Neither Andrew or I are vegetarians, however, we do like to sometime skip meat or fish in favour of vegetables and fruits. Vegetarian food has evolved so much the past few years that, even for meat-appreciators like us, a plant-based dish can be very exciting. So when Andrew spotted Restaurante Funky, we knew we had to try it.
Restaurante Funky is hidden in a small street of Ericeira, a charming little fishing town on the west coast of Portugal. It does look a little … well funky, from the outside, and you will find some meat and fish on the menu but vegetarian dishes are the stars of the show here.
We booked a table and when arriving wondered why as it was fairly quiet, but it eventually got VERY busy so making a reservation actually was worth it. Another great tip if you travel to Portugal but don’t speak Portuguese: you can make almost all restaurants’ bookings through the fork!
To start I went for the tempura asparagus with anchovy sauce and red cabbage. It was flavoursome and the sauce original and tasty.
Andrew had the fettuccine with salmon, cream sauce, lime and chives.
For our mains, we couldn’t resist some fish. The seafood is excellent in Portugal and being in a fishermen’s town we just couldn’t say no to it. I went for the roasted codfish with almond green crust, sweet potato and sautéed spinach. It was as delicious as it looked!
Andrew went for the curry with shrimps and jasmine rice which he gobbled in a couple of bites.
We both ended our meals with some dessert. I went for the chocolate mousse, simple and good. Andrew went for a praline and hazelnut cake which he loved.
Restaurante Funky is a great option if you are vegetarian or fancy a little meat break!