The Portuguese Restaurants You Can Count On During Your Home Stay ♦ Due to the new reinforced quarantine, we are all at home to be safe. When working from home or just keeping our family company, we all know one thing: it is important to stay active, to know what we can count on and what we can do to make time go by faster. Secrets from Portugal brings you that, which restaurants, museums and concerts can enjoy these “different” days
Savage, by Olivier
In Chef Olivier’s latest restaurant there are no queues at the door. Even because there is no door. If you want to try the chef’s new suggestions, you’ll have to use the Uber Eats app. It’s called Savage and it became available on the Uber app from January 25th. It is a virtual space with only delivery service per motorcycle.
All dishes are signed by chef Olivier. There are burritos with 400 grams, such as Porkies, with rice, pork neck, lettuce, red cabbage, pineapple and guacamole (9 €), or Shrimp Tropicalia, with breaded shrimp, watercress, cock and mango peak (9 €).
Olivia: the new burger shop in Lisbon that only delivers at home
Prego da Peixaria, Soão, Sea Me and Meat Me. Since this Sunday, March 15th, the Sea Me group has closed the restaurants it has in Lisbon, all due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Still, it’s not all bad news. In addition to maintaining delivery at Prego da Peixaria, he created a new hamburger brand, Olivia, which only works with home deliveries.
Olivia works in partnership with Uber Eats. The project will start making deliveries starting this Tuesday, March 17th. On the menu, you will find nine suggestions for beef, chicken, but also vegetarian.
Avillez Restaurants Have reinforced Take Away
On Friday, March 13, the scenario was not so complicated. Chef José Avillez announced that he was going to close some of the restaurants in Lisbon and Porto, but that a large part of them was operating with reduced hours. Since this Monday, March 16, and due to the increase in cases of Covid-19 in Portugal, everything has changed and only a few restaurants remain open in the capital.
In operation, there will only be Bairro do Avillez and also Pizzaria Lisboa, albeit with a regime of reduction to a third of the capacity. In these two spaces, it is possible to order takeaway, as well as delivery through Uber Eats.
Since Monday, March 16, Mercantina has closed its three restaurants in Lisbon. We talk about the spaces in Alvalade, Chiado and also the Bistro on Avenida da República. Everything is due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the city, and although there was no indication from the government, the brand decided to close it. But you already have alternatives.
About 80 artists, such as Ana Moura, Diogo Piçarra, António Zambujo and Branko, got together for a festival that starts on Tuesday, with individual performances transmitted online, to “sensitize the population to stay at home”, was today announced.
The festival starts on Tuesday at 17:00 with the performance of singer Bárbara Tinoco and ends on Sunday, the 22nd, with performance, at 23:00, of musician Xinobi.
Between 17:00 and 23:30, concerts are planned that cross different genres and styles of Portuguese music, from hip-hop to electronic, from fado to rock, with independent artists or connected to record labels.
Among the participants are Cristina Branco, Boss AC, Fausto Bordalo Dias, Pedro Abrunhosa, Capicua, Diogo Piçarra, David Fonseca, Ricardo Ribeiro, Samuel Úria, Chico da Tina, Noiserv, Fernando Daniel, Mafalda Veiga, Matias Damásio, DJ Ride, Cláudia Pascoal, Agir and Carolina Deslandes.