggywidden93 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:14 pm

Is Carlos the owner or the son ?

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by redford » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:27 pm

Visited last week, no changes, very busy and as good as always so don't be put off by the comments!

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by cumbria sue » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:49 pm

redford wrote:Visited last week, no changes, very busy and as good as always so don't be put off by the comments!
glad to hear a good report just hope it was only a blip at the height of the season

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by Mike Banks » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:09 pm

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 between Jardim do Farol and the O Farol.

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by cumbria sue » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:16 am

Mike Banks wrote: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 between Jardim do Farol and the O Farol.
No confusion on my daughter 's part Mike , we as a family have been going to Jardim do Farol for nearly 20 years and she couldn't believe how offhand they were when she complained

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by Mike Banks » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:37 pm

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 familiar with over many years, just as you have.

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by redford » Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:20 pm

Mike Banks wrote: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 familiar with over many years, just as you have.
Agree, those comments just didn't ring true with me either and led me to think that Jardim was being confused with another restuarant?? Nothing has changed, we have been going there for many years and return every holiday, one of our favourites. Haven't noticed any major price increases, the price of the fresh fish is the same as it has been for years! Very busy this year with good atmosphere as always.

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by PhilT » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:51 pm

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 (or £18 at Cardiff airport rates!). 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!

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Re: Jardin do Farol

Post by madaboutangling » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:25 pm

We went this week and had a great meal. Warm enough just to eat outside. Usual friendly staff. Had the great lamb chops and creme caramel and reasonable house red. Will return.

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