Ocean Restaurant (2**), located at VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa in the Algarve and led by Chef Hans Neuner since 2007 - has just been listed among the 25 best restaurants in the world according to La Liste 2020.
The fourth edition of La Liste took place in France on December 2, with the disclosure of the 1000 best restaurants in the world for 2020. Chef Hans Neuner of the Ocean restaurant (2**) at VILA VITA Parc in the Algarve has risen considerably from 96 points in 2019 to 98 points in 2020, which placed Ocean in the top 25 restaurants worldwide and equivalent to the top 4 best restaurants in the world.
La Liste offers the best global restaurant selection handpicked by discerning food critics and expert guides, spanning over 180 countries. This international guide is based on the compilation of 715 guides and millions of online reviews, offering a diverse and detailed selection of restaurants worldwide, resulting from the opinions of customers, culinary critics, journalists and expert guides. La Liste is promoted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to show the great presence of French cuisine in the world.
About Ocean Restaurant
Created twelve years ago under Kurt Gillig’s (VILA VITA Parc’s Managing Director) strategic vision - who has successfully managed to put the Algarve on the international gastronomic map over the years - Ocean offers spectacular Atlantic views and the perfect combination of sublime food, seamless service and an atmosphere of casual elegance. After a dramatic transformation, Ocean re-opened its doors in the Spring of 2016. The restaurant’s stylish renovation reflects the artistry of Chef Neuner’s food, and enhances the singular dining adventure offered. Hanging crystals from Murano line the hall, guiding diners into the restaurant, and the natural palette of colours used in the interior design, reflect the deep blue of the sea, the sky and the golden sands of the Algarve itself. Crafted wooden floors and silk carpets, custom-designed tables, chairs and banquettes and large bronze circular ceiling lamps and a feature wall of precious African corals complete the strikingly contemporary update.
The wine room, separating the dining room form the 300-year-old Chef’s Table and the kitchen, holds 560 carefully-selected vintages. The wines, carefully hand-picked and paired by award-winning sommelier Ricardo Rodrigues, come from one of the largest private collections of wines on the Iberian Peninsula.
About Chef Hans Neuner
Austrian-born Hans worked at leading hotels such as the Carlton in St. Moritz and the Dorchester in London, together with Restaurant Tristan in Mallorca, before joining the Hotel Adlon in Berlin and then the Süllberg in Hamburg. With the aim of achieving recognition in his own right, Hans came to VILA VITA Parc in Portugal as Ocean’s Executive Chef in 2007, setting the restaurant on the path to Michelin success. Ocean won its first Michelin star in November 2009, followed in November 2011 by its second star.
A sample of Ocean´s current menu can be downloaded here.