You will certainly know Restaurante Jompra when you see it. The grand sweeping staircase and huge oversized plate adorning the front of the restaurant make it unmissable. The interior has a rural countryside feel despite being close to the coast and major resorts. Dark wooden doors and light coloured curtains framed the terrace and local artists’ works are hung around the walls. Alternatively you can sit on a large terrace outside during those warm summer evenings, which in the Algarve is almost all of them.
As for the food, at Restaurante Jompra you will experience Indian cuisine and be instantly transported thousands of miles by the exotic flavours and aromas. The waiting staff are trained to the highest standards being attentive when they needed to be but never once disturbing your enjoyment of the meal. A simple head nod or raise of the eyebrows and they will be on hand to help with any questions we might have had about the food choices available.
And what a choice. There are seven starters to choose from, mains are made up of six fish dishes, seven meat choices and three vegetarian options as well as a good selection on the children`s menu. The food portions are perfectly balanced and magnificently presented and once conquered there’s a choice of eight dessert delights to finish you off.
Restaurante Jompra has a full list of local and international beers, wines and spirits on offer and unless you do something to really offend the house you will end up with passion fruit vodka shots or a cheeky port on the house to round off the meal. This really is the restaurant to go to in the local area for fine dining at very reasonable prices although we have found it essential to book beforehand especially in peak season.