Portugal has nine new Michelin Stars for 2017, almost doubling the 14 from 2016. Two eateries, the Yeatman in Porto and Il Gallo d’ora on Madeira, got a second Michelin stars from the famous red dining guide.
The two star restaurants include Belcanto in Lisbon and Vila Joya in the Algarve. New single stars went to the Casa de Chá da Boa Nova and Antique in Porto, Loco in Lisbon, LAB in Sintra and William in Funchal. L’And in the Alentejo rejoins the list.
Michelin stars are a rating system used by the red Michelin Guide for restaurants on quality. The guide was developed in 1900 to help French drivers. According to the Guide, one star signifies "a very good restaurant", two stars are "excellent cooking that is worth a detour." The listings restaurants are updated once a year.
Belcanto / José Avillez, Lisboa
Il Gallo d’Oro / Benoit Sinthon, Funchal (new)
Ocean / Hans Neuner, Armação de Pera
The Yeatman / Ricardo Costa, Vila Nova de Gaia (new)
Vila Joya / Dieter Koschina, Albufeira
Alma / Henrique Sá Pessoa, Lisboa (new)
Antiqvvm / Vitor Matos, Porto (new)
Bon Bon / Rui Silvestre, Carvoeiro
Casa da Calçada / André Silva, Amarante
Casa de Chá da Boa Nova / Rui Paula, Leça da Palmeira (new)
Eleven / Joachim Koerper, Lisboa
Feitoria / João Rodrigues, Lisboa
Fortaleza do Guincho / Miguel Rocha Vieira, Cascais
Henrique Leis / Henrique Leis, Almancil
LAB by Sergi Arola, Penha Longa (new)
L’And Vineyards / Miguel Laffan, Montemor-o-Novo (renewed)
Loco / Alexandre Silva, Lisboa (new)
Pedro Lemos / Pedro Lemos, Porto
São Gabriel /Leonel Pereira, Almancil
William / Luís Pestana, Funchal (new)
Willie’s / Willie Wurger, Vilamoura