With a curiosity for honest eating, thinking and drinking, austa is a restaurant and community with a connection to the land in the Algarve, Southern Portugal.

Our mission is to provide a platform for the small, independent projects and producers of the Atlantic and Andalusian coasts; quality-driven minds who provide us with seasonal ingredients and stories that we are proud to talk about and that we feel represent a better future for food, both in our region and beyond.

The menu at austa shifts and evolves with the seasons crop and catch - led always by provenance and the purpose of simplicity. To add to our purveyors lot, the bounty of our vegetable garden - planted and freshly picked by the team before service - is handed to the kitchen and combined to create plates to share that are influenced by our surroundings, experiences and memories of good food. [Sample Menu]
Working with a small number of specialist suppliers and winemakers across Portugal and nearby Spain, we seek to source characterful, small batch and low intervention wines for our list that changes with our menu. To keep things fresh, fun and interesting, we always have bottles open so you (and we) can sample new additions, old classics and rare finds.

Infused cocktail and cordial additions, like our food, are led by the seasons to highlight foraged and house-grown ingredients, also offering refreshing, hangover alternatives for booze-free friends. [Sample Menu]
In September, austa will remain open from Wednesday to Saturday for dinner. Reservations can be made from 19:00pm until 21:00pm.

From the 26th of September, austa will open for a late breakfast and lunch from 10:00am until 3pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Walk-ins will be accepted but reservations can also be made. During this low season, austa will remain open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evening from 19:00pm until 21:00pm.

For bookings for up to 6 people, credit card details are required to secure your reservation. For 7 people or more, we require a deposit to be made at the time of booking. For more information please read our terms & conditions.

Babes in arms and children aged 7 and over are welcome to join us for dinner, sadly we are unable to accommodate children aged 7 and under.

We can host group bookings of 9 people + as well as private events and celebrations - for requests please contact eat@austa.pt.
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The pantry at austa is filled with concoctions that are conjured in our very own kitchen - conserves, preserves and ferments made from seasonal ingredients that change based on what our cooks are using daily. There are curiosities, cookbooks and ceramics as well as bottles from our hand curated collection of wine available to pop open at home or take to a dinner party.

Both digital and physical gift vouchers are available for the restaurant and our pantry. To purchase please contact us with your enquiry to eat@austa.pt.
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All our reservations are subject to availability and we trust that reservations and our policies will be respected by our guests.

As stated during the reservation process, credit card details are required to finalise and secure all reservations at austa for up to 6 people. No deposit is taken at the time of booking but in the case of a late cancellation or no-show, a fee of €30 per person will be charged. For group bookings of 7 or more, credit card details are also required to finalise and secure the reservation and a €35 per person deposit is taken at the time of booking which will be retained in case of a cancellation or no show.

Written cancellations must be made more than 12 hours in advance of the booking time by email to eat@austa.pt or our system will automatically activate the cancellation charge outlined in our terms and conditions below. One of our team will contact you by Whatsapp or phone, the day before or the day of, to confirm your reservation - please note we do not hold tables for unconfirmed reservations.

Please contact us if you are running late, and note we can only hold your table for 15 minutes from your reservation time, after this time we reserve the right to give your table away. This rule applies to all members of the party.


We understand that sometimes plans change and you may need to make changes to your reservation, however we ask that you please do with as much advance notice as possible. If you would like to change any detail of your reservation, the best way is to email us at eat@austa.pt. You can also Whatsapp us or call us on Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Wednesday to Saturday 3pm - 11pm.


Please let us know of any special requirements, restrictions or allergies you may have either on your booking, or by following up with an email, Whatsapp or call - and we will endeavour to accommodate your request whenever possible. We are unable to guarantee that traces of some ingredients are not present in our dishes due to cross contamination in our kitchen, however, for more information please get in touch with us.


We can happily accommodate disabled guests at austa and offer both access and facilities for this purpose.

We welcome babes in arms and children over the age of 7 for dinner. We do not have a childrens menu and our dishes cannot be amended to suit younger diners, however if they fit into our allocated cateogories and are flexible eaters, we would love to have them with us.

By making a reservation at austa you are agreeing to all our our Reservation Terms & Cancellation Conditions, our Allergy and Dietary Requirement Conditions and our Guest Policy.