Outdoor kitchen ideas in Algarve

It’s already so warm outside in the Algarve that we can’t imagine a better weekend than inviting some friends over for a barbecue! Cooking and eating a meal outside is a lovely, good-weather activity to enjoy with your family and friends. In this sense, are you planning on building your own outdoor space? If so, in this post we will show you the most incredible outdoor kitchen ideas for you to build your own outdoor dining area and enjoy preparing the best grilling recipes with boss summer drinks this season.

🏡Since we spent some months in quarantine protecting ourselves from Covid-19, we can’t wait for this to be finally over and just enjoy the beaches and the warm sunny weather from the Algarve. We would love to celebrate Sardines festival again this summer or going to a nice restaurant. But first, one of the things we have learned from these times is to appreciate the place we call “our home”.

You know, the kitchen is no longer just a place to prepare when dinner. Today, it has become one of the leading spaces to share good times with the family and friends. When this space joins the outdoors and you get a high-quality grill, everything is even better! If you are a BBQ lover too, keep reading!

Take this incredible outdoor kitchen ideas to build the outdoor space of your dreams for your home in the Algarve!

How much does an outdoor kitchen in the Algarve cost?

Designing and budgeting for an outdoor kitchen may be a tedious process with a lot of features and options to consider. When planning for a kitchen, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly how much it will cost you. The price will depend on the materials you select, the size and all the appliances to go with it. Also, the cost will vary based on how extravagant and luxurious you want it to be.

There are a lot of o variables and options available for you. As well as extras and smaller details. You may end up on the low end of the average range, or the high end.

On the low end, you might not have everything an outdoor kitchen can acquire, and your grill may be a less expensive option. On the high end, you will have counter space, refrigeration, sinks, furnitures and perhaps even coverage for your space.

outdoor kitchen ideas in Algarve
Having an outdoor space is worth not only for BBQ parties but for family nights and Champions League matches!

If the idea of adding an outdoor kitchen to your own home seems financially intimidating, you’re not alone in your thinking. Take notice it can be expensive to build it.

We could say an average for an outdoor kitchen will range between €3,000 and €20,000. Bear in mind that your budget should allow for shortcuts and less expensive options if needed.

How elaborate should an outdoor kitchen be? 

That depends on what you and your family need. If you barbecue only once a week or so, a grill and a storage cabinet should do it. On the other hand, if you love to eat outside as much as you can, you might need the grill, storage space, a table for dining, outdoor refrigeration and a sink. Keep reading to find outdoor kitchen ideas if you want to build yours in the Algarve.

Also, remember that the décor is up to you. The only detail you should have in mind is that the durability should be top of mind. So we advise choosing among durable and weather-resistant materials like tiles, steel, stone and so on.

Remember it’s better to place the dining zone under a roof to avoid excessive sunlight or, on the contrary, rain.

Your outdoor kitchen in the Algarve might be a satisfying project for you to design and build. However, it is also important that you choose from the beginning if you want a built-in outdoor kitchen or a portable gas grill, to move it with you or store it during winter.

Are outdoor kitchens worth the investment?

Of course! An outdoor kitchen can be a great addition to your home. These kitchens offer an opportunity to try out new and fun design ideas. The best outdoor kitchens are fully functional but also very original with innovative and luxurious designs

Regardless of the outdoor kitchen cost, it is well worth the investment. In this sense, experts believe that an outdoor kitchen significantly increases the value of a home. This trend is on the rise and it seems is not going away anytime soon, especially during these times.

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By investing in an outdoor space, you’ll put your home in line with the latest in kitchen remodels. This way you also position yourself favourably in a fickle real estate market and improve the resale value of your house in the Algarve.

More significantly, when you invest in an outdoor kitchen, you create an opportunity to spend more time outdoors with all the benefits for health that accompany it. You are literally building a new room, only that’s outdoors, but still, a fully functional space to cook, eat, play, sunbathe, and relax in your home in sunny Algarve. Why run in and out of the house when you can move everything you need outdoors?

Looking for a built-in outdoor kitchen and more products for your outdoor dining space? Contact us and enlist us in the process of building the kitchen of your dreams.

What should an outdoor kitchen have?

The grill is the centrepiece of the outdoor kitchen and should command most of your time and attention

The grill is so important that there are options for grills designed specifically for built-in outdoor kitchens. You have the option of charcoal, electric and gas grills. The choice is up to you, and your preferred cooking method.

In this sense, all outdoor kitchen should be based around a kitchen triangle formed by the grill, a refrigerator, and a sink. These major parts should all be close together, in a triangle where no side is more than 10 feet

Get some outdoor kitchen ideas and tips below:

  • There should be no obstruction in the middle like cabinets or kitchen islands.
  • It’s important to keep a safe distance between the BBQ and your house.
  • If your grill is too far away from the prep station, you run the risk of burning your steaks while you race inside to get more BBQ sauce. Make sure you have everything you need to grill next to you.
  • Install your kitchen close to external areas such as the pool, the garden or the yard.
  • Smoke blows downwind so be considerate and place your BBQ accordingly.
  • Consider your BBQ proximity to windows, doors, balconies and neighbours. Make sure that smoke isn’t being blown on the chef, your guests or any passers-by.
  • Choose furniture that is easy to clean and does not spoil with sunlight.

