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An elegant ambience, professionalism, good service and a true gastronomic experience at dinner are the hallmarks of this restaurant, which works with p...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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All reviews bon bon tasting menu red mullet bonbons oysters michelin star fine dining special occasion whole evening fantastic evening three courses service was impeccable would highly recommend this restaurant nuno algarve chef presentation
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Reviewed 27 December 2022 via mobile

We came here for our “baby moon.” My wife was 5+ months pregnant and we had a wonderful experience. They asked about our dietary restrictions and service was impeccable. We could tell there were some trainee staff but the experienced staff was just around the...corner to ensure our wine, water, and utensil pairings were on point for the course. Would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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BonBonOregano, Diretor-Geral at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mr Liam M, Congratulations on your wifes pregnancy! Thank you so much for your preference and for taking the time to leave a review! It was a pleasure to have you dine with us in the restaurant and we look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 23 October 2022

BONBON is AMAZING!!! the food was incredibly creative, delicious and so thoughtfully prepared and coursed. The service was out of this world exceptional and the sommelier was one of the most knowledgeable I have even encountered. The overall experience here was OUTSTANDING and by far...and way the best meal (and experience) of the whole trip!! if you are in/around the algarve, you need to get yourself here...it was absolutely the most incredible meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2022

Dear Mr/Mrs. ESW529, Thank you so much for your kind review. It really is incredibly rewarding to hear such positive feedback. It was a pleasure to have you in the restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion. Kindest regards, Bon...More

Reviewed 23 September 2022 via mobile

What can I say. We thoroughly enjoyed this well designed 9 course tasting menu. First off, it is very reasonably priced. I've paid much more for similar experiences. The chef has designed a very well thought out an creative menu. It felt like a journey...though Portugal with each dish connecting to the next. Each dish was well balanced and celebrated a piece of Portuguese cuisine. Truly a memorable experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2022

Dear Mr/Mrs Mitul P, Thank you so very much for your kind feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us, and it was a pleasure to have you in the restaurant! Kind regards, Bon Bon Team

Reviewed 15 September 2022

Hello I have visited this establishment twice in the past 4 months. The first time was for my partners birthday in March 2023, i explained in my booking email that it was her birthday as usually at restaurants of this elk they do some form...of nice gesture usually a little cake or a similar thing, but this did not happen which was not a major thing, and we enjoyed our food and it was delicious. The second visit was in June and we booked a table for 4 people as our friends like us are very big fine dining people. We arrived and were shown to a table outside on the terrace which was very pleasant but when the sun went down it became a bit chilly and asked to be seated inside which was met with a slight amount of disdain, but we got our table inside. We had started the evening with a round of drinks which were 3 monkey 47 gin's and 1 large bottle of sparkling water, upon ordering the gins we were told that if we wanted another round of that gin there probably won't be enough of that gin left! We were shocked to hear that a Michelin starred restaurant did not have another bottle in stock. We then tried to order another round of drinks which took around 10 minutes for somebody to get round to taking our order and we ordered 3 Monkey 47 gins to be told that there was none left, we them ordered 3 Hendricks which is always served with a slice of cucumber only to be told that they had no cucumber, which again shocked us that they had no cucumber in stock. I was drinking water which was left on a table near our table and i had to get up twice to serve myself water as nobody came to refill my glass. People may think that certain things i have mentioned may seem petty but when you pay good money for fine dining you expect fine dining service. We paid our bill and the owner Mr Noono came over and asked if everything was okay i told him no it was not and he was taken aback and i went through the various things he never offered an apology and said moving tables didn't help and the shortage of staff in the area was also a problem and his attitude was very dismissive. I left it a few days and then i sent them a message on their feedback section on their web site which did not get a reply for around 2 weeks so i emailed them with the same message and a lady rang me and apologised profusely and said someone would get back to me within the next few days. Another couple of weeks went by and they did not contact me so i rang up and spoke to a lady and she again apologised and was surprised that nobody had contacted me and told me that someone would get back to me, 2 days later the lady rang me and told me she had spoken to the owner Mr Noono and he said i could have his number if i wanted to speak to him to discuss the issues i had which i found to be incredibly rude and also very arrogant that he would expect me to ring him to discuss the problems we had in his restaurant! The lady again apologised and i told her it was not her place to apologise. I have spoken to several people over the past 6 months about our experience and the majority of people stated that the owner has a shocking attitude and is fine accepting the plaudits but cannot accept any form of criticism. The week after our second visit to Bonbon we visited Bela Vista at Portimão which also has 1 Michelin star and it was superb just as you would expect from such an establishment, and we visited the same place again yesterday. We have dined in many Michelin starred restaurants throughout the world and we can categorically state that Bonbon has been our worst experience and their customer service regarding complaints is disgracefu.lMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2022

