Buhle Restaurant, Oporto
- 35.12 2010 9929
Set high above the rolling waves of the Atlantic is Buhle - an Oporto institution for over 40 years that has recently undergone a dramatic facelift.
A restuarant, bar and teahouse, architect Miguel Ribeiro de Sousa's wood and glass structure is built around an airy grided framework that acts as an ideal compliment to the rugged coastal landscape beneath.
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The inside spaces ooze sensuality and designer Paulo Lobo echoes the exterior by using plenty of raw materials – especially in the giant birdsnest lighting consoles and the countless pieces of Boca do Lobo furniture dotted around the space.
Rich seafood is order of the day with a masterful menu from chef, Rodrigo Garret, seamlessly bridging traditional Portuguese cuisine and aromatic Asian flavours – we suggest you try the oven-baked duck with chouriço rice
The renovation, undertaken by five friends. including a footballer, racing car driver and mercifully – a restauranter, is indeed something special, but Buhle really hits the sensorial high notes with the raft of bespoke cocktails on offer such as Call Girl, made with coconut, melon and crème de bananes liqueurs, rum, juices and topped with a red-stemmed maraschino cherry.
Should the cocktails prove too much however, the extensive wine and tea lists will undoubtedly provide something for everyone.