Top 10 Algarve Outside Dining Restaurants

Dining outdoors or al fresco is one of the greatest pleasures of the Algarve lifestyle. There are so many great restaurants in the region, many of them with lovely terraces so that you can enjoy the summer weather and al fresco dining at it’s best.  Sea views, country views, lush garden patios and a hint of magic……..

Gusto by Heinz Beck at the Conrad Algarve

Although a recent addition to the dining scene in Quinta do Lago, Gusto by Heinz Beck at the luxurious Conrad Algarve hotel has already become a favorite. And for the summer, diners are in for a special treat with al fresco dining on the terrace giving the best views of the luxury resort. Lunch is light and relaxed; dinners feature the fabulous Mediterranean cuisine for which Heinz Beck is famous. Special mention for the Sunset Chill Out at Gusto Bar before dinner.


Casa do Campo

For a magic garden experience, Casa do Campo garden terrace is the place! Centre stage and absolute star is the huge fig tree, reckoned to be over 200 years old and which, aside from providing a beautiful cool and leafy shade, literally drops fresh, delicious figs into diners’ laps. A very unique dining experience. The international and mediterranean menu features lots of fresh and bio vegetables from Casa do Campo's own farm.



With views across the cliff tops to the romantic chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha, the large circular terrace at Belmondo restaurant is perfect for mellow summer evenings.  Real Italian cuisine and gorgeous cocktails are served poolside while the entertainment is provided by the setting sun and rising moon. After dinner, you can linger by the pool bar to enjoy the beautiful evnings.


Parrilla Natural

Without doubt, this is one of the must do restaurant experiences in the Golden Triangle. Not only is the food amazing, the huge deck and terrace is made for long, leisurely and fun evenings. Sipping a Mojito under the canopy of the 200 year old pine tree on the Parrilla Natural deck is what summer in the Algarve is all about. There is a fabulous bar in the gardens and lots of cosy and secret corners.


O Leão de Porches

Simple charm partnered with very high quality gourmet food is what you will find at the O Leão de Porches courtyard. Amid the flickering candles and a building almost 300 years old, the cuisine is contemporary, innovative and stylish. A delicious juxtaposition. In the summer the courtyard is charming, rustic and quite unique. The menu is international with focus always on locally sourced and quality produce.


Gourmet Natural

Chic elegance and relaxed sophistication are the order of the day at Gourmet Natural, where the magial scenario compliments the amazing food beautifully. A quite unique restaurant, Gourmet Natural is housed in a traditional villa, with ample grounds for a very private dining experience. There is a stunning patio and deck area that are the seating areas of choice in the summer months.




Set on the main restaurant street in Alvor, at first glance you would be forgiven for thinking that Vagabondo Restaurant doesn’t offer much in the way of outdoor dining. However, the restaurant has one of the best garden courtyards to be found in the Western Algarve. Lemon and orange trees perfume the air and provide a leafy shade, while the catch of the day and delicious ribs sizzle on the charcoal grill in the corner.


Willie's Restaurant

Not only do you get to enjoy fine dining at the Michelin starred Willie's Restaurant in Vilamoura, you can do so on a beautiful terrace, surrounding by lush plants and fragrant flowers. A well-established and succesful restaurant, Willie's is in a quiet residential location, perfect for relaxing al fresco dining. The menu is international in flavour and the quality is consistent and outstanding.



The Praça in Vale do Lobo is where it all happens – and Sandbanks has the best views in town. Not only do you get to watch all the action and enjoy the live music on the Praça stage, you get sea views too. Ideal for sundowners, family and friends celebrations. Open all day, in the evening, the light at dusk has a special magic...



Ababuja is the place to go for fresh seafood and fish. Overlooking the Ria de Alvor, and the old local fish market, Ababuja always has the freshest catch and a great range of fish to choose from, simply grilled over charcol, by their expert grill-man. There are tables outside by ther river, perfect for people watching. And the inside dining room has sliding windows and a retractable roof, turning the inside room, outside.