Hôtel Le Coucou will reopen this December with an array of enhancements
Hôtel Le Coucou will reopen this December with an array of enhancements....
Quinta do Lago has announced the opening of Gigi’s Bar, located right by the beach and next to the iconic hotspot Gigi’s Restaurant on the edge of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. This is Quinta do Lago’s 14th F&B offering, opening during the resort’s 50th anniversary and following significant culinary investments. The bar offers breathtaking views, Ria Formosa-inspired cocktails and light-bites created from ingredients sourced in the local area. The launch of Gigi’s Bar is complemented by the reopening Gigi’s Restaurant, a privately-owned and muc- loved favourite of Quinta guests - which has recently completed a significant renovation.
Accessible via the resort’s boardwalk bridge and complete with panoramic terrace overlooking the beach, Gigi’s Bar has been perfectly designed for visitors to bask in the late afternoon sun, a spot to take in the best of the surroundings and connect with nature in a laid-back, convivial setting. Gigi’s Bar is dedicated to creating a space in which guests can come together and feel revived by the surrounding nature sanctuary that is the Ria Formosa Natural Park. It aims to inspire and celebrate the local area, providing a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere until dusk settles.
A much-loved favourite to guests of Quinta do Lago for over 35 years, the famed Gigi’s Restaurant has undergone a significant renovation completed in summer 2022, that includes, in addition to Gigi’s bar, more accessible features for those with reduced mobility. Led by local architects Essência Criativa, Gigi Restaurant maintains its original character and relaxed charm that has brought back visitors year after year, as well as its renowned menu of fish and seafood, whilst also now feature a larger terrace and stronger sustainable credentials.
The renovation of Gigi Restaurant forms part of a significant F&B investment programme which is currently taking place across all of Quinta do Lago resort – elevating and diversifying its gourmet offering. These investments include a brand new restaurant, UMAMI, which opened in May 2021. UMAMI is the resort’s first restaurant to offer an Asian-fusion style cuisine and is situated within the private resident’s club of the RESERVA development, nestled beside the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Similarly, in 2020 Quinta do Lago completed the £1.25M renovation of Casa do Lago, a seafood restaurant situated lakeside and now offering a brand new menu, and refreshed and nautical feel. Quinta do Lago’s restaurants also include, Casa Velha, a fine dining restaurant with a longstanding heritage of French cuisine overlooking the golf courses.
For further information, visit www.quintadolago.com