Casa do Lago, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Every year we come to the Algarve in Portugal and one of my favourite bits about the holiday is eating in so many fantastic restaurants.  One of our favourites, Casa do Lago in Quinta do Lago has one of those settings that just cant be beaten.  The restaurant is found in the middle of a…

VIVO Bistro – Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Wow, is all I can say!  What a transformation!  I’ve been coming to Four Seasons Fairways in Quinta do Lago for as long as I can remember and they’ve had a complete revamp!  The whole clubhouse and pool has been transformed into a beautifully chic area with a new restaurant to match.  VIVO Bistro is…

Day-Trip to Armona Island, Algarve, Portugal

One of the things I love most about my annual trip to Portugal, is getting to spend quality time with my godson Ethan.  He’s on school holidays for the summer so I was thrilled to be getting him for an entire day and we all decided to take a day trip to make it even…

Marufos (The Chicken Shack), Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

This year we went to Marufos after our visit to Armona Island as we’d had a long day and didn’t want to spend an hour getting ready to go out somewhere fancy.  We got home, jumped in the pool, threw on clean beach clothes and headed out to The Chicken Shack. Marufos is an Algarvian…

Ilha Deserta, Faro, Algarve, Portugal

Every year I go to Portugal and it’s definitely my happy place.  I love the beaches, restaurants, sea and sun and we often spend days on the beach but sometimes I like to do a day-trip to see a bit more of what this beautiful country has to offer.  Ilha Deserta is one of the…

3moco – ​Praia do Ancão – Portugal

If you’re travelling to Portugal, check out my Top Places to Eat in the Algarve Post here3moco is the beach bar associated with the restaurant 2Passos (read my review here) a delicious seafood restaurant and probably one of the best ones in the area for a beach lunch. It’s situated just on the Ancão Beach…

2Passos – ​Praia do Ancão – Portugal

My last lunch in Paradise 🙁 but where better to spend it than at beautiful 2Passos.  I love this beach bar and included it in my Top Restaurants in the Algarve Round-Up.  The food is always outstanding here and although I was sad to be flying home this evening I was definitely excited to be having…

A Quinta – Almancil – Portugal

Getting time with my family is one of my favourite things about Portugal, and tonight was a chance to catch up with my cousin Charlotte and her partner Ross who live out here year-round.  We were spending the evening at one of their (and my) favourite restaurants, A Quinta in Almancil.  I actually wrote about…

Pequeno Mundo – Almancil – Portugal

Once again, my favourite night of the year – dinner at Pequeno Mundo – in fact I’ve already written about this amazing restaurant in my Top Restaurants in the Algarve Round-Up!  It’s such a special place and has huge sentimental value for my family and myself.  We’ve been coming here for years and it’s always…

Maria’s Restaurant – Praia de Garrão Poente – Portugal

Maria’s is my favourite beach restaurant in Portugal and you can read about it on my Top Restaurants in the Algarve Round-Up.  Maria’s on a Sunday is always one of my favourite days of the year.  It’s such an amazing atmosphere, lunch in the sun, the Outsiders Band playing all the old classics and when it really…

Pure Cafe – Quinta do Lago – Portugal

Pure is a new boutique cafe that has only been open since last year.  Situated next to the gym in Quinta do Lago it is definitely marketing the healthy set and has secured that niche for itself as there is nothing else like it in the area.  It’s also mentioned on my round-up of my favourite…

Love Brunch at Bovino – Quinta do Lago – Portugal

When I wrote my Top Places to Eat in the Algarve Round-Up I wasn’t able to give Bovino Restaurant much of a review having only eaten there once.  However, Love Brunch is a new concept from Bovino Restaurant this year and having seen it advertised all over Quinta do Lago we thought we’d give it a go…