Besides the usual selection of international dishes, you’ll find that the gastronomic delights of the Cascais region will definitely be to your liking.
With its mild climate and close proximity to the ocean, not to mention its rich culinary heritage, the region boasts a wide variety of dishes based largely on fresh fish and seafood.
Sea bass, bream and the unrivalled Cascais sole are among the area’s most popular dishes, freshly cooked and served with the finest ingredients. The sea has much more to offer, of course. Whet your appetite with shrimp, crab, barnacles, crayfish and lobster, all prepared in a unique and traditional way.
To finish your meal, don’t forget to try one of the region’s traditional sweets like travesseiros, Sintra’s famous queijadas or the delicious Cascais areias. Portugal’s egg-based confectionery is unique, not just in Europe but probably around the globe.
Concerning wine, the best Portuguese reds are internationally renowned, particularly the refined and fortified topaz-coloured dessert wine produced in the demarcated region of Carcavelos, notable for its rich and velvety texture and nutty aroma.
Nearby, Colares wine is produced in the surroundings of Sintra. These red and white table wines are classified as DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada) in a strictly controlled wine-making region whose vineyards are protected by sand dunes extending right along the coast.
The list of restaurants in Cascais Coast is long and varied and the prices are very competitive. You can try all the region’s specialties, traditional Portuguese food and international cuisine. Come taste the region’s best while enjoying the wonderful scenery.
A small selection of some recommendations made by WCGC guests:
Estrada do Guincho – 2750-642 Cascais, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 487 0225
HOUSE OF WONDER
Rua Tenente Valadim 91, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 483 5900
Travessa Bela Vista 42, 2750-304 Cascais, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 483 1215
CANTINHO DA BELINHA
Avenida Vasco da Gama 113, Cascais 2750-509, Portugal.
Phone: +351 214822504
DOM PEDRO I
Beco dos Inválidos 32, 2750-376 Cascais, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 483 3734