Around Lisbon restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Cascais

Café Galeria House of Wonders

This fantastically whimsical, Dutch-owned cafe is tucked away in the old quarter. Its astonishingly good Middle Eastern/Mediterranean vegetarian meze buffet downstairs includes a hot-dish add-on for €9.95 (aubergine…
Top Choice Portuguese in Setúbal

490 Taberna STB

Probably Setúbal's best restaurant, this contemporary taberna is where in-the-know foodies go for revamped Portuguese cuisine with a modern edge. The bacalhau with poached eggs will completely reformat your idea of …
Top Choice Seafood in Around Sintra

Adraga

This legendary seafood restaurant sits on the edge of a small beach below Almoçageme. No fancy techniques or overdressed dining room here – just incredibly fresh fish and seafood cooked to perfection, served in a ca…
Top Choice Portuguese in Cascais

Bar do Guincho

Sweeping the awards for most dramatic location in Cascais, this good-time bar/restaurant sits tucked behind a craggy ridge on the northern end of Guincho. From the sand, you would never know it's there, but it is – …
Top Choice Portuguese in Mafra

João da Vila Velha

Located just enough off the tourist path, old school Chef João runs this authentic and colourful neighbourhood tasca (tavern). There's a wealth of simple but honestly cooked classics (octopus, bacalhau etc) and a go…
Portuguese in Sintra

INcomum

Chef Luis Santos shakes up Sintra's culinary scene with his modern upgrades to Portuguese cuisine, served amid the muted greys and greens of his synchronic dining room. INcomum quickly establishes itself as the anti…
Portuguese in Sintra

Nau Palatina

Sintra's friendliest and most-welcoming restaurant is a travel-highlight star in the making. Congenial owner Zé's creative tapas are as slightly off-centre as his location, a worthwhile 1km walk from Sintra centre i…
Portuguese in Cascais

Páteo do Petisco

To escape the high prices and tourist masses in the old town, head out to this local favourite in the Torre neighbourhood. It's a buzzing place, with a friendly, tavern-like vibe and good-value Portuguese-style tapa…
Portuguese in Around Sintra

Restaurante Central

Drawing a healthy mix of village old-timers and hip travellers, the authentic Portuguese cuisine of Mrs Dalila takes centre stage at this simple but charming local haunt. You'll find staples such as whole bacalhau (…
Portuguese in Mafra

Adega de Covento

This classy option, a short walk from the palace but tucked away down a seldom-used side street, does an incredibly tender and tasty octopus rice (arroz de polvo) on special and a host of other classic menu staples.…