Where to eat
A restauração prepara as melhores iguarias da nossa gastronomia, uma viagem ao universo dos sabores autênticos das Aldeias Históricas de Portugal.
Taverna da Matilde
In a place that was once a games hall, Taverna da Matilde was born in August 2011. The space does justice to its name with a simple décor true to the idea we have of old-fashioned taverns. The wooden tables are covered with red and white check tablecloths. A robust set of iron scales, now just for show, reminds us of times when business was done face to face. An old sieve sits on a chest. We immediately associate everything with the rural world and the insistence on making and keeping good bread. This décor took many hours of work to make the place cosy and special for first-time visitors, said Delfina proudly.
Located in the heart of the village, the restaurant offers a cosy and friendly environment and traditional food. Inside you will find a variety of cod recipes, including cod au gratin, "hunter's" cod (to order) and grilled cod. The octopus is exquisite; one of the most popular and appreciated dishes. As for the meat: lamb chops, roast kid (to order and seasonal), steak and veal chop. Dessert: sweet rice, floating island, creme brule, egg pudding, and much more. Home-made cake as well. The reference "Biscuit and cream mousse". Enjoy the food with wine and cheese from the region, and pumpkin jam.
It has been open since 1989, but was recently remodelled in 2012. This restaurant serves traditional regional food, such as goat stew in a wood oven, pork sausage, grilled trout, among others. We also accept orders for roast kid. Restaurante Fontinha is inside the village (near the fountain), making it the perfect rustic spirit. The building is made of traditional schist on the outside and inside, making it exceptionally beautiful.
Casa do Castelo
On the slope of Belmonte Castle, protected by the memory of Cabral, an old distillery of great cultural and aesthetic value has been converted into the most charming place in Cova da Beira. From its well-tended surroundings to the majestic landscape around the Zêzere Valley and the highest mountain in mainland Portugal, you feel and breathe in the calm and beauty of the country’s heart, which beats even faster in this house. A strong pulse that never stops or lingers over its brilliant past but finds life in a future of great quality, well worth visiting and enjoying.