Countering the common local view that vegetarians must suffer for their convictions, Terra offers a meatless buffet feast. The cheaper lunchtime deal includes drink and dessert. At dinner, dishes are not overly reliant on soya and include adaptations of Portuguese classics: seitan à alentejana instead of pork, feijoada de batata doce (bean stew with sweet potato), and so on. A few are not vegan; staff will point these out. At any time, 3- to 11-year-olds
eat for little more than half price. There are some good wines, including a kosher one from northeastern Portugal, and the delicious desserts include homemade brownies, ice cream, and, in summer, melon soup. The place is cozy rather than sophisticated, but the large back garden is a plus.