The Portuguese capital’s food scene is one of the most exciting in Europe right now, offering a mix of innovative and traditional cuisine at restaurants overseen by acclaimed chefs
Acclaimed 26-year-old chef António Galapito returned from London (where he worked with Nuno Mendes) to open Prado in November 2017. An abandoned fish factory was converted into this stylish, high-ceilinged restaurant, with Roman ruins on display – discovered the during renovation. Prado means meadow and Galapito’s mission is to celebrate local, seasonal produce, with small plates accompanied by organic and biodynamic wines. The menu offers a modern take on the traditional: dishes such as cockles, spinach, coriander and fried bread (€5.50) and Iberico pork tenderloin with quince and chocolate peppers (€10) are pretty as a picture and delicious. Don’t skip dessert, the sweet potato with smoked milk ice-cream and honey (€5) is fantastic.
• Travessa das Pedras Negras 2, Baixa, +351 210 534 649, pradorestaurante.com, closed Mondays and Tuesdays