Esporão Restaurant

“We emphasise simple flavours, top-quality and seasonal ingredients.
We offer unique cuisine in perfect harmony with nature.
We seek a place in today’s world, combining modern knowledge and respect for tradition.
Here, we return to our ancestral roots.
We try to make the most of everything that the land gives us every day.
We experience the Time of the Land.”

 

Set against Herdade do Esporão’s tranquil landscape, the restaurant has an outward focus, using local materials that define the architecture, favouring both authenticity and comfort. On the main wall of the restaurant, as well as throughout the building, you can admire the original paintings made to illustrate the labels that have adorned the Herdade do Esporão bottles since 1985.

We recommend reservations with some advance.

The Restaurant closes between the 14th and the 28th November, and every monday between November and March.

Reservations
reservas@esporao.com
(+351) 266 509 280
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Restaurant Menus

The restaurant supplies are almost exclusively local ingredients, highlighted in the menu.

We work with menus designed to offer our diners a unique experience. The dishes are made with ingredients from the Herdade and local producers, closely following the cycle of each season, which implies frequent changes to the menu.

These menus are available for individual reservations for up to 6 people. For larger groups, we’ll be glad to send a personalised proposal.

When making a reservation, please tell us about any food restrictions.

Menus include water, appetisers and coffee. Children’s and vegetarian menus are always available.

VAT included

If you have any doubts, please contact us via the following e-mail address: reservas@esporao.com
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Vineyard

Menu 40€
Cheeses 10€

Choose between one of the two main dishes – Turbot or Black Alentejo Pork

MACKEREL
avocado, green apple and savoury smoked broth

GRILLED TURBOT
cauliflower, burnt cream sauce and buckwheat

BLACK ALENTEJO PORK
turnips, green leaves and coffee molasses

CITRUS
and toasted oats

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Montanheira

Menu 55€
Wine Pairing 20€

Choose between one of the two meat plates – Rack of Lamb or Aged Beef Entrecôte

MACKEREL
avocado, green apple and savoury smoked broth

CHESTNUT
oyster and seaweed vinegar

ROSE FISH
summer squash, mussels and spiced butter

NECK AND RACK OF LAMB
violet artichokes, brussels sprouts and pear with black tea

AGED BEEF
toasted celeriac and onions

FIGS
fig leaf and cardamom

PEACH
lavender tart and lemon verbena

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The Time of the Land

Menu 70€
Wine Pairing 30€
Cheeses 10€
SQUID
chicken skin and roasted pepper oil

MACKEREL
avocado, green apple and savoury smoked broth

FERMENTED CEREALS
girolles, egg and summer truffle

GRILLED TURBOT
white asparagus, oyster and finger lime

ALENTEJO PORK JOWL
stems, peas and lovage sauce

AGED BEEF
toasted celeriac and onions

FIGS
fig leaf and cardamom

QUINCE
pistaccio, ewe’s milk and marjoram

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Vegetarian Menu

Menu  45€
Cheeses 10€
CHESTNUT
green apple and seaweed vinegar

VIOLET ARTICHOKES
pear with black tea, brussel sprouts

LEMON BAKED CELERIAC
spring onion, noisette, echalion and mushroom broth

FERMENTED CEREALS
girolles, partridge egg and summer truffles

FIGS
fig leaf and cardamom

PEACH
lavender tart and lemon verbena

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Team

The team is made up of cooks with different experiences of the world. Led by Chef Pedro Pena Bastos, they take traditional Alentejo dishes that extra mile to offer you unique culinary adventures.
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reservas@esporao.com
(+351) 266 509 280
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chef Pedro Pena Bastos
“Being able to produce and control in loco at Herdade do Esporão, in our kitchen garden and with our animals, some of the ingredients we work with, is crucial to the approach we have adopted. This deep-rooted and daily knowledge of produce is something we intend to maintain and transmit. Traditions also boast other perspectives that inspire new cooking techniques and methods, which can be combined with the principles we adopt. We aim to offer a high-quality, unique experience, where the place itself is important in every aspect.”

Kitchen Garden

Alentejo’s rich gastronomy is based on simple and fresh produce, linking its terroir to the timeless taste of true regional recipes. The quality of ingredients is crucial to the authentic flavours of the food, which is why it was decided to plant two kitchen gardens where seasonal produce of the region is grown, such as fruit, vegetables, greens and herbs.

In the kitchen, the cooks are creative, using different parts of the plants during the various phases of the growing cycle.

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The Spaces

Terrace

The ample terrace of the Herdade’s restaurant ends where the vineyard begins, offering a panoramic view of the lake. It is ideal for alfresco dining while enjoying the long sunny days of the Alentejo, as well as the tranquillity of a landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see.
Open for lunch, between noon and 3 p.m.
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Gardens

The restaurant, wine bar and shop terraces offer a unique connection to both the dam and vineyards, as well as the wineries.

Functioning as an extension of the building, the patio and surrounding garden are both cool and calm, places where seasonal flowers and plants reign and which provide much-needed shade in summer, while enhancing the winter light that reflects off the water.

The edge of the garden has a portico with “casas de fresco” built with grill bricks and a footpath that extends to the neighbouring landscape, as well as the vineyard, reservoir and mountains.

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