Five new Michelin stars for Portugal; 45 total!
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Five new Michelin stars for Portugal; 45 total!

Five new restaurants joined the elite Michelin Guide (Spain & Portugal edition) in 2023, with the country now boasting 45 Michelin stars.

The announcement was made on Tuesday night at Palácio de Congressos El Greco, in Toledo, Spain.

The new Michelin-starred restaurants are all located in Lisbon (Encanto, Kabuki Lisboa and Kanazawa) and Porto (Euskalduna Studio and Le Monument).

In the Algarve, Ocean (Porches) and Vila Joya (Albufeira) will continue to boast two-star status, while Vistas (Vila Nova de Cacela), Vista (Portimão), Bon Bon (Carvoeiro), Gusto by Heinz Beck (Almancil), Al Sud Palmares (Lagos) and A Ver Tavira (Tavira) have all maintained their single star.

Here’s the full list of Michelin-starred restaurants in Portugal:

Two stars:

  • Alma – Henrique Sá Pessoa (Lisbon)
  • Belcanto – José Avillez (Lisbon)
  • Casa de Chá da Boa Nova – Rui Paula (Leça da Palmeira)
  • Ocean – Hans Neuner (Porches)
  • Il Gallo D´Oro – Benoit Sinthon (Funchal)
  • The Yeatman – Ricardo Costa (Vila Nova de Gaia)
  • Vila Joya – Dieter Koschina (Albufeira)

One star:

  • 100 Maneiras – Ljubomir Stanisic (Lisbon)
  • A Cozinha – António Loureiro (Guimarães)
  • Al Sud – Louis Anjos (Lagos)
  • Antiqvvm – Vítor Matos (Porto)
  • A Ver Tavira – Luís Brito (Tavira)
  • Bon Bon – José Lopes (Carvoeiro)
  • Cura – Pedro Pena Bastos (Lisbon)
  • Encanto – José Avillez (Lisboa) – new entry
  • Eleven – Joachim Koerper (Lisbon)
  • Eneko Lisboa – Eneko Atxa (Lisbon)
  • Euskalduna Studio – Vasco Coelho Santos (Porto) – new entry
  • Epur – Vincent Farges (Lisbon)
  • Esporão – Carlos Teixeira (Reguengos de Monsaraz)
  • Kabuki Lisboa – Paulo Alves (Lisbon) – new entry
  • Kanazawa – Paulo Morais (Lisbon) – new entry
  • Feitoria – André Cruz (Lisbon)
  • Fifty Seconds -Martín Berasategui (Lisbon)
  • Fortaleza do Guincho – Gil Fernandes (Cascais)
  • Gusto by Heinz Beck – Heinz Beck (Almancil)
  • Pousada – Óscar Gonçalves (Bragança)
  • Lab by Sergi Arola – Sergi Arola (Sintra)
  • Largo do Paço – Tiago Bonito (Amarante)
  • Le Monument – Julien Montbabut (Porto) – new entry
  • Loco – Alexandre Silva (Lisbon)
  • Mesa de Lemos – Diogo Rocha (Viseu)
  • Midori – Pedro Almeida (Sintra)
  • Pedro Lemos – Pedro Lemos (Porto)
  • Vila Foz – Arnaldo Azevedo (Porto)
  • Vista – João Oliveira (Praia da Rocha)
  • Vistas – Rui Silvestre (Vila Nova de Cacela)
  • William – Luís Pestana (Funchal)

Meanwhile, Portugal also received three Green Stars – Il Gallo d’Oro (Funchal); Mesa de Lemos (Passos de Silgueiros) and Esporão (Reguengos de Monsaraz) – which are awarded to restaurants “at the forefront of the industry when it comes to their sustainable practices”.

The Bib Gourmand distinction – which recognises restaurants that serve “good food at moderate prices – was attributed to 38 restaurants in Portugal, including seven newcomers: Carnal (Lisbon), Oficio (Lisbon), Zunzum Gastrobar (Lisbon), Gruta (Porto), Semea by Euskalduna (Porto), À Mesa (Tavira) and Rio by Paulo André (Vila do Conde).

Apart from À Mesa, the Algarve retained its three Big Gourmands from last year: O Marinheiro (Albufeira), CHECK-in Faro (Faro), and Avenida (Lagos).

The full list of awarded restaurants in Portugal can be found online at https://guide.michelin.com/pt/

By Michael Bruxo
michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com