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The Michelin Star Holders in Algarve

Written on : 16 July 2020
By : Disha Pegu

The south of Portugal is a paradise where life is good, perfect to get your tan lines and to feast on mouth-watering dishes. Algarve is one of our most prized destinations in Villanovo. We have our most gorgeous villas in Algarve, and we cannot praise enough about Algarve and its wonderful culture, gastronomy and the stunning beaches. Today, we present you the 7 Michelin Star-rated restaurants in the Algarve. So, the next time you are in Algarve, try the finest Portuguese cuisine in one of these incredible restaurants and pamper your palates.
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The Michelin Star Holders in Algarve

Villa Joya Restaurant

Villa Joya has kept its Michelin star for 20 years. Run by its Austrian chef Dieter Koschina, Villa Joya is the first restaurant in Portugal to hold 2 Michelin stars. The restaurant is located near the town of Albufeira. The menu offers quality seafood and a selection of gourmet wines. Villa Joya's menu focuses on seafood and changes its menu almost daily to include a variety of seafood, including monkfish, crayfish, shellfish and as many other specialities. The restaurant is open-air and overlooks the sea. Be sure to book your tables well in advance as the restaurant is immensely popular and people wait their turn for months.
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Restaurant Ocean

Yet another restaurant with two Michelin stars is run by an Austrian chef, Hans Neuner. The interior of the restaurant rivals the beauty of the ocean. Its subtle blue aesthetics are designed to make you sense the elegance of the ocean while you dine. The emphasis here is on seafood and creating new blends with it. The restaurant is part of a five-star hotel complex in Lagoa and its dazzling chic service will impress you to excess. The menu changes weekly and offers exquisite specialities such as the Atlantic Scarlet Prawns.


This restaurant located in the beautiful Quinta do Lago is run by the famous German chef Heinz Beck. The emphasis of the restaurant is on the fusion of cuisines. You can find culinary fusions as exotic as Japanese and Mediterranean mergers. The restaurant is elegantly designed in a Scandinavian décor and has an open kitchen. If you like contemporary cuisine, the Gusto is the perfect choice for you. Part of Conrad Resorts, Le Gusto is a new-age restaurant that serves fusion cuisine like no other.

Restaurant Vista

This restaurant is part of the Hotel Bela Vista in Portimão, one of the first hotels in the Algarve dating from 1936. The restaurant is run by its own Portuguese chef, João Oliveira, who was awarded a Michelin star at only 30 years of age. The Vista serves authentic Portuguese dishes with its speciality on northern Portuguese cuisine. The menu includes exclusive items such as the Blue Velvet Shrimp. With its intimate atmosphere, the Vista is a must-visit restaurant to taste the amazing Portuguese cuisine.

The Michelin Star Holders in Algarve

Bon Bon Restaurant

Headed by Chef Louis Anjos, Restaurant Bon Bon creates Algarvian cuisine to feed the body and soul. Its dishes are a delight for the belly, but also for the eyes. The chef strives to create a relaxing culinary experience not only for the mind but also for your gastronomy. The restaurant is also the best option for vegetarians, as it offers an 11-course vegetarian dinner menu. The ingredients include products from the mountains of Algarve and are exclusively selected by the chef.
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São Gabriel

This restaurant aims to bring local and home cooking to an international level. Run by its highly experienced German chef, Torsten Schulz, São Gabriel restaurant is one of the best options for tasting authentic Portuguese cuisine and amazing Atlantic seafood. The restaurant is located in a romantic farmhouse and the décor gives a sense of homeliness. You can also choose to dine in the patio surrounded by a lush and aesthetically soothing garden. One of the most sought-after items on the menu is their dessert, which is crème brûlée with green tea sorbet.

Willie’s Restaurant

Located in Vilamoura, Willie's restaurant is owned and run by chef Willie Wurger. The restaurant is one of the best fine dining restaurants in the Algarve, with a classic interior and a touch of regal style. The restaurant specializes in Central European cuisine, but it is not lagging any behind in Portuguese cuisine. The chef's signature dish, seafood ravioli in vermouth sauce, is very popular. Willie's restaurant is yet again one of the best Michelin-starred restaurants.
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