Restaurants and Cafés
The roads along the Alentejo coast are very beautiful, just like the one that goes from Comporta to the south in a landscape of rice fields and storks. Sometimes one has to stop to observe a detail, take a photo or enjoy the delicacies of the regional cuisine, as occurs three kilometres from Comporta at the restaurant Dona Bia. Located on the roadside, it is easy to park and offers a cosy space with a small open-air terrace, another covered terrace and a room with a small counter that leads to the kitchen. The atmosphere is cheerful and cosy, full of natural light, with cotton tablecloths and table runners, simple décor alluding to the sea and an irresistible display of fish.
The cuisine is traditional, based on the produce and flavours from the region. Rice abounds, either as a main dish – grouper rice, sea bream rice, razor clam and prawn rice, octopus rice, monkfish rice, peeled prawn with clam rice, lobster rice and edible crab rice, among others –or as a side dish – coriander rice, bean rice, tomato rice, greens rice, clam rice, cockle rice and razor clam rice. Always made with medium grain rice, moist and made on the spot. It is always divine. Other highly appreciated delicacies include for starters a fish broth and fish fritters, main dishes include john dory with fish roe açorda, turbot or head of grouper prepared in the style of Bulhão Pato, monkfish cutlets in the frying pan, grouper soup with clams and spinach, grilled ribs with bean rice, mixed grill with cheese rice and duck rice. Homemade desserts. There is quality in the produce, the seasoning and the preparation. A satisfactory selection of wines! Friendly service!
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11.00am – 4.30pm; 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Closing Day(s): Tuesday in the summer
Rice prevails on the menu and is a house especial but the most emblematic dish is John Dory fish, either with rice on the side or delicious fish roe açorda.
Dona Bia is a truly homely restaurant where people go because they know what they want and will be sure of getting good home cooked food made on the spot.