Bovino Steakhouse – Quinta do Lago

The latest addition to Quinta do Lago’s already thriving gastro scene, Bovino Steakhouse serves up the finest local dry-aged beef in a stunning location, neighbouring sister restaurant Casa Velha.

Bovino’s chic interior designed by internationally renowned Lázaro Roza-Violán,  uses traditional materials such as coloured tiles and Portuguese ‘calçada’ ooring, combined with a contemporary urban approach reflective of styles found in Smith & Wollensky and The Ivy. Complete with a beautiful courtyard and balcony, with views spanning across the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, Bovino Steakhouse provides the perfect setting for an exclusive dining experience.

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With an array of top quality food options available on the menu, Bovino has ensured it has a wine library to match, specialising in Portuguese and international wines. Given the unseasonably warm weather in June, our experienced waiter suggested a white wine pairing of Royal Almeira, which proved an exceptional choice and glorified each course. The Josper baked oysters, topped with prociutto and grilled wild king prawns, smothered in a delicious lime & herb butter to start were a highlight, and showcased the superb ingredients used by Bovino.

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Fine quality meat is at the heart of the restaurants philosophy, and so we opted for the ‘Bovino Signature Steak Experience’ for mains. Served on a mini grill, and surrounded by bouquet of seasonal grilled vegetables, were three juicy, melt in your mouth steak cuts: Fillet, Rump and Ribeye. To ensure their meat is of the highest quality, Bovino practice a unique hanging method known as Ultra-Tender, to deliver a consistency in beef tenderness. It is then dry-aged to enhance flavour and taste.

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The chef’s chocolate brownie, served with vanilla ice cream and mixed berries was a simple yet unctuous end to an indulgent meal.  Bovino Steakhouse offers sublime meat quality, an impressive wine cellar and a buzzing atmosphere, that will leave you wanting more.

Many thanks to the Quinta do Lago team for kindly hosting us, all opinions expressed are our own.

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