Portuguese

Portuguese Dining Guide - Local Restaurants, Cafes, Takeaways

A Portuguese breakfast often consists of fresh bread, with butter, ham, cheese or jam, accompanied by coffee, milk, tea or hot chocolate. A small espresso coffee (sometimes called a bica after the spout of the coffee machine, or Cimbalino after the Italian coffee machine La Cimbali) is a very popular beverage had during breakfast or after lunch, which is enjoyed at home or at the many cafés in towns and cities throughout Portugal. Sweet pastries are also very popular, as well as breakfast cereal, mixed with milk or yogurt and fruit. Portuguese love a fresh baked "Pastel de Nata" which is one of their unique pastries. They enjoy it together with a shot of espresso, for breakfast or even as an afternoon treat.

Lunch, often lasting over an hour, is served between noon and 2 o'clock, typically around 1 o'clock and dinner is generally served around 8 o'clock. There are three main courses, with lunch and dinner usually including a soup. A common Portuguese soup is caldo verde, which consists of a base of cooked, then pureed, potato, onion and garlic, to which shredded collard greens are then added. Slices of chouriço (a smoked or spicy Portuguese sausage) are often added as well, but may be omitted, thereby making the soup fully vegan.

Among fish recipes, salted cod (bacalhau) dishes are pervasive. The most typical desserts are arroz doce (rice pudding decorated with cinnamon) and caramel custard, known as pudim de ovos or flã de caramelo. There is also a wide variety of cheeses made from the milk of sheep, goats or cows. These cheeses can also contain a mixture of different kinds of milk. The most famous are queijo da serra from the region of Serra da Estrela, Queijo São Jorge from the island of São Jorge, and Requeijão. A popular pastry is the pastel de nata, a small custard tart often sprinkled with cinnamon. Wikipedia

Browse Portuguese places to eat:

Nando's Ipswich
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Shop 803, Riverlink Shopping Centre Cnr Downs Street and, The Terrace
North Ipswich 4305
Nando's Ipswich North Ipswich, Shop 803, Riverlink Shopping Centre Cnr Downs Street and, The... Continue reading...
Oporto - Belconnen Logo
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Westfield Shopping Centre, 202/18 Benjamin Way
Belconnen 2617
We believe it’s the simple things that make life great. Good friends and great food. A sunny... Continue reading...
Oporto - Earlwood Logo
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277 Homer St
Earlwood 2206
Flame-grilled, Portuguese-style chicken, plus made-to-order salads & wraps, in a relaxed chain... Continue reading...
Oporto Birtinya Logo
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Birtinya Service Centre, Kawana Way
Birtinya 4575
Flame-grilled, Portuguese-style chicken, plus made-to-order rolls and wraps, in a relaxed chain.... Continue reading...
Zambeekas St Lucia Logo
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1/191 Sir Fred Schonell Drive
St Lucia 4067
What started as an inherited recipe of homemade basting sauces from a small town family of the... Continue reading...
Zambeekas Logo
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1-19 Kingston Rd
Underwood 4119
What started as an inherited recipe of homemade basting sauces from a small town family of the... Continue reading...
Nando's Casuarina
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Shop GD365, 247 Trower Rd
Casuarina 0810
Nando's, home of the legendary, Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. Find your nearest... Continue reading...
Nando's Palmerston
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1 Roystonea Avenue Shop 3, The Gateway Shopping Centre
Palmerston 0830
Nando's, home of the legendary, Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. Find your nearest... Continue reading...
Nando's Darwin
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Central Complex, Tenancy 5 & 7/21 Knuckey St
Darwin 0800
PERi-PERi is the heart & soul of Nando's
For centuries, the people of Southeast Africa... Continue reading...