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ABOUT

With a curiosity for honest eating, thinking and drinking, austa is a restaurant, coffee shop, kitchen 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.

Eat
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 BREAKFAST + LUNCH MENU]
Drink
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]
Reservations
From Tuesday to Saturday we are open for breakfast and lunch from our simple, all day menu, with tables available from 9:30 - 14:00. Apéro, drinks and snacks from the bar, are available from 14:15 - 16:15 until we close to prepare for the evening at 17:00. We re-open for dinner, our main service of the day, at 19:00.

For groups of 6+, we only work with a fixed sharing menu option, priced at €65 per person (drinks not included). The menu is chosen for you by us on the day (taking into account pre-communicated allergies and dietary requirements) and is a set of dishes that tell the story of austa, our producers and our location. For more information please read our terms & conditions.

Requests for group bookings of 13+ people, as well as private events and celebrations should be sent to eat@austa.pt.

We welcome children of all ages for breakfast and lunch. Babes in arms and children aged 7 and over are welcome to join us for dinner, but sadly we are unable to accommodate children aged 7 and under.
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Pantry
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 low intervention, natural and biodynamic 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.
[SAMPLE GIFT VOUCHER]
gift voucher

RESERVATION POLICY

 

By booking a table at austa, our guests agree to the Terms + Conditions for the service of which they have made a reservation. All reservations are subject to availability and we trust that our policies will be understood and respected by our guests.

 

ALLERGIES + DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Guests must notify us in advance if you or any of your party have particularly specific dietary restrictions or allergies. This can be done at the time of making their reservation or by following up with an email to eat@austa.pt. We always endeavour to accommodate guest requests whenever possible, but the possibility of amendments may depend on that particular days’ menu. It is at the guests discretion to consider this when making a reservation with us.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee no cross contamination in our kitchen and we are not liable for any situations that have not been communicated by guests in advance.

CHILDREN

Children of any age are welcome at austa until 5pm. For dinner, we welcome newborn babes in arms (in prams, up to 2 per table due to space capacity) and children age 7+. On the occasion that guests arrive at the restaurant with children that do not fit this description, it is at the restaurant’s discretion to cancel the booking and guests may be charged 35EUR p/p fee as outlined in our Cancellation Policy. It is important to note that we don’t offer high chairs for our evening service nor do we have a kids menu.

GROUP BOOKINGS

For groups of 6+, we work with a fixed sharing menu option only at dinner which is priced at €65 per person (drinks not included). The menu is chosen for the guests by us on the day and is a set of dishes that tell the story of austa, our producers and our location. The chosen menu will take into account your group’s allergies or dietary restrictions, which must be communicated at the time of booking.

Requests for group bookings of 13+ people, as well as private events and celebrations should be sent to eat@austa.pt.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

UP TO 5 PEOPLE

For dinner reservations only, credit card details are required to finalise and secure all bookings (for tables of up to 5 people). No deposit is taken at the time of booking but in the case of a late cancellation (less than 12 hours before the reservation time) or no-show (applicable for each guest in the party), a fee of €35 per person will be charged.

GROUP BOOKINGS

Credit card details are required to finalise and secure all group dinner reservations and a €35 per person deposit is taken. This is fully refundable up to 24 hours before the reservation time but will be retained in case of a late cancellation or no show (applicable for each guest in the party).

Written cancellations must be made more than 24 hours in advance of the booking time through our booking platform, or by email to eat@austa.pt. Telephone or Whatsapp cancellations are not accepted. Our system will automatically activate the cancellation charge for any cancellations made later than this or for no shows.

By booking a table at austa, guests agree to the above and our complete Terms + Conditions for the service of which they have made a reservation.