Algarve maintains seven restaurants with Michelin Stars and gains 2 “recommended”

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Photo: Mariana Carriço | Sul Informação

Seven restaurants in the Algarve maintain their Michelin stars, two of them with 2 stars, the rest with one. But there are also two new “recommended restaurants”.

The announcement has just been made at the first Michelin Gala exclusive to Portugal, which took place at the Palácio de Congressos dos Salgados, in Albufeira, this Tuesday, February 27th.

The restaurants that remain starred in the Algarve region are: Ocean (by chef Hans Neuner, at Vila Vita, in Alporchinhos, Lagoa) and Vila Joya (Dieter Koshina, Albufeira), both with two stars, the To See Tavira (Luis Brito, Tavira), Al South (Louis Anjos, Palmares, Lagos), Good Good (José Lopes, Carvoeiro, Lagoa), Taste (Heinz Beck, at Conrad Algarve, in Almancil, Loulé) and also the Vista (João Oliveira, at the Hotel Bela Vista, in Praia da Rocha, Portimão), all with one star.

From this list came the Views, from Vila Nova de Cacela, due to the fact that the Head Rui Silvestre left the restaurant in December.

As for the new recommended restaurants, which, as Catarina Furtado said at the Gala, «for the simple fact that they are mentioned by the Guide they are among the best in the World», are Noélia (Noélia Jerónimo, Cabanas de Tavira) and Numa (Nuno Martins, Portimão). A Head Algarvian, who is now also a television star due to his participation as a judge on Master Chef Portugal, received one of the biggest applauses of the night.

In national terms, Portugal has, in total, four more Michelin stars (totaling 31 restaurants with one Michelin star, for “great cuisine, worth stopping by”) and eight with two stars (“excellent cuisine, worth the detour” ), one more than in the last edition (the new one is Antiqvvm, by Vitor Matos, Porto).

With regard to Green Stars (special commitment to sustainable gastronomy), the Algarve almost won one of them, as one of the winners was the Malhadinha Nova restaurant (João Sousa, Albernoa), an Alentejo estate that belongs to the Algarve Soares family.

This year, the Sala awards (Pedro Marques, from Yetman, Vila Nova de Gaia), Sommelier awards (Leonel Nunes, Il Gallo d'Oro, Funchal) and Young chef awards (Rita Magro, Blind, Porto) were also awarded for the first time. .


Recommended restaurants (new)

Apego, Aurora Goy, Porto
Bahar, Nuno Dinis, Lisbon
Blind, Rita Magro, Porto
Bonfim 1896, with Pedro Lemos, Gonçalo Pinto, Pinhão
Casa do Gadanha, Ruben Trindade Santos, Estremoz
Cavalariça, Bruno Caseiro, Comporta
DownUnder by Justin Jennings, Justin Jennings, Lisbon
Fago, José Diogo Branco, Marvão
Fauno, Tiago Amorim, Porto
Gastro by Elemento, Ricardo Dias Ferreira, Porto
Horta, Santiago Agnolles, Funchal
Lamelas, Ana Moura, Porto Covo
Ma, Ricardo Casqueiro, Coimbra
Noélia, Noélia Jerónimo, Cabanas de Tavira
Numa, Nuno Martins, Portimão
The Stage, Marco Almeida, Coimbra
Quinta do Tedo – Geadas Family, Oscar Gomes, Folgosa
Seiva, David Jesus, Leça da Palmeira
Sem, Lara Prado / George McLeod, Lisbon
Sem Porta, Tiago Maia, Muda (Comporta)
Vinha, Henrique Sá Pessoa | Jonathan Seiller, VN Gaia


Bib Gourmand (new)

Flora, João Guedes Ferreira, Viseu
Inato Bistrô, Tiago Costa/Miguel Rodrigues, Gaia
Norma, Hugo Alves, Guimarães
The Pastus, Annakaren Fuentes, Paço de Arcos
Olaias, Mónica Gomes, Figueira da Foz
OMA, Luís Moreira, Baião
Patio 44, Simão Soares / Afonso Ramos, Porto
Poda, João Narigueta, Montemor-o-Novo


Michelin Green Star (new) 

Malhadinha Nova, João Sousa, Albernoa
Ó Balcão, Rodrigo Castelo, Santarém


1 Michelin Star 2024 (new)

2Monkeys, Vitor Matos/ Francisco Quintas, Lisbon
Desarma, Octávio Freitas, Funchal
Ó Balcão, Rodrigo Castelo, Santarém
João Sá Room, João Pedro Sá, Lisbon


2 Michelin Stars 2024

Alma, Henrique Sá Pessoa, Lisbon
Belcanto, José Avillez, Lisbon
Boa Nova Tea House, Rui Paula Cardoso, Leça da Palmeira
Il Gallo D'oro, Benoît Sinthon, Funchal
Ocean, Hans Neuner, porches
The yeatman, Ricardo Costa, Vila Nova de Gaia
Vila Joya, Dieter Koshina, Albufeira
Antiqvvm, Vitor Matos, Porto (new)


adjusted at 21:51 pm – removing Vistas, from Vila Nova de Cacela, from the list


Photos: Mariana Carriço | Sul Informação



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