Tom’s Tastebuds: Buteo Kitchen and Bar

Tom has been out and about in Lagos, selflessly sampling new culinary adventures for the readers of Tomorrow magazine. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it! This month his had his tastebuds tantalised at Buteo.

Julie and I had the pleasure of dining in a new restaurant which is receiving rave reviews.Located in the centre of town on the main street (Rua Lima Leitao 15) where the old Piri Piri restaurant was situated. Our first impression was of a welcoming space with great access on both sides and an outside seating area to keep the people watchers happy too.

We felt immediately at ease as the restaurant offered a calm ambience and not the usual chaos experienced in so many restaurants and bars at this time of the year!

In fact, we both commented on the fun and chatty waiters, not at all ‘in your face’ but helpful and there when you needed anything.

Ricky, Bea and Michael are partners in this new business. Michael is the senior chef ensuring the kitchen domain is totally organised as they develop their theme of typical Portuguese food with a modern twist.

Each of the range of dishes was outstanding and very reasonably priced! Their menu suggestions are slow-cooked Iberian pork or spicy piri piri chicken. The crispy cod cakes were absolutely delicious and I could easily have eaten two portions had Julie not stopped me! The pork cheeks were to die for, while the lovely sweet potato fries were the best I have ever had. I must stop here before I start salivating over my keyboard! 

The desserts were also ‘spot on’, and we ended up sharing a delicious chocolate mousse, all washed down by a complimentary drink!

All in all, Buteo scored top marks with me and we have already been back for second helpings!

+351 914 282 356

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Rua Lima Leitao 15, Lagos


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