Casa dos Bifes / HS SteakHouse
Restaurants and Cafés
Despite the name, the Casa dos Bifes is a restaurant that mainly serves food from Alentejo and even though it specialises in meats, it also serves excellent fresh fish that the clients enjoy on a daily basis. Located in one of the rooms on the ground floor of the hotel HS Milfontes Beach –, it has an excellent view of the estuary of river Mira and the sea beach. The décor is original and uses black and white photographs of a sofa and other vintage decorative objects. A large barrel recalls regional wine production, lit up by the sun that bursts through the large windows of this cosy spot, with a fireplace and wooden logs at the back of the room.
The menu, long and well balanced, starts with the couvert of typical Alentejo olives and bread and Serpa Cheese PDO. The starters, all prepared to Alentejo recipes, continue with the chef’s salad, prawns in garlic sauce and clams and olive oil, garlic and coriander, as well as the board of eight appetisers, Iberian cured ham and octopus carpaccio.
Vegetarians may also rely on a rice dished prepared especially by the chef, and children are also provided with a special menu. The most sought after fish dishes include oven-roasted octopus with olive oil, garlic and coriander, the fresh fish cataplana and razor clam rice, the latter served upon request; the meat dishes include grilled tenderloin steak, Alentejo pork tenderloin steaks with fresh mushrooms, carne de porco à alentejana, tenderloin green pepper steak, tenderloin steak with a red wine sauce and aromatic herbs and chateaubriand with béarnaise sauce. All the traditional desserts are unmissable, especially the tigelada, soft cheese and figs, soft cheese pudding and sericaia. There is a good selection of wines from the region and some other good wines from other regions of the country. Service efficient and friendly!
- Characteristics and Services
- Timetable and reservations
- Other informations
12.00 noon – 3.00pm; 7.00pm – 10.30pm. Bar service until 02.00am and snacks during the afternoon.
Closing Day(s): Open every day
The octopus carpaccio due to the delicacy of the flavours and the texture of the mollusc, and the meats prepared using the Limousine breed of cattle, that, albeit French, is bred in Portugal in the best pastures.
The views of the river and sea transport us to an atmosphere of pure summer relaxation, even in the middle of winter. In addition to the excellent cuisine, it is a treat for all the senses.