Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal 2014

Spain and Portugal are different countries, have different languages and although neighbors on the Iberian Peninsula are on different time zones. But, it is not only this that differs between the two countries. Food and wine is taken very seriously in both Spain and Portugal, yet Michelin stars, while abundant in Spain, are scattered far-and-wide in Portugal, from Porto to the Algarve, and from Madeira to Alentejo.

The 2014 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal was presented last November and with few surprises for Spain’s neighbor.  Portugal received just 2 NEW Michelin stars for 2 NEW Michelin 1 star restaurants, bringing the grand total to 14 Michelin Stars throughout the whole country.

For 2014, the two restaurants in the Algarve – Ocean and Vila Joya, retain their 2 Michelin Star Restaurant status and 8 Michelin 1 star restaurants retain their one star status.

New to the list for 2014 is Chef Miguel Laffan, who receives 1 Michelin star at L’And Vineyards in Alentejo.  And, after an absence of 3 years, Joachim Koerper regains 1 Michelin star, at Eleven in Lisbon.  (Full list of Portuguese Michelin Star Restaurants below)

In comparison, Spain receives 23 NEW Michelin Stars for 2014 including 1 NEW Michelin 3 star and 2 NEW Michelin 2 star restaurants.

All Portuguese Michelin Star Restaurants:

Michelin 2 star restaurants in Portugal, 2014:

Albufeira / Praia da Galé Faro Vila Joya – Dieter Koschina
Armação de Pêra Faro Ocean – Hans Neuner

Michelin 1 star restaurants in Portugal, 2014:

Almancil / Vale Formoso Faro Henrique Leis – Henrique Leis
Amarante Porto Largo do Paço – Vitor Matos
Cascais / Praia do Guincho Lisboa Fortaleza do Guincho – Antoine Westermann
Funchal Madeira Il Gallo d’Oro –Benoît Sinthon
Lisboa Lisboa Belcanto – Jose Avillez
Lisboa Lisboa Eleven  – Joachim Koerper
Lisboa Lisboa Feitoria – José Cordeiro
Montemor-o-Novo Évora L’And Vineyards  Miguel Laffan
Quarteira / Vilamoura Faro Willie’s – Willie Werger
Vila Nova de Gaia Porto The Yeatman – Ricardo Costa


Delve into the history, wineries and typical foods of Portugal on our Luxury Tour of Portugal Wine and Culture  to experience Lisbon, Porto, Douro Valley, Marvao and the Alentejo region.

Or, why not combine Spain and Portugal to fully explore the Iberian Peninsula on a  Spain and Portugal Customized Private Tour.