When it comes to dining, Monchique Resort & Spa offers a range of gastronomic treats in its restaurants. Options range from a fresh breakfast buffet, a fantastic and family-friendly pizzeria to a snacks and tapas outlet and a restaurant with contemporary dining concept specialising in organic local fish and wines. There’s also a panoramic bar and a pool bar.
Restaurant concepts are seasonal. For updated opening times and opened restaurants and bars please enquire Monchique Resort & Spa

Discover a world of flavours in Monchique


Something for everyone

Choose from an inviting range of national and international dishes.
Open for breakfast and dinner, O Mercado Culinário offers a wide variety of national and international dishes, with something to suit every taste. Enjoy themed lunches and dinners featuring fresh local and international specialties, as well as innovative ‘show cooking’ from our talented kitchen team.

Dining reservations required

 Buffet Breakfast

Breakfast Casual Wear Seasonal Restaurant


A first-class dining experience

Mon Chic is a modern, elegant concept restaurant that combines breath-taking panoramic views over the Monchique mountains and coast, with an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Exquisite creative fresh fish and meat dishes are perfectly accompanied by a carefully chosen selection of Portuguese fine wines. Chef Luis Batalha and his team are inspired by the best local ingredients and recreate the traditional Algarve gastronomy in a seasonally changing menu of a true culinary trip of flavours.

 Award winning – Boa Cama Boa Mesa Revelation of the Year 2017

Only Dinner Casual Wear Seasonal Restaurant


A place to unwind

After a relaxing day spent in the spa or by the pool, or walking through the mountains, enjoy a drink at our cocktail bar. This stylish cocktail bar is the ideal place to relax after a day spent sampling the many delights of this beautiful region. Live music and sophisticated entertainment against a stunning mountain backdrop create the perfect environment for enjoying a pre- or post-dinner aperitif.

Casual Wear Seasonal Bar


Daytime refreshment

Make the most of your time in the sun and enjoy a delicious range of food and drink at our poolside bar. Serving a range of drinks, snacks and light lunches, this laid-back bar is situated next to the resort’s main pool, making it the perfect destination for casual poolside eating and drinking. The bar also serves bottled Monchique thermal water, which is said to have healing properties.

Casual Wear Seasonal Bar


Luís Batalha

With over 20 years of experience in both contemporary cuisine and management, Luis Batalha heads up Monchique Resort & SPA’s restaurants and bars. Luís, born in Mozambique, started his gastronomy career in 1993, after having completed an array of cooking and pastry courses. Between 2000 and 2007, he won several distinctive honours, including Chef of the Year prize by the Helmut Ziebell Innovation. Chef Luís Batalha developed his hospitality career at several luxury hotels and resorts across both Portugal and Europe. He has a preference for Mediterranean flavours and have developed a strong connection with the southern region of Portugal, due to its wide offer of products and unique gastronomy. In addition to his passion for gastronomy, Luís has another interest: oil painting. His fine dining creations show a strong synergy between art and the technical craft and creativity. This sensorial attachment to art is transported to the tasting at every meal created by Luís Batalha.

Several Chef of the Year Awards
Helmut Ziebell Innovation Award
Over 20 years of creative gastronomy experience
Over Experience from top hotels & resorts across Europe