Dear Mr Marshall, Thank you for your comments which have been noted several times. We appreciate your efforts in getting your points across by how much you have written. I would like to start by pointing out that I have been a business man in...More

Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

This restaurant restored my faith in rated restaurants. Often they go out on a limb to serve something controversial in order to be noticed. Bon Bon showcases the hero ingredients of the region and the service is without flaw. The BBQ octopus is truly amazing...and the mushroom desert at the end is surprising and delectable. I would visit again without hesitation.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2022

Dear Ms. D7280JBkatherinem, Thank you so much for your preference and for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. We are so pleased you had a pleasant experience with us - it really is extremely rewarding to read such positive feedback! Thank...More

Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

Thank you for a fabulous evening and meal. From the warmest of welcomes on arrival, excellent service and truly exceptional food and wine the whole evening was wonderful. Not sure what part of the meal was the our favourite as it was all so different...with flavours, textures, presentation and imagination - all of which were second to none. We absolutely loved everything. Thank you to the team!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2022

Dear Mrs. MonicapG9503JV, Thank you so much for your visit! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Bon Bon and are grateful for your recommendation. Our best regards from the whole team.

Reviewed 24 July 2022

Amazing food, amazing ambiance, fantastic wines and supreme service. An easy 5 star rating for one of the very best restaurants anywhere. We had the 6 course menu plus wine pairing (very much recommended) and it was better than awesome.

Date of visit: July 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2022

Dear Mr. Nigel P, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to write a recommendation based on your experience. We really appreciate it! Best regards from the whole team.

Reviewed 27 June 2022 via mobile

There are underrated 1 stars and over rated two stars, this is two star cooking provided you love seafood. Nuno is simply the best owner, host, friend, an impeccable man who has so much pride in his food. The wine prices would shame any London...starred restaurant and the sommelier was out of this world, insights that money can’t buy. Go if you love food, don’t go if you don’t appreciate fine dining. This is 10/10More

Date of visit: June 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2022

Dear Ms 568claret, Thank you so much for your preference and for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. We are so pleased you had a pleasant experience with us - it really is extremely rewarding to read such positive feedback! Thank...More

Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

#bonbonrestaurant#oyster#octopus#tuna#monchiquesausages#prawns#algarve#michelin2022# it was not as good as I espected,, maybe a matter of taste....I love fish but not like this,,, I was hoping to have sea bass, shark, sole, much tuna, trout, white hake, golden horse makrel.... but well it was my husband that made...the resavation .... and I love redwine most,,, but here we offcause had whitewine. The sommelier was fantastic....very good winesMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2022

Dear Ms. Jannie Alb, Firstly we would like to thank you for your feedback, however we are slightly confused by the issues that have been raised. We are a fine dining restaurant with a focus on high quality local gastronomic culture, we are by no...More

Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

Firstly, yes it isn’t cheap , but as they say “you get what you pay for” and this is a Michelin starred restaurant. The staff and the owner Nuno were fantastic couldn’t praise them enough. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and bless him , had...to put up with table of red wine drinkers even though we had a lot of fish courses, but he played a blinder! On to the food….I could go on and on about “crispy lattice squid ink” or “ wreckfish Malandrinho” amongst others but there’s no point the Chef did an outstanding job on all the courses. You have to try it to believe it. Don’t hesitate just book Bon Bon you won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2022

Dear Mr. Neils580, Thank you so much for your preference and for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. We are so pleased you had a pleasant experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 16 April 2022

Went here for a surprise birthday dinner with my husband and it is one of the BEST meals we've ever had in Portugal. Every single detail was perfect - from the ambience, crockery, service, it's such an absolute pleasure to have a dining experience this...outstanding! We had the 9 course tasting menu and every dish was like an explosion of flavours. There were some really playful takes on Portuguese cuisine that we appreciated - some playing on size, some playing with flavours we never thought would go well together. Every single dish was a standout and I can't wait to come back and eat here again. To top it all off, the service was absolutely impeccable and I was treated to a delicious surprise birthday cake and candle at the end. Simply perfection! I can't recommend this restaurant enough. Congrats to the whole team!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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BonBonOregano, General Manager at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2022

Dear Mr/Mrs. gvirata, Thank you so much for your visit! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Bon Bon and are grateful for your recommendation. Our best regards from the whole team.

