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Insider guide to Madeira’s restaurants

19/06/2018 by .

Terry Marsh is a veteran of Madeira having spent over fifteen years writing about the island. Here, he gives us an insider guide to his favourite restaurants and foods you can find on Madeira.

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JNcQUOI, Lisbon

10/06/2018 by .

My wife says she’s been dining out with a dinosaur for years, but this was the first time I had. The dinosaur in question was the centrepiece of the restaurant JNcQUOI in central Lisbon.

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Insider Guide to Fine Dining in Lisbon

02/05/2018 by .

I recently attended Peixe em Lisboa, the Fish & Flavours Festival and, inspired by what was on offer, decided to investigate some of Lisbon’s Michelin Starred restaurants. At the moment, the dining scene in the city is booming, supported by a huge influx of tourists. Lisbon is also good value, compared to other Eurozone cities and you can still eat here from less than 10€. These establishments will cost substantially more but if you’re interested in high quality creative Portuguese cooking, then these are the places where you’ll find it.

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Casa do Lago

07/12/2017 by .

Late November and the lunchtime crowd at Casa do Lago is looking a little bit thin. Admittedly it is out of season, yet the unusually warm sunny weather has brought the few of us out onto the lakeside terrace to eat.

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Pizzeria CasaVostra 

05/12/2017 by .

The Algarvian town of Almancil might not be high on your list of dining destinations seeing as the famed Quinta do Lago is almost next door, but take it from me, you won’t want to miss this one.

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Il Gallo d’Oro

05/05/2016 by .

Madeira has no shortage of places to eat; all across the island there are restaurants in some shape or form wherein bustling chefs labour to present a wealth of excellent local produce to its best. The traditional fare of Madeira – such dishes as espetada (lamb or beef skewers), espada (ugly – my word – black scabbard fish) and estufado (stew), all accompanied by far too many side dishes – is the equivalent of the British meat and two veg, but on steroids.

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