Domes Algarve opens new lake restaurant

Domes Algarve opens new lake restaurant

If enjoying Mediterranean food on a floating deck in the middle of a lake sounds like the ideal dining experience, then Domes Lake Algarve’s new restaurant is for you.

Makris on the Lake is the hotel’s new fine dining restaurant, set up on a floating terrace in the hotel’s private lake.

The restaurant is led by renowned Greek chef Petros Dimas, who uses “stunningly fresh, local, and organic ingredients from all over the world – especially from Greece where he grew up” – to create mouth-watering fine dining dishes.

Chef Dimas has previously worked at reputable restaurants across Europe, including Pollen Street Social and Aquavit in London (both Michelin-starred).

At Makris on the Lake, Mediterranean cuisine is melded with the traditional Portuguese gastronomic culture and the menu changes frequently depending on what’s fresh and seasonal and available to the chef from local farmer’s markets.

Domes Algarve opens new lake restaurant

There are three tasting menus to try – Discovery, Voyage and Mediterranean – which feature dishes that promise to “stimulate the senses”, such as olive oil ice-cream with bergamot and carob; mushroom macaron with smoked eel and truffle; and blue crab with kohlrabi and caviar.

For those with a sweet tooth, there are a number of options such as mango with juniper, camomile and lychee or yoghurt with pumpkin seeds and honey.

Also highlighted is a seven-course tasting menu featuring a “bouquet” of herbs, red mullet with saffron and cuttlefish ink and “velvety Iberian pork”.

The restaurant is open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday for dinner. Bookings can be made online at

Domes Lake Algarve opened on April 9 following a rebrand of the Lake Spa Resort in Vilamoura. It is managed by Greek hotel group Domes Resorts, self-described as “one of the fastest growing luxury hotel brands in the Mediterranean”.

A €7 million upgrade was carried out by owner Hotel Investment Partners (HIP), which said the investment would “transform the property with a complete refurbishment of all rooms and common areas, and a rebranding of all Food & Beverage Outlets”.