Villa Joya is a boutique hotel and restaurant on the coast of The Algarve in southern Portugal near the town of Albufeira, which is a 40-minute drive from Faro airport. The property is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and has 21 rooms. The restaurant was established in 1982 and is a seasonal operation, opening from March to November under command of renowned 2 Michelin Star Chef Dieter Koschina.
The name means "House of Joy" after the daughter of the family that bought the property in 1979, Claudia and Klaus Jung. Joy Jung is now the sole owner of Villa Joya.
Food is never an afterthought at VILA VITA Parc and Chef Hans Neuner. With a total of six bars and 10 restaurants, ranging from casual beachside dining to rustic Portuguese plates to one-of-a-kind gastro-creations at two Michelin-starred restaurant, diversity is key to our culinary philosophy. Flavours span the globe, from sun-drenched Mediterranean produce to clean and crisp Japanese cuisine. Not less impressive is the wine cellar – stocked with more than 11,000 bottles – which ensures the perfect accompaniment wherever you dine.
The extraordinary panorama of the River Douro and the historic center of Porto guarantee the most spectacular scenery, combined with 2 Michelin stars award in the 2017 Guide.
Aiming to deliver Porto's most inspiring dining experience, The Yeatman's Restaurant led by Chef Ricado Costa, offers imaginative cuisine in which the traditional flavours of Portugal are interpreted and presented with contemporary flair. It showcases Portugal's huge range of fish and other fresh produce as well as its diversity of regional specialities.
Listing a comprehensive choice of Portuguese wines, as well as a wide selection from other great vineyards around the globe, the gastronomic restaurant makes a special feature of food and wine pairing. A programme of tasting menus allows guests to discover a wealth of matching and contrasting flavours as they are taken on a journey through Portugal's diverse and varied wine regions.
El Corte Inglês Gourmet Experience Lisboa
The new restaurant area of El Corte Inglés has opened and brings together 17 restaurants - six of them national and international chefs - and a gourmet supermarket on the top floor of the store.
Alberto Augusto, Foz
Welcome to the oldest grocery store and liquor store in Foz do Douro.
Founded in April 1954 by Alberto Augusto Leite, it quickly became a reference in the city of Porto for the selection of the best foreign and national products. After his death, Arnaldo Luis Cerqueira, one of the founding partners, expanded the business with the opening of a new Garrafeira space and maintained the company's success to this day.</h4
DOC, DOP and Casa de Chá da Boa Nova
Chef Rui Paula is undoubtedly a reference in Portuguese gastronomy. His roots in the heart of the Douro valley have given him a deep knowledge over traditional recipes.
This bond between tradition and creativity motivated him to create his own interpretations of great dishes and to have them served at his Michelin guide awarded restaurant Casa de Chá da Boa Nova in Leça da Palmeira.
Ana and Joana Pinheiro are two sisters who have developed a truly entrepreneurial spirit. After diving into a guesthouse project in downtown Porto, they realised there was a good opportunity in rebuilding an old warehouse and transforming it into a cosmopolitan and stylish restaurant.
Much like their own roots they preserved the old warehouse's spirit and gave it a twist, serving healthy breakfasts, brunches and other delicious experiences with homegrown produce. Definitely a place not to miss in the beautiful Rua das Flores.