Don’t forget about refrigeration

A fridge is a great addition to any outdoor kitchen. A conveniently located outdoor fridge helps in reducing the need to go inside. It also keeps your delicious beers and other beverages cold while grilling on a hot summer day.

Outdoor fridge in Algarve
Having an outdoor fridge will keep your beers cold for you to refresh from the sun and the BBQ heat.

In this sense, we provide a complete solution for outdoor kitchen builders at the greatest quality from the best brands in the market with the answer to all your outdoor cold storage needs. Our top-quality outdoor fridges range from €595 to €4,000.

Add some shade to your BBQ area in your backyard or terrace

The Algarve is mostly known for its sunny weather. This region is ideal for summer cookouts and BBQ parties while the sun is shining. Although in Algarve we enjoy the warm weather almost all year long, barbecues are associated with the summer season.

awnings and shades for bbq area in algarve
One of the top-quality awnings we regularly install in our client’s homes.

Therefore, when building your outdoor kitchen in Algarve, remember that no one wants to stand beside a flaming hot grill when it’s more than thirty degrees outside, so consider placing your BBQ in the shade.

Try and place your BBQ in a position where natural shade from trees covers it for most of the day. They ventilate quickly, but be mindful of low hanging branches, as they can be a fire hazard.

Moreover, you could consider adding a shelter to the area. Perfect for keeping your food, chef and guests protected no matter the weather. At BBQ’s Algarve, we supply high-quality awnings & patio heaters that will protect you from sun rays and colder winter days.

10 Outdoor kitchen design ideas for planning your outdoor area in Algarve

Fancy outdoor Kitchen in Algarve

A welcoming outdoor area with a Beefeater grill area of bricks, yellow walls, a sink, wooden cabinets, some cooking space plus a dining zone with wicker furniture.

BBQ area in the garden in Algarve

Built-in outdoor kitchen up in the terrace. You could grill Portuguese-style sardines while watching your kids playing and swimming in the pool. We created this one for a client in Almancil.

outdoor kitchen ideas in Vilamoura, Algarve

A traditional grill zone on the terrace to take advantage of the sun and the stunning views of the beaches in Algarve.

chic contemporary BBQ area and outdoor kitchen in Algarve

A chic contemporary BBQ area of concrete, with a BeefEater grill, a sink and a cooking zone, a dining area and black rattan chairs. Take a look at those views!

Built-in grill with pizza oven

Another contemporary outdoor barbecue area of dark concrete, with a built-in grill and a pizza oven. We enjoyed building this area in Rua Mondego, in Quinta do Lago.

Traditional BBQ area with grill zone

A welcoming outdoor bbq area of granite, with a large mid-size grill and traditional tiles.

Minimalist outdoor kitchen in Algarve

A stylish modern kitchen of stone with metal cabinets, two grills and a sink. This area belongs to one of our happy customers in Tunes, Algarve. This is one of our favourite outdoor kitchens ideas in Algarve.

minimalist outdoor kitchen ideas in Algarve

A simple and comfortable outdoor BBQ zone with a grill, black countertops, and rattan stools built in Quinta do Lago.

minimalist BBQ area in Algarve

An elegant outdoor bbq area with a cooking countertop, a grill, a sink and the Beefeater single door outdoor fridge.

Outdoor kitchen in the garden

A minimalist outdoor kitchen with a grill, metal cabinets, plus an additional eating space. We built this space for a customer’s outdoor area in Cascais, Portugal.

Proper maintenance of your outdoor kitchen

When planning and designing your outdoor kitchen, you also need to think about cleaning and maintenance as a top priority. Bear in mind that an outdoor kitchen is exposed to the elements. In this sense, by always keeping your kitchen clean you will avoid insects, rodents and wild animals invade your area when you aren’t around. 

Most of the materials used in outdoor kitchens are easily cleaned with water, soap, a scrubbing brush or a stainless bristles brush.

Even if you don’t use it often, appliances and surfaces will need to be covered and maintained because they are outdoors. Cracks and breaks in the flooring, countertops and appliances can lead to further expenses. Regularly inspect every element of your outdoor kitchen and its features before they become an expensive replacement. Learn how to properly clean your grill here.


Outdoor kitchens can be installed easily in any garden or roof terrace without the need for planning permission in Algarve.

If you are on a budget, get creative and pack yours with ice-cold drinks refrigerators and beer or wine pumps. Build it with granite work surfaces, stainless steel sinks and elbow-height counters for guests to admire the maestro as he or she grills the most delicious meat.

BBQ’s Algarve has supplied many Sunstone Outdoor Kitchens in the Algarve and the rest of Portugal. Each one made bespoke to the client’s own preference. Moreover, we stock BeefEater grills, Napoleon, Broil King and so much more best-quality barbecues.

We offer a wide range of high-quality barbecue accessories and tools to help you make the most of your purchase. If you want to get serious about your outdoor entertaining, contact us and we will make sure you have an outdoor area you won’t want to leave.

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