We made it! We made a selection of restaurants in the Algarve. It was a tough job but someone had to do it … Most of our guests are only a few days in the Algarve and, as we all know, there is only one really important question while being on holiday; Where do we eat? How to find delicious food, cozy food, plenty of food… And so we gave ourselves the task to make a selection of restaurants that are worthwhile for our guests and are in the vicinity of The White House. There was no other option than to subject many, many restaurants to a critical test. Everything for the guests …
Of course, you cannot argue about taste, so what we think of as a nice restaurant, others may find unattractive. And where we enjoy the spontaneous, no frills service, our guests may find it too jolly. And sometimes guests simply have a different taste or different expectations. Nevertheless, we have made a nice brochure with a choice of over 20 restaurants that we find worthwhile. With corresponding maps of the various cities. A nice extra for the guests and a handy tool if you’re driving through the area. Here is a preview with a selection of five places where you are guaranteed to have a nice and tasteful evening.
Tapas e Lendas (Olhão)
Here you always have a great evening with delicious food. There is a wide choice of different tapas, fresh fish, exciting combinations and various vegetarian options. It feels like a relaxed evening with family, where dishes are shared and where you can also try exciting new ingredients. Every Wednesday evening there is live music. Find a table on the outside terrace and enjoy the Portuguese hospitality.
Ria Formosa (Olhão)
A more Portuguese location than this restaurant will be hard to find. A spacious room where the Portuguese families enjoy a wide choice of typical Portuguese dishes. Choose the delicious Cataplana, full of fish and seafood, take a skewer with shrimps or be surprised by an exciting meat dish. The location directly opposite the fish and vegetable market, guarantees a supply of daily fresh products.
Pizza in the Algarve? Why not! This restaurant has the best pizza of the Algarve and also very nice service. Their secret? The dough of course! But also the beautiful flavour combinations and fine wines are worth mentioning. Of course they also have delicious pasta and other Italian dishes at Paperazzi. The restaurant does not have a terrace, so in the summer you sit inside the well cooled restaurant, comfortable among the Portuguese families who celebrate their parties and birthdays.
Casa De Pasto Do Carmo (Quelfes)
From The White House, this rural restaurant is only 6 kilometers away. You drive quietly in the countryside and suddenly you see a lovely terrace between the trees. A typical family restaurant where mother holds sway and calculates the final bill on a tablecloth. The ‘beef on a stone’ is a must for meat eaters. Check out the many homemade desserts and you are sure to have a wonderful evening.
O Belo Sol (Estoi)
Do you like a simple dinner without frills and for a nice price? Then this restaurant cannot be missed during your stay. O Belo Sol serves a daily ‘pratos de dia’ without a menu. Meat or fish with a carafe of house wine, dessert and coffee. The staff is not in a hurry, so enjoy the men at the bar, the cheap movie on the big screen and the typical Portuguese atmosphere.