Algarve wins a new Michelin star, but loses two

Region now has seven restaurants in the prestigious guide

Rui Silvestre, again with a Michelin star, this time at Vistas

The Vistas restaurant, from Head Rui Silvestre, located at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, in Vila Nova de Cacela, has just joined the exclusive club of Michelin-starred restaurants.

This happens on the same day that the region loses two restaurants with the symbol of the famous guide: Henrique Leis, from Head with the same name, in Almancil, and Willie's, by Willie Wurger, in Vilamoura.

The new Michelin Guide for 2020 was unveiled this Wednesday night in Seville, Spain.


Rui Silvestre, now at Vistas, had already achieved the same feat four years ago, when Bon Bon, in Lagoa, was awarded a Michelin star.

later, the young Head left, to arrive at Vistas about two years ago, this being the first time that the haute cuisine of the Eastern Algarve has earned the desired symbol of the famous guide.

Henrique Leis, the Head from the Almancil restaurant with the same name, he had announced, in June, that he had asked to no longer have the Michelin star, which he had held since 2001. ».

With these entries and exits, the Algarve now has seven restaurants in the renowned Michelin Guide, two with two stars (Ocean, at Vila Vita, in Lagoa, and Vila Joya, in Albufeira) and five with one star (the newcomer Vistas, and São Gabriel and Gusto, in Almancil, Bon Bon, in Lagoa, and Vista, in Praia da Rocha).


List of Portuguese restaurants included in the 2020 Michelin Guide

2 stars (7 restaurants)

Boa Nova Tea House, Leça da Palmeira. Chef Rui Paula (NEW)
Alma, Lisbon. Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa
Belcanto, Lisbon. Chef José Avillez
Il Gallo d'Oro, Funchal. Chef Benoit Sinthon
Ocean, Alporchinhos (Lagoon). Chef Hans Neuner
The Yeatman, Vila Nova de Gaia. Chef Ricardo Costa
Vila Joya, Albufeira. Chef Dieter Koschina

1 star (20 restaurants):

Fifty Seconds. Chef Martin Berasategui (NEW)
Views (Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, chef Rui Silvestre (NEW)
Epur. Chef Vincent Farges (NEW)
Lemos table. Chef Diogo Rocha (NEW)
G, Bragança. Chefs Óscar and António Geadas
The kitchen, Guimarães. Chef António Loureiro
Midori, Sintra. Chef Pedro Almeida
Pedro Lemos, Harbor. chef Pedro Lemos
Antiquity, Porto. Chef Vitor Matos
Largo do Paço da Casa da Calçada, Amarante. Chef Tiago Bonito
Loco, Lisbon. Chef Alexandre Silva
Trading Post, Lisbon. Chef João Rodrigues
LAB by Sergi Arola, Sintra. Chef Sergi Arola
Guincho fortress, Cascais. Chef Gil Fernandes
Eleven, Lisbon. Chef Joachim Koerper
Saint Gabriel, Almancil. Chef Leonel Pereira
Gusto By Heinz Beck, Almancil. Chef Heinz Beck
View from Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, Portimão. Chef João Oliveira
William, Funchal. Chefs Luís Pestana and Joachim Koerper
Bon Bon, Carvoeiro. Chef Louis Angels


List of restaurants that lost the Michelin star:

L'AND, Montemor-o-Novo. Chef José Miguel Tapadejo
Henrique Leis, Almancil. Chef Henrique Leis (he asked not to have a star)
Willie's, Vilamoura. Chef Willie Wuger