Right in the heart of Lisbon’s historic center, D. Afonso o Gordo is housed in a building designed in 1758. This historic structure was originally the private stable of the Marquis of Pombal, which is now one of the best restaurants of traditional Portuguese gastronomy in Lisbon. Marquis of Pombal was responsible for the rebuilding of the Lisbon downtown after the great earthquake of 1775 and the prime minister of King José I.
Preserving the original walls of red brick, vaults and arches of the time, D. Afonso o Gordo opened its doors to the public in 2015. The cuisine is traditional Portuguese with a modern touch at the hands of Chef João Fragoeiro. The specialty is Leitão à Moda da Bairrada (Roasted Suckling Pig Bairrada Style) one of the seven wonders of Portuguese gastronomy.