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ALMA Henrique Sá Pessoa

9.6/10
1,255 reviews

Average price €75

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Card payments accepted
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Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Government training by staff completed
Guest spacing 2m
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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • 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

  • MICHELIN 2020

Restaurant menu

Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa
  • Average price €75 Special request
"Cobblestreet" salted cod, onion purée, egg yolk
€36
Red Mullet, pumpkin, red bell pepper, pine nuts
€38
Suckling pig confit, turnip top purée, pickled onions, pepper jus
€36
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Foie y Cacao
Yuzu y Algas
Lombo de novilho
Deconstructed gazpacho
2nd Surprise Appetizer charcoal peppers w/ codfish YUMMY
Surprise appetizer rice cracker w/ cockles
Bacalhau

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.6/10
based on 1255 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.8/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Jason M.
    Jason M.
    • 8 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.

  2. Ophelia W.
    Ophelia W.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food and service was marvelous. We picked the tasting menu and were so full. Every single dish that came out was well presented and delicious.

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

    Wonderful experience. Professional, superior and friendly staff.

    ALMA Henrique Sá Pessoa

    Dear Arthur, Thank you for visiting and sharing your opinion. We are very honored by your words of praise and will continue to work to provide a memorable experience for all who visit us. We hope you will visit us again. Best regards, Alma Team

  4. 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.

    ALMA Henrique Sá Pessoa

    Dear Sara, We thank you for the visit and such flattering words, which are a great pleasure to read. We will continue to work dedicatedly to receive compliments like the ones you have woven for us. As for the bread, we'll have a greater attention to guarantee that it is sent to the tables in its perfect state. We look forward to receiving your visit again. Best regards, Alma

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

    Refined portuguese dinning experience. Highly recommend!

    ALMA Henrique Sá Pessoa

    Dear Jamil, Thank you for visiting and sharing your opinion. We are very honored by your words of praise and will continue to work to provide a memorable experience for all who visit us. We hope you will visit us again. Best regards, Alma Team

  6. 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.

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

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

  8. 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!!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. Kim  D.
    Kim D.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Sat at the chef’s table. Truly was an experience of a lifetime!!

  14. Marcela M.
    Marcela M.
    • one review
    10/10

    One of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had. Truly amazing dishes, wines, service and everything. The food was perfect! I will definitely be back

  15. Victoria T.
    Victoria T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful experience with Filipe, Diogo, and Margarita, friendly and knowledgeable staff who made our meal more than delicious. Will return when next in Lisbon!

  16. Leona E.
    Leona E.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and service. Tables a bit cramped though for a 2 Michelin star restaurant. Overall a fantastic night.

  17. Taichi Y.
    Taichi Y.
    • 10 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food and srvices were wonderful. Need to book a table in advance.

  18. Bertie C.
    Bertie C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing!

  19. Teri S.
    Teri S.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful. All that needs to be said.

  20. Dalia K.
    Dalia K.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Portuguese culinary in modern and sophisticated way

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More information

Opening time

Terça-feira a Domingo das 12:00 às 16:00 e das 19:00 às 23:00

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

Features

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