The Mix

Address: Farol Design Hotel, Av. Rei Humberto II De Itália, Cascais, Portugal
Telephone: 0214 823 490

- Expensive

4.7

Super-trendy seaside dining.

This bold black-wood and marble restaurant stands atop of austere ash-black granite rocks, over which gusty wisps of Atlantic sea spray over outdoor diners. The Mix is for those who like their restaurants to be style-led, statement-making slick and achingly hip.

Food and drink
4.4
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Food and drink
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Ambience
5
90%
Location
5
90%

Food and drink

The food – which does appear to be an after-thought to most of the stick-thin, body-beautiful diners – is best described as Eurasian fusion. Presentation is a major focus with the dishes packing big flavours in the forms of spicy salads, seafood pastas and hearty meat dishes.

Recommended dishes

I do like the duck doubled with pistachio, pumpkin and ginger, which is nice mix of crispy sweet meat and tangy vegetables.

Ambience

This summer there was a lot of rubbernecking, Carrera shades and toned torsos outside on the poolside tables. By night, local DJ, Lyl Marta Liliana Barros spins smooth house tunes to diners. Things can get pretty wild on the weekend when parties kick off in the hotel's On The Rocks bar.

Service

Pretty seamless and polite whenever I've been.

Location

Right on the water with nothing but the ocean to look at.

Price advice

Mains are around 20-25 euros.

Tables to book

If it's warm be sure to get a poolside table outside.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Trendiness
  • Design and architecture

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