Sala de Corte was what we called a remarkable admirable surprise. It’s centrally located in the downtown, more specifically in Cais do Sodré. We find the saying less is more as the perfect match for this place. Here, even the less noble meat cuts (the sirloin or picanha) belong to royalty. The meat is served on a rustic wooden board with roasted vine cherry tomatoes, smoked tomato relish and fleur de sel on the side.
It’s definitely for meat lovers and the menu is easy to read and choose from: pick your meat cut, type of sauce and side dishes.
The sauce really depends on your preferences. However, we find it challenging to choose only a few side dishes – they’re simply mouthwatering – but please order the Sweet potato dauphinoise and the Lettuce hearts with mustard and honey dressing.
Obviously, if you’re into strong flavors, the Truffle scented potato purée and the Endive salad with Roquefort and walnuts will fit your palate perfectly.
The only downside of this place relies on the fact that they don’t accept reservations. Especially, if you’re travelling you want to make sure each minute is being well spent what might be spoiled if the place you want is full.
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Don’t miss: The Chef’s counter bar area from where you have the chance to watch the final dish preps while enjoying a drink and some starters
Hot tip: In order to guarantee a seat without making a prior booking, go between 7:00PM and 7:30PM or from 11:00PM onwards
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