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An African feeling at QDS

RESTAURANT QUINTA da Saudade was established 25 years ago and remains one of the Algarve’s favourite places for a special night out.

As you drive through the orange groves in the car park with the parkland reserve on your right and the stables straight ahead you get a sense of just how special and different QDS really is.

Many visitors comment that they feel they have stepped into South Africa in the days of the old Colonial Empire.

From the bar you enter the restaurant with beautiful Carrickmacross laced tablecloths, which can seat 50. You can look out over the parkland and really think you are in some far flung African colony.

The owner of Restaurant QDS, Colette Kerr, from Malahide in County Dublin, fell in love with the estate when she attended an Irish wedding there in 2007.

She imported an outstanding catering team with award winning chefs and created a restaurant with, possibly, the finest selection of Portuguese fine wines in the Algarve.

But she did not want to create a restaurant exclusively for the elite. She wanted a restaurant that everyone could afford to enjoy. So, with wines from nine euros and main courses from 10 euros, everyone can enjoy a night at QDS – provided they book in advance! Colette has re-introduced the restaurant’s well-known Sunday Roast and live jazz on Saturday nights.

Restaurant QDS is situated in Vale da Parra in Quinta da Saudade, Vale Parra, Albufeira. As Colette says “there are no strangers at QDS, only friends you have yet to meet.”

For further information, contact 289 591 761, 913 086 428 or email [email protected]