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 after a day well spent in the surf and/or the yoga studio.
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
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.)