Upon opening his “Cantinho” in 2011, which he described as a restaurant for his friends, José Avillez took a step back from haute cuisine. Here he proved that a chef can also shine by preparing simple fare such as fried “peixinhos da horta” vegetables, “barrosã” beef burgers or Portobello mushroom risotto. Naturally he also ventured into more original dishes, such as Algarve prawns with Thai flavours or scallops with Aljezur sweet potatoes. That mix conquered Lisbon, paving the way for what came next: five successful restaurants in the Chiado.
Tip Out times:
– Never forget this is the birthplace of the Halzenut³.
– The old Professor-style eggs, a Belcanto staple, are now only served at Cantinho.
– The MX-LX steak sandwich is one of Lisbon's most interesting DIY dishes.
|Venue name:||Cantinho do Avillez||Contact:|
Rua dos Duques de Bragança, 7
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 12.30pm-3pm & 7pm-midnight; Sat-Sun 12.30pm-midnight|
|Transport:||Metro Baixa-Chiado. Bus 28E, 758, 790|
|Price:||Up to €40|