Dom Henrique Restaurant, Lagos
If you crave an alternative to traditional Portuguese-style restaurants, Dom Henrique, in the centre of the old town in Lagos, offers a slightly more formal yet modern dining experience. It combines calm and relaxed surroundings with an emphasis on food quality and service.
A ‘real’ restaurant experience with a fresh and modern feel, the interior is open and tranquil with an understated style. Clearly focussed on giving customers their full attention, staff are friendly and efficient. Good for couples or small groups, popular with Portuguese and tourists alike, and a favourite Sunday lunch haunt for families.
What to eat & drink?
Choose from a varied menu with a few Portuguese dishes included - a great range of reasonably-priced fish options, both fixed-price or fresh by weight, and including cataplana. Two of our favourites are the monkfish, prawn and lobster rice and the stone bass fillets. Meat choices are also extensive and include some traditional Portuguese dishes plus duck, chicken, veal and turkey, and an impressive choice of steaks including chateaubriand and filet mignon – another favourite.
Wines are all Portuguese with a good choice of whites and reds below €20. The house wine is Murca do Porca at €12.35 a bottle.
Why do you love it
A friendly and relaxed place to go where the quality of the food and service makes it a special experience, without spending a fortune. A great menu if you need to please everyone - you know that all tastes will find something to tempt them.
When to go
Great for dinner all year round - welcoming and warm in the winter and a cool retreat in the summer.
Their couvert is one of the best in the Algarve and a great alternative to a starter. And the crepes Suzettes cooked at your table are absolutely delicious - easily enough for two to share.
A lighter lunchtime menu and daily specials are also available.
Pavement tables enable outside eating, but you feel a little on show to passers-by walking literally two feet away, plus the street is open to local traffic.
The restaurant is right in the centre of the old town however, so it’s great for exploring bars and nightlife after your meal.
Around 35 covers indoors with another 16 outside.
Rua 25 de Abril, 75, 8600-763 Lagos - on one of the main streets in the old town, on your left side walking away from the square, just before you get to the Bom Vivant bar. Parking is along the Avenida or in the free car parks on the city walls.
Every day from midday through to end of service.
Starters from €5-10
Mains from €10-20
Two course dinner with wine for two from €50