Set on the water’s edge at the V&A Waterfront, this contemporary Portuguese restaurant has loads going for it: stunning views, light and airy interiors, and tasty Portuguese food.
Boasting 360-degree views of the harbour and Table Mountain, the uncluttered two-level interior, complete with terrazzo floors and Scandi-style chairs, was designed by Wolf Architects to maximise its harbourside location, and seats around 200 diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The belly-warming winter set menu is certainly worth a whirl if you like your food with a bit of a bite.
Two or three courses
Whether you go for the two- or three-course menu, you’ll be able to enjoy mains such as seafood cataplana (a fragrant dish of prawn, fish, calamari, chorizo and rice); Portuguese steak (prime 250g sirloin, with fried egg, spicy Portuguese sauce, and a choice of two sides) or chicken espetada (marinated, deboned chicken thighs on a skewer with pepper, baby tomatoes and onion, and a choice of two sides).
For dessert, enjoy either the Portuguese pastry (a traditional custard tart with vanilla ice cream) or the chocolate tart (with vanilla ice cream).
If you go for the three- course option, you’ll have a choice of three starters: Portuguese kale soup (with chorizo); calamari (pan-fried, sliced calamari steak and tentacles, with chorizo, roasted cherry tomatoes, black olives and rocket) or the utterly delicious chicken livers (with onion and piri-piri)