Portugal: a gourmand’s paradise

Portugal: a gourmand’s paradise

Food is such an important part of a holiday, elevating it from great to absolutely unforgettable. Be it the taste of your grandmother’s special shortbread that takes you back to your childhood home or the delicious juiciness of watermelon that takes you back to summer holidays gone by, food has a way of triggering powerful memories. That’s why we place such importance on making sure our clients have only the finest gastronomic experiences while on holiday.

Portugal is the perfect summer holiday destination for foodies with its rich and varied cuisine, most famous for the delicious seafood cooked with a wide variety of spices and, of course, spoonfuls of garlic.

Penha Longa, our resort in Portugal, offers plenty of wonderful dining opportunities, with eight restaurants, including the acclaimed LAB by Sergi Arola, which recently received its first Michelin star.

Delicious treats at Penha Longa

Delicious treats at Penha Longa

The surrounding area is just as exciting for gourmands, with sensational restaurants to try.

Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel and Restaurant is a 15 minute drive from Penha Longa by Powder Byrne shuttle and offers diners delectable food that has earned it a Michelin star. This small and elegant restaurant serves delicious Atlantic fish and seafood dishes, as well as several set menus, all with wine pairing options. The view over Guincho beach is breathtaking and the hotel is uniquely shaped like a sand castle, which is always a hit with the kids!

Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel and Restaurant

Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel and Restaurant

Another wonderful oceanfront restaurant is Furnas do Guincho, which overlooks the coast of Guincho and Cascais. With a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere and incredible seafood dishes, this restaurant is a must while on holiday in the area. It is 20 minutes from the resort by Powder Byrne shuttle.

Furnas do Guincho

Furnas do Guincho

Attention meat lovers: Os Prazeres Da Carne (which translate to “The Pleasure of Meat”) was created with you in mind. The deck is the perfect spot to relax, enjoy the delicious steaks and other speciality meat dishes and take in the view of the Cascais coast on a warm evening.  A Powder Byrne shuttle will get you there in 20 minutes.

Os Prazeres Da Carne

Os Prazeres Da Carne

Another restaurant not to be missed is the sophisticated Café Paris, located in the heart of Sintra. It’s an ideal place to settle for lunch during a day exploring the historic town (a must while in the area). This classy restaurant has been serving traditional Portuguese cuisine, along with other international dishes, since 1925.

Café Paris, Sintra

Café Paris, Sintra

No matter if you’re after fine dining in a classy location or more down-to-earth deliciousness, there are wonderful options to suit.

For more information, make contact with our helpful Client Concierge team on +44 (0)20 8246 5300 or click here.