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Flavors of the City: 5 Restaurants in Figueira da Foz you need to know



Portuguese gastronomy has, over time, increasingly conquered the palate of locals and visitors with its rich and authentic flavors. In Figueira da Foz, this gastronomic experience is even more elevated, thanks to the diversity of restaurants available, each with its own personality and specialties. In this article, we present five of the best restaurants in Figueira da Foz, each offering unique experiences that will delight the most varied tastes. Get ready to discover the best that Figueira da Foz has to offer your palate.

Bijou Restaurant

Open since 1912 and located in Bairro Novo, right in the center of Figueira da Foz, Restaurante Bijou is a restaurant full of stories to tell, as part of the Local Businesses with History project. It remained in the same family until 1973, passing since then into the hands of José Fernandes Tomás.

bijou restaurant in figueira da foz

It offers a varied menu, based on traditional Portuguese food, shining in both meat and fish dishes and with a great offer of snacks. The vegetarian options, carefully presented and prepared, make up the menu.

The atmosphere is familiar and pleasing to the eye. Its large windows give the space a warm winter and cool summer air, while the outdoor space fits in masterfully with the adjacent sidewalks and the people who walk through the neighborhood.

With a friendly and relaxed service, without pinching the professionalism well present, the Bijou Restaurant is an unavoidable reference in the Figueirense restoration, making it worth mentioning for those looking for a quality gastronomic experience.

Luzzo Pizzeria

Pizzaria Luzzo is a restaurant located in the heart of Bairro Novo in Figueira da Foz, showing itself as a space with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and modern and elegant decoration, or it would not be a descendant of an iconic establishment that in the last century was part of the Belle Èpoque figueirense: Salão Europa.

Its forte is thin-crust Roman pizzas, carefully made in a wood-fired oven. In a select and creative way, Italian ingredients and Portuguese flavors are combined, looking for local producers and offering gastronomic experiences of excellence.

The round tables inside make meals more filling and enjoyable. Outside, a pleasant and sheltered terrace helps to combine the good gastronomic sensations with the graceful movement of the Picadeiro area.

pizzeria luzzo restaurant in figueira da foz

Foot in the Sand

With Pé na Areia, you don’t have to choose between the beach and good food! The restaurant is located on Buarcos Beach and offers a differentiated menu, focusing on less common fish such as the emperor, salongo and turbot, in addition to the already famous cherne.

There’s no shortage of fresh seafood and comfort dishes either. All this in a large space, which includes a terrace where the foot lands … in the sand.

pé na areia restaurant in figueira da foz

Pé na Areia is the perfect destination for fish lovers looking for a unique dining experience on the beach. Located right on the sand, it is praised for its pleasant atmosphere and friendly, efficient service. The food, made with great care, gets special mentions for the fresh fish, which can be chosen on the spot, and for the delicious starters.

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and visitors can take in the sea views while enjoying a meal literally on the beach. The well-designed terrace is one of the highlights of the place, perfect for enjoying a cold beer on a sunny day.

The restaurant is also pet-friendly and is often chosen to celebrate special occasions, with many customers saying it is an experience to repeat.

Pé na Areia is often described as the best restaurant in Figueira da Foz and widely recommended for those looking for a high quality dining experience in an unrivaled location.

Olaias Restaurant

Dear lovers of good gastronomy, it is with great pleasure that we present the Olaias Restaurant, located in the CAE – Center for Arts and Shows of Figueira da Foz, and a tasty neighbor of the Abbey Park.

olaias restaurant in figueira-da-foz

Led by sommelier Pedro Ferreira, it offers a culinary experience of choice, focused on the delicious carolino rice of Baixo Mondego. The carefully prepared dishes include Arroz do Mar, Açorda de Gambas, Lombo de Bacalhau, among others, and provide a perfect balance between tradition and innovation. Meticulous attention to detail takes the experience to the next level. In addition, the extensive wine list, composed of about 150 references, perfectly complements the gastronomic offer.

The Olaias Restaurant is part of the Boa Cama Boa Mesa Guide, which annually selects the best accommodations and restaurants in the country. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Mar à Vista

Located in the Walls of Buarcos, has a privileged view over the sea, Buarcos and Figueira da Foz.

Anyone who really likes Sardines, and fish in general, should not miss the opportunity to go to Mar à Vista. If you go, go without haste… and enjoy all the wonders that Mar à Vista has waiting for you.

sea in sight restaurant in figueira-da-foz

It is a traditional restaurant, where there is a guarantee of roasted Sardines every day, all year round, always with the best quality! We recommend you make a reservation! 969 508 343




Pedro Silva