CAFÉ DO INGLÊS
€ Café do Inglês (282 442 585. Rua do Castelo, 11- Escadas do Castelo; closed for lunch Sat. and for dinner on Mondays). This big old house by the castle wall has been turned into a bar, restaurant and esplanade, offering live music and simple international dishes. In the terrace they serve only pizzas - a tempting choice with a glass of red wine at the end of the day.
FÁBRICA DO INGLÊS
€€ Fábrica do Inglês (282 440 480. Rua Gregório Mascarenhas) Here you can choose between a pizzeria, beer house, barbecue, tapas bar, tea house or café. Each space
€€€ Marisqueira Rui (282 442 682. Silves. Closed Tuesdays). An excellent seafood restaurant. The food is as fres as it gets and the ambience relaxed and noisy from the sound of the crab-cracking. Very popular with locals at the weekneds so arrive early for a table.
€€ O Barradas (282 443 308. On the old road from Lagoa to Silves. Open for dinner only. Closed Tuesdays). This is one of the best restaurants in the area for traditional Portuguese food. The emphasis is on fresh quality ingredients such as the "Mirandesa" certified steaks from Northern Portugal and locally caught fish. Excellent wine list.