The results are out. The the 8th edition of the competition, organized by gastronomy blog Mesa Marcada (with a record-breaking jury of 147 gastronomy-related people), has awarded The 10 Favourite Restaurants and 10 Favourite Chefs in Portugal in 2016.

Favourite Chef and Favourite Restaurant in 2016

Chef João Rodrigues and Feitoria Restaurant (run by the same chef) were the big winners getting both the top award for Favourite Chef and Favourite Restaurant (Photo by Mesa Marcada)

Special Awards:

  • Estrella Damm Highlight of the Year
    Loco (of chef Alexandre Silva) – for the biggest rise in the restaurant ranking

The 10 Favourite Restaurants 2016

2016 vs 2015 Restaurant Location Pts Times Nominated
1 +2 Feitoria Lisboa 652 87
2 -1 Belcanto Lisboa 603 77
3 -1 Ocean Porches (A.Pêra) 594 71
4 +4 Alma Lisboa 502 81
5 +18 Loco Lisboa 471 73
6 -1 São Gabriel Almancil 367 55
7 -1 The Yeatman VN Gaia 349 53
8 -4 Vila Joya P.Galé (Albufeira) 339 48
9 +25 Kanazawa Lisboa 233 36
10 -3 Pedro Lemos Porto 207 40

10 Favourite Chefs 2016

2016 vs 2015 Chef Place Pts Times Nominated
1 +3 João Rodrigues Feitoria/Altis Belém 704 94
2 -1 José Avillez Belcanto 693 93
3 +5 Henrique Sá Pessoa Alma 524 90
4 -1 Hans Neuner Ocean 515 61
5 +15 Alexandre Silva Loco 484 79
6 -4 Leonel Pereira São Gabriel 447 71
7 -1 Ricardo Costa The Yeatman 386 64
8 -3 Dieter Koschina Vila Joya 340 51
9 = Pedro Lemos Pedro Lemos 232 45
10 +2 Vítor Matos Antiqvvm 215 41

The winners of the night (left to right): representative of Pedro Pena Bastos from Esporão, Adriano Jordão and André Magalhães of A Taberna da Rua das Flores, João Rodrigues of Feitoria, Alexandre Silva of Loco and José Avillez of Bairro do Avillez (Photo by Mesa Marcada)

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Chef Pedro Pena Bastos of Esporão (Reguengos de Monsaraz)
has won the New Chef Award (Photo by Esporão)

The complete list of voted chefs, restaurants and judges of the competition is available online: Chefs, Restaurants and Judges.

Congratulations to all the winners and organizers, Miguel Pires and Duarte Calvão, for another successful edition.

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