VIEIRA DO MINHO
€ Arijal (253 647 262. Rua Padre José Alves Vieira) Part of a guest house located in the heart of the Gerês mountains, this is a simple establishment that serves good regional cuisine.
€ Restaurante Central (253 647 179. Praça Dr. Guilherme de Abreu, 19/21; closed on Tuesdays). Striking, one hundred year old architecture, specialities include Bacalhau à Central (a salted codfish dish), Lombo de Boi na Brasa (grilled ox steak) and mixed grills.
RESTAURANTE DA POUSADA DE SÃO BENTO
€€ Restaurante da Pousada de São Bento (253 649 150. Estrada Nacional 304 , Soengas). Part of the Pousada (Inn) situated near the Gerês mountains and the Caniçada lagoon; offers a wide range of regional dishes and an excellent sweet trolley.