Quorum

Mediterranean in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Chef Rui Silvestre wasn't even 30 years old when his Bon Bon restaurant in Carvoeiro (Algarve) received a Michelin star in 2015 – aged 29, he set a record for the youngest Portuguese chef to ever be graced with such glory. Quorum is his first go at the chew-them-up, spit-them-out Lisbon restaurant scene.

Tacky Veuve Clicquot sponsorship and plastic greenery aside, his innovative and gorgeous dishes – ceviche with edible flowers and tapioca, unforgettable black pork with clams served alongside crunchy souffléd potato balls topped with presunto – are outstanding. Dishes are often tinted with a speckle of spice (reflecting Silvestre's Mozambican and Indian family origins) and served in striking bowls and ceramics. Innovatively, prix-fixe menus can be paired with not only wine but beer and cocktails as well (€23 to €27).


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