When I first visited Akla three and a half years ago, I was extremely impressed by the beauty of the design, quality of food, and exceptional service. If you didn’t know, Akla is a gorgeous Portuguese restaurant inside of the InterContinental Lisbon Hotel (which you can read more about in a separate article here.) I was very excited to return and see if the food was as good as I remembered it!
We were taken care of by the magnificent Duarte who has worked at the property for 11 years! He is truly an asset to the company. Throughout the evening I was able to try several dishes that excited me! To start, I went for the tuna ceviche. This was not as bold of flavors as other ceviche I have tried but I must say it was still extremely tasty! We were off to a good start.
I also had a chance to try the broccoli and asparagus soup which had a very thick texture and was full of flavor.
Next, my father ordered the scallop risotto and I went for the oxtail beef burger. I had extremely high hopes for the burger because that is what I ordered during my first visit years ago. This time the presentation was just as good and the burger was overall tasty but that being said, my memory was better than this version. The one constant in life is that all things will change!
For dessert we went with the crème brûlée and the exotic fruit tart. I must say my favorite was the exotic fruit tart which was light and tasty. The crème brûlée was quite sweet as you’d expect and fairly standard. Both tasty!
It’s always interesting to compare multiple visits to a single restaurant. Overall, Akla mostly lived up to my lovely memory from years past. The dining room was just as gorgeous as I remember it, the staff were once again exceptional, and the food was still delicious. If you’re looking for a great culinary experience in Lisbon, check out the Akla Restaurant at the InterContinental Lisbon Hotel!
R. Castilho 149, 1099-034 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 381 8700