Reviewed 26 February 2022

We gave the restaurant 2 weeks notice of a garlic allergy which one of our party has. This was acknowledged in advance and on the night. When we arrived the head waiter made much of the fact that they could not guarantee that sauces which...take 48 hours to make would be garlic free. Had we not paid a 200 euro deposit we probably would have left at that point. We chose the 6 course menu rather than the 9 course menu and the same waiter would not let us tell him which three courses we did not want. Instead as the courses arrived we had three fish dishes and only one meat dish. We would not have chosen this . One of the meat dishes was swapped for red mullet which wasn’t on the menu at all. We were not consulted about this. 2 of our party had the wine flight ( which was excellent except that the red wine intended for the meat course was served with the red mullet which was not suitable.) Surely if the restaurant is serving both 6 and 9 course menus the diner should be able to choose what he or she wants and not have random ingredients imposed without consultation. The waiter said only the kitchen could decide as the balance of the menu was important. How arrogant is that? Some of the courses were much enjoyed. Some not. When the prices charged are of the order at Bon Bon this is not acceptable. The wine waiter was very good. That could not be said of the head waiter who was uncooperative to the point of arroganceMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2022

Thank you once again for your feedback. Firstly we would like to clarify that the head waiter you refer to is indeed the restaurant owner. As like many other Michelin star restaurants, we only work with a tasting menu - and it is complete standard...More

Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

I’ve been at Bon Bon for a 4-courses vegetarian lunch and they exceeded my expectations! Quality was absolutely perfect, the service and the ambiance too. We had several extra dishes as homage of the chef and the wine they chose for us was excellent. If...you are looking for high-quality food in Algarve, this is the place! Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2022

Dear Mr Fredericomanto, Thank you so much for your visit! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Bon Bon and are grateful for your recommendation. Our best regards from the whole team.

Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

We ate at 2000 on a Friday, on our last night in Carvoeiro. (Fortunately, this meant we wouldn't be comparing other local restaurants to this one as we ate!) We had the 9 "moments" menu with wine pairing (in actuality, this meant 14 moments/courses). The...food was what you hope for and expect when paying this much at a Michelin starred restaurant. The flavors melded and complemented each other throughout--and the wines sang with the food. Service was impeccable-- including our wine glasses being added to when necessary without asking. We'd place Bon Bon in the upper tier of the 10 Michelin starred restaurants that we've been lucky enough to sample this trip. Highly recommend, as long as you are comfortable with spending 450+ euro on a dining experience for a couple.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2021

Dear Mr/Mrs. stork90, Thank you so much for your visit! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Bon Bon and are grateful for your recommendation. Our best regards from the whole team.

Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

After reading the reviews and considering the price charged for a 9 course tasting menu we had high expectations. We were disappointed. This started as soon as we walked in. The decoration and layout of the dining room are not up to the level of...restaurant they are trying to be. The table settings are simple, the room looks very bare. It continued with the the food. We swapped the 3 meat dishes on the tasting menu for vegetarian options which was not a problem. The service was good. However the taste of the food was very average and certainly didn’t blow us away. We got to the point where instead of looking forward to the next course we couldn’t wait to get out of there. The 140 euro per person price tag is outrageous for what was offered. I didn’t see any ingredients that would justify the price and presentation seems more important than taste. Add 2 glasses of wine for 14 euro each and I felt almost ripped off. For the food and service I might have given 3 stars but considering the terrible value for money I can’t give more than 2.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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BonBonOregano, Owner at Bon Bon Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2021

Dear Mr/Mrs. Riav2016, Many thanks for your review. Firstly, the quality and standard of a michelin star is measured by the quality of the food and not the decoration - there are after all, many street food michelin star restaurants. We are saddened that you...More

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Thank you for your question! We are open and our opening hours are as follows: Lunch: Saturday, Sunday and Monday (12:00 to 14:00) Dinner: Thursday to Monday (19:00 to 21:30)
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Hi there! Thank you for posing your question. Even though Bon Bon is only 2,8 kilometres / 1.7 miles from Carvoeiro town, we don´t recommend you walk to the restaurant from the town. The road doesn´t always have footpaths... More
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