If you would wish for one place to spend the evening, what factors would you consider? How about a cool contemporary design space with a variety of distinct areas? Adding the cuisine of a popular celebrity chef would be appetizing. And, let’s make this spot open to the warm southern Portugal night sky…oh, with a view to a marina and the ocean beyond. If you’re into this wish as much as we are, then you need to go to WISH Restaurant, Bar and Lounge in the Albufeira marina.
WISH is a multi-purpose space for conversations over cocktails, dining with friends and dancing into the night. The restaurant features the creative cuisine of celebrity chef Henrique Sá Pessoa (from Alma in Lisbon). After dinner, theme parties with DJ’s and live acts are scheduled throughout the Summer and into Autumn.
Numerous decks and terraces add to the multi-dimensionality of this outdoor venue. There are locations for dining, and areas to lounge around on poofs close to the floor. There’s a DJ/performance area with plenty of room to dance. And there’s quiet, marina-side terrace for momentarily escaping the action.
For dinner, Sá Pessoa has created a menu exclusively for WISH. A few features of this WISHLIST includes:
■ Chilled strawberry gazpacho with marinated tomato and mint
■ Sauteéd prawns with fresh coriander, garlic and chili with mesclun lettuce
■ Mango and avocado salad with prawns and wasabi and yogurt dressing
■ Greek style salad with marinated feta cheese, mixed leaves, cucumber, black olives and balsamic oregano dressing
■ Fish and seafood cataplana, perfumed with coriander and ginger
■ Grilled tuna loin steak with niçoise salad, quail egg and tapenade sauce
■ Grilled beef fillet with watercress salad, fat chips and classic béarnaise sauce
■ Pineapple carpaccio with mint syrup and coconut sorbet
WISH also has a yummy sushi menu called WISHUSHI. And to keep the chocoholics happy, they serve the Best Chocolate Cake in the World. Arriving late? Wish’s After Hours Menu offers a cheese board, club sandwich, bacon hamburgers and cheese burgers.
For more information, visit WISH Albufeira Facebook Page.
Rancho da Orada
Várzeas da Ourada
Phone: +351 939 997 205
Hours: Monday to Sunday – 19:00 to 04:00