For an aesthetically pleasing morning, dip into Dear Breakfast (8 dear breakfast.com) for a Portuguese bica and pastéis de nata custard tart. JNCQUOI
(8 jncquoi.com) brings a new concept to the capital with a culinary treasure trove under one roof, including an oyster bar, deli, and the first outlet of Ladurée in the country. The restaurant
itself, designed by Lázaro rosa-violán, is crowned by a dinosaur skeleton. another multi-restaurant opening is Bairro do
Avillez (8 bairrodoavillez.pt), which houses Taberna, where ceramic fried eggs and chillies, by Caulino Ceramics, are suspended from the ceiling. Beyond this is the fish restaurant Páteo, Beco Cabaret
Gourmet and, above, Cantina Peruana by chef diego Muñoz. For a gourmet extravaganza try Alma (8 almalisboa.pt) in the Chiado neighbourhood, where chef henrique sá Pessoa lays the culinary soul of Portugal on a plate.
Sal (8 restaurantesal.pt), near Comporta, on a blindingly white beach, is inevitably all about fish; inland, the decorative restaurant at São Lourenço do Barrocal refashions heavy alentejan dishes into something surprisingly elegant, drawing on the hotel’s own produce, and accompanying them with the estate’s wines.