Eating out

There are many restaurants with different specialities such as regional cheeses, fresh fish, roast suckling pig, beef dishes, lamb and pork, with the very special Porco Preto (Black Pork). Lots of fresh fruit and desserts are on the menus too. Prices average from around 7.50€ – 15€ per person depending upon the type of restaurant and wines chosen. There are 6 reasonably priced restaurants in the lower price bracket within 10-20 minutes’ walking distance of the apartments and many more within 10-15 minutes drive; lunch is always more reasonably priced: –

At lunchtime many restaurants offer “a Prata do Dia/ Menu Diario” – there will probably be bread and olives; sometimes followed by soup; main course (a choice of 1 – 3 dishes) with either house wine (vinho da casa) or beer (cerveja is bottled whilst an imperial is draught) followed by dessert or fruit and coffee – all for around 7.00€ – 8.50€ for each person.  Some larger local establishments offer a lunchtime buffet where you can eat as much you choose for around 10.00€ per person.

This region has so many restaurants from which to choose, offering menus from regional specialities through Brazilian, Chinese and Italian; fish, as always, is fantastically fresh but can be a little more expensive than meat.

We also have the internationally famous restaurant – “Tromba Riga” – located in the Marrazes area of Leiria – this is housed in an old building with the most amazing buffet at a set price of 30€ per person (a little more at weekends) – completely inclusive of as many courses as you wish to eat, or more; drinks, coffee and liqueurs (unless you choose rather more expensive wines).

There are many places to dine when staying with us, you might like to try a different experience every day!

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