Established 80 years ago by a German/ Galician duo, it was initially a brewery serving German fare. Thirty years later, a new management remodelled the venue into the look it still has today. Shellfish remained on the menu, but with a Portuguese touch. Many dishes come and go from the menu, but some are mainstays: fisherman's rice, Gambrinus-style “cataplana” fish pan, partridge pie (Mondays), lobster pie (Wednesdays) or kidneys au Madeira wine. And then there's the croquettes, the sirloin steak sandwiches and the roast beef and tartar sandwiches parading on the counter.
Time Out tips:
– The most ancient recipe in the house is the sauerkraut eisbein, served on Thursdays.
– To get the full experience, have a vacuum-brewed cup of coffee after your meal.
– The upper floor holds offices, the wine collection, the kitchen and the laundry room.
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 23
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun noon-1.30am|
|Price:||Up to €40|