11 years and a lifting
Opened on September 22, 2010, Bistro 100 Maneiras celebrates its 11th anniversary today. The story of this ageless classic house, in a historic building, has been told mainly at the tables – but also at the counter, on the sofas, on the walls and even on the pages of a book, “Bistromania – No Bistro como em Casa”, published in 2018, by Casa das Letras/LeYa.
A space of communion between gastronomy, cocktails and art, Bistro 100 Maneiras has been reinvented year after year, transforming itself according to those who guide its destiny, with chef Ljubomir Stanisic in the main role.
Over these 11 years, menus have been reinvented, always seasoned with irreverence, quality and, above all, flavor, the inseparable brand of 100 Maneiras’ cuisine. Hundreds of cocktails were created, reiterating the importance of the cocktail culture within this house, where the bar, named Best Restaurant Bar in Portugal at the Coaster Awards 2017 and at the Lisbon Bar Show Awards in 2019, assumes itself as co-protagonist. And spaces changed too. Pekaria, the former Yugoslav bakery that in 2014 gave way to Bistro’s Bedroom – which, in turn, in 2019 was transformed by Mário Belém to become an Upside-down Room – is one of the greatest examples. Or Hendrick’s Room, completely remodeled in 2018 by Mário Belém and Filipe Pinto Soares, to create a room that is a living and customizable work of art. And also the bar that, at the end of 2019, gained new contours in the hands of Filipe Pinto Soares with the support of Schweppes.
Now, celebrating its 11th birthday and with some “wrinkles” to touch up, Bistro is getting ready, once again, to transform itself. The intervention works will focus on both the kitchen and the rooms, promising the same spirit as always in a space with a clean face and soul – which, after the last year, we really need. The works will start at the beginning of next month, with October 3rd being the last day available for those who want to come and say goodbye to Bistro BC – Before Chaos. The reopening date remains, for the time being, unknown, although it is not expected, that the space will open its doors again before the end of November. To enjoy, therefore, while we can.
Reservations are available through the usual contacts.