The Palacio do Grilo is a restaurant in the middle of a living theatre, an intact 18th-century palace, where each member of the team is an actor or performer, ready to surprise you. A joyful and festive artistic experience. Because of its particular form, the place is a curiosity, a hybrid, and unclassifiable cultural and historical place. Its singular and slightly eccentric approach offers a unique cultural experience.
All the scenography and furniture were tailor-made for the project. It is a singular design made from solid eucalyptus wood and some oak, sourced from Portugal. A design that plays on simple forms and contemporary fairytale that contributes to the atmosphere.
The place has been kept as it was, the patinas of time have been accentuated to reinforce their charm, and the abandoned stable has been reconnected to the Palace to make a room with another tone. Sculptures and large format sculptural paintings have been made to dress the walls. A sculptural bar, also made of solid eucalyptus wood, sits in the former stables. In other rooms, old furniture has been reinvested and displayed in a museum-like manner.
Photo credits. Julien Labrousse
Design and description: Studio Combo
Palacio do Grilo
Calçada do Duque de Lafões 1, 1950-207 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 910 440 942