This is our selection of nearby Silver Coast Restaurants. As a general rule, restaurants on the Silver Coast open at 7pm for dinner. Many close on Sunday evenings and all day on Monday, because the fisherman don’t fish on Sundays.
Cozinha d’el Rei, Serra d’el Rei
Owned and run by Jorge and Paula (pictured here), this popular restaurant is located in the village of Serra d’el Rei (8 minutes drive from Praia d’el Rey) and serves home baked pizza, traditional Portuguese dishes plus pasta and salads. J & P are very friendly, speak English perfectly and welcome families with kids – there’s a children’s corner with toys, low tables and chairs. At lunch we recommend you try the prato do dia (dish of the day). During the July and August it’s best to book or you could have a long wait.
Open every day for lunch and dinner except Sunday evening and Mondays. Tel : (00351) 262 909 392 and (00351) 969 510 818
Tribeca, Serra d’el Rei
Tribeca opened in 2010 and is a great alternative to Cozinha D’el Rey, which is always very busy. The back of this restaurant faces the Holiday Rental Portugal office on the main street in Serra and the entrance is around the corner on the hill going down to Praia del Rey. Open every day except Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes.
Tel : (00351) 262 909 46
Em Banho Maria, Serra d’el Rei
Also opened in 2010 in an attractive high-ceilinged building in Serra d’el Rey on the hill going down towards the service station on the right. Serving traditional Portuguese food in a traditional Portuguese way. Summer: Open from Monday-Sunday. Winter: Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Monday).
Tel : (00351) 262 098 868
3House, Baleal Beach
Run by the ever-welcoming Christian, 3House is situated right on the beach at Baleal (the first beach bar as you enter the car park). With great views over the beach, 3House is a lovely spot to enjoy lunch, a drink or a hearty breakfast before a day’s surf. Offering simple but good food such as burgers, pizza, omelettes, smoothies etc
Bar do Bruno, Baleal Beach
A bit further along the beach is Bar do Bruno, a relaxed beach bar offering fresh fish as well as options like omelettes, burgers etc. A great setting to enjoy the sunset or to wind down in the evening with a cocktail or at one of Bruno’s legendary Beach Parties
Gaucho, Baleal Beach
Traditional Brazilian restaurant, very popular with the locals and for meat lovers. Get into the mood and start your meal with a caiparinha. We recommend ‘Nachos’, tender steak cooked yourself on a hot stone at your table or ‘espadarte’, meat kebabs. Open every day except Wednesday.
Tel : (00351) 262 758 064
O Covao dos Musaranhos, Obidos Lagoon
The best thing about this cafe/restaurant is the location and the view. Don’t expect culinary wonders here! They specialise in enguias (eels) and serve toasted sandwiches, salads, burgers, omlettes and ice creams. Leave PDR by the Vila da Praia exit, turning right to the ‘lagoa’ as signed. Continue on this bendy road for about 5 minutes, passing the Royal Obidos development on the left. Turn right at the end, signed towards Bom Sucesso, drive for another 5 minutes and this restaurant is on the left, just past the Perola da Lagoa tiled sign. There is a lovely walk by the lagoon from here to the ocean. The walk will take about one and a half hours. Open daily and closing at 7 pm (unless there are customers)
O Traçadinho, Obidos
Driving to Obidos (IP6/Exit 15) and driving towards Pingo Doce supermarket, turn left at the roundabout just before Pingo Doce and pass through the aqueduct & up the hill following the signs. 5 mins & it’s on the left. Serving consistently good food & even some vegetarian dishes (a rarity in Portugal), this is a delightful, homely restaurant with attentive and friendly staff. Well worth a visit.
Closed on Wednesdays. Tel : (00351) 262 959 489
Petrarum Domus, Obidos
Petrarum Domus was once a wine press and has been re-modelled into a characterful restaurant. It’s inside the walls of Obidos on the main pedestrianised street in Obidos (Rua Direita), about half way up on the right. It has a good selection of dishes which all come with nicely prepared vegetables. There are also pasta dishes. Well worth a visit.
Tel : (00351) 959 620
Pizza Bella Milano, Caldas da Rainha
Take the A8 north and come off at exit 17 marked ‘Caldas da Rainha Sul’. Turn right at the junction and continue until you come to a roundabout where you turn left. At the second roundabout go straight over and the park appears on your right hand side. Follow the road round and you come to a roundabout with the statue of the ‘Rainha’, the Queen, on it. Here turn left and go down the hill. Take the 1st right up the hill and go straight over at the crossroads. On the right here is the Pizzeria Bella Milano serving good pizza and pasta at great prices.
Tel : (00351) 262 835 440
Mãe d’Água, Nr. Bombarral
Going south is an excellent restaurant called Mãe d’Água. At the T-juntion in A-da Gorda where you turn left for Obidos, turn right. Follow this road for about 7km. The road runs parallel with the A8 which you’ll see on your left. Eventually you’ll arrive at a roundabout with a wine press in the centre. Turn left and drive up the hill. Descend down the other side, round some bends and at the foot of the hill as the road starts to climb a bit there is a big sign pointing to the restaurant. The food is excellent – definitely worth the drive.
Tel : (00351) 262 605 408