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Quinta Da Saudade Restaurante Rustico & Bar

A rustic restaurant and bar in the heart of Quinta da Saudade – an enchanted location where you can enjoy a fantastic blend of traditional Portuguese food with a Mediterranean contemporary twist. Great seasonal quality local ingredients, cooked simply and well, enjoyed in good company.

We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Excellence Award from Restaurant Guru

excellence award from Restaurant Guru

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Quinta Da Saudade Restaurant & Bar

Our rustic restaurant and bar is located in the heart of the romantically idyllic location of ‘Quinta Da Saudade’ on the outskirts of Vale Parra, Guia. An original farmhouse built in the eighteenth century has been transformed without losing any of its magical charm into an intimate dining experience and a friendly and cosy bar. In the summer watch beautiful sunsets over the orange groves, and the horses go off on their evening hack or in winter cosy up to our romantic log fireplace in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

In our restaurant come and sample some of Portugal’s famous traditional cuisine with a modern Mediterranean twist. With starters of grilled tiger prawns in garlic, olive oil, white wine and the regions famous piri piri sauce or fried Camembert cheese with a homemade compote. For your main enjoy a fantastic dry age Rib-eye grilled steak with a ‘café de Paris’ sauce, seasonal vegetables and sautéed potatoes or choose from extensive fresh fish or other daily specials which reflect the amazing seasonal larder Portugal has to offer. Vegetarian and dietary options available on request, simply ask your friendly server or let us know when you book and we will create something to suit your palate. Finish your meal with one of our mouth watering homemade desserts, or a simply delicious palate cleansing panacotta.

We have an excellent wine list which will complement any meal and reflects the amazing wines Portugal and the local region have to offer. Simply ask Mario who is very passionate about wine and he will recommend the perfect partner for both your meal and tastes.

If it’s simply an intimate drink to unwind after a hard day sunbathing or a modern cocktail before you start the night exploring the magical local area, join us at the bar which opens from 6pm until late. We look forward to welcoming you for a memorable evening at Quinta Da Saudade Restaurante & Bar which we are sure you will never forget.

We are delighted to have recently been awarded the ‘Excellence Award from Restaurant Guru

Restaurant Guru award



Our food menu has been carefully prepared around the spectacular ingredients Portugal has to offer.


Our philosophy is to cook great quality ingredients well reflecting traditional Portuguese cuisine with an exciting modern Mediterranean twist. With a selection of tasty starters, moreish mains  and mouthwatering desserts, your visit to ‘Quinta Da Saudade’ should be a memorable experience.


Below is a example of our menu for Summer 2020


Bread, pickled onions, marinated olives, butter (each item) €0,50

Semi cured goat cheese   €2,50


Vegetable soup €2,50

Puree of vegetables with potatoes, carrots and onions

Fresh Steamed Mussels €9,50

Mussels, onions, garlic, butter, white wine, cream, fresh herbs

Calamari €9,50

Deep fried calamari ,tzatziki saucee

Goat cheese au gratin €9,50

Baked goat cheese over toast, honey, toasted almonds

Prawns “a ajillo” €13,50

Shelled prawns, garlic, olive oil, white wine & piri piri, garlic bread

 Sautéed wild mushrooms €10,50

Mix of wild mushrooms, olive oil, herbs


Mixed green salad  €4,50

Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, vinaigrette dressing


Main Courses                                                    

Fresh fish and other dishes please check the board or ask your server

Seafood pot  €20,00

Our twist on a fish stew –fish of the day fillets, prawns, mussels, onions, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, fennel, olive oil, white wine, fresh herbs and potatoes

Rib eye steak  €19,00

Grilled, daily vegetables, fried potatoes and red wine jus

Pepper steak   €22,00

Pan seared fillet steak, cracked black pepper, cognac, red wine jus, cream, fried potatoes, sautéed vegetables

Lamb Chops   € 18,00

Grilled lamb chops, sautéed potatoes and vegetables, homemade mint sauce

Breast of chicken with wild mushroom sauce   €16,00

Breast of chicken, wild mushrooms, red wine reduction, cream, sautéed potatoes and vegetables

Presas of Iberian black pork   €20,00

Grilled Iberian pork cutlets, rice, slowly stewed black beans, grilled pineapple

Antonio’s own take on curry (medium heat)

Chicken curry, served with rice  €15,00

Prawn curry, served with rice  €18,00


*Vegetarian options available to suit your individual taste, just ask your server or let us know when you book.




Great food deserves great wine and we have an extensive selection of amazing wines to complement and enjoy your meal. Our staff will be more than happy to recommend a bottle or two for your meal.

We are not just about wine, our bar has a great range of beers and premium spirits alongside a creative cocktail selection. Set aside from the restaurant why not head down after your meal to try a large Hendricks gin or Mario’s famous Quinta Da Saudade Mojito.


