Jardim das Oliveiras

Top choice Portuguese

in Monchique

High up in the hills, this local secret has dining rooms with crackling open fires, farming implements and black-and-white photos, and a magical garden with tables amid the olive and cork trees. Daily specials cooked in the wood-fired oven or over coals might include cabrito assado (roast baby goat), ensopado de borrego (lamb stew) or pezinhos de porco (pigs' trotters).

There's a children's play area in the olive groves.