Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Food Chronicles | Bairro do Avillez (Lisbon)




Dubbed the King of Chiado, Chef José Avillez does not stop creating new spaces to serve his clients. The recent Bairro do Avillez  (Avillez's Neighborhood) is, in their own words, "the most atypical of Lisbon’s neighborhoods", combining different, but complementary concepts. The Bairro, housed in a  1000 square meters venue in the heart of Chiado district, presents a Mercearia (gourmet deli) where you can find some irresistible delicacies, books and some kitchen and cooking accessories, a Taberna (Tavern) where you can share Petiscos with your friends and a Páteo where seafood and fish are king. The Bairro also includes Beco, where you can taste an internationally inspired menu while you watch a cabaret show.













Have been twice at Bairro with a group of friends and both times we opted for the Taberna menu, choosing small portions and sharing the delicious food that was brought to the table. All started with bread, olives and fresh butter from Azores. The beef croquetes with mustard and pickles are to share and die for (better ask for at least two for each person!). The grilled asparagus and mushrooms salad is also a delicious option (fit for vegetarian diet). I've tried the Tuna steak sandwich and the beefsteak sandwich and they are both great, juicy and truly tasty. My friends had the piglet sandwich, the twice cooked veal and the grilled Iberian pork strips and they all loved it. For dessert I've tried the orange and vanilla custard and the Taberna's chocolate cake, both very good and not to sugary.











The restaurante is bright and colorful, with plenty of space and with a gorgeous decoration, specially in Taberna with the tile mural and all the vegetables and fish hanging from the ceiling. The staff could not be more accommodating and attentive, assisting us in the choosing of our dishes and presenting a quick and efficient service.









Bairro do Avillez
Rua Nova da Trindade, 18
1200-303, Lisbon, Portugal

OPEN EVERY DAY

Taberna and Mercearia: from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Páteo: from 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 12 p.m.






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