Cascais, Estremadura, Portugal
As you’d expect of a big hotel, you can pretty much eat
whatever you want whenever you want. Breakfast is served in
the dining room - grab the window tables for views of beach and
sea. You help yourself to an extensive buffet: freshly-squeezed
orange juice, freshly-cut fruit, plates of cheese and ham, a
selection of cakes and patisserie, croissants and home-baked bread.
There’s bacon and eggs if you fancy something hot.
You can order light meals in the bar and eat on the terrace. It juts out to sea, giving fabulous views, and is one of the loveliest spots in the hotel. There's an extensive menu: salads, soups, risotto, pasta, steaks, omelettes, sandwiches and sinful puddings. The restaurant - wooden floors, smart rugs, glistening chandeliers - serves formal food at lunch and dinner. Come for stuffed crab (a house speciality), sautéed sea bass with fresh cheese gnocchi, then an almond tart served with sweet egg yolk and red fruits.
If you want to eat in less formal surroundings, pop down to the Villa (5 minutes' walk) for seriously good modern cooking: foie gras with a mango coulis, sautéed lamb served with strawberries, then crème brûlée with pear sorbet.
If that's not enough choice, Cascais has everything from simple tascas and pizza parlours to traditional restaurants and posh nosh. Porto Santa Maria is the swankiest place in town. For great seafood, follow the road west along the coast - you’ll find a number of restaurants that overlook the ocean of which Mar du Inferno is considered to be the best.
- Room Service
- Vegetarian Menu
- Walk to restaurants