newest and coolest restaurant, Largo, is found in a wonderfully converted old
cloisters, right by the opera house. Scoring high in the substance and style
departments, the menu is the work of Miguel Castro e Silva – one of Portugal’s
most acclaimed chefs who’s been in Porto’s “Bull & Bear” (widely considered
the country’s best restaurant) over the past few years – while the décor is the
creation of Miguel Câncio Martins, of Paris’ Buddha Bar fame. Original
open-brick dome ceiling ecclesiastically lurches over the diners, while a
30-metre fish-tank wall containing dozens of jellyfish dramatically makes up
the eye-level interiors.
to its Portuguese roots local-inspired dishes are given a slight twist while avoiding being
contrary. Highlights include roasted Iberian pork and polenta and fresh cod
marinated in port and soy sauce – ‘a tribute to black cod’ according to the
menu. All in this a good mix of the trad and the rad, offering the freshest
spot on the Lisbon dining scene.