Nuno Mendes, creative director of food and beverage and the team at Bairro Alto Hotel in Lisbon have introduced five food destinations that form part of the hotel’s wider expansion, with three recently added buildings.
Curated by Mendes, executive chef Bruno Rocha and their team, the new restaurant BAHR, gastro bar 18.68, Mezzanine, Terrace and Pastelaria, join the refurbished hotel. A native to Lisbon, Mendes showcases Portugal’s seasonal produce and goods from the city.
BAHR is a contemporary fifth-floor restaurant with an open kitchen. The BAHR Terrace is an extension of the BAHR restaurant and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for hotel guests and the general public.
Due to open in November, 18.68 is a gastro bar located in a historic building home to Portugal’s first fire station, on Largo Barão de Quintela. The cocktail list will be accompanied by a menu of raw, contemporary snacks that pair with the drinks and are designed to be shared.
On the mezzanine floor is a bar and seating area. The Mezzanine’s menu changes throughout the day and is an all-day dining destination featuring afternoon tea.
The hotel’s small Pastelaria serves Mende’s modern take on classic Portuguese pastries, with Climpson & Sons coffee to drink. The Pastelaria opens onto Rua do Alecrim, inviting the local community as well as hotel guests.
The sixth floor rooftop space is dedicated to hotel guests, giving them a view of the city and the Tagus river. Guests can order from a menu of light meals like those from BAHR’s terrace or dishes from the restaurant itself.