the heart of the business district, Bocca is the sort of bright and buzzy lunch
spot by day where suits go to switch off and have lunch rather than do lunch. By night,
it’s a hip little hub of young couples and the odd party table. The young chef,
Alexandre Silva (who’s CV boasts Lisbon’s top eateries such as Tivoli, Lisboa
Plaza and Bica do Sapato) serves up a menu that provides an inventive and
playful take on classic southern European produce. Highlights include tempura of triggerfish fillets with creamy rice and
cockles, and a
fresh risotto layered with crayfish ceviche.
design is modern and desperately chic: white walls and white-linen-spread
tables are offset by sleek black and lime-green chairs. The minimalist décor
deliberately focuses in on a window to the kitchen, forcing diners attention on
to the theatre of the kitchen, often at the expense of fellow diners. Informal
diners can head for the tapas-themed gastrobar downstairs, where sushi and
snack-sized dishes such as tuna maki, and rocket and mizuna bisque are served.
- Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 87,
- +21 380-83-83
- Opening Times
- Open: 12.30-2.30pm and 8-11pm (12 Fri & Sat). Closed Sundays.