Food & Drink
We love to eat. And to drink. We do it all the time.
The defining moments of many people’s stay at Soul & Surf over the years have been the communal, post-surf meals in our gardens. These late, leisurely, long breakfasts, lunches and dinners tend to be the time when things are organised, like-minded people are met, plans are made and friendships blossom.
Of course, then Covid-19 came along this year and made shared mealtimes a thing of the past.
The good news is, as we have so much outside space, we have been able to refresh our set-up so that we can still share food together, albeit with a few changes to the process. This means you won’t be able to help yourself any more, we’re afraid, as meals will need to be individually plated – but don’t worry, there will still be plenty of opportunity for second helpings! We’ll also be asking groups to space out a little more than usual along our large outdoor dining table – but it’s plenty big enough for everyone still to fit.
If you’re feeling nervous about being too close to your new holiday friends, we’ll be able to set up a table outside your room for a romantic meal for one or two.
As for what’s on the menu, we’ll still be serving up what we like to call Sunshine Food. You can expect a menu of nourishing, hearty meals made up of amazing local Portuguese produce, designed to feed your souls and restore you for a day in the water or exploring the Algarve’s beautiful scenery.
So if you’re expecting juice fasts and #cleaneating, that’s not what you’re in for. Instead, you’ll find just the right amount of naughty indulgence and restorative goodness. That’s the kind of balance we’re after – and probably just what we all need right now.
How food works
If you are staying with us for bed & breakfast this winter, we’ll set you up for the day with our nourishing Sunshine Soul breakfast, and you‘ll be able to help yourself with tea and coffee whenever you fancy it. We’ll keep the fruit bowl stocked for you – plus winter is the season for the orange groves, so help yourself to fruit straight from the trees.
Or if you have chosen a long term, self catered stay on our Sleep. Work. Surf package, the kitchen is available for you to store and prepare your own meals as you like.
We start the day with a surfers breakfast of tea, coffee, toast and bananas before flying out the door at 7.30am. Fear not, you’ll also get a takeaway brunch of a savoury muffin and a home-made energy bar to keep you going.
The non-surfers can take a little more time eating and drinking all the above (plus fruit & yoghurt) at a pace of their choosing.
We have a set menu for each lunch and dinner that we’ve lovingly curated using local, seasonal ingredients. These dishes will change depending on the time of year, and can be eaten at a more leisurely pace than breakfast (unless you are the GM, Adam, whose eating speed would impress a hungry wolf pack.)