Restaurante da Pousada Convento de Évora
Restaurants and Cafés
A stone’s throw from Diana’s Temple, in the centre of Évora, a city classified as Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO, the restaurant of the Pousada Convento de Évora welcomes its guests in an original fashion with its dining room installed in the cloisters, where monks once strolled in devout meditation.
The room benefits from a lot of outdoor light, excellent views of the patio, with its orange trees and some Roman stones that give the space a touch of history. The tables covered by impeccable blue and white tablecloths match the tones of the comfortable chairs and the panels of azulejos that decorate the space, borrowed by the Museum of Évora.
The environment is sophisticated but unpretentious. The menu is particularly well thought out with its more substantial proposals of meats from the region and other lighter proposals for those who enjoy fish or for vegetarians, but always with local aromas and flavours.
The suggestions of the chef include soups, such as coriander açorda with bacalhau and poached eggs or the traditional tomato soup with regional sausages and poached eggs; starters include strips of wild boar and pickles known as pica pau and scrambled eggs with asparagus on a tile of Alentejo bread.
The main dishes include forest mushroom risotto with Nisa cheese PDO for vegetarians; meat dishes include wild boar medallions with wild asparagus and coriander migas, chicken fricassee, pork cheeks in a red wine confit with a duo of apple and squash purees, and bacalhau cutlet in garlic-flavoured olive oil, potato puree and black olive and garlic in olive oil.
To finish off, there is a buffet of regional desserts, fruits and Portuguese cheeses, conventual desserts and the typical pão de rala and Évora cheesecake. A careful selection of mostly Alentejo wines and a decent selection from the rest of the country. Service careful and efficient!
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1.00pm – 3.00pm; 7.00pm – 10.00pm. Friday and Saturday dinnertime: 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Closing Day(s): Open every day
Pork cheeks in a red wine confit are a classic dish from Alentejo that in this pousada is respected. The meats are carefully selected, as is the cooking process, which lasts for a long time, allowing the meat to simmer in red wine and in the fat of the pork, thus falling apart at the first forkful.
Added value: the space. Having lunch or dinner in the cloisters is an unforgettable experience, mainly at night, when the cloisters – decorative element par excellence – are lit up.