Our favourite restaurants change from time to time so we will change this page as our opinions change. All of the restaurants are child friendly. Our pricing guide is based on three course meal with a half bottle of house wine per person. So in no particular order please find our favourite restaurants in The Golden Triangle!
- Casa do Campo
Sitting under twinkling lights of the fig tree in summer is always high–light of any holiday. Fish is a specialty here but they also do great steak and rack of lamb. Make sure you book early as Casa is busy all year round. Although a little on the pricey side, Casa is a must for any trip. Price range €30 – €60 pp.
Tel: +351 289 399 109
2. Thai Garden
The Thai Garden is situated on the grounds of the Michelin star restaurant Sao Gabriel. The chefs are all from Thailand and produce some of the best Thai food we have ever tasted. During the summer months the tables and chairs are outside in the lush garden. The noodle dishes and curries are divine. Price range €30-€50pp
Estrada Vale do Lobo – Quinta do Lago,
Tel: +351 289 39 45 21
3. Dunas Douradas Beach Club
We were surprised at the prices in the casual restaurant at The Beach Club, Dunas Douradas. The quality of the food is everything you would expect from a five star resort but the prices were very wallet friendly. This is very popular with families so book early in high season. We love the selection of cocktails that don’t break the bank. Price rang €20-€35pp
Sítio do Garrão
Tel: +351 289 351 300
A relatively new tapas restaurant based near the entrance to Vale do Lobo, there is a great buzz about Paxia. The surroundings of Paxia are beautiful with low lighting and plenty of space. It is always busy so be sure to book to guarantee a table. 4-6 dishes per couple is plenty. Price range €30-€40 pp.
Quadradinhos, Lote 52, Vale do Lobo, Almancil, 8135-034
Tel: +351 289 394 699
Run by chef/owner Jose and his wife Jane, Fuzio’s always gives you a warm welcome. Serving a wide selection of fresh Italian and Mediterranean dishes with a laid back vide. Service is excellent without being fussy. Their scallops and fish of the day is a must.
Almancil. Price range €20-€40 pp
Tel: +351 289 399 019
Located in Vale Verde is the popular Florian restaurant. The old style dining room is warm and cosy in winter whilst the garden terrace is ideal for summer dining. Florian is very popular with the locals so make sure to book. Price ranges from €40 -€60pp.
Vale Verde, Near Quinta do Lago
Tel: +351 289 396 674
7. Restaurant India
We love Indian food and Restaurant India is our all-time favourite Indian restaurant. The décor is relaxed and simple but the food is sublime. Each dish is made to order according to how hot you want it (mild, medium, vindaloo). There is also a takeaway service. Price ranges €20-30pp
Tel: +351 289 395756
8. O Alambique
O Alambique is one of the oldest restaurants in The Golden Triangle and is very popular with locals and tourists. Chris Evans recently held his wedding reception there. There is a large and varied menu to suit every taste and pocket. We always find it bustling with a great atmosphere. Price ranges from €30 – €60pp
Estr.Quinta do Lago/Vale do Lobo
Tel: +351 289 394 579
9. Izzy’s beach (Sunday evening)
Book the left terrace for early Sunday evening and watch the sun go down whilst listening to chill-out music. Specialties are chicken piri-piri and fish but it really is all about the spectacular view over the Atlantic Ocean. Prices range from €30-€40pp
Vale de Garrao Beach
Tel: +351 289 396 984
Gourmet restaurant located in Almancil. While it is on the pricey side the food and service are outstanding. This restaurant is always fully booked during high season so make sure to book early. Prices range from €40 – €60pp
Tel: +351 289 399 093