Michelin star restaurants in the Algarve
One of the best reasons to book a trip to the Algarve is to visit the extraordinary Michelin star restaurants. In these award-winning restaurants, you will dine like nowhere else in the world. With great passion and skill, the best chefs of the country welcome you in a world of abundance. Try the finest cuisine in the most stylishly designed restaurants. Or opt for an authentic Portugese experience. In this article you can read all about the Michelin star restaurants of the Algarve.
Vila Joya Restaurant – 2 Michelin stars
The restaurant of the magnificent Vila Joya hotel holds two Michelin stars for 20 years in a row. In over 28 years, chef Dieter Koschina has perfected the cooking game. His lifetime achievements have earned him the reputable status of being the most celebrated chef of Portugal.
In Vila Joya you are served a six-course masterpiece. It consists of fresh and light produce from Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. The highly acclaimed Koschina compares himself to actor John Wayne. He claims to shoot his dishes from his hip, although we are not certain that this technique is the reason that his cooking is unrivaled. It does however fit the man, the myth, the legend story. Bearing in mind that the chefs serve a daily changing menu for two decades straight is beyond commendable. Guests rave about the service. The staff perfectly gives the right amount of attention. In addition to the outstanding food, the dining experience is magical because of the superb location. You dine on the terrace on top of a cliff overlooking the sea. Located near Albufeira.
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Ocean Restaurant – 2 Michelin stars
The Ocean Restaurant holds its two Michelin stars for eight years in a row with great merit. The monthly changing menu is inspired by the sea and is always focused on exceptional taste. The luxurious restaurant has done a superb job in interior design. The design perfectly matches the spectacular view. Having a fine dining experience in the Ocean Restaurant is a true pleasure for all the senses. The restaurant only serves 30 tables, creating a privileged intimate experience.
If you want to taste art on a plate then Austrian chef Hans Neuner is your man. Neuner was Portugal’s Chef of the Year in 2009 and 2012. The Ocean Restaurant is located at the VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa in Porches.
Open all year from Wednesdays to Sundays from 19:00 – 22:00.
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Vista Restaurante – 1 Michelin star
In the world famous Bela Vista hotel in Praia da Rocha you can have an exceptional dining experience in the Vista Restaurant. The 1 Michelin star restaurant is led by chef João Oliveira. He is relatively young but very talented. The Bela Vista hotel was one of the first hotels of the Algarve. Even though this building is relatively old, the restaurant has become a star restaurant only since 2017.
In the Vista Restaurant you can expect sophistacted creative dishes and excellent service. Oliveira serves local cuisine in a modern and refined way. If you are searching for a highly rated restaurant in a one of a kind environment, this is your place.
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Gusto by Heinz Beck – 1 Michelin star
Reward your senses and dine in the Michelin star restaurant Gusto by Heinz Beck. This Scandinavian stylishly designed restaurant offers vibrant Mediterranean cuisine of the highest standards. All the tables face the open kitchen. This allows you to see the chefs cooking your dishes. At Gusto you can choose between a tasting menu of seven or five courses and an à la carte menu. Located in the sublime five star Conrad Algarve hotel in Quinta do Lago.
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Bon Bon Restaurant – 1 Michelin star
Bon Bon Restaurant in Carvoeiro is led by chef Louis Anjos. He created the Essence Menu, which won him the Michelin star since 2015. The menu is the result of Anjos’ quest for combining the best produce from the countryside, the mountain ranges and the coast of the Algarve. This highly rated restaurant is renowned for its culinary surprises. It has managed to build a strong returning customer base in a short time.
Open from Thursday to Monday for lunch and dinner. Lunch from 12:00 – 14:00 and dinner from 18:30 – 22:00.
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Henrique Leis – 1 Michelin star
Tucked away in Almancil you will find a beautiful building. It resembles somewhat of an Alpine lodge. Henrique Leis is a Michelin starred restaurant that has earned its award for 19 consecutive years. It is led by Brazilian chef Henrique Leis. He embraces French cuisine with a twist of his homeland. At Henrique you can expect world-class cuisine in a cozy almost homy environment. Think fireplace, ruby-red velvet chairs and personal paintings of the chef on stone walls.
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São Gabriel – 1 Michelin star
The São Gabriel Restaurant in Almancil serves beautiful local cuisine mainly centered around fish. The aim of the Michelin star restaurant is to have its guests experience authentic Portuguese cuisine. The food is unbelievable, even with your eyes closed. São Gabriel is set in a romantic farmhouse. It has been decorated in la belle Orleans style, complete with a fireplace. On hot nights dinner is also served on the terrace, which is surrounded by green gardens.
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Willie’s Restaurant – 1 Michelin star
Willie’s restaurant in Vilamoura is a renowned fine dining restaurant. The great accomplishments of Chef Willie Wurger are captured by his Michelin star which he holds for 13 years straight. The interior of the restaurant remains timelessly classic. In that sense, the wow factor isn’t in the interior but in the food. Taste the exceptional cuisine of chef Willie Wurger and opt for an intimate dining experience.
Open from 19 until 22.30. Closed on Wednesdays.
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