The restaurant smells of freshly grilled food, the waiters, dressed in black and white, serve fish and shellfish specialities, elderly men slurp a strong espresso at the bar…. You’d be tempted to take a walk along the beach after lunch if it was the sea you could hear outside rather than the traffic. Pictures in the rooms depict typical scenes from the Portuguese capital Lisbon, including the tram and the big suspension bridge.
The restaurant Lisboa II is run by the second generation of the proprietors, with brothers Michael and Marco proud that their restaurant has become a brand of its own. And so they transport us away on a Portuguese culinary adventure.
The renowned “Porcelet” (suckling pig) is a speciality from the centre of the country, and is one of the highlights on the Lisboa II menu. The restaurant is also famous for its bacalhau (salted cod) dishes: this traditional stock fish is served in 20 different ways. Marco is proud to recount that in 2014 alone, seven tons of it were consumed. He is also proud of their huge selection of shellfish on their menu, including mussels and giant prawns.
During the summer, you can enjoy your food on the terrace, inside there are 3 large rooms that seat 200. At the bar, you will be served “Petiscos”, or Portuguese tapas. As for the drinks, you should check out the gin- and cocktail menu! Sounds just like holidays: all one really needs is that walk on the beach we mentioned earlier …