This restaurant in the western Algarve is situated in Vila do Bispo, near Sagres and was established almost two decades ago. It is an example that in the Algarve there are still people that try to rescue the traditional cuisine of the region from disappearing and that do it in an innovative way.
Chef José António Pinheiro took that responsibility when he decided, together with his wife Isália, to adhere to the “Slow Food” movement in 2000. This movement encourages and promotes the consumption of quality locally grown food and also emphasizes and preserves the value of the traditional recipes and cooking techniques without neglecting the evolution and innovation that have been happening in the gastronomic area.
The meal in Eira do Mel starts with ‘pão da Vila’ (crusty topped bread from the bakers in the village) accompanied by a variety of superb starters.
The proximity with the Sagres fish market where seafood and fish are bought, as well as the contact of Chef José Pinheiro, that was born and raised here, with the producers of the region ensure the freshness and quality of all the ingredients that are used in the cooking of the dishes.
As far as the dessert menu is concerned, the desserts presented are innovative as well as tempting.
The wine list is extensive and includes local Algarvian wines.
Service is friendly and efficient.
It is advisable to book in advance.