Quinta do Lago is excited to announce the opening of Gigi’s Bar, located right by the beach and next to the iconic hotspot Gigi’s Restaurant on the edge of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. This is Quinta do Lago’s 14th F&B offering, opening during the resort’s 50th anniversary and following significant culinary investments. The bar offers breathtaking views, Ria Formosa-inspired cocktails and light-bites created from ingredients sourced in the local area. The launch of Gigi’s Bar is complemented by the reopening Gigi’s Restaurant, a privately owned and much loved favourite of Quinta guests – which has recently completed a significant renovation., Gigi’s Bar
New Opening – Gigi’s Bar
Accessible via the resort’s boardwalk bridge and complete with panoramic terrace overlooking the beach, Gigi’s Bar has been perfectly designed for visitors to bask in the late afternoon sun, a spot to take in the best of the surroundings and connect with nature in a laid-back, convivial setting. Gigi’s Bar is dedicated to creating a space in which guests can come together and feel revived by the surrounding nature sanctuary that is the Ria Formosa Natural Park. It aims to inspire and celebrate the local area, providing a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere until dusk settles.
With appreciation of the natural environment at its core, Gigi’s Bar’s signature ‘Cube’ cocktail menu is inspired by the fascinating wildlife of the Ria Formosa. Devised by the bar’s expert mixologists, the list includes the Flamingo, a refreshing blend of Froggy B Vodka, Aperol, Peach and Prosseco, or non-alcoholic choices such as the Greenfinch, with Green Tea, Kiwi, Rosemary, Ginger, Lemon. The selection of sharing platters give guests a taste of the local area – largely sourced within the environs of the nature reserve.
Gigi Restaurant Renovation
A much-loved favourite to guests of Quinta do Lago for over 35 years, the famed Gigi’s Restaurant has undergone a significant renovation completed in summer 2022, that includes, in addition to Gigi’s bar, more accessible features for those with reduced mobility. Led by local architects Essência Criativa, Gigi Restaurant maintains its original character and relaxed charm that has brought back visitors year after year, as well as its renowned menu of fish and seafood, whilst also now feature a larger terrace and stronger sustainable credentials.
Recent F&B Investments at Quinta do Lago Resort
The renovation of Gigi Restaurant forms part of a significant F&B investment programme which is currently taking place across all of Quinta do Lago resort – elevating and diversifying its gourmet offering. These investments include a brand new restaurant, UMAMI, which opened in May 2021. UMAMI is the resort’s first restaurant to offer an Asian-fusion style cuisine and is situated within the private resident’s club of the RESERVA development, nestled beside the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Similarly, in 2020 Quinta do Lago completed the £1.25M renovation of Casa do Lago, a seafood restaurant situated lakeside and now offering a brand new menu, and refreshed and nautical feel.
For further information on Gigi Restaurant, please visit https://www.quintadolago.com/en/restaurants/gigis/. For any more information please visit The Quinta do Lago website (www.quintadolago.com) or contact on +351 304 502 129.
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