'São Gabriel' loses star in the Michelin Guide and two Lisbon restaurants are distinguished

'São Gabriel' loses star in the Michelin Guide and two Lisbon restaurants are distinguished

The Lisbon restaurants ‘100 Maneiras’ and ‘Eneko Lisboa’ were awarded a Michelin star, while ‘São Gabriel’ (Almancil) lost the star it held, having closed at the end of 2019, was announced today.

The two new stars for these two restaurants in Lisbon are the Portuguese news from the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2021, announced this evening in a virtual ceremony from Madrid, according to news agency Agência Lusa.

Portugal now has a total of seven two-star restaurants (‘Exceptional cuisine, deserves the detour’) and 21 with a star ('Top-notch cuisine, it pays to stop'), one more than in the 2020 edition.

The restaurant '100 Maneiras', according to Lusa, is led by chef Ljubomir Stanisic, who earlier this month went on a hunger strike of almost a week within the scope of the “Survive the Bread and Water” Movement, which intended to be received by the Government to discuss solutions for the catering sector and the like, given the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

The ‘Eneko Lisboa’ restaurant, which opened in Lisbon in September 2019, guarantees the Basque chef Eneko Atxa the sixth Michelin star. The establishment in the Portuguese capital “brings the philosophy of‘ Azurmendi ’, near Bilbao (three Michelin stars – ‘A unique kitchen, justifies the trip’), providing “good food with local nuances”, as described on the official website of the restaurant.

As for ‘São Gabriel’, in Almancil, he left the Iberian guide following its closure, announced in November 2019 by his then responsible, chef Leonel Pereira, due to the change of owners.

Portugal still has no restaurant with the maximum rating of the Michelin Guide, which this year also maintained the number of three stars in Spain – 11.

Among the novelties, it should be noted that in Spain three restaurants – 'Bo.TiC' (Corçà, Girona), 'Cinc Sentits' (Barcelona) and 'Culler de Pau' (O Grove, Pontevedra) – rose to the category of two stars. while another 19 reached the first star.

In total, the Guide Spain and Portugal 2021 includes 11 restaurants with three stars (unchanged from 2020), 38 with two stars (three new) and 203 with one star (21 new).

In another category of the Michelin Guide, ‘Bib Gourmand’ (a great quality / price ratio), there are five new features in Portugal: ‘Avista’ (Funchal), ‘CHECK-In Faro’ (Faro), ‘O Javali’ (Bragança), ‘O Frade’ (Lisbon) and ‘Semea by Euskalduna’ (Porto).

In the two countries together, there are 53 new restaurants in this category, making a total of 300 establishments.
There are also 105 new establishments that receive the distinction ‘The Michelin Dish’, a category launched in 2017 and that “shows quality cuisine and represents a recognition of the work and service offered in this house”. In total, there are 880 restaurants in the Iberian Peninsula with this rating.

The presentation gala of the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2021 took place tonight at the Real Casa de Correos, in Madrid, in a ceremony transmitted in a virtual way, due to the covid-19 pandemic.

This is the list of Portuguese restaurants, according to Agência Lusa, distinguished by the Michelin Guide in 2021:

A star:

  • 100 Maneiras (Lisbon, chef Ljubomir Stanisic) – new
  • The Kitchen (Guimarães, chef António Loureiro)
  • Antiqvvm (Porto, chef Vítor Matos)
  • Bon Bon (Carvoeiro, chef Louis Anjos)
  • Eleven (Lisbon, chef Joachim Koerper)
  • Eneko Lisboa (Lisbon, chefs Eneko Atxa and Lucas Bernardes) – new
  • Epur (Lisbon, chef Vincent Farges)
  • Feitoria (Lisbon, chef João Rodrigues)
  • Fifty Seconds by Martín Berasategui (Lisbon, chef Filipe Carvalho)
  • Guincho Fortress (Cascais, chef Gil Fernandes)
  • G Pousada (Bragança, chef Óscar Gonçalves)
  • Gusto by Heinz Beck (Almancil, chef Libório Buonocore)
  • LAB by Sergi Arola (Sintra, chef Sergi Arola and Vlademir Veiga)
  • Largo do Paço (Amarante, chef Tiago Bonito)
  • Loco (Lisbon, chef Alexandre Silva)
  • Lemos Table (Viseu, chef Diogo Rocha)
  • Midori (Sintra, chef Pedro Almeida)
  • Pedro Lemos (Porto, chef Pedro Lemos)
  • Vista (Portimão, chef João Oliveira)
  • Views (Vila Nova de Cacela, chef Rui Silvestre)
  • William (Funchal, chefs Luís Pestana and Joachim Koerper)

Two stars:

  • Alma (Lisbon, chef Henrique Sá Pessoa)
  • Belcanto (Lisbon, chef José Avillez)
  • Boa Nova Tea House (Leça da Palmeira, chef Rui Paula)
  • Il Gallo d'Oro (Funchal, chef Benoît Sinthon)
  • Ocean (Alporchinhos, chef Hans Neuner)
  • The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia, chef Ricardo Costa)
  • Vila Joya (Albufeira, chef Dieter Koschina)



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