The gastronomy of Abrantes is famous for fish and game specialities.
The region is also known for the excellence of its endogenous products, such as wine, honey, liqueur or homemade sausages still made in a traditional way in home-run charcuteries.
Conventual sweets are absolutely mouth-watering and the main specialities are “palha de Abrantes”, “tigeladas”, honey breads, lime-shaped sweets, sweet chestnuts or “mulatos”.
Located in the center of Abrantes with a dazzling panoramic view over the city, the surprising restaurant A Velha is led by the creativity of Chef Rodrigo Castelo, who was distinguished with the Guide Michelin "Bib Gourmand" 2020 and 2021, as well as the Portugal Trophy 2018.
Its cuisine is a match made in heaven between tradition and contemporaneity, offering a deeply diversified gastronomical experience.LocationGoogle MapsSocial mediaFacebook
Discover the special vision of regional cuisine by Chef Victor Felisberto, an experienced Portuguese Chef, who graduated in Paris and worked in London, Barcelona and Andorra.
His speciality is elaborate meats in firewood oven, especially pork and veal meat, cooked very slowly, in order to obtain soft textures and intense flavours.
This prestigious Chef recovers old recipes and even the bread is a home-made secret!LocationGoogle MapsSocial mediaFacebookInstagram
The restaurant Santa Isabel is a true institution in the welcoming city of Abrantes, bathed by the Tagus.
The perfect definition of comfort food and a familiar-like ambiance at the heart of the historical center of the city. Traditional dishes, hand in hand with the most mouth-watering regional desserts.
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Located in the docks, this beer house offers a stunning view over the Tagus River, as well as informal atmosphere and easy-going cuisine.
Steaks, seafood dishes and sushi are the main specialities of this house.
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The superb regional sweets of Abrantes were born in the female convents of the region, namely in the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Graça. In fact, the convents in Portugal were true labs of gastronomical creation.
The main sweet specialities are “palha de Abrantes”, “tigeladas”, honey breads, lime-shaped sweets, sweet chestnuts or “mulatos”. However, "Palha de Abrantes" is a deep-rooted symbol of the city. The name "palha", meaning straw, takes us back to those ancient times when the so-called "straw markets" were held at the main squares of the city.
This delight is made of almond, egg yolk, covered by egg threads, slightly toasted in a very hot oven. This sweet speciality can be tasted in every patisserie of Abrantes, playing a major role during the National Fair of Traditional Confectionery.
The awarded Chef Fernando Correia is the representative of Palha de Abrantes and the Ambassador of Portuguese Regional and Convent-based Confectionery.
Opened in 1981, Tágide Gourmet Patisserie is an icon of Abrantes. The traditional Christmas cake, Bolo-Rei, is totally reinvented in this patisserie, baked with the mouth-watering Palha de Abrantes! An absolutely unique gastronomical experience! The ice-cream made of Palha de Abrantes also stands out as a true must!LocationGoogle Maps