Yesterday evening Michelin announced the Michelin stars and Bib Gourmands 2018 for Spain and Portugal. Portugal won two more single Michelin Stars restaurants, making now a total of 23 awarded restaurants and 28 Michelin Stars. The two new awarded restaurants are both situated in the Algarve region: Gusto by Heinz Beck at Conrad Algarve Hotel in Almancil earned a star ✶, and Vista Restaurant at the boutique Bela Vista Hotel &Spa in Praia da Rocha, also received a star ✶.
The Michelin guide Spain & Portugal 2018 also listed the Bib Gourmand restaurants that offer excellent value for money (until €35), having Portugal 37 of them.
The Restaurants with two star designation remained the same for 2018, with Benoit Sinthon at Il Gallo d’Oro in Funchal (Madeira Island), Ricardo Costa at The Yeatman in Vila Nova de Gaia, José Avillez of Belcanto in Lisbon, Hans Neuner of Ocean and Dieter Koschina of Vila Joya in the Algarve.
Retaining their one star for another year are: Luís Pestana (under the signature of Joachim Koerper) for Restaurant William in Funchal, Rui Paula at Casa de Chá da Boa Nova, Pedro Lemos at Pedro Lemos and Vitor Matos at Antiqvvm in Porto; Tiago Bonito at Casa da Calçada in Amarante, João Rodrigues at Feitoria, Henrique Sá Pessoa at Alma,Joachim Koerper at Eleven and Alexandre Silva at Loco in Lisbon; Sergi Arola at LAB in Sintra, Miguel Rocha Vieira at Forteleza do Guincho in Cascais, Miguel Laffan for L’And in Alentejo, Rui Silvestre at Bon Bon, Willie Wurger at Willies, Henrique Leis at Henrique Leis, and Leonel Pereira at São Gabriel, all in the Algarve. Check here the full list of results for Portugal Michelin Stars 2018: ** -Belcanto(Lisboa), José Avillez - Ocean(Armação de Pêra), Hans Neuner - Vila Joya(Albufeira), Dieter Koshina - Il Gallo d’Oro(Funchal, Madeira) - Benoit Sinthon - The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia), Ricardo Costa