From one of the most renowned Portuguese chefs - comes this playful speakeasy-style venue - hidden away at the back Bairro do Avillez (“Avillez’s neighbourhood”) - a warehouse-like food court comprising several notable sit-down restaurants - all housed in a former convent in the hip Chiado neighbourhood.
Mini Bar’s retro décor and lively vibe sets the scene for a procession of sophisticated snacks and inventive small dishes arranged in five "acts", such as foie gras bonbons and tuna tartare served in a cone. Best to order the 'Ribalta' tasting menu (from €85 per person) where you can try some of the best selections - all fully explained from charming and well informed waiting staff. The theatrical gastronomic experience is best enjoyed later in the week when there is live music and entertainment.
Gastronomical fare, avant-garde dining
Golden hummus egg; “roasted chicken” with avocado cream, smoked cottage cheese, piripiri & lemon; tuna tartar temaki cone with spicy soy; grilled vegetables green curry; Mille-feuille Wellington with truffle & French fries and olive oil pudding and raspberry sorbet.