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Fortaleza do Guincho

It’s not actually in the city center but it’s so worth the trip. Just 30 minutes away by car and you’ll be dining in probably the most dramatic location of any fine dining restaurant in the Lisbon area. That the Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho in-house restaurant has inspiring views over Guincho beach and the distant Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of the European mainland, further heighten the very special sense of occasion. Behind Fortaleza do Guincho’s kitchen is the first Portuguese chef to win and have three Michelin stars. But not in the same restaurant. Miguel Rocha Vieira was the first chef ever to get a Michelin star in his restaurant Costes in Budapest in 2010, 6 years after his other location in the city - Costes Downtown - also won the prize. Since 2015, Miguel decided to move back to his home country and kept the one star that the restaurant already had until today.Miguel’s team gets inspiration and produce very close to the hotel, from algae or fennel, to rocks or shells — to plate. Outside the restaurant we can see the brave surfers going to the sea. Inside, we get an appetiser composed by handmade clay clams with the phrase “this menu is a splash of memories, traditions and roots from this country”. Get ready for a journey of sea flavours.