This, the second restaurant from star chef José Avillez is round the corner from Belcanto. It's an informal affair, with casually dressed staff, quirky decoration and less elaborate dishes than at his flagship. Though it's not exactly cheap, you're pretty much guaranteed an enjoyable meal. There are tasty starters such as peixinhos da horta (deep-fried green beans, here with lemon salt and tartare sauce), farinheira (floury garlic sausage with a coriander cornbread crust), and foie gras terrine with figs and balsamic vinegar. If you're short of time or on a budget, there are also three versions of the classic prego (steak sandwich). And there are mains ranging from seared scallops with tomato, asparagus and sweet potato, to lamb tagine and other hearty dishes. The desserts are inventive and delicious.
|Venue name:||Cantinho Do Avillez||Contact:|
R dos Duques de Bragança, 7
|Opening hours:||12.30-3pm, 7.30pm-midnight Mon-Fri; 12.30-3pm Sat|
|Transport:||Metro Baixa-Chiado. Bus 28E, 758, 790|
|Price:||Main courses €8.75-€39.50|