At Cais do Sodré, facing the Tagus estuary, in a former warehouse built in the begining of the 20th century it is located Ibo Restaurant, whose cuisine is inspired in the Portuguese gastronomy and in Mozambican flavours, evoking passions and intertwining identities
It blends culturally with Ibo, an island of the Quirimbas archipelago (Indian Ocean) in the North coast of Mozambique, which strategic location attracted people from whole over the world, since the end of the 18th century.
The passion for art and design can be seen in the architectural reconstruction of the former salt warehouse.
Our wine card, carefully selected, contains exclusively wines from Portugal.
We suggest, all over from Minho to Madeira, passing by Douro, Dão, Bairrada and Beiras, Lisboa, Tejo and Sado, Alentejo and Algarve, wines from the best Portuguese grapes and the best Portuguese producers and winemakers.
We serve about 50 wine references by glass and more than 90 wine references by bottle, preserved in the best conditions and temperatures, according to the producers intructions.
In the 17th century the Ibo Island was the capital of a large area in the east coast and east mainland of Africa. At that time, this area was dominated by the Portuguese, from the centre of their Oriental Colonial Empire: Goa.
Its strategic location allowed the Portuguese to control the Arab trading that existed then in the region.
Other Europeans, such as the Dutch and the French, made several attempts to conquer the island. Consequently, in the late 18th century (1791) the Saint John Baptist Fortress was built.
This military and commercial evolution attracted people from different parts of the world to this small island in the Indic Ocean, as it can be seen, still today, by its mixed population.