Suba: The Restaurant With The Best View In Lisbon ♦ We would mind (AT ALL) living in the new Verride Palácio Santa Catarina and the same can be said of the hotel’s rooftop restaurant (one of the best views of Tejo you’ll find). It’s called Suba and in addition to the many creative dishes on the menu, it has a view over the Tagus that not many restaurants can give us. Search no more, Secrets From Portugal will tell you all you need to know.
You must climb to the top floor of the Verride Palácio Santa Catarina hotel to taste the creations of chef Fábio Alves, a year ago at Suba. Here, Portuguese cuisine is a star and bathed by the Tagus.
Going up to the top floor of the Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina hotel would be worth it for the breathtaking view of the city from its viewpoint at 85 meters above the Tagus. However, for a year now, the Suba restaurant has redoubled reasons to visit: the creations of chef Fábio Alves, of contemporary Portuguese cuisine, to be sampled à la carte, on tasting menus or on an executive menu for lunch.
The Tagus or, Tejo as its called in Portugal, is never lost sight of, regardless of the table that suits us in Suba. It is, in fact, the first element to draw praise in conversation, it is so luminous, calm and blue that it runs down there. After the vision, there is the stimulus of taste (and touch) with crunchy corn and rice to eat by hand, butter of garlic and rosemary and a salmon mousse to spread on different pieces of bread.
The smell, in turn, is stimulated by opening a box with smoke from French oak particles. Inside comes a spoon of cured and smoked ham, with foie gras and raspberry gel. All right to start one of the tasting menus. Fábio Alves starts the experiment with a shredded arouquesa veal, with egg yolk and a northern mourille mushroom broth; followed by a fish soup inspired by the stews of Sesimbra (where he worked at the Hotel Sana), with sea bass and shrimp cooked in sea water.