PRADO RESTAURANTE LISBON
In the heart of Baixa you will find a green oasis called Prado Restaurante, a new restaurant with a focus on Portuguese food.
Former conserve factory
The owners of The Lisboans, well-designed apartments in Baixa, wanted to do more with ‘their block’. The space on the ground floor was still available and what used to be a conserve factory in the 19th century, has been turned around in the hottest restaurants of the moment in Lisbon. Prado opened the doors in December and locals and tourists with a thing for design, good food and an eye for spotting places that are a bit off-the-touristic radar (although it’s in the heart of Baixa) already love the place.
They worked together with Ark Studio, a Portuguese architect studio, to create a spacious restaurant with a lot of hanging plants, uncountable J77’s chairs by Hay and some references to the past of the building. They’ve created a farm-to-table restaurant in order to serve the guests the best Portugal has to offer. From the napkins made by a studio in the North of Portugal to the food coming from local farms.
On their menu they share their philosophy stating that the dishes are inspired and made with national, seasonal and fresh ingredients and if it’s not in season, it’s not on their table. I’ve been to Prado in April 2018 so I’m not sure my choice is still on the menu, but both the starter (chilled butternut soup with homemade’s goat’s cheese) and my main course (Silarcas with chicken broth) and a dessert (acorn ice cream with pearl barley, pulse and caramel) were delicious. The idea is to share the dishes with your friends, but as I was on my own I’ve fitted it more into a menu, but the best thing to do is to just order 2 dishes per person and share it with the whole table.
The location is superb. You’re close to all the famous places in Baixa, but Prado is located in a slightly quiet street next door to The Lisboans. So you can’t miss it when you’re staying at one of their apartments, but even if you don’t stay there, you will definitely need to try it out for yourself – for lunch or dinner. Divertir-se!
Check out: www.pradorestaurante.com