O Paparico really earned its five stars in its Time Out review. It treats Portuguese cuisine as it should, employing seasonal produce so creatively that the only way to make sense of it is in a tasting menu. The experience is organised into five moments, comprising – get your belly ready – more than ten different plates. Such as? Lobster rissole with fish roe, Setúbal-style red mullet or veal with quince. Save room for the creative-yet-traditional desserts.
Time Out tips:
– O Paparico has 1,200 bottles in its wine cellar (yes, you read that right).
– Two under-30s run the kitchen: William Blake and pastry chef Fábio Quiraz.
– Not only is the food typically Portuguese, its stone walls and fireplace are too.