The Algarve is well known for the amazing weather, outstanding beaches where you can enjoy the sun or surf, it is also an excellent place to invest and a safe region to live, but there is a lot more than that. The Algarve also benefits from having amazing food and extraordinary restaurants.
The following 6 restaurants have gained with hard-work, dedication and talent the most exquisite award: The Michelin Star.
Vila Joya is holder of two Michelin stars, one in 1999 and the second in 2019, both with Chef Dieter Koschina whose talent, creativity and extreme passion lead him to be one of Portugal’s most highly decorated chefs.
The restaurant is located in the grounds of the Resort Vila Joya Boutique Hotel in Albufeira with amazing views to the coastline and Atlantic Ocean.
Vistas Restaurant is located in one of the most exclusive Resorts: Monte Rei Golf and Country Club Resort, in the Eastern Algarve and is under the leadership of Chef Rui Silvestre, who has won his first Michelin star at 29 years old and he was the youngest Portuguese ever to get this award.
The restaurant has fabulous views across the fairways at Monte Rei and the Atlantic Ocean and it offers the complete gourmet experience – fresh, locally-sourced ingredients used to create delicious gastronomic cuisine, a welcoming ambience and uncompromising levels of service.
In the of Resort Vila Vita Parc you will find the gourmet signature restaurant: The Ocean Restaurant, holder of two Michelin stars with the prestigious chef Hans Neuner (who was named Portuguese Chef of the Year in 2009), the restaurant was also included in the 25th position of the famed “La Liste” and has won the platinum Fork Award from the Portuguese guide “Boa cama, Boa Mesa. The restaurant combines divine and unforgettable culinary experiences with breathtaking views over Portugal’s southern most coastline and the Atlantic Ocean and outstanding service.
The restaurant Gusto in the Conrad Algarve hotel restaurant combines Vibrant Mediterranean cuisine with cutting-edge Scandinavian-style design and lovely views across the Algarve countryside. It is managed by one of Europe’s most respected three-Star-Michelin chefs Heinz Beck who merge Germanic precision, with an innovative menu of classic Mediterranean cuisine and Scandinavian sleekness that establishes Gusto as a leading gourmet destination in the Algarve.
Vista restaurant in the Bela Vista Hotel & Spa is well known for its timeless elegance, its modern hospitality, the amazing views overlooking Praia da Rocha and of course the exquisite cuisine. The 12-course Sea and Sustainability menu is a fully pescatarian take on the best of the Algarve coast. The more wide-ranging and luxuriant Chef’s Experience menu can be served as three, four, or eight courses, including a langoustine with cauliflower, halophytic (saltwater) herbs, caviar, and champagne, and a dish of 45-days matured veal with vegetal charcoal and Jerusalem artichoke. The cuisine is managed by the chef João Oliveira that is always inspired by the ocean and also by its roots in traditional Portuguese flavours.
Bon Bon restaurant placed near the Algarve resort of Carvoeiro and the fishing village of Ferragudo you will find this outstanding restaurant that combines delicious food with an amazing service and the most wonderful panoramic views of the hills of Monchique. The chef Louis Anjos, who is justifiably proud of his region, has created a tasting menu that reworks regional recipes through the use of contemporary techniques and a meticulous approach to presentation and textures in a unique hexagonal space where you can choose the number of dishes you wish to order.