DISCOVER A WORLD OF CULINARY BLISS AT VILA JOYA
Feels like home, tastes like paradise
The freshest produce, exacting standards and mouth-watering flavours
The only thing you’ll find the same time after time at Vila Joya is the extraordinary high level of culinary standards. Unique in the world of fine dining, Chef Dieter Koschina has been presenting a new menu every day for years and was awarded two Michelin stars for the 23rd consecutive year. Whether you’re staying with us as a guest at the Vila, or simply visiting for lunch or dinner, you can be assured of one of a kind, mouth-watering sensations, inspirational flavour pairings and the freshest dishes. Plus front row seats with views of our wonderful gardens and the stunning Atlantic Ocean.
Michelin lunch, dinner or both?
It’s the story of an everlasting love affair, Dieter Koschina and the Atlantic Ocean. Our proximity to the abundant riches of the sea and Portugal’s excellent produce has provided a constant source of inspiration for Chef Koschina, ever since he set foot in Vila Joya’s kitchen 30 years ago.
His cuisine has been described as “refreshingly straightforward, yet full of flavour and of the moment”. With a focus on light and fresh dishes, he is a craftsman of flavours, aromas and the natural taste of the produce. Once he’s discovered the right balance of ingredients and flavour, he only then considers presentation, which is no less impressive.
30 YEARS OF INSPIRATION
Chef Dieter Koschina
Thirty-one years ago, Dieter Koschina came from Austria to the Algarve and laid the foundation for his mastery and Vila Joya’s fame. Earning his first Michelin star in 1995, and second in 1999, Chef Koschina and his team have defined Vila Joya as a culinary gem of the world that it is today. Together with his Executive Chef Stefan Langmann, Chef Koschina creates a new menu every day. He once jokingly named his approach “John Wayne Style” due to the fact that some of his dishes are created with such spontaneity and precision, as if they were well aimed shots from the hip of the ‘Duke’ himself. However, we think, “Peter Pan meets Einstein“ would be an equally fitting description.
Everyday Chef Koschina sets himself the challenge to start from scratch – his tools: ingenuity, curiosity, enthusiasm, unparalleled talent and the highest craftsmanship.
REQUEST A RESERVATION
Book a Michelin star lunch or dinner
This year we are opening Restaurant Vila Joya in a more intimate way. Our biggest table size in the Michelin restaurant is for 6 people. For lunch and dinner, we serve Chef Koschina’s Signature Menu, which consists of four courses. The price is 250 euro, excluding drinks. We also serve our daily changing menu – at lunch time only – for 220 euro, excluding drinks.
Please note that at dinner time we only have very few tables available for non-resident guests as our houseguests have priority access to the Michelin restaurant. For very last minute dinner reservations, call us please before 11am. Restaurant Vila Joya: +351 289 591 795
MEET THE VILA JOYA TEAM
‘Our Orchestra’ of experience and craft
A lunch that oozes style. Sit by the sparkling clear turquoise water and enjoy garden views, listen to the birdsong and the calming ocean or dream yourself away into a movie that has yet to be written.
Opening exclusively for lunch, our pool restaurant serves a choice of light fresh dishes.
Vila Joya SEA, the beach shack
Whether you prefer to relax in laid-back bohemian style or bury your feet in the fine sand of the dunes, you can meet at our beach shack for lunch, dinner or simply a sundowner.
Be warned, once seated you might not want to leave.
Ever had a Michelin menu on your own private terrace or brought to you in bed? Well, our rooms were designed with sophisticated comfort in mind. Creating an atmosphere that balances both welcoming and lavish.
So, if you prefer to enjoy quality food in your own space, we offer the Michelin menu and many other excellent dishes. Perhaps a cheese platter? Or a Viennese schnitzel à la Koschina (which you won’t find this good anywhere else) or simply celebrate another day on planet earth with a bottle of wine – or two.
Michelin Star Restaurant
Inspired gourmet cuisine. Fresh and flavourful, Chef Dieter Koschina’s daily changing four-course menu is waiting for you. Whether you’re a visitor or guest, allow yourself to be indulged under the arched arcade and above a magnificent garden on one of the Algarve’s most beautiful terraces — with the magnificent backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Please note: If you’re staying with us you have the option to book a ‘Michelin Star Half Board’ for dinner.