Restaurant ‘Casa de Pasto’ Lisbon: tasty Portuguese culinary traditions, remarkable vintage decoration, funny bathrooms & cool Cais do Sodré riverside area
Inspired by the late 19th-century traditional Lisbon eating houses favored by the bourgeoisie, restaurant Casa de Pasto serves very tasty Portuguese dishes. Worth a visit!
Restaurant Casa de Pasto Lisbon: wonderdul vintage decoration
Cool Cais do Sodré riverside area & a former brothel
Restaurant Casa do Pasto opened in December 2013 by the hand of chief Diogo Noronha, a.o. responsible for the very successful ‘Lx Factory’ (a former industrial area surrounded by restaurants, galleries, studios, an open air market on Sundays), and the unique nearby bar ‘Pensão Amor’, a former brothel.
Restaurant Casa de Pasto Lisbon & the very sympathic waiter
Beside this imposing space there are two more dining rooms: the first is small (but beautiful), with a long, narrow table, ideal for group dinners that do not exceed ten people. For a more romantic meal is advised the room with only two small tables where stands out an antique chaise longue and corner with images of saints.
Restaurant Casa de Pasto Lisbon, area Cais do Sodré: mouthwatering dishes!
Our lunch (almoçar): delicious tuna steak (atum) and vegetables (ca. 20 euro), home made chips, costeletas de borrego (lamb, ca. 15 euro, 2 glasses of wine, water and a dessert (sobremesa): a total of around 60 euro.
This restaurant goes back in time, but mixes modern cooking methods with Portugal’s culinary traditions.
Restaurant Casa de Pasto Lisbon: dessert ‘Wild Desire’ a combination of fruits with chocolate (facebook)
Casas de Pasto (litt. houses of pasture) & Portuguese history
Lisbon people (Lisboetas) once had the curious custom of going to stroll gardens to withdraw from the city in order to enjoy some pleasures of the countryside, usually on Sundays. They organized family picnics or simply had lunch in the old Casas de Pasto, so called because initially only giving fodder to the animals while the owners were negotiating at the fair. In many of them, still retain the rings that held the animals.
A ‘Casa de Pasto’, near Amadora, close to Lisbon, late 19th century/beginning 20th century. Picture: Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa
With the time the owners of the Casas do Pasto also began to feed the animal owners and so flourished a business that came to give rise to modern restaurants.
Source: Folclore Online de Portugal
Restaurant Casa de Pasto February ’15, Lisbon: friends Erika Reusens and Luc De Leersnyder
Bordallo Pinheiro ceramic designs
One of the corner tables is next to the bookcase with traditional Portuguese Bordallo Pinheiro (1846–1905)ceramic designs, a very famous artist known for his illustration, caricatures, sculpture, considered the first Portuguese comics creator. More….
Restaurant Casa de Pasto , Rua do São Paulo 20, Cais do Sodré, Lisbon
Big plastic pig
Restaurant Casa de Pasto is located in a typical Portuguese 19th-century antique building, on the first floor, very easy to find: look for the big plastic pig hanging on the wall
Location: Rua São Paulo 20, Cais do Sodré, Lisbon. Closing time: 02:00. Reservation advised. Average price: 20.00 euro. Phone: (+351) 963 739 979. Smoking area.
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 to 15:00 and 20:00 to 23:00 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 24:00. Closed: Sunday. Facebook
Restaurant Casa de Pasto Lisbon, & one of the funny bathrooms