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Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great bar and restaurant at any time of the day. Atmosphere and service excellent and would highly recommend a visit when in town

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cheeky Pup has been my favorite place to go in Quinta since it has opened, the food is still incredible, as is the entertainment on a Friday night - would still book this ahead of anywhere for a Friday. However, there has been a...lot of staff changes since last year, only 2 of the bar staff remained, and it had lost it's relaxed, friendly feeling we have experienced previously from Dermot and his team. Before you were always made to feel incredibly welcome, staff would try their best to accommodate any requests, and you left feeling like you would go back time and time again - in 10 nights, we would normally eat here 3 times, and have pre/post dinner drinks maybe 5 or 6 times. The service this year left me feeling a bit cold, it all felt rushed and food was sped out, so you could make way for the next diners - only visited once this year as it has obviously become more of a numbers game with booking people in for food, rather than letting them stay and enjoy drinks/cocktails. Maybe it is teething problems with the new team - hoping it is back to its best before my next visit. Food wise, bang bang chicken is incredible - highly recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the Cheeky Pup and enjoyed meals with family previously I felt let down by our experience this time round. Visited as a couple, restaurant fairly busy but not at full capacity - quickly shown to a table but perhaps the waiter for our...section wasn’t made aware. No drinks menu provided, when we asked for one it didn’t appear and then asked what food we’d like to order… eventually ordered food & drinks together. Drinks service very slow and food arrived minutes after our drinks did. No check back to ask if our food was ok… took our plates & asked for the dessert menu, again never materialised and then presented with the bill. So we didn’t bother to ask for the menu again - paid and left. Food was delicious and the staff friendly but service was seriously lacking… disappointed this time round and not sure we’ll return.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit here whilst staying locally. Really impressed nice place, good service and food. Will definitely return and now on our list of regular restaurants!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting outside but we hadn't booked so ate inside again was lovely. Very polite, friendly staff. Food was good and reasonable menu, slightly more expensive but it is in a high end area. The curry was delicious and my husband had the fish and...chips which was also delicious. Will definitely return next week when we go back to Portugal. Highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made two visits to The Cheeky Pup during our holiday in the Algarve, both time excellent food and superb service, first visit I had the fillet steak cooked to perfection and the second time the cheese burger, but both time had the prawns which were...the best I have tasted anywhere, absolutely amazing, you have to try them if you visit. The pub has a great atmosphere with sports showing on TV’s around the bar area. Definitely recommend a visit and will 100% be returningMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my family not knowing what to expect. As I walked through the door I was instantly pleasantly surprised. Every table was filled which created a lovely atmosphere. The food was faultless, drinks were lovely. Just all together a great experience, waiters take...good care of you and make sure you never have an empty drink on your table. They show all the football. Will definitely be coming back next year! Would 100% recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 August 2022

We've been going to the cheeky pub for the past few years, sometimes we had a lovely dinner, sometimes just a drink, but this year. !!? We missed the warm Irish hospitality, either last year's owner sold the place, or he just wasn't there. Any...way, it was all very commercial and sloppy, the food lacked the quality of last year. The worst experience was the treatment of special wishes. I ordered half a portion of the curry with prawns. because I am on a medication that often leaves me without enough hunger for a full amount. The waiter (who was friendly and tried, but obviously had nothing to say himself) asked and was send to our table with the message "not possible". I explained my medical condition (why do I have to do that in a restaurant), and the waiter went, asked, and came back with the message "not possible". We tried again and at last I got half a Portion. But on the bill, we were charged the full amount. It is remarkably simple to split a portion of curry with a portion of rice in half, it is not a well-prepared piece of meat an entrecote or. an expensive fish. After three tries with an unnecessary and a little bit humiliating medical explanation to split it but charge the full amount shows too clearly that the customer is not important but only the revenue per customer. The quality of food has deteriorated extremely. The Curry just tasted of cheap curry powder, incredibly old and stale, the cauliflower soup missed any trace of cauliflower, and the lemon rice had no salt, and the lemon taste was supposed to come out of a Lemon zest that was old dry and without taste. Something to chew on it We will miss the old cheeky pub very much, but this place we will not visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Cheeky Pup, Other at The Cheeky Pup, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kristin H I would like to apologise for your recent experience with The Cheeky Pup. We have already discussed these specifics with our team and this situation came down to a breakdown in communication between the Floor and Management. As much as we are...More

Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

A very friendly lady set us. She was very sweet and took our order. The food was really good (my toddler wanted to eat EVERYTHING and he never finishes his plates), we really enjoyed our meals despite we were in a bit hurry. The brownie...was really good too. The location is beautiful and we loved the environment that they created. A must go for shore, see you soon!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Cheeky Pup, Other at The Cheeky Pup, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2022

Dear jlopezalcaria, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

Consistently the best bar/gastro pub in the golden triangle. My wife and I spend 6 months of the year in Quinta and always find ourselves coming back to the cheeky pup. The food has always been great and they’ve updated the menu regularly so people...like us can enjoy coming back. The staff have always been great and it seems like they’ve had a lot of people stay through the pandemic. The two waiters who looked after us (Alex and Bruno I think?) were attentive and the hostess Storm, who was super friendly, managed to get us a table even though it was very busy the night of our last visit. We chatted with her for a bit before we left. Overall, it’s our favourite in the QDL/VDL area and we’d recommend it to anyone.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Cheeky Pup, Other at The Cheeky Pup, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2022

Dear Luke, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

Went here for my 30th wedding anniversary with adult children and friends and it was simply fantastic. Super busy with a great vibe, had a band on later so was rocking. Food was great, British classics and to top it all off, they gave us...a free bottle of Prosecco to celebrate our anniversary which was a lovely touch. I would book at night as it’s very busy, sitting outside was a pleasure in the gorgeous terrace and it was busy with a great vibe. It won’t disappoint.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Cheeky Pup, Other at The Cheeky Pup, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2022

Dear Anne, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed 16 July 2022

We were only a two but booked on a couple of occasions , place was busy but service was excellent , food was very good. Did see lots of walk ins told there was nothing available and they do make sure you table is prepared...and ready . All round great place would recommend to anyone .More

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Cheeky Pup, Other at The Cheeky Pup, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2022

Dear 770chrise, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

Been visiting cheeky pup for years - absolutely love the environment and atmosphere. Unfortunately had a small mishap with one of the waitresses where a drink (espresso martini of all drinks!) got spilt all over one of our party. They had to go back to...hotel to change. The waitress was apologetic and we understand accidents happened, but on speaking to the manager he wanted nothing to do with the situation & his response was they would pay a dry cleaning bill. A round of drinks would have sufficed but was not an option. Dissatisfactory customer service from management level on this given day.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022 via mobile

We really wanted to like the Cheeky pup. We tried last year to get in & we couldn’t; they were understandably busy coming out of covid & couldn’t accommodate us, thats fine but the way they dealt with us then left us feeling a bit...like second rate citizens. So this time round we booked and we were looking forward to enjoying this place. Food was outstanding Selection of drinks were first class Location was perfect Sport was on leading to a Great atmosphere with a mix of age ranges Sadly however the lack of service and attention to us again made us feel like second rate citizens. Food was delayed, we had to chase twice; both times brushed off with “kitchen is busy” it would have made all the difference to have been pro actively approached. Third time we asked for a time of arrival as it had gone beyond 40 mins with people who had arrived later than us enjoying their dessert. Table waiter was grumpy, we felt rushed despite them not needing the table; it seemed like a general air of couldn’t care less at the cheeky pup which is a real shame We teally wanted to enjoy the cheeky pup, everything is there apart from the approach to its clientele. If service doesn’t matter to you then go; it’s one of the best in Quinta for food and drinks.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Cheeky Pup, Other at The Cheeky Pup, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2022

Hello Wesleyj2014, I would like to apologize for your recent experience with The Cheeky Pup. We have already discussed these specifics with our team, and we will strive to improve and make each visit enjoyable in every detail. Thanks again, your feedback is very valuable...More

Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

Popped into the Cheeky Pup for breakfast,which by the way was the best I had on my visit to Quinta! Was so impressed with the service, atmosphere and overall classy feel of this establishment.So much so I went back in the evening again to try...their cocktail menu,where I sampled some delicious cocktails.This place knows it's drinks! Classic drinks and creative options available.Management and staff alike are a credit to the industry,highly recommended!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Cheeky Pup, Other at The Cheeky Pup, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2022

Dear Fluffyduck86, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

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It’s a 10 min drive, 4.3 km
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There were children eating there and they seemed to be made very welcome. Food was delicious. Enjoy!
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