No days off for Algarve celebrity chef Jonnie Pratt. Besides hosting a cooking program on KISS-FM, preparing his Good Mood Food line of products, catering events around the Algarve, he also teaches cooking courses at the Leiken showroom. But, despite this hectic schedule, can usually be found at his popular restaurant in the Vilamoura Marina, Uniko.
As the name suggests, Uniko intends to set a standard for fine cuisine in the marina. Typically, restaurants in this popular entertainment venue tend to be bland and “safe.” Uniko delivers delicious innovative dishes from the culinary stylings of Jonnie, who honed his skills in Japanese and French restaurants in Dublin, as well as major hotels in Dubai and Portugal.
Jonnie’s diverse background married with his philosophy of “a taste of everywhere” brings a unique diversity to the menu at Uniko. Some dishes are original innovations; some are reinterpretations of traditional classics. In either case, ingredients are fresh, sourced from local Algarvian fruit and vegetable, meat and fish markets. Some highlights of the dinner menu include:
Chicken Liver paté with muscatel jelly
Marinated sardine fillets with pepperade
Seared scallops with curry oil & cauliflower puree
Algarvian escargot with parsley & garlic butter
Gorgonzola & honey glazed chicken breast
Herb crusted cod, with homemade fries
Grilled lamb cutlets,rosti potatoes, tomato confit
Grilled black tiger prawns with Vietnamese slaw
Key lime pie
Vanilla creme brulee
Uniko is open all day beginning at 11:00. There is a separate lunch and afternoon menu, featuring soups, salads, tapas and pastas.
A lunch, without wine is €18-25 for a starter, main, side order and dessert. At dinner, starters range from €7-13, with mains courses €16.50-26.50.
Uniko just opened. We will be adding pictures and more information to this page as they become available. Try something different in the marina. Try Uniko.
Vilamoura Marina, Loja 21
(Center in the marina promenade, just below the Irish Cabin)
Click here to see Uniko location on Google Maps.
Phone. +351 289 302 232
Hours: Open daily, 11:00 to late