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Bairro do Avillez

Bairro do Avillez is a restaurant complex in the heart of the city home to restaurants, grocery stores, and three popular restaurants each offering a different experience for hungry customers. The complex sits inside a warehouse type building in the Chiado district of Lisbon.

The Design

The brains behind the complex came from the culinary genius and MasterChef Jose Avillez. Avillez wanted the area to look like a traditional Portuguese neighbourhood, and inside you’ll find facades, verdant green plants hanging from the ceiling and industrial lamps that light up the room. The glass ceiling also adds to the ambience of being outside and creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The Restaurants

For gourmet cuisine and stellar seafood head to Pateo restaurant, make sure you reserve in advance, or you won’t get a table. For fine dining in a speakeasy environment (hello the 1920’s) then head to Beco, this bohemian restaurant has a casual dress code and you can enjoy a cabaret show as you eat. For a hearty dish head to Taberna, make sure you sample a specially treated meat dish!