The country received nine more stars, comparing to 2016.
There are seven new Portuguese restaurants awarded with a Michelin star in the guide of 2017. These are joining the 14 winners in 2016, with which Portugal already had the best result ever. The country now has two more restaurants with two stars, The Yeatman in Vila Nova de Gaia, by chef Ricardo Costa and Il Gallo d'Oro in Funchal by chef Benoît Sinthon, who joins this category in Belcanto; also José Avillez in Lisbon,Ocean de Hans Neuner's in Porches,Algarve and Vila Joya by chef Dieter Koschina in Albufeira.
The new starred restaurants are: the Boa Nova Tea House by chef Rui Paula in Leça da Palmeira, Henrique Sá Pessoa's Alma in Lisbon, the Chef's Alexandre Silva's Loco in Lisbon, the William de Luís Pestana in Funchal, Miguel Lafan's L'And Vineyards in Montemor-o-Novo, Vítor Matos' Antiqvvm in Porto, and Lab by Sérgio Arola in Sintra.
In 2017 no Portuguese restaurant loses any star, and in total there are 21 Portuguese restaurants listed in the guide next year: 5 with two stars and 16 with one star. The presentation was made in Marroch - the banquet space of the Roca brothers, who hold the highest rating of three stars in El Célere de Can Roca.
List of award-winning restaurants
Alma (Lisboa, chef Henrique Sá Pessoa)
Antiqvvm (Porto, chef Vítor Matos)
Bon Bon (Carvoeiro, chef Rui Silvestre)
Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (Leça da Palmeira, chef Rui Paula)
Eleven (Lisboa, chef Joachim Koerper)
Feitoria (Lisboa, chef João Rodrigues)
Fortaleza do Guincho (Cascais, chef Miguel Rocha Vieira)
Henrique Leis (Almancil, chef Henrique Leis)
LAB by Sergi Arola (Sintra, chefs Sergi Arola e Milton Anes)
L’AND (Montemor-o-Novo, chef Miguel Laffan)
Largo do Paço (Amarante, chef André Silva)
Loco (Lisboa, chef Alexandre Silva)
Pedro Lemos (Porto, chef Pedro Lemos)
São Gabriel (Almancil, chef Leonel Pereira)
William (Funchal, chefs Luís Pestana e Joachim Koerper)
Willie’s (Vilamoura, chef Willie Wurger)
Belcanto (Lisboa, chef José Avillez)
Il Gallo d’Oro (Funchal, chef Benoît Sinthon)
Ocean (Alporchinhos, chef Hans Neuner)
The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia, chef Ricardo Costa)
Vila Joya (Albufeira, chef Dieter Koschina)
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