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The inspiration that comes from the sea

Acclaimed Chef Antoine Westermann introduced in 1998 a French fine dining restaurant concept, which quickly became a reference in Portugal.
Originally with a classic French concept, since the summer 2015, the Portuguese products and traditions have been gaining prominence at Fortaleza do Guincho.

His philosophy is based and inspired by the Atlantic, the background setting of the Hotel. The best fish and seafood from the Portuguese coast as well as highest quality of local and national products are a constant on the Guincho table, honoured and created in every dish, every season, recognized by national and international press and critics.

In 2001 the restaurant received a 1*Michelin, held until today.

From October 22nd onwards, the restaurant opens from Wednesday to Saturday for dinner time.


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    20 years of high gastronomy in Portugal

    • 1998

      Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho was opened in 1998, as the Hotel. Acclaimed French Chef Antoine Westermann introduced a haute cuisine restaurant, which quickly became a reference in Portugal.

    • 2001

      In 2001 the restaurant received a 1* Michelin , held until today. Over the years, some of the modern references in Portuguese cuisine passed through Fortaleza do Guincho , which caused the restaurant to acquire the status of a 'school'. Originally with a classic French base, Portuguese products and traditions have been gaining more and more prominence in Fortaleza do Guincho.

    • 2014

      Among the many distinctions awarded to the restaurant you will find 3*** in the Repsol guide 2016 and the Platinum Fork in 2014 by Boa Mesa Boa Cama guide.

    • 2015

      2015 was a banner year for the history of the restaurant when Miguel Rocha Vieira arrived in August as the new Executive Chef of Fortaleza do Guincho - the first time a Portuguese took the reins of one of the most emblematic cuisines of Portugal.

    • 2018

      In 2018 Gil Fernandes, after 3 years of dedication and lots of creativity as Miguel Vieira’s Sous-Chef, takes over the leadership and intensifies the Portuguese seal. “The experience at the table of Fortaleza do Guincho continues to be the one of discovery around the Portuguese culture, traditions and history”.

    • 2020

      Spot by Fortaleza do Guincho - informal and relaxed space, where you can enjoy typical snack from the country, enjoying the ocean view on the terraces or inside.