The Beiras restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Coimbra

Tapas Nas Costas

The 'hotspot' about town at the time of research, this sophisticated joint delivers delicious tapas. Decor is stylish, as are the gourmet-style goodies, such as ovo com alheira de caça e grelos (sausage with turnip …
Top Choice International in Figueira da Foz

Wine Bar by Cristal

This lovely bar-restaurant has lifted the quality of Figueira da Foz' local eating and bar scene. Tapas and other dishes are served creatively and with pizzazz. There's a great bar with an extensive wine, cocktail a…
Top Choice Seafood in Aveiro

A Peixaria

A block back from the waterfront in São Jacinto, this no-frills family restaurant has the best fish in town and, many say, the region. There's always a big variety of Atlantic species, simply and deliciously done – …
Top Choice Portuguese in Figueira da Foz

Núcleo Sportinguista

Sitting under the awning, surrounded by enthusiastic locals and a sea of tables draped in checked tablecloths, feels a bit like crashing a Portuguese family’s private barbecue. Don your best green and white clothes …
Top Choice Portuguese in Luso & Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Pedra de Sal

Winningly done out in dark wood, this is the best restaurant in Luso by quite a distance. It specialises in succulent cuts of pork from the Iberian pig, has some excellent wines to wash them down with and top servic…
Gastronomy in Manteigas

Restaurante de Casa das Penhas Douradas

This smart, trendy eatery (part of Casa das Penhas Douradas) is a world away from traditional village life, and its decor comprises streamlined, Scandinavian-style tables. It's smart, sophisticated and very good. Ho…
Portuguese in Coimbra

Loggia

This museum restaurant has one of the town's most enviable locations, with stunning views (thanks to the glass walls) over the cascading roofs of the old city. It's a romantic, candlelit dining scene by night, and g…
Portuguese in Aveiro

Tasca Palhuça

As 'tasca-like' and genuine as they come, this place is largely shielded from travellers due to its side-street location. We think it's great – the type of place where clients have stuck to their (regular) seats lon…
Seafood in Aveiro

Maré Cheia

Maré cheia means ‘high tide’ in Portuguese, but 'cheia' (full) applies equally to this popular seafood eatery, complete with 'meet your meal' fish-tanks. You'll often have to elbow your way through a crowd of locals…
Portuguese in Luso & Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Palace Hotel do Buçaco

For a truly memorable dinner, it’s hard to beat the elegant spread at the Palace Hotel's dining room, itself a work of art, with natural light pouring over the parquet wood floors through a graceful faux-Manueline w…