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Our lunch experiences, October 2016
During my fiance’s and my vacation in October 2016 in the Algarve we wanted to try out the all-day dining restaurant Brisa do Mar at the Hotel Quinta do Lago, so we reserved a table beforehand, afterwards we embarked of a tour of this beautiful hotel incl. room, views, Bar, Spa and more.
We took a taxi from the Conrad Algarve, where we stayed for 3 nights. Please see review.
Receptionists directed us to the restaurant.
At the restaurant we were warmly welcomed and brought to our table on the terrace.
Umbrellas were arranged to protect us from the glaring sun. Unfortunately it took a bit and even the short exposure caused a mild heat stroke in one of us. Next time we will sit inside.
The staff was on the one side warm and efficient and on the other hand only approaching when they were needed.
The terrace offered wonderful views over the Ria Formosa estate/sanctury and the hotel’s grounds.
The atmosphere was relaxed and fellow diners were matured couples.
Little birds added to the romantic atmosphere. They liked to be fed with bread crumbs.
The cuisine was upscale and beautifully presented.
Our order was one large bottle of still Vitalis water, two orange juice, one Gazpacho with croutons, cucumber and tomato, one shrimp salad with dill citrus dressing, avocado cream and a melon mango rose, one spaghetti carbonara with quail egg and one orange and carrob cake, rice pudding and vanilla ice cream.
The Gazpacho and the shrimp salad were refreshing.
The carbonara an indulgence, but it was relatively light.
The orange and carrob cake was unusual and very tasty.
Our bill was 88.10 Euro, ca. 103.50 USD.
Afterwards we asked at reception if we could see a room, since we considered staying in the future at the Hotel Quinta do Lago. We received a comprehensive tour, given by the receptionist Filipe, who had been working there for half a year at the time. We enjoyed seeing the grounds, a partial sea view room with balcony (It was furnished with traditional Algarvian furniture.), the spa, indoor pool and reading and meeting rooms.
We would have a meal at the Hotel Quinta do Lago again and would indeed love to stay there as well in our future.
Here are some of our images we took during our lunch at Brisa do Mar in October 2016 including:
Would we recommend this restaurant to a friend? YES!
Would we want to enjoy again lunch/dinner in our future at this restaurant? YES!
Thank you and safe travels.