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Where's the Best Portuguese Restaurant in Sydney?

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Published December 11th 2011
There is much more to Portuguese cuisine than good old Nando's. Portuguese cuisine is rich, spicy and vibrant. It is a celebration of classic Mediterranean cuisine with influences from the Portuguese Empire era. Typical modern Portuguese dishes would have to include fish and seafood specialities such as Bacalhau, dried and salted codfish, the popular vegetable soup dish Caldo verde and meat and vegetable stews, such as Cozido and the pork dish Carne de Porco à Alentejana.

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The most well known Portuguese sweet treat is probably the Pastel de nata, a Portuguese custard tart, but there is also the Bola de Berlim, the Portuguese take on the German Berliner, the traditional Fios de ovos, 'egg threads' in syrup and Arroz doce, a Portuguese rice pudding dish, which is finished with cinnamon and lemon peel.

In Sydney, there are a number of Portuguese restaurants serving a modern variation on these classic dishes. At Costa Do Sol, located in Petersham, you can sample Mussels in Portuguese Marinade and Char-grilled Portuguese Sausage, as well as a Beef and Chicken Espetada dishes.

Espetada dishes also feature on the menu over at Angelo's Portugalia, located in Kensington, as well as Bife a Portugalia (Portuguese Style Steak), Medalhoes De Porco (Pork Medallions), Bacalhau ʻA Bras (Scrambled Codfish) and the house special Frango De Churrusco (Charcoal BBQ Chicken). Finish your meal here with a traditional Portuguese Crème Caramel.

Portuguese Cuisine can also be found at Silvas, located in Petersham. The star of the menu here is the Portuguese charcoal chicken, but you can also sample Caldo Verde, a range of seafood dishes including Bacalhau a Tachinho (Codfish and Tomatoes), meat dishes including Bife a Portugalia (Portuguese Style Steak) and seafood dishes including Sardinha Portuguesa (Portuguese Style Sardines).

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If you know of a great Portuguese deli, cafe or restaurant located in or around Sydney, please let us know about it by leaving a comment below.

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Get thee to Petersham. It's kinda little Portugal. That's where you will find the big deli, and Sweet Belem the patisserie. And the portuguese chicken shop with restaurant with traditional portuguese cuisine, and Silva's Restaurant. There are other patisseries too. New Canterbury Road Petersham. It has it all!!!
by sarah (score: 0|6) 3902 days ago
by goofy1 (score: 0|4) 3901 days ago
What about ghd Portugese community club Marrickville? They have changed hands a bit and its been a while since been there but they were awesome once.
by talon (score: 1|16) 3502 days ago
The original Portuguese restaurant in Australia and the one that started the whole Portuguese Food revolution in sydney and Australia is Gloria's Portuguese restaurant in Petersham. This is why petersham is little portugal because they started it all. For me its still the best for home cooking and tapas. All the rest are copies or chicken.
by alcin (score: 0|2) 3203 days ago

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