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O Pescador

Restaurants Petersham
3 out of 5 stars

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3 out of 5 stars

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As you might have gathered from the name, this Portugese restaurant has a focus on things with fins, gills and tentacles. The service isn't what you'd call light speed so don't go if you're in a hurry and don't expect to be served right away. If you simply can't make it without a drink in hand, there's a bottle-o across the road that has a large selection of Portuguese wine and beer.

To keep with the tone of the restaurant (sea shanty chic), order the prawns a la plancha – simply grilled and dressed in olive oil, parsley and lemon, they’re big, sweet suckers that you peel at the table. Try the chourico (spiced sausage), too. The Portuguese version of chorizo, it’s grilled and served with pickles. By far the highlight of the evening is the pork alentejana. Little chunks of potato are tossed with pipis and pieces of pork - the pipis enrich the sauce and the pork takes on a briny quality, while the potatoes provide a little respite from all that richness. Or try the salt cod, cooked on clay and served wearing a crown of potato crisps.
Dessert-wise, you’ve got caramel flan and Portuguese tarts, but there’s also molotoff, the Portuguese version of meringue.



Address: 102 New Canterbury Rd
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