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Rua da Fonte do Cabo 54, Ericeira. From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm. Reservations: 91 939 83 70
It is said that the dog of the moment is in this restaurant in Ericeira and no, it is not the visitors’ dogs that are allowed to enter. When we talk about the best hot dogs, we are really referring to the Hot Dogs with pork chop, crab or octopus that open the menu of the restaurant that claims to be a neo bistro cuisine. The color of the sea, the space of the Ukrainian couple Tanya and Sasha who moved to Portugal in 2018 surrendered to local ingredients and has little of the country of origin. In the selection of dumplings we can find crab with apple and matcha yogurt, cod, potato and caviar and also shrimp, truffle and mousse and shrimp chips. With the same unexpected mixtures, the sandwiches range from foie gras with apple, mushrooms and shrimp bread, to tuna with chili mayonnaise. past the padron peppers marinated with pickles and shrimp bread. Once a month there are themed dinners with guest chefs.
Cascais Marina, Avenida Rei Humberto II de Itália 1, Cascais. Every day from 10 am to 8 pm. Reservations: 21 590 90 96
It opened at the beginning of March, at Quinta do Saloio, to bring the best of chef Vítor Sobral’s cuisine to the Cascais Marina. Here the trendy brunch is called the Breakfast Menu Balcão and it includes croissants, breads, scrambled eggs, fruit, yogurt, sliced cake, granola, jam, cheese and ham. Eggs? Also have. Among the possible preparations can come with sauce hollandaise and toast, smoked salmon, ham, mushrooms and truffle. For lunch or dinner, gourmet sandwiches are recommended — roast beef, with avocado and coriander cream, fried onions and arugula, or smoked salmon, cottage cheese and walnuts, lettuce and lemon jelly — or hamburgers, especially the picanha, cheddar cheese and raspberry ketchup. If you’re not into it, always exuding freshness, there’s white fish ceviche with coconut, corn and marinated onions. Natural juices and cocktails are also a staple of the house.
Rua Sacadura Cabral 385, São Pedro do Estoril. Tuesday to Thursday between 12:30 and 15:00 and between 19:30 and 22:30. Friday and Saturday between 12:30 and 15:00 and between 19:30 and 23:00. Reservations: 21 012 47 95
This new restaurant in São Pedro do Estoril could be called Yemanjá, Santa Marta La Dominara or Oxum, as Mami Wata means precisely the same: the “mother of the waters” celebrated in Africa, the Caribbean and South America. On the menu, the cultural mix is also evident in a combination that includes Italian, Japanese and even Portuguese flavors. Let the scallops with sweet potato puree, the crab shell with toasts, the beef carpaccio, the pork or tiger shrimp baos or the tuna ceviche with avocado, tiger milk, nori, crispy onion and sesame seeds say so. . There’s also hummus, a smoked eggplant dip with Greek yogurt and pomegranate served with pita bread and the house-named soup. This Mami Wata is an Asian fish and shrimp soup with enoki mushrooms, lemongrass and coconut milk.
Avenida Engenheiro Adelino Amaro da Costa, 514-A, Cascais. From Monday to Sunday – except Tuesdays – from 12:30 to 15:30 and from 19:30 to 22:30. Reservations: 21 585 44 17
The most recent snack bar in the town of Cascais specializes in snacks without ever losing sight of the traditions of national cuisine. The Pica Pau de velho is served with egg and potato straw. In the space that brings together three childhood friends, pork belly is cooked for 12 hours, bringing to the table the notion of grandmother’s pot dishes. Some of the options have a Castilian accent like the potatoes bravas, and other Japanese techniques like the octopus or vegetable tempura with horseradish mayonnaise. The menu also features puff pastry candies with brie cheese and salted caramel and Serra cheese prego. For dessert you can choose between the cheese tart with hazelnut cream and the dulce de leche mousse with peanut crumble.
Cascais Marina, 1st floor, Cascais. Every day from 3pm to 2am. Reservations: 96 323 52 00
There is a terrace with a sea view that serves both brunch and light meals, such as cheese and sausages, in the village of Cascais. “Bad decisions make better stories”, reads in the fluorescent orange neon of the booth that receives DJs every day. A house specialty, the cocktails are served from opening to closing — from 3pm to 2am. Peach on the Beach with JB Botânico and Tropical Smash with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum are good examples of the menu that also includes mojitos, caipirinhas and other variations of cachaça. There is also champagne to toast or accompany, for example, the Focaccia Queen Anne’s Revenge — with roast beef, pesto, celery, arugula and roasted cherry tomatoes or the ciapatta with ham, brie cheese, walnuts and honey. Nassau why? Because of the Bahamas, of course.
Bicas Beach, Sesimbra. Monday to Tuesday between 12:00 and 20:00 and from Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 to 22:00. Reservations: 91 308 80 97
After being consumed by the flames, Bar do Peixe left Moinho de Baixo beach behind and moved to Bicas beach, a few kilometers ahead. He is the new tenant of Cabana do Pescador and has a privileged view for the increasingly frequent paraglider apprentices in this region of Sesimbra. The food is the same and the cocktails don’t stray from the roots either. White, red or red fruits, sangria remains the attraction of the now Hangar do Peixe. From the entrance to the beach to the top of the Bicas cliff, the essence of the menu continues to be fresh fish on the grill. The shellfish still looks like it was “just caught fish”. About summer sunsets, the management promises more details soon.
Largo Vasco da Gama 1, Costa da Caparica. Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm
Facing the sea, on the ground floor of the blue villa at Pedrada Tatto Palace, the most diverse brunch in the village of Costa da Caparica is served, with juice of the day — always natural — a mini smoothie bowl of açaí, pitaya, Greek yogurt and or fruit salad, toast with scrambled eggs, bacon and avocado or, in English, toast with bakedbeans, bacon, fried egg and arugula and a waffle with topping of your choice, commonly known as nutella, peanut butter, caramel salty, dulce de leche or honey. Coffee can be classic or American. For snacks, there is also a special menu with tapioca and sweet or savory waffles. Chicken noodles with vegetables, prego in bolo do caco and avocado bruschetta with arugula, cherry tomato and fried egg are the lunch options. There are also triple chicken or salmon tacos. “For the little ones”, until the age of 12, A(mar)ia café prepared a special menu with juice, yogurt with granola and banana, buttered toast, scrambled eggs and sausages and, of course, a nutella waffle. There is no menu for animals but the doors are always open.