The new restaurants with a Michelin star have been announced as “Al Sud” (Lagos), “A Ver Tavira” (Tavira), “Cura” (Lisbon), “Esporão” (Reguengos de Monsaraz) and “Vila Foz” (Porto).
The new additions takes the total number of Michelin star restaurants in Portugal up to seven with two stars and 26 with a single star.
The announcement of the new stars, for Michelin, reflect “the vitality and dynamism of the Iberian gastronomic scene, which impressed the inspectors”.
“Our inspectors especially enjoyed the preparation of the 2022 selection, due to the gastronomic impulse that the Iberian Peninsula is currently experiencing, and which is confirmed year after year. In Portugal and Spain, and despite the complex situation of 2021, many young talents emerged who defend their innovative and diversified gastronomic concepts with personality”, said the international director of Michelin guides, Gwendal Poullennec.
The distinctions recognise the quality of the cuisine, based on five criteria anonymously evaluated by the inspectors: product quality, mastery of cooking points and textures, balance and harmony of flavours, cuisine personality and regularity.
In the Bib Gourmand category, which identifies restaurants with a “very favourable quality-price ratio, with a complete menu for no more than €35”, two Portuguese were chosen: “Arkhe” (Lisbon) and “Xtoria” (Setúbal).
Portugal has 36 restaurants in this category, while Spain has 247 (41 new) and Andorra has one, for a total of 284 in the Iberian guide.
List of Michelin-starred restaurants in Portugal:
Alma (Lisboa, chef Henrique Sá Pessoa)
Belcanto (Lisboa, chef José Avillez)
Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (Leça da Palmeira, chef Rui Paula)
Il Gallo d'Oro (Funchal, chef Benoît Sinthon)
Ocean (Alporchinhos, chef Hans Neuner)
The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia, chef Ricardo Costa)
Vila Joya (Albufeira, chef Dieter Koschina)
100 Maneiras (Lisboa, chef Ljubomir Stanisic)
A Cozinha (Guimarães, chef António Loureiro)
Antiqvvm (Porto, chef Vítor Matos)
Al Sud (Lagos, chef Louis Anjos) – New
A Ver Tavira (Tavira, chef Luís Brito) - New
Bon Bon (Carvoeiro, chef José Lopes)
CURA (Lisboa, chef Pedro Pena Bastos) - New
Eleven (Lisboa, chef Joachim Koerper)
Eneko Lisboa (Lisboa, chef Eneko Atxa e Lucas Bernardes)
Epur (Lisboa, chef Vincent Farges)
Esporão (Reguengos de Monsaraz, chef Carlos Teixeira) - New
Feitoria (Lisboa, chef João Rodrigues)
Fifty Seconds by Martín Berasategui (Lisboa, chef Filipe Carvalho)
Fortaleza do Guincho (Cascais, chef Gil Fernandes)
G Pousada (Bragança, chef Óscar Gonçalves)
Gusto by Heinz Beck (Almancil, chef Libório Buonocore)
LAB by Sergi Arola (Sintra, chef Sergi Arola e Vladimir Veiga)
Largo do Paço (Amarante, chef Tiago Bonito)
Loco (Lisboa, chef Alexandre Silva)
Mesa de Lemos (Viseu, chef Diogo Rocha)
Midori (Sintra, chef Pedro Almeida)
Pedro Lemos (Porto, chef Pedro Lemos)
Vila Foz (Porto, chef Arnaldo Azevedo) - New
Vista (Portimão, chef João Oliveira)
Vistas (Vila Nova de Cacela, chef Rui Silvestre)
William (Funchal, chef Luís Pestana)