€€€ Amadeus (289 399 134. Escanxinas, Estrada Almancil-Quarteira. Closed on Tuesdays). Speciality cuisine with Portuguese and Austrian influences (due to the chef’s nationality). One Michelin star.
€€ Estevens (289 395 685. R Vale Formoso, 321. Closed on Sundays). Start your meal with petiscos (Portuguese tapas) followed by a choice of grilled and traditional dishes including cataplana algarvia (a selection of fish steamed in a copper pan), caldeirada de peixe (fish stew) and papas de milho com conquilhas (cornmeal and clams).
€€€ Henrique Leis (289 393 438. Vale Formoso. Open for dinner. Closed on Sundays). The combination of a beautiful room, faultless service and excellent food makes this restaurant one of the most appealing in the Algarve.