We decided to go to this place as it stood out on Trip Advisor with some good reviews. Tripadvisor reviews have served us very well on our week in Lisbon and this was the penultimate night. We were immediately seated inside even though the restaurant is 39th on TA and it looked nice and homely. The table was immediately loaded with 'couvert', the biggest we have seen. An entire plate of melon, some rather ancient looking Jamon, a large bowl of olives, some semi-stale bread, butter and one other thing that I can't remember. We've been stung with some couverts in Lisbon and were only after a starter and main course so asked how much (restaurants are legally obliged to publish this information) but he ignored me stating he didn't understand. So, a few minutes later I asked again and he said it was 12 Euro (each or together I do not know) so I asked him to take it all away (which is fine, according to the guidebook). He took away half of it, clearly unimpressed. It was clear that the table next to us were having the same issues. We decided to leave as the first five minutes had been so stressful. We had not even been shown the menu or the wine list.
We ate nothing here, so can't comment on the quality of the food, but another table had the raw fish and the raw steak brought to their table for inspection. I am not sure why they do this as the fish looked dry and the raw steaks had flies on them.
As we left the restaurant the waiter who had been serving us noticed and muttered something (possibly complimentary?) under his breath.
Lisbon has better places. See my other reviews.