Lisbon, Portugal

With a motto of “bigger is better”, the 2017-opened, see-and-be-seen JNcQUOI on buzzy Avenida da Liberdade offers a deep-dive into pan-Asian gastronomy. Designed by painter, traveller and interiors maestro Lázaro Rosa Violán, the venue comprises three distinct spaces: a restaurant, terrace and the destination Ganda Bar (plus a Ladurée bakery, Assouline library and wine-tasting area). Taking centre stage is a life-sized skeleton of a dragon, symbolising power, luck and strength. Bragança-born, Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef António Bóia is behind an à la carte menu that celebrates the pioneering spirit of 16th-century maritime adventurers – and the trusted producers that Bóia works with. The extensive choice of dim sum, sushi, tempura, robata-cooked dishes and curries makes choosing a lengthy process. Signatures include a steamed red scorpion fish with wood ear mushrooms and curried lamb shank with spiced biryani rice and pomegranate raita, while desserts feature a Japanese cheesecake with sweet egg filling and an indulgent green tea brownie with tahini ice cream.

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Avenida da Liberdade 144, Pena, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1250-146