recently had lunch ar herdade do maladinha didn't stay in the hotel so can't pass comment. We had booked lunch for 1pm, when we arrived another 4 and another 3 people had arrived at the same time. we all sat, we where offered water to drink! then given the menus. There was only one waiter, so service slow, after being there about 25 minutes the order was taken either 3 courses or 5. Best to go for the 3 as the portions are double the size of the five.Still no wine! eventually got bread and olive oil, then wine about 40 mins after being there. The food although 'nice, and presentation was ok, it really wasn't what I had expected , Think Mr Koerper not in residence or is just an executive chef anyway nowhere near Michelin star chef food, the food was very bland,I had the tuna, so did my husband, his was okay just seared, mine was the worst tuna ever, that over cooked delicacy when it goes grey.the soup watercress, Luke warm. the bachalau was quite nice but very dry on the outside yet moist on the inside.the duck which was supposed to be pink was as bad as the over cooked tuna , not forgetting we arrived at 1pm and it is now past 3pm. the desserts, what can I say Medley of chocolate, my 10 year old could do better, chocolate brownie, ball of chocolate ice cream, and a splodge of white chocolate goo.we have recently eaten at ocean at Vila vita exceptionally superb and Vila joya always good especially at lunch and bela vista boutique hotel in Praia da rocha (which for the price was excellent and we met chef)Maladinha restaurant is okay if you are not a real foody as if you are it is very disappointing,
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- Herdade da Malhadinha Nova will give you the chance to surprise and be surprised. Alone or with the family or friends you will stay in an atmosphere of excitement that you will never forget!Located 1 km off the IP2 motorway, Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is a rural manor set among pristine natural surroundings. It features one panoramic pool, a spa with jacuzzi and hammam, free Wi-Fi and free bicycles. Rooms at the Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa have white-washed walls and tiled floors. They combine designer furnishings with rustic finishings. All rooms have air conditioned and equipped with flat-screen cable TV and an Ipod docking station. We have 7 Double Rooms, 1 Junior Suite and 2 Mains Suites.Guests can enjoy traditional food from the Alentejo region at our restaurant, and also a Gourmet menu inspired on the traditional dishes of Alentejo designed by the prestigious Chef Consultant Joachim Koerper with the collaboration of the executive chef Bruno Antunes, offering views of the countryside. The in-house bar serves self-produced wine until late in the evenings. Popular activities include horse riding, hiking, canoeing and also Balon Ride!The combination of design, country living, comfort and elegance appeals to our senses and feelings. Cooking with a famous chef, learning the art of photography or painting with great masters or discovering the world of wine from the inside. These are some of experiences that we would like to share with you.We want you to see, feel hear and breathe in the details that we have brought together for you – the pool and Spa nestling among the vineyards, spacious, elegant rooms, the comforts of modern technology and our gourmet restaurant in the winery, offering designer cuisine, modern interpretations of traditional dishes made with local produce.We want you to discover and explore the world of wine, to understand its mysteries, stories and secrets, its techniques, flavours and bouquets and the magic that it inspires in your senses.Our theme weeks devoted to photography, painting, cookery, adventure, wine, yoga and horse-riding offer you something more intense and profound, different experiences and sensations bringing your pleasure and emotional wellbeing. ... more less
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