Hg2 : The Hedonist

Porco Pretto

Fans of Babe should avoid this place at all costs! Aside from one token fish dish, the menu consists solely of pork. But don’t expect bangers and mash! All dishes are made with Iberian pork – a national delicacy – delivered twice a week from the Alentejo. The flavour of this black meat is supposedly enhanced by allowing pigs to roam freely. The meat itself is simple, salted and grilled, but is served with an array of different sauces and vegetables baked in foil bundles.

Part of the tranquil Praça das Flores, the restaurant enjoys agreeable surroundings and attracts a number of business clients from the nearby design district. The interior is a mixture of wicker furnishings and brushed metal surfaces, akin to a Habitat showroom. Giant photographs of live pigs hang somewhat disconcertingly alongside cured hams. Quirky touches, such as flowerpots filled with cabbage, add a hint of humour to the room.

Rua Marcos Portugal 5, Rato.,
+ 315 21 396 4895
Opening Times
12.30-3pm, 8pm-midnight. Closed Saturday lunch and Sunday.
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