It seems like this restaurant USED to be good but it literally ruined our last night in Lisbon.
We went on the weekend and it was our last day in lisbon so we definitely wanted a special meal to remember the city by...but being first timers in lisbon it's hard to know which restaurants are good or not. We walked past 560 and was taken by the unique modern design of the restaurant and on close inspection saw articles by ny times and time out lisbon so we thought this would be a sure bet.
We were greeted by a lethargic waiter who seemed almost annoyed that we were there because we were the first customers. We took a table and started with an octopus capaccio, it was OK except it was sprayed with black pepper which really covered the taste of the octopus. The wine recommended by the waiter was enjoyable and then the nightmare began.
I ordered pork cheeks with wine sauce and it arrived on my plate burnt. I had a bite and it was sour, i would initially think its the wine sauce but on second bite, it was definitely the meat and it was not eatable. the rissole thing which came with the pork cheeks was drenched in oil and had no taste and same with the scattered less than a table spoon sized pig skin "salad"...oily and no taste.
next my friend ordered cod fish with , she almost choked on the black eye pea "cous cous" because it was so dry and her fish was completely salty, fishy, over cooked, dry but drenched in oil. when she told the waiter that the fish was dry and not eatable, he suggested to bring some more olive oil...he then asked my friend if she's ever had "cod" fish before. What a joke, COD fish is one of the most basic fishes out there, a fillet o'fish from mcdonalds is made from cod fish...and to be honest would have tasted fresher and more tender to what we had.
As starving as we are (we haven't eaten for 6 hours) we left the plates untouched, paid our bill and left. There was no way we could have finished our dishes without feeling sick. The waiter made no apologies.
I don't usually write reviews but this experience was so bad I feel like i have to worn others who might be fooled by the decor of the restaurant.
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