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ALMA Henrique Sá Pessoa

9.7/10
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R. Anchieta 15, 1200-023 LisbonSee map

Average price €75

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Card payments accepted
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Government training by staff completed
Guest spacing 2m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Single use products on the table
Staff wearing masks
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MICHELIN Guide selection 2021

  • Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
  • 2 couvert(s) Comfortable restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Located in the heart of the Chiado district in an 18C building that was once a warehouse for the famous Bertrand bookshop, the oldest in the world. ...

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Selected by INSIDER

A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

Em pleno Chiado, o restaurante o ALMA de Henrique Sá Pessoa é uma das maiores referências gastronómicas de Lisboa. O chef e a sua equipa foram galardoados pelo mais conceituado guia gastronómico.

Uma cozinha de autor, uma sala ampla, elegante e confortável, perfeita para todos os públicos. Com dois menus de degustação – Costa a Costa, com 5 pratos, exclusivamente inspirado no mar, e Alma, com os cinco pratos de eleição do chef - e um menu à la carte, onde o cliente toma as rédeas da refeição e escolhe o seu próprio menu, dentro das opções disponíveis.

Henrique Sá Pessoa não é um desconhecido do público e, por isso, quase dispensa apresentações. Com vários programas televisivos, por onde passou tornou-se conhecido entre os portugueses. Ao longo da sua carreira, a paixão e sede de conhecimento levou a que trabalhasse com os maiores nomes da cozinha internacional.

E não é apenas a cozinha de Sá Pessoa que surpreende. O edifício do século XVIII, o serviço rigoroso mas simples e descontraído, e a união entre a equipa, fazem do ALMA um marco no panorama da gastronomia nacional dos últimos anos.

INSIDER tip

Para começar, experimente do menu à la carte, a entrada de Carabineiro, açorda e alface do mar. Nos pratos principais não pode deixar de degustar a Calçada de Bacalhau com gema confitada, puré de cebola e salsa. Nas sobremesas, a Mar e Citrinos dá o mote final à refeição com a fusão mágica de sorvete de yuzu, as algas cristalizadas e a mousse de lúcia lima.

Rewards

  • 2 stars MICHELIN

Restaurant menu

Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa
  • Average price €75
"Cobblestreet" salted cod, onion purée, egg yolk, parsley
€39
Azorean parrotfish, fava beans, Alentejo pork chorizo
€40
Suckling pig confit, turnip top purée, pickled onions, black pepper jus
€40

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Suckling pig :-)

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.7/10
based on 1243 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.8/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Dulce L.
    Dulce L.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    Fantástico

  2. Geovannys G.
    Geovannys G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    A nice background music could be added.

  3. Heinz s.
    Heinz s.
    • one review
    10/10

    great experience and worth a visit. they put a lot of detail in the dishes and balance it really well. it's only a bit sad they would serve octopus.

  4. Mario F.
    Mario F.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Surpreendente recriação da comida tipicamente portuguesa. 2 estrelas merecidas por se manter fiel à alma portuguesa sem demasiadas distrações no prato.

  5. Scott C.
    Scott C.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Wow. This was a perfect dining experience and the ‘Origems’ lunch menu was incredibly good value. Everything was perfectly executed and service was on point whilst being relaxed.

  6. Thiago N.
    Thiago N.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Very special place with unique dishes.

  7. Grazyna R.
    Grazyna R.
    • 13 reviews
    9/10

    Very good restaurant, good food, good wine pairing. Everything nice and typical for such places. Very good but not special...

  8. Hugo M.
    Hugo M.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    Great experience, tried the seasonal Costa a Costa menu, some memorable dishes. Was specially impressed with the wine pairing, some of the marriage proposed made the overall experience fantastic.

  9. Francisco P.
    Francisco P.
    • 45 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding food, excellent service... overall a great place to go, and keeps as such despite the pandemic constraints

  10. Jason M.
    Jason M.
    • 17 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food was very very good. I was expecting a little bit more from two Michelin stars. For example, would’ve liked a table cloth. Price was about 20% higher for two taster menu and wine pairing than I would normally expect.

  11. Arthur M.
    Arthur M.
    • 17 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful experience. Professional, superior and friendly staff.

  12. SARA M.
    SARA M.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Possibly the best Presa Alentejana I’ve ever eaten so far. I asked medium rare - and it was perfectly done, safe to eat and yet full of flavor. The wine pairing very nice, The bread was not really excellent - but the very moist weather must have impacted the dough, so I don’t judge. Snacks and appetizers were really up to their game.

  13. Jamil K.
    Jamil K.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Refined portuguese dinning experience. Highly recommend!

  14. Miguel F.
    Miguel F.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Was amazing as usual. Service could count on just the same 2-3 servers per table. More consistent.

  15. Ana H.
    Ana H.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Espectacular de principio a fin. Trato fantástico, superando nuestras expectativas.

  16. Marcin M.
    Marcin M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing culinary experience. Mix of tastes, textures, colours and aromas was so surprising and soooo good. Very friendly staff and excellent service. Really no single thing to complain about. Thank you Alma, it was a pleasure!!!

  17. Hugo P.
    Hugo P.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Service was excellent , luis one of the somelier was great at explaining wines and each dish, highly educated on the menu and wine list. Also very helpfull . The restaurant is beautiful yet un assuming. Overall a great experience.

  18. Laurence S.
    Laurence S.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    This is an outstanding restaurant. The presentation of the food is great but the taste of the food is even better.

  19. Cynthia K.
    Cynthia K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Creative cuisine with a blend of Portuguese ingredients done with an artistic flair- indescribable,exquisite, culinary genius! Better than any other Michelin restaurants we’ve dined at! The service far surpassed any other Michelin restaurant. Especially loved the way each course was delivered to the table w/ several servers placing the plates on the table perfectly synchronized! AMAZING! Also many special “surprise “ tastings of delicious mind blowing treats not ordered & not on the menu. The wait staff were so professional & made great recommendations on ordering. No course was delivered until all guests were seated at the table - so meticulously synchronized!! A MUST repeat visit!

  20. Vance H.
    Vance H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Extraordinary journey in modern/traditional interpretations of regional Portuguese cuisine. Overall, we enjoyed the Costa a Costa menu tasting more than the Alma menu. Perfect execution. Flawless friendly service. Our favorite meal of many in Portugal.

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More information

Opening time

Terça a Domingo das 12:00h às 15:30h e das 19:00h às 22:30h

Closing time

Encerra à Segunda

How to get to the restaurant

R. Anchieta 15, 1200-023, Lisbon, Portugal

Public transport

Metro: Baixa-Chiado (Azul e Verde)

Directions to get there

Parque Praça Luís de Camões

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