Below is a sample of our extensive drinks selection, able to cater to any

This Months Wine Recommendations


Belmira Cruz branco (Alentejo)  €13,00

Arinto, Antao vaz e verdelho

Belmira Cruz tinto (Alentejo) €13,00

Trincadeira, Aragonez e Cabernet Sauvignon

Malaca Rose (Algarve) €14,00


Wines (White, Roses & Red)

Vinha da Tapada de Coelheiros  € 15,00

Monte da Peceguina  €20,00

Casa Santos Lima Chardonnay  €13.00

Malaca Sauvignon Blanc  €18,00

Malaca rose (Algarve)  € 14,00

Alvarinho Conde Villar  €18,00

Reguengos DOC 2015  €10,00

Herdade dos Grous 2014  €24,00

Quinta do Carmo 2012  €26,00

Papa Figos 2014  €18,00

Casa Santos Lima Cabernet Sauvignon 2013  €18,00


Tordera Saomi Brut   €20,00

La Delizia Brut   €15,00

Paço do Duque Espumante Brut   €12,00                                                     


Cervejas / San Miguel  €2.50


Tanqueray 10  €6.50

Hendricks  €7.00

Jack Daniels  €5.00

Glendfiddich  €6.00

Monkey Shoulders  €7.00

Smirnoff  €4.00

Ciroc  €6.00

Bacardi  €4.00

Havana 3  €5.00

Baileys  €5.00

Pimms  €5.00

Malibu  €4.00


White Sangria 1,5 L  €15.00

Red Sangria 1,5 L  €15.00

Traditional Cocktails

Americano  €6,00

vermouth, campari, soda.

Gin Fizz €6,00

gin/vodka, lemon juice, sugar, soda.

Martinez (1º Martini (1862)  €7,00

gin, Italian vermouth, maraschino liquor, bitter.

Manhattan €7,00

rye whisky/bourbon whisky, vermouth, angostura.

Negroni €7,00

gin, vermouth, campari.

Old fashioned €7,00

bourbon whisky, sugar, angostura, soda.

Modern Cocktails

Bellini/ Rossini/ Kyr Royale €7,00

peach puree/ strawberry puree/ creme de cassis, prosseco.

Caipirinhas Caipiroskas  €6,00

sugarcane rum/vodka…,lime wedges, sugar, (fruit*).

Cosmopolitan €7,00

vodka citron, cointreau, lime juice, cranberry juice.

Quinta Da Saudade Famous Mojitos €6,00

rum, lime juice, sugar, mint, soda, (fruit*), bitter(

Margaritas €6,00

tequila, cointreau, lemon juice, salt (fruit*).

Martini (dry/wet or dirty) €7,00

gin/vodka, dry vermouth, olive.

Apple Martini €7,00

gin/vodka, green apple, lemon juice, vanilla syrup, egg white(opt.).

Expresso Martini €7,00

vodka, coffee liquor, sugar, express.

Long island Ice tea €7,00

vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, lemon juice, sugar.

Lynchburg  Lemonade €7,00

bourbon, cointreau, lemon juice, sugar, sprite.

Porn Star Martini €7,00

vodka, passoa, lime juice, vanilla syrup, passion fruit, prosseco, egg white(opt.).

Sours €7,00

spirit/liquor, lemon juice, sugar, egg white(opt.).

*Ask the barman for a suggestion.


Summer BBQ Buffet

Throughout the summer months we run a traditional Portuguese BBQ buffet. Starting at 7.30pm and running late into the night, this is a must for Quinta Da Saudade lovers. Come and join our friendly atmosphere and sample everything from famous local sardines and piri piri chicken to mouth watering octopus salad. The cuisine is ideally suited to cater for both the children to the more adventurous adults, and there is lots of choice for vegetarians. As the sun sets enjoy one or two off Mario’s famous jugs of Sangria and enjoy chilled out music while meeting new people.


Please book in advance to ensure you are not disappointed

Private Events

Quinta da Saudade restaurant and bar is an amazing venue to host all types of private functions, whether it’s for business or pleasure, family or clients. Both the inside and outside spaces lend themselves to host varied events from intimate meetings to larger parties such as weddings, rehearsal dinners or charity fundraisers. Its special ambience makes it ideal for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other private functions perfect for celebrating with friends and family. Offering a real flavour of Portugal combined with personal attention to detail that ensures your special event will run smoothly.


Please contact us for more information and to discuss your specific needs at


We have a carefully selected list of approved events organisers that can assist you with all your plans.

Horse Riding

Located at the Quinta Da Saudade is the riding school of ‘Centro Hipico Quinta Da Saudade’. This famous school offers both beginner and advanced horse riding lessons as well as fantastic group hacks. The exciting hacks give you a great opportunity to ride their beautiful horses under professional supervision through the Algarve’s most stunning beaches and landscapes. The hacks are suitable for beginners as young as five on leads to advance adults able to gallop alone along the endless sand dunes.

After this magical experience come and join us for an ice cold refreshment and relaxing dinner with your family and friends.

For more information or to book please contact