Restaurants in Vale do lobo
Going on holiday means the chance to take things easy and that means enjoying having your meals cooked for you, and maybe trying some different dishes too.
At Vale do Lobo there's a huge array of cuisines from around the world, so you're certain to find something you like.
Although there's a supermarket on site where you can buy groceries, you won't want to miss out on some of the most fabulous restaurants set in luxurious surroundings.
Here's a guide to some of the eateries you could sample during your stay.
Amore Pizza Pasta
Set in the vibrant Praça beachfront location, this restaurant offers some of the best Italian food on the Algarve. With a bright dining room and an outside terrace, you can enjoy meat, fish, pasta and pizza dishes all freshly created and presented in a home cooked fashion.
At the Praça beach
You can also grab some cocktails or pre-dinner drinks at Amore and it's a popular spot even for those who are eating elsewhere.
Cafe Royal (also known as Halfway House)
A grand and colonial establishment, Cafe Royal looks out over the Royal Golf Course , providing players with the perfect opportunity to grab some refreshment at the 9th hole.
Primarily for snacks rather than meals, the Cafe Royal is also popular as a venue to sit and admire the stunning views while enjoying a drink or two.
Cantina del Lobo
One of the later arrivals, this authentic Mexican restaurant offers a taste-bud tingling experience for diners in the centre of the lively Praça location. With everything from burritos to fajitas, to the ever-popular tacos, meals in this restaurant are served on a sizzling hot plate, arousing your senses before you've even tucked in.
A gastronomic delight, there's an area where you can choose from the cocktail menu before moving on to have your food.
Another Italian restaurant, La Terraza is a very much home-styled eatery with a friendly atmosphere and a welcoming service.
The recipes on offer here are Mama's family favourites and you'll be treated to some truly Italian home cooked food. Enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace outside or relax in the cosy atmosphere of the restaurant inside, it's the perfect place to bring the family for some simple, uncomplicated but ultimately delicious food after a day out exploring.
There's a whole host of meat, fish, pasta and pizza dishes on offer and there's a children's menu available too.
Ken Lo's Memories of China
This Chinese restaurant is one of the most authentic you will find, founded by the late Ken Lo, the author of more than 30 best-selling cookery books.
After setting up a string of restaurants and founding a cookery school in London, Ken Lo opened this restaurant in the Algarve before his death.
Offering a wide variety of traditional Chinese dishes to suit every palate, the mood is relaxed and casual and the setting includes a wonderful terrace view over Tennis Valley.
If it's fine dining that you want, Sandbanks is the restaurant for you. Perched at the side of the ocean, Sandbanks specialise in fish dishes and seafood, taking advantage of the fresh catches available daily.
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are all on offer here and in the summer months, you can also enjoy entertainment outside on the terrace.
One of the most popular dishes here is the Cataplana and Seafood rice, and if you can't see the fish you want on the menu, if you let the restaurant know in advance, they can arrange to have a freshly-caught piece brought in just for you.
The Portuguese speciality dish Cataplana and Seafood rice
An Asian-fusion restaurant with an extremely elegant setting, Teahouse Oriental combines cuisine from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore to offer an incredibly eclectic menu.
Fine dining eastern-style, Teahouse is simple yet visually stunning and also offers an outside terrace and wonderful views over the ocean.
The above restaurants are just a selection of what you will find onsite at Vale do Lobo, with many more dotted around the resort. Poolside restaurants, beach bars and cafes for the perfect lunch can all easily be found when your appetite stirs.
Of course, Vale do Lobo is very close to other locations, which is one of the benefits to staying on the resort. If you've hired a car and have gone off to see more of the area, you'll also find that many of the nearby towns such as Almancil, Quarteira and Loule have a number of places to eat too.
Vale do Lobo has the finest of everything so if you want to sample a truly gastronomic delight, why not visit and have some fun discovering your favourite place to eat?
Image Credits: Suzana Goncalves and Patricia Azevedo