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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 café menu, with tables available from 09.30 - 14:00. Aperetivo, drinks and snacks from the bar, are available from 14.15pm - 16.15pm until we close to prepare for the evening at 17.00pm. We re-open for dinner, our main service of the day, at 19:00.

For group bookings in the evening (7+ guests) we work with a set menu option only which is priced at €65 per person (beverages not included). The menu is made up of dishes that are designed to share and best tell the story of austa, our producers and our location. It is curated by us on the day based on our current offering. The group's allergies or dietary restrictions must be communicated at the time of making your reservation so that these can be considered where possible in the menu that is served. 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
TERMS & CONDITIONS

RESERVATION & CANCELLATION TERMS & CONDITIONS

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.

RESERVATION AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

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.

ALLERGIES & DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

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.

GUEST POLICY

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.