Rua Serpa Pinto, Chiado, Lisbon
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Design and architecture, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness
Expert review of Largo
Big on substance and style, this new restaurant is the creation of Lisbon's most celebrated chef, Miguel Castro e Silva of Porto’s Bull & Bear (widely considered the country’s best restaurant) and Miguel Câncio Martins of Paris’s Buddha Bar fame. The results are a spot-on mix of super-cool design, ambiance and delicious modern cuisine.
Maintaining its Portuguese roots, the local-inspired menu is given a modern look with some inspired twists. Personal highlights include the roasted Iberian pork and polenta, and the fresh cod marinated in port and soy sauce – ‘a tribute to black cod’ which might be the best plate of fish in town.
It's as achingly cool here as Lisbon can muster. An original open-brick dome ceiling looms over the diners, while a 30-metre fish-tank, containing a smack of dancing jellyfish, dramatically makes up the eye-level interiors. Appropriately, diners are smart, young and hip.
The restaurant tries hard in every way and this includes the waiting staff.
Up one of Chiado's cobbled streets, it's easily noticed.
If you get out for under 70 euros pp, you've done well, but then this isn't the kind of place you should scrimp in.
More information on Largo:
- Price guide:
- Fusion, International, Modern
- Rua Serpa Pinto, Chiado, Lisbon
- 021 347 72 25
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- 8pm–1am. Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential