Portugal Golf Holidays – Algarve new Restaurants

Restaurant Well Vale do Lobo. Algarve new Restaurants

Restaurant Well Vale do Lobo

Algarve new Restaurants

With the arrival of the summer holidays and the warm and long days inviting for delicious outdoor meals, new restaurants emerge for lunch, dinner or a simple gourmet snack.

During the pandemic, the Algarve saw the emergence of new restaurants, which try to counteract current adversities. From the seafood of the Algarve coast to the flavours of the East, there is so much to taste in the Portuguese’s favourite summer destination. If you are in the Algarve or going there, take a look at some of the new spots.

Restaurant Al Sud

Chef Louis Anjos signs the menus of the new fine dining restaurant at Palmares Ocean Living & Golf Resort, in Lagos. Space invites you to enjoy various tasting moments, with the best that the region has to offer, especially the seafood diversity. Tuna with oysters from the Alvor river, oscietra caviar and granny apple, Iberian pork noodles with stew broth, Monchique corns and fine herbs, sea bass with rice from the Sado Valley region, mussels and saffron or Algarvian prawns with fatty bacon, are some of Al Sud’s proposals.

Location: Palmares Golf Course, near Lagos golf breaks

Restaurant Pier by the sea

The seafood restaurant and brewery owned by the chef César Lourenço left the Santa Eulália area, where it had been for three years, to settle right in the centre of Albufeira. Seafood continues to have the chef’s quality guarantee, who offers the Super Onda de Marisco boards as suggestions. Highlights include the seafood rice, but also the Tuna Prego in caco bread from Cais ao Mar, the loin Picapau and the Pata Negra ham, at the starters.

Location: Rua Almeida Garret, 27, near Albufeira golf breaks

Restaurant Tico Tico Algarve

Seafood and appetizers are the star of this new space on Quarteira’s waterfront, with the beach right at your feet. On the terrace facing the sea, entertain yourself with barnacles, crab or cuttlefish roe, octopus salad and fish-egg salad. For full meals, Tico Tico Algarve has xerém clams, Octopus Pataniscas and Bitoque.

Location: Avenida Infante de Sagres, Edificio Elegante, block C, Quarteira, near Vilamoura golf breaks

Restaurant Well Vale do Lobo

Sushi is a must in this new space at Vale do Lobo Resort. Inspired by Bali and Greece, the Well is located in Vale do Lobo square, right next to the pool and overlooking the sea. A sophisticated space, Well Vale do Lobo also has tacos, pokes, baguettes and snacks such as cuttlefish strips, chicken wings with chilli sauce and beef croquettes.

Location: Vale do Lobo Resort, near Vale do Lobo golf breaks

Restaurant Umami

In Quinta do Lago the first Asian restaurant opened its doors. Specializing in the Japanese cooking method robatayaki (food cooked over hot charcoal), Umami promises to combine a luxurious experience with a true sensory experience. The fish of the day is presented in caramelization of fermented soy, black garlic and fish liqueur, and the meat, Wagyu, with potato cream, a mix of wild mushrooms and mizuna. Then there’s Scallop Tempura, Chicken Yakitori and Gyozas, among other dishes.

Location: Rua das Palmeiras Rot.6, Av. André Jordan, near Quinta do Lago golf breaks

Restaurant Amare Beach Club

Hotel Faro‘s beach club returns renewed and with a new name for another summer. This is the ideal spot to have breakfast with toasted and bowls, lunch on hamburgers and salads, snack with oysters, clams and shrimp in tempura or dinner. Hotel Faro‘s Amare Beach Club is situated on Faro beach.

Location: Avenida Nascente 6, Praia de Faro, near Quinta do Lago golf breaks

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Vale do lobo Ocean course

Vale do lobo Ocean course

We played yesterday at Vale do Lobo Ocean course on a hot day, but a sea breeze made it very pleasant.

We were 18 players of various nationalities, Portuguese, English, French, Swedish, Scottish and Irish, it is worth mentioning these last two nationalities.

The golf course was in perfect condition, with some greens that were fast and smooth but soft at the reception of the ball, a pleasure to play.

The course is long and has miscellaneous holes, the front nine being played in the north and west part of the resort and the back nine next to the Atlantic, which provides breath taking views and allows for some shots with the murmur of the sea in your ear. It is worth paying attention to the spectacular views on holes 11, 14 and 15. Very good.

The winner this day was Ian Godfrey with 38 points, followed by Fraser Graham with 33pt, and in 3rd 2 players with 30pt Jim Gillis and Peter Collins. Nearest the pin, on 13th, a narrow green well protected by deep bunkers was won by David Ziai, who placed the ball 3 meters from the flag.

We all return to our usual Restaurant in Vilamoura for some drinks and our free nibbles generously offered by João Filipe. Another day well spent.

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Algarve Golf and Trade Awards

vale do Lobo. Algarve Golf and Trade Awards

Algarve had four winners in Portugal Trade Awards

The Zoomarine, Vilamoura Marina, Conrad Algarve and the Farmhouse of the Palms were Algarve representatives, and winners at Portugal Trade Awards 2019, whose awards ceremony took place last week.

The ceremony, sponsored by the newspaper Publituris, was attended by the Secretary of State of tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho.

The Zoomarine triumphed in the category ‘theme park‘, for which was also named the Aquashow Park Hotel.

The Marina of Vilamoura was considered the best Portuguese marina, category in which it competed against the marinas of Portimão, Albufeira and Lagos, among others.

Marina of Vilamoura. Algarve Golf and Trade Awards

Marina of Vilamoura

The Conrad Algarve won in the category of «Luxury Hotel», beating other units in the Algarve, such as Anantara Vilamoura and Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa.

Finally, the Farmhouse of the Palms won in «Accommodation in Rural Space».

Vale do Lobo is the best resort in Portugal

Vale do Lobo was recognized the “Best Resort in Portugal” at the 2019 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards, reaffirming the success of the resort as a premium golf destination.

These prizes are the result of the vote of readers of the publication who have played golf courses all over Europe and have expressly chosen Vale do Lobo as a resort of excellence for quality / price, service, course conditions, accommodation and general environment.

Vale do Lobo was distinguished by the fact that it brings together “everything you need for a fantastic golf holiday, including two golf courses (Royal and Ocean) of great quality and with a success story on par with spectacular holes right by the sea.”

Vale do Lobo. Algarve Golf and Trade Awards

Vale do Lobo

According to Hernani Estevão, Golf Director of Vale do Lobo, this award is the recognition of the resort philosofie and is success formula: “It is with great pride and satisfaction that once again we obtain this merit and recognition from the annual awards of Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.

Both golf courses of the resort, Royal and Ocean golf courses provide a unique experience for all golfers that visit and play, at Vale do Lobo, and that differentiates the resort by the several facilities and services of excellence that it aggregates, proving the reason why Vale do Lobo constitutes more and more a premium destination of choice”.