Portuguese Restaurant in Sydney
A Portuguese friend of mine is coming to visit this weekend and would like to go to a Portuguese restaurant in Sydney. I'd be gratefulf or any recommendations that you chow hound's have. Any part of Sydney is ok as we are willing to travel for great food!
Probably more into the moderate price restaurant ($70/head) but would consider all options i.e. not fussed if expensive restaurant or a quality cheap eat as long as the food is delicious!
Many thanks in advance. If I am missing any key bits of info please ask.
Beyond chicken, Portuguese food is also very focused on seafood.
Petersham has Silva's (as mentioned) and also Costa Do Sol http://sydney.citysearch.com.au/E/V/SYDNE/0032/02/48/2.html
There's another place called O Pescador (the Fisherman) - have a look through TimeOut's list:
Hope this helps!
However, if you want to treat your guests to a delightful dinner, I'd take them to Porteno - and get some Pasteis de Nata (portuguese custard tarts from Sweet Belem) as a treat.
Porteno's meat will appeal to everyone, you can do a set menu or just get a few of the meat dishes with sides (skip the appetizers). The vibe, the service, the quality are all top notch, and the setting, in true South American casona (old, big house style) is stunning. Petersham will be pleasant, perhaps a bit kitsch .