Solar 31 da Calcada Restaurant, Lisbon

After a busy day strolling around Lisbon and doing the marvellous street art tour, I felt a bit peckish and decided to try the grilled octopus at Solar 31 da Calcada restaurant, and boy what a great decision that was. (It should be mentioned that the area is not particularly up-market. Best not to wave bundles of cash when walking the short distance to the restaurant from A Ginjinha, a historic sweet cherry schnaps street bar near Praca Dom Pedro IV, metro station Rossio). The awesome staff immediately made me feel welcome, despite the fact that I had to talk myself into getting a table, as I didn’t have a reservation, and despite the fact that I must have had a bit of a shabby backpacker look, wearing heavy hiking boots and rain-proof gear (I had left my suitcase in a locker at the station that morning, as I was […]

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