Bistro is number 1 on Monocle Restaurant Awards 2017
Bistro 100 Maneiras was named Best Restaurant at the Monocle Restaurant Awards 2017. In the list of the prestigious publication, the restaurant located in Chiado reached the first place among the 50 restaurants selected all around the world.
Already in its third edition, the Restaurant Awards are based on a simple principle: to distinguish the spaces where the editors and collaborators of Monocle had the best meals of the year. For this, they consider ingredients like the food itself, but also the service, the environment and the consistency, trying to escape trends and tendencies and choosing places where they always like to return. “Here we offer a manifesto for memorable meals that forgoes the fanciness of Michelin Stars and the tedium of minuscule portions served over many courses. Instead, our awards go to the hearty, the honest and the interesting restaurants at which our correspondents and editors have eaten over the past year”, explains the organization.
Opened in 2010, in an Art Deco-inspired building, Bistro 100 Maneiras has two dining rooms, plus Bistro’s Room (designed in 2014 by the HA + JE Architecture office), Hendrick’s Room (a private room designed in 2016 by Plastic artists Mário Belém and Filipe Pinto Soares) and a cocktail bar, distinguished this year as the Best Bar in a Restaurant at the national edition of World Class 2017. Eclectic and urban, with no presumptions or prejudices, at Bistro the choice is made à la carte, with creations designed from the traditional Portuguese, Yugoslavian, French and Italian gastronomy, with an author’s touch and inspirations brought from the travels, experiences and tastes of Ljubomir Stanisic, without pre-arranged limits. From foie gras to testicles, from shellfish to game, from “luxury” products to less known ones. A menu that includes suggestions to share, a section for the “brave”, seasonal dishes, successes that refuse to leave the table regardless of the season and, of course, an inevitable happy ending. It is also the stage par excellence of the various events with 100 Maneiras signature: events in which gastronomy comes hand in hand with other areas, such as cinema, music, plastic arts, travel or enology, promoting the spirit 100 Maneiras beyond any boundaries.
Monocle’s Award has a special taste, not only because it recognizes the work done over the last seven years but also because the group is preparing to open, within the next few months, a new space in Lisbon. The new restaurant, which development has been studied for more than 3 years, will replace Restaurante 100 Maneiras, allowing Ljubomir Stanisic to find a kitchen that matches his ambitions. For the present address of the Restaurante new incursions are promised, for now known only by Ljubo and his team.
Founded in 2007, Monocle is one of the most recognized international lifestyle publications. This prize is a victory not only for 100 Maneiras but also for Lisbon and Portugal, standing out as the number 1 destination on this list.