TOP Restaurants in Lisbon
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Italian "Il Gattopardo"
The best Italian restaurant in town.
“Il Gattopardo” is a renowned Italian restaurant in Lisbon, with a luxurious and charming atmosphere. Sicilian Chef Michele Bono offers specialties from regional Italian cuisine. The wine list includes several Italian and Portuguese labels. Terrace and smoking area. Find out more
Located near the hotel, in the Parque Eduardo VII, with a menu by Chef Joachim Koerper who has worked in several restaurants with two Michelin stars, this restaurant has a modern, elegant and sophisticated décor. Throughout the day, the mood changes as the space responds to the outside environment: the light, the views over the city, the Tejo and the Arrábida mountain range. Come and enjoy it at lunch time as well as at dinner time to experience both atmospheres.
Bica do Sapato
Located in Santa Apolónia, right on the Tejo River, “Bica” conveys an undeniable aura of glamour and is mentioned in various international guidebooks. It is “the” trendy restaurant in Lisbon, a status it has enjoyed since opening its doors. It boasts a star-studded clientele: John Malkovich and Catherine Deneuve are regulars, as are Fernando Fernandes and José Miranda, the duo responsible for Pap´Açorda, in Bairro Alto, another long-time success story.
Located in Chiado, this restaurant is known for reinventing traditional Portuguese dishes. Tucked into a section of the Trindade convent, it is surrounded by a wall from the Ferndinand era and 18th century tiles. A truly visual, savoury and sensorial experience.
Located at the heart of the Bairro Alto, the restaurant 100 Maneiras has a fixed-price tasting menu. Simply different and original, this is a fun approach to cuisine. Open only for dinner.
In one of Lisbon’s most stately and iconic areas – the S. Carlos theatre’s square in Chiado – this restaurant is set inside the cloisters of the Igreja dos Mártires convent. International cuisine.
Located in the Bernardas convent, in the traditional Madragoa quarter, this is a unique space and one of Lisbon’s most highly regarded restaurants. To begin with, an endless succession of impressive appetisers. Excellent fish. On Saturday nights the menu includes mussels and chips.
Located in the heart of the Chiado, in the Largo de S. Carlos, next to the house where Fernando Pessoa was born. A dignified space owned by renowned Portuguese chef José Avillez, it received a Michelin star in November 2012. José Avillez and his team consider haute cuisine a form of expression. Each dish tells a story and the main goal is to thrill those who taste it.
A veritable veranda overlooking the city of Lisbon... Located at the heart of the Chiado, Tágide is truly a terrace above the city, with a superb view of the Baixa Pombalina historic centre and the Tejo River. Very traditional, with a classic décor and a fabulous view.
Solar dos Presuntos
Solar dos Presuntos is the typical example of traditional Portuguese cuisine, a favourite among writers, journalists, politicians, actors and footballers, famous figures who like to eat well. Favourites on the menu include stuffed crab, prawn açorda (bread stew), shellfish feijoada (bean stew), lobster and prawn rice, cod cakes with bean rice, stuffed cod Solar-style, John Dory fillets with rice, river lamprey (in season) and roast kid Monção-style. As for wine, we highlight the vinho verdes from Monção.
AThe best and most traditional beer house in Lisbon. Start with a draft beer and pata negra prosciutto with hot buttered toast, followed by the divine and very Portuguese Espinho shrimp. Try the sea barnacles, Bulhão Pato clams, tiger shrimp and finish off with a ½ steak sandwich.
A traditional restaurant offering typical Portuguese cuisine. Located in the Ajuda district, in a quiet and pleasant corner of the city, this restaurant has an easygoing and simple atmosphere with a reliable and faithful kitchen. The fish dishes are very popular, such as hake, grouper fillets and cod.
Japanese Arigato Sushi House
Situated in Campo Pequeno’s Praça de Touros (bull fighting ring), this restaurant offers a fabulous buffet with great quality and variety, at a reasonable price.
On the traditional street Calçada da Estrela, the freshness and origin of the tuna and vadigo (straight from the Azores) are the great assets of this restaurant owned by a young disciple of the great, late chef Yoshitake. We suggest the sautéed scallops with sweet Japanese wine, the Tataki tuna, and salmon rolled in cucumber with a fresh citrus sauce. The urchin eggs are also a house specialty.
Fado - A Parreirinha de Alfama
Located in one of Lisbon’s most traditional and charming quarters, this restaurant is run by renowned Portuguese fado singer Argentina Santos, who performs here regularly. The dining room is small and cosy, and provides an intimate and very traditional atmosphere.
Fado - Clube de Fado
At the heart of Alfama, next to Lisbon’s Cathedral, you will find a traditional Portuguese restaurant nestled within ancient architecture. Revel in the magnificent dining room with its arched ceiling, columns and Moorish well, to the sound of the Portuguese guitar and an excellent selection of fado singers.