Dinner@Apeadeiro, Cascais

We did some online research about where to eat before we came to Cascais and almost everyone suggested that Apeadeiro is the place for fish. When we arrived at our hotel in Cascais we asked the owner to recommend places to eat – his first recommendation was Apeadeiro. Tonight is the night!

We arrive early – as we don’t have a reservation and we’ve been told that locals will fill the place later. When I ask about the fish they have on the menu tonight, I am led through to an area adjacent to the kitchen. Here, there are rows upon rows of fresh fish laid out on beds of ice, ready for the grill. Each type of fish is described to me and which is suitable for one person or for two to share – they look magnificent. Wow!

Rock and I discuss the options and decide to share the turbot. I have a glass of the house red, Rock a glass of the house white. The turbot is extraordinary – a beautifully fresh and perfectly grilled whole turbot is served with salad, potatoes and vegetables. We have had some extraordinary fish dishes over the last few months and this is up there with the best….

For dessert we share the Doce de Apeadeiro – a baked meringue with chocolate mousse and chocolate cake. It cannot meet the heights reached by the turbot.

The place has been filling up while we have been eating and it is now nearly full. The service has been superb, the prices very reasonable and all those online and in person recommendations are right….if you are in Cascais and like eating fresh fish, this is definitely the place!


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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