Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Manteigas

Restaurante de Casa das Penhas Douradas

This smart restaurant, part of the fabulous Casa das Penhas Douradas hotel, is a world away from traditional village life. Its streamlined Scandinavian-style decor sets the scene for sophisticated modern cuisine bas…
Portuguese in Linhares & Folgosinho

O Albertino

With the smell of wood smoke in the chill mountain air, O Albertino completes the scene perfectly: a cosy stone-walled restaurant specialising in delicious mountain food. Expect abundant farmhouse helpings of leitão…
Portuguese in Seia

Taberna da Fonte

With a prime position looking up to the Igreja de Misericordia and an attractive slate-floored interior, this central place is a good spot for a taste of Serra cuisine. That means plenty of ham and cheese, sausages …
Portuguese in Manteigas

Restaurant Vale do Zêzere

Over the river from the centre in the hotel of the same name, this casual family-run restaurant scores across the board. The food is excellent – try the medalhão de vitela (veal steak) garnished with cheese and juni…
Portuguese in Penhas da Saúde

Varanda da Estrela

This warming restaurant, decked out in wood and stone in classic chalet style, is an inviting spot to feast on authentic mountain food. That means Serra de Estrela's trademark cheese, locally-sourced javali (wild bo…
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Pastelaria Restaurante Montiel

Montiel's cafe is something of a social hub (if a smoky one), drawing locals for a relaxed drink and tasty snack – it has fabulous empadas (pies), sausage rolls and the like. Upstairs, the restaurant cooks up warmin…
Portuguese in Seia

Restaurante Borges

Tucked away in a tight corner near the tourist office, this friendly, country-style restaurants offers large portions of traditional Portuguese fare. There's bacalhau (dried salt-cod) and bife (steak), as well as th…
Portuguese in Manteigas

Santa Luzia

The crisp reds and whites of the dining area blend seductively with the dark wood tables at this main-street eatery. The menu is typical of these parts, featuring country specialities like locally-caught trout, roas…
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Restaurante O'Flor

A traditional family-run restaurant, complete with exposed stone walls, blue ceramic tiles and framed pictures, O'Flor is a cut above many similar-looking places. Alongside boar, lamb and pork cooked in various ways…
Portuguese in Seia

Restaurante Regional da Serra

Lunching visitors and locals out for their weekend meal create a cheerful buzz at this laid-back bar-restaurant. It's known for its hearty mountain cuisine, so keep it regional with queijo da Serra (mountain cheese)…