Darwin's Café is the bar and restaurant opened by the Fundação Champallimaud, a scientific research foundation created by will of one of Portugal late millionaires. The restaurant, as well as the Foundation buildings, is located at a beautiful corner of the River Tagus, in Lisbon (Tejo), and its wonderful bar and terrace overlooks the estuary of the river, offering a wonderful view of the river, Lisbon's 25th of April Bridge and the Christ statue. The restaurant's beautiful decoration and motives are related to the scientific researches of Mr. Charles Darwin. The staff is kind and attentive, and the food's tends towards fusion food, using several portuguese traditional ingredients with modern tendencies, with touches of foreign inspiration here and there (like in the most expensive of the dishes loinsteak with foie gras and pumpkin's jam with dried fruits risotto). That is, though portuguese, it is also an internationally inspired cuisine. The servings are generous, not yet entirely nouvelle cuisine, which helps, because one does get to eat (a little too much in fact, if you go through the whole experience, that is starters, main dish and dessert). The desserts are big and tasty, colourful and imaginative. The wine list is excellent and varied, with great wines included. In all a full meal per person (that is starters, main dish, dessert, water and wine) goes for an average total of €50,00 which are really well-spent. One can cut it down by having only the main dish, some wine and sharing a dessert, because the servings are really more than enough. I loved it and will surely be back. If you're having dinner just sit on the comfortable sofas at the bar outside and enjoy a drink and the wonderful view. I give it a 4 because there is no 4,20! This is the kind of place which renders a visit to Lisbon and its charm truly unforgettable!
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