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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Excellent visit to Praia da Adraga + Restaurante d'Adraga

 The beach @ Praia da Adraga – some hardy souls braving 
the sea on 8th December 2016

Always a dramatic sea

Today we headed out to Praia da Adraga – our favourite beach in the Lisbon area. It is close to being the most westerly point of mainland Europe. The beach constantly changes shape sculpted by the elements. 

After a stroll on the beach it was time for lunch at the Restaurante d'Adraga – great seafood and one of the best restaurant views in the world, especially if you are lucky enough, as we were, to get a table by the window. The food is simple but excellent.  

All in all a sensible version of Brexit!

 Shot into the bright sunlight – the white building 
at the end of the beach is the Restaurante d'Adraga

What a restaurant view!

A delicious white 2015 Vinhas Velhas (old vines)
from Luis Pato 
Bical (50%), Cerceal (25%) and Sercialinho (25%) 
Very reasonably priced at 15€ a bottle

 Our first course: a wonderfully fresh crab 
Below ready to start work!

 Before: a garoupa for three (above)

After: a garoupa perfectly grilled (below) 

 A plain salad

A wickedly good strawberry pavlova

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