The “Solar dos Bicos” Restaurant is located on the ground floor and upper floor of the famous building “Casa das Varandas”, on the Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 8 A and 8 B.
The Rua dos Bacalhoeiros was known until 1859 as Rua dos Confeiteiros (“Confeiteiro” – person who does or sells sweets and candies) because of the several sweet shops that existed. Later on, the street was renamed as Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, due to the extensive Cod trading.
The “Casa das Varandas” (Balconies House) was build in the XVI century, after a recommendation from the King D. Manuel I, in a letter dated from 1508.
This building was restored several times throughout the centuries, and some augmentations were made on the 40s of the XVIII century by D. Rodrigo de Menezes.