PARQUE NATURAL DA SERRA DA ESTRELA
€ O Camelo (238 310 100. Avenida Primeiro de Maio, 16, Seia; closed for dinner on Sundays and all day on Mondays). Serves good regional dishes, evident in the display of awards it has won at various gastronomy events.
€ O Júlio (238 498 016. Rua do Loureiro 11 A, Gouveia; closed on Tuesdays). The best in Gouveia. Serves regional mountain dishes, in particular the Cabrito à Serrana (Serrana roast kid). The kitchen, with its wood oven, is on show.
€€ Piornos (275 330 400. Quinta da Olivosa, Covilhã). This restaurant at the Hotel Turismo da Covilhã has a stylish and welcoming atmosphere and combines national and international cuisine.
RESTAURANTE DO MUSEU DO PÃO
€€ Restaurante do Museu do Pão (238 310 760. Quinta Fonte do Marrão, Seia ; closed every night for dinner except Fridays and Saturdays, closed all day on Mondays). Has a beautiful stone dining room and is an excellent place for enjoying regional cuisine, in particular the bread-based dishes. Offers a set-price buffet that includes starters, hot fish and meat dishes and desserts.
RESTAURANTE REGIONAL DA SERRA
€ Restaurante Regional da Serra (238 312 717. Avenida dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, 12, Seia) Famous for its mountain dishes.
€€€ São Lourenço (275 980 050. Estrada Nacional 232 km 50, Manteigas) This restaurant is based inside a Pousada (Inn) offering all the comforts of a mountain house whose enormous windows overlook the mountainside. Rustic atmosphere and excellent food.
€ Solneve (275 323 101. Rua Visconde da Coriscada, 126, Covilhã). Located in the centre of the city in the cellars of the hotel of the same name, this restaurant offers excellent regional cuisine and a well-stocked wine cellar.