Restaurant Casa do Campo is one of those hidden gems that the Algarve loves to keep as a surprise. Located just outside Almancil in the heart of the Algarve’s Golden Triangle, this is one of the most charming restaurants in the region.
Hidden from the main road, the restaurant is housed in what was once an old farm house, dating back to 1884. The indoor dining room is quite traditional in style, in keeping with the building, with tables circling the central fireplace. The thick stone walls are adorned with the works of a local artist, adding a modern note to Casa do Campo. In the summer the wooden shutters are thrown back and the windows opened, to take advantage of the balmy summer evenings. The beautiful Algarve light falls across the white-washed walls and dark wooden rafters, creating a remarkable and tranquil ambience.
During the summer the garden terrace, dotted with candles and colourful cushions is the place for al fresco dining. All eyes are drawn to the magnificent fig tree that dominates the courtyard. Over 200 years old, it provides a lovely shade, not to mention some seriously fresh figs which can literally fall into your lap!
The menu at Casa do Campo features Mediterranean and Algarvian dishes. Local fresh produce is used whenever possible. In fact, most of the fresh fruit and vegetables used at Casa do Campo are grown on the restaurant’s own farm – a sure guarantee of freshness and flavour. The menu follows a farm to table philophy, varies with the seasons and there is always fresh, wild fish available as well as oysters – one of Casa do Campo’s most famous dishes – and other shellfish as well as a range of meat dishes.