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Partnering with MJMK Restaurants, ex-Maos chef-patron Nuno Mendes returned to the London restaurant scene in Spring 2022. Set over three floors, the restaurant aims to embody "the very spirit of Lisbon, in an informal yet informative dining space".

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Summary

£78
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Portuguese cooking at its addictive best” has delivered “yet another hit for Nuno Mendes” (in partnership with MJMK Restaurants) at this “really enjoyable” three-floor yearling in Fitzrovia, where “distinctive”, “top-quality” dishes are “made from the best produce”; (“it already feels like a fixture on the dining scene – the sort of place you want to go to again and again, and to tell people about”). Fans also celebrate the “cool vibes” of its “buzzy (if slightly boomy)” café-style setting, although the interior can also seem “cramped” and not everyone’s wild about the music (“I complained to Nuno, but he likes it loud!”). Success has also brought concern about “hype”, or that “some prices risk becoming a joke”“it tasted good, but the price stuck in the throat”. Top Menu Tip – “love the pork fat dessert”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Nuno Mendes, London’s most creative and friendly chef is back!” – partnering with MJMK Restaurants (who run Casa do Frango and Kol) – at this three-floor Fitzrovian in the thick of Charlotte Street, which “is set up for quick counter dining on the ground floor or longer meals upstairs”. As usual, “his take on Portuguese food is outstanding”, delivering “distinctive and gutsy flavours” with “flair”. “The bill soon adds up”, though, to the extent that one or two reporters find it “expensive and hyped”. But the main complaint? – “the upstairs room can be painfully noisy”. Top Menu Tip – ‘abade de priscos’ – the ’signature’ custard pie pudding incorporating bacon.

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30 Charlotte Street, London, WC1B 4AF

Lisboeta Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Lisboeta Restaurant in WC1B, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lisboeta restaurant.
Matthew C
on the money in almost every sense...
Reviewed 5 months, 28 days ago

"on the money in almost every sense"

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Gavin E
Some great dishes with unusual (at least fo...
Reviewed 11 months, 19 days ago

"Some great dishes with unusual (at least for me) combinations. The cuttlefish with pig’s trotter sauce a standout. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£14.00 £27.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
30 Charlotte Street, London, WC1B 4AF
Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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