Ocean team.


Dedicated to creating incredible food and curating unique experiences, our team welcome you to embarking on a new age of discovery.


Meet our Team

Ocean restaurant team.
Our crew
Travelling the oceans together

We share a passion to discover and learn from our journey into different aspects of our gastronomic history, looking at them with a new perspective.

Ocean restaurant team.
Hans Neuner
Executive Chef

Originally from Austria, Hans Neuner arrived in the Algarve in 2007 searching for a new inspiration. The incredible story of Portuguese cuisine provided him with a new gastronomic passion, immersing himself in a time travel in faraway places.

The flavours and ingredients he found here led him on a journey throughout the different regions of Portugal’s age of discovery, experiencing the eclectic and diverse influences that make up a vibrant food heritage.

By looking at these travels with a fresh perspective, Hans captures the essence of each journey into a menu that guides guests into an engaging tour of history, earning the restaurant its first Michelin star in 2009 and its second only two years later in 2011.

Chef Hans Neuner
Ocean's Restaurant Manager: Nelson Marreiros.
Nelson Marreiros
Restaurant Manager
Ocean's Head Sommelier: Ricardo Rodrigues
Ricardo Rodrigues
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When we look to the ocean, we see a vibrant world of colour and shape. Following its tides we open ourselves to a world of senses and flavours.


  • Macau
    Streets of Macao
    For the past five years, Hans and the Ocean team have visited a different part of the world explored during Portugal’s Age of Discoveries. For their latest journey they travelled to Asia in search of the origins, influences, and flavours of the spice trade - and, of course, inspiration for their latest menu.
  • Ocean's Asian food journey: Macau temple
    Ocean’s Asian Food Journey
    For the past five years, Hans and the Ocean team have embarked on their own age of discovery, seeking insight into Portuguese gastronomy through a series of voyages into the past. Each trip would take them to a different part of the world explored during Portugal’s Era dos Descobrimentos.
  • Bahia Trip
    Next stop, Bahia
    After an incredible passage southwards through the Amazon, we arrived in Bahia. In doing so, we had retraced the steps of the very first to settle here.