Cascais is a haven for seafood lovers and Portugal, in general, is perfect for anyone who likes their pastries or coffee. After our trip to Cascais last month, I rounded up the best eating spots we visited so you will know all the best spots in the city. Without further ado, here is my round-up of where to eat in Cascais.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Cascais on a paid partnership with Visit Cascais. All opinions are, as always, my own.
Where to eat in Cascais:
Enjoy dinner and sunset at Farol Hotel
Farol Hotel is a wonderful spot to enjoy a delicious dinner while having a stunning view of the sunset. The hotel has two restaurants: The Mix and Sushi Design. We dined at The Mix but you can also order the sushi from the other restaurant if you ask nicely! (So, yes, I had a random plate of sushi in the middle of my three-course meal and it was GREAT).
The Mix is a mediterranean fusion restaurant and was excellent – they were also incredible at ensuring all my meals (including dessert!) were lactose-free. I’m quite used to just being offered a sorbet or fruit for dessert so being served a lactose-free version of the matcha dessert the others had was pretty amazing.
Dine with a view at Restaurante Maria Pia
If you are looking for a harbourside restaurant with incredible seafood on the menu, look no further than Restaurante Maria Pia. The tuna tartare was possibly one of the tastiest fish dishes I have ever eaten and the sea bass was absolutely delicious. All in all, a 10/10. If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Cascais that specialises in fish dishes, this would be my top pick.
Looking for more about what to see and do in Cascais? Check out my main post on things to do in Cascais!
Lunch and a swim at Reverse Pool Beach Club
If you’re looking for a relaxing lunch with the opportunity to have a swim before (or after), head to Reverse Pool Beach Club. With a varied menu including fish dishes (and sushi), burgers and pasta, there is something for everyone here. I enjoyed a delicious filled avocado with egg and bacon and a cold soup of melon and ham – so refreshing!
Yes, I enjoyed them so much I forgot to take any photos of them. Sorry team.
Dinner in a library at Pestana Cidadela
Pestana Cidadela Cascais is a hotel and restaurant located in the Art District of Cascais.
We dined at Taberna da Praça, where the set menu is €25 per person. Portuguese dishes and tapas are served in the cosy space where the walls are lined with books. You can also order a la carte from the menu as you wish. I particularly enjoyed the scrambled eggs with chorizo and the codfish with scrambled eggs and fried potatoes. Don’t miss the potato peeling chips – they are delicious!
Of course, when in Portugal you can’t miss out on trying their most famous digestif: port! With variations such as ruby port and tawny port (the most common) and in recent years rosé port, there will definitely be a variety to suit your palate.
Another must-try liqueur when in Portugal is Ginja (also known as Ginjinha), made from sour cherries, sugar and Portuguese brandy (aguardente). In some places ginjinha is served in an edible chocolate cup, so you can enjoy your digestif and dessert in one!
Have you been to Cascais? Let me know if you found any restaurants that you think should be on this list!
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