In Lisbon’s vibrant Cais do Sodré neighbourhood, Brilhante is a hidden treasure that beckons connoisseurs who seek a refined yet classic dining experience. This exquisite restaurant, inspired by the elegance of French brasseries, offers a dining experience unlike any other. From its captivating ambiance to its delectable menu, Brilhante leaves no detail to chance.
As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by an enchanting space adorned with noble materials such as dark woods, brass, leather, and velvet, which creates an atmosphere of sophistication and warmth. The centrepiece of the restaurant is the open kitchen, surrounded by an imposing stone counter with 26 seats, inviting guests to witness the culinary mastery firsthand.
Brilhante’s menu showcases a fusion of global cuisine with timeless dishes perfect for lunch or dinner. While the renowned Brilhante Steak takes centre stage, inspired by the iconic Marrare Steak from Lisbon’s 19th-century cafés, the menu also features impeccable starters such as Foie Gras Torchon and Salmon Gravlax. For main courses, indulge in the succulent Lobster Rice, the delicate Sea Bass with champagne beurre blanc and asparagus risotto or the tantalizing Mushroom Risotto.
Desserts hold a prominent place at Brilhante, from the Soufflé of Piedmonte Hazelnuts and Chocolate to the Strawberry and Rhubarb Tart, each sweet creation is a sublime finale to your dining experience.
Complementing the culinary delights, Brilhante’s bar offers an exceptional selection of over 60 whiskies, paying homage to the classic 19th-century cocktails. The bar serves classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, Whisky Sour, and Mint Julep with utmost precision and attention to detail.
Brilhante is a must-visit destination for discerning food enthusiasts. Whether it’s a leisurely lunch or an unforgettable dinner, Brilhante promises an extraordinary dining experience that captures the essence of refined French cuisine with a delightful contemporary twist.
Monday to Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. | 07:00 p.m. – 01:00 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 a.m.