News

Sr. Manuel: the seafood bar on Rua Amarela has a new menu (and a new face)

Don't miss the seafood tagliatelle, the lobster hot dogs or the Peniche squid on the griddle, among other specialities.

Written by
Ricardo Farinha
Sr. Manuel
Francisco Romão PereiraTagliatelle de mariscos com molho de zaferano e champanhe
Advertising

It was in early 2023 that Cascais' yellow street (specifically Afonso Sanches Street) gained a seafood bar named Sr. Manuel, in homage to the typical Portuguese grocery store that once occupied that space. Nearly a year and a half later, this modern brewery has a new look and a new menu — gradually introduced over the past few weeks, also designed by the renowned chef Miguel Laffan, already distinguished with a Michelin star.

Sr. Manuel
Francisco Romão Pereira

The foundation remains the same — seafood and brewery dishes with sophistication — but there are new flavors and textures to savor at the table. Such as the crunchy breaded shrimp in panko with basil mayonnaise (12€), spinach and ricotta croquettes (8€, for three units), braised veal croquettes (5€, for three units) or the impressive lobster hot dogs (22€).

Sr. Manuel
Francisco Romão PereiraOs camarões panados em panko com maionese de manjericão

The big news in the main course league includes grilled Peniche squid with olive oil, garlic, and coriander (26€); seafood tagliatelle with saffron and champagne sauce (24€); and the homage to Cascais fish and seafood stew (18€), an enhanced and minimalist version of a Portuguese classic.

Sr. Manuel
Francisco Romão PereiraOs cachorros de lagosta

It's worth accompanying your meal with some of the many signature cocktails coming from the bar to the dining area. Try the Orient Express (8€), made with basil syrup, lime juice, lychee liqueur and gin; the Red Mule (10€), prepared with lime juice, sugar syrup, red fruits, vodka, ginger beer and ginger foam; or a Rosemary Negroni (10€), featuring Campari, sweet vermouth, gin, rosemary foam and citrus.

Sr. Manuel
Francisco Romão PereiraO Negroni Alecrim e o Red Mule

Finish your meal with the strawberry soup, fresh red berries, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream (6€); the banana banoffee pie (6€); or indulge in the upcoming hazelnut delight that is about to join the menu.

Sr. Manuel
Francisco Romão PereiraA tarte banoffee

Honey, I've changed the house

The space is now brighter - with a large skylight above a round table, featuring an orange-toned lamp that evokes the seafood, the restaurant's DNA. And right next to it, almost seamlessly, is the terrace, overlooking the yellow-painted street and under the increasingly present sunshine this time of year.

Sr. Manuel
Francisco Romão Pereira

The other room, where the bar is located, is more secluded, with darker tones, for those who prefer to enjoy Sr. Manuel in a more nocturnal atmosphere, right next to the counter where the cocktails are served. Several of the partners in this project are the same as those from the neighboring Malacopa, a Mexican restaurant, and Residente, dedicated to healthy food and brunch. The opening of a new concept may be coming soon.

Rua Afonso Sanches, 40, Cascais. 962 733 751. Sun-Tue and Thu 12.00-00.00; Wed 18.00-00.00; Fri and Sat 12.00-02.00

+ What's new in Cascais

You may also like
You may also like
Advertising