Beira Litoral restaurants

Top Choice Modern Portuguese in Coimbra

Loggia

As much as its confident modern cuisine, the Loggia's big draw is its setting, on a panoramic terrace overlooking the old town. There's open-air seating for romantic sunset dinners, or you can sit inside and admire …
Top Choice Portuguese in Figueira da Foz

Volta e Meia

A casual cafe-restaurant with light floral decor and uplifting messages chalked on blackboards, this is a charming spot for a relaxed meal. The menu runs the gamut from salads and soups to vegetarian pasta and meat …
Top Choice International in Figueira da Foz

Wine Bar by Cristal

This cosy wine-bar–restaurant is the hottest ticket in town. Tapas and other dishes are served creatively and with pizzazz, while oenophiles can take their pick from the extensive list. There's also a great choice o…
Top Choice Portuguese in Luso & Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Pedra de Sal

Winningly done out in dark wood, this cosy wine-bar-restaurant is the best in Luso by far. Its menu covers the usual array of meat and fish dishes; however, it's the succulent cuts of Iberian pork and expertly grill…
Top Choice Modern Portuguese in Coimbra

Sete Restaurante

Squeezed into a corner behind the Igreja de Santa Cruz, this intimate restaurant is one of the most popular in town. Its casual wine bar vibe, personable service and modern take on Portuguese cuisine ensure it's alm…
Top Choice Cafe in Figueira da Foz

Praça 18

This cool retro-hip cafe features mismatched vintage furniture, blackboards and a menu that lists everything from gourmet hamburgers to salads and snacks. It's very popular and often full, meaning that service can b…
Top Choice Seafood in Aveiro

A Peixaria

It might not be the easiest to get to but there's never a shortage of diners at this no-frills fish restaurant, reckoned by many to be the best in the area. Situated a block back from the waterfront in São Jacinto, …
Seafood in Aveiro

Maré Cheia

Maré cheia means ‘high tide’ in Portuguese, but 'cheia' (full) applies equally to this popular seafood eatery. You'll often have to elbow your way through a crowd of locals just to get your name on the waiting list.…
Portuguese in Coimbra

Zé Manel dos Ossos

Tucked down a nondescript alley, this hole-in-the-wall gem, papered with scholarly doodles and scribbled poems, is much loved for its hearty meat specialities. Typical of its culinary approach is feijoada de javali,…
Seafood in Praia de Mira

Salgáboca

There's usually a good buzz at this modern restaurant just off the seafront. The name means 'salty mouth' so there's no prize for guessing the menu: seafood galore. Staff speak English and other languages and are ha…