Restaurante O Grelo is a reference of the gastronomy of Monforte de Lemos (Lugo). Located in the monumental area of the city in a medieval fortress building, it has a beautiful cellar excavated in natural rock, with a constant natural temperature of 13º (degrees Celsius). It has four dining rooms of different capacities, decorated with simplicity and elegance, according to the history of the building, which gives it a cozy atmosphere. The cuisine is characterized by the commitment to Galician products, with an exquisite selection of raw materials, which focuses on traditional elaborations, with soft and light cooking. In the hunting season, the preparations of quail, duck or pheasant stand out. The winery has more than 200 references of all Spanish denominations of origin, with special attention to the wines of the Ribeira Sacra, among which Don Bernardino stands out, which is presented as the house wine.
The gastronomic offer has a significant proportion of Galician dishes including materials of certified Galician origin (Designations of Origin, Galician Protected Geographical Indications, and Galicia Calidade, Rías Baixas, or other equivalent certifications).
Monforte town possesses great characteristics of Galician History, like shows all the stunning monumental sites conserved in it. Monforte is located in the South of Lugo and has an urban area with a strong historical content, generating one of the most representative monumental complexof Galicia. We should underscore San Vicente Castle, recently converted into a Parador Hotel, the elegant neoclassical facade of San Vicente de Piñeiro Monastery, the Conde de Lemos Castle and the homage tower, from where you have one ofthe best views of the area. Other monuments are the Medieval Bridge, the Sacred Art Museum of Clarisas’ Convent and its most representative symbol: the School Our Lady of Antiga, in the herrerian-style, popularly known as “The Galician Escorial”. If you desire to know better the beautiful natural places surrounding Monforte, there is the possibility of making river routes through the Sil and Miño rivers by catamaran. ‘‘O Grelo’’ restaurant heals exquisitely its raw material selection, at which it applies a soft cooking at its point. Both recipes contain a common complement, light and traditional sauces. The menu is divided into five sections, cold starters, hot starters, fresh fish, meat and poultry.