If ever Quentin Tarantino were to shoot a movie in Portugal, this late-night dining den would be top of his location list. Galeto’s brown varnished bar tops and brass-studded walls are a tribute to 1960s nostalgia, and its opening hours make this the perfect late-night Lisbon restaurant in which to refuel midway through a drunken night out, or enjoy a post-club early morning breakfast.
The menu is vast, but not for the health-conscious: even the triple-decker club sandwiches undergo a deep-fried treatment. But who can complain when the surroundings are this good? All manner of characters, from neon-clad clubbers to lonely middle-aged men in search of social absolution, perch nonchalantly on the beige leather bar stools. Glass cabinets filled with crockery and men’s moccasins complete the bizarre snapshot. Service is speedy and the air laden with possibility. The spot to contemplate your next novel.