You will never be short of somewhere to eat and drink in Lagos. The town centre has restaurants, cafés and bars down every street and in every square. All tastes are catered for;  Italian, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Mediterranean, Japanese, and of course, plenty of Portuguese restaurants tempting diners with displays of fresh fish in their chilled cabinets for you to choose. There are cafés galore with the most delicious cakes or, if you’re not to be tempted, just a coffee or cool drink. Most of the bars are open until 2am during the busier months with several open until 4 or even 6am.

The Marina also has a good selection of bars and restaurants – with the added bonus of being able to admire the boats. Our favourite bar on the marina is Amuras.

There are some good beach restaurants along Meia Praia (Lindas bar,  Bahia Beach Bar & Gaviotas)and several of them are open all year, although may not stay open as late during the’ winter’ months. There really is nothing to beat sitting at one of them, with a glass of wine, good food and a stunning view across the sweeping bay of Lagos. There is also a restaurant on the cliff top above Praia do Camilo – the view is fantastic and the food is good as well (it’s very popular with the locals which is always a good sign).

Every area of the town has local restaurants, so wherever you are staying there is likely to be a choice of eateries close to hand. For instance, we have a barbequed chicken restaurant/ take away, Fresco’s café, an Italian (Borsalino’s) and several Portuguese restaurants and café/bars all just a few minutes walk away.

The biggest ‘problem’ is going to be where to choose!