Lisboa Grill

Restaurants, Portuguese Streatham Hill
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Walk through an inconspicuous takeaway and enter a Lisbon taverna with frescoed walls, low ceilings and a real family vibe. Portuguese pop songs play on the TV, and a fake fireplace even flickers on the wall as an endearingly domestic touch.

Although a little pricey, king prawns ‘Lisboa style’ were impressive: they were butterflied open, which meant the sweetly spiced tomato sauce permeated the flesh and got under the shell, so each crustacean joyfully demanded sticky fingers and some inelegant sucking. Lisboa Grill is famous for its meats, serving them with thin, Portuguese-style chips, or rice that has a black pepper kick. Mild isn’t really an option; piri-piri chicken comes medium, hot or very hot (although a herby sauce is a good spice cop-out).

Drink Sabres beer to take the edge off, or try a decanter of their heavier Alentejo red with steak. Heinz ketchup and mayo on the table are a reminder that, in addition to the takeaway, there’s a café to the side. The latter was closed at the time of our visit, but usually offers most of the dishes from the restaurant, as well as pastries, cakes and generous slices of custard flan.



Venue name: Lisboa Grill
Address: 256A Brixton Hill
Opening hours: Meals served 6-10.30pm Mon-Thur; 1-11pm Fri, Sat
Transport: Tube: Brixton tube/rail or bus 45, 109, 118, 250
Price: Main courses £7-£27.50
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Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. Just remember, it's not a fast food place, so don't go expecting Nandos and you'll have a great meal. We went there early afternoon on a Saturday and it was nice and quiet.

Quite simply the only place to eat chicken. I will be heading there yet again to celebrate my birthday this year.

An institution. People who say they like chicken and then go to Nandos make me laugh! This place is the real deal.

the best thing that happen to the area. the expansion really work very well, the quality is 5 strars. need to do booking always full at the weekends