Herdade do Esporão Restaurant

A ‘terroir’ cuisine, of modern confection and interpretation, where the product is central.

The regional, portuguese, seasonal product – the land product.

The product as starting point, where form, texture, colour and all its best characteristics are preserved, extracting the maximum flavour.




Open since 1997 and located in the Herdade do Esporão estate, our restaurant opens up to the outdoors, close to the origin of all our products – nature. With a terrace and view overlooking the vineyards, the space’s décor and architecture feature local materials that give precedence to authenticity and the comfort of those who visit us.

The cuisine offers a modern interpretation and preparation, centred around the product – ‘Alentejano’, Portuguese, seasonal. The ingredients are grown in our organic vegetable gardens or come to us from local and national producers we work with all year round. We respect the product throughout its entire cycle, maximising it to the fullest. Our kitchen is sustainable and zero waste.

In 2022, the Herdade do Esporão restaurant was distinguished with a Michelin Star and a Green Star, by the Michelin Guide. Recognition renewed in 2023.


Opens at 12:30pm

Last reservation at 3:00pm

Closed on Sundays & Mondays.

For reservations, please contact reservas@esporao.com.

Note: The Herdade do Esporão Restaurant is kids-friendly and our à la carte options are suitable for children.

Restaurant Menus


The dishes that make up our menus are crafted according to the seasons, using products from our organic vegetable gardens and local and national producers. We work with the ingredients that nature offers us, therefore our menu changes frequently.


With the Carta Branca Menu, your meal is completely in the hands of the Chef, who will define a tasting menu featuring five or seven moments, with wine pairings.


From January 1st, 2024 to April 30th, 2024

Carta Branca Five Moments Menu

Price per person: 87€

Paired with 3 wines: 28€ (optional)

Pairing premium : 45€ (optional)


Carta Branca Seven Moments Menu

Price per person: 110€

Paired with 4 wines: 35€ (optional)

Pairing premium : 70€ (optional)


From May 1st, 2024

Carta Branca Five Moments Menu

Price per person: 90€

Paired with 3 wines: 30€ (optional)

Pairing premium : 48€ (optional)


Carta Branca Seven Moments Menu

Price per person: 115€

Paired with 4 wines: 38€ (optional)

Pairing premium : 75€ (optional)


The Herdade do Esporão Restaurant is kids-friendly and we have a special menu for children.

Kids Menu

Price per children up to 13 years old: 28€

Food restrictions

We suggest that you inform us about any food restrictions or allergies you may have, so that we can adapt our menu.

If you are intolerant or allergic to gluten or lactose, we suggest the 5 moments menu, and we ask that your reservation be made at least 1 day in advance, so we can adapt the menu.

If you are vegetarian, please contact us.



Reservations via e-mail to reservas@esporao.com

Booking subject to confirmation of availability.

Reservation policy

The tasting menu must be the same for all participants – Carta Branca Five or Seven Moments Menu

Our menu is made with seasonal products and ingredients, so the menu is subject to daily changes.

Please be advised that we have a 15-minute tolerance policy for late arrivals. After that time we may not be able to guarantee your reservation.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

For any question, get in touch with us through reservas@esporao.com.

Opens at 12:30pm

Last reservation at 3:00pm

Closed on Sundays & Mondays.

For reservations, please contact reservas@esporao.com.



Head Chef at Herdade do Esporão Restaurant
Carlos Teixeira began his cooking career already at the age of 14 attending the School of Hospitality and Tourism of Lisbon, where he completed two internships. After finishing the course, he enrolled on to the Food Production in Catering degree at the Estoril Hotel and Catering College (ESHTE), where he had the opportunity to work as a trainee under Henrique Mouro, at Assinatura Restaurant, and, in his final year, at the 5-star Claris Hotel in Barcelona.

On concluding his degree, he began to work first at the Grémio Literário, before moving on to Rota das Sedas, in Lisbon. He moved to London in 2014, where he worked for a year and completed an internship at Clove Club (1 Michelin star). Back in Portugal, he worked at Herdade do Esporão Restaurant, where he spent 2 years as Sous-chef, and in 2018 he was invited to take over the leadership of the kitchen. In 2019, Carlos completed an internship at Nolla in Finland, a world reference in zero waste, and the following year he completed another internship, this time at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a farm-to-table restaurant with 2 Michelin stars in New York, recognised worldwide for its eco-friendly and low-waste practices. Herdade do Esporão Restaurant, led by Carlos, was awarded one Michelin star and one Green star at the end of 2021. The restaurant offers a cuisine that is based on seasonality, respect for the product and nature and zero waste.

For more information please contact us by reservas@esporao.com or (+351) 266 509 280.