Must-see restaurants in Lisbon

  • Fresh Portuguese tarts at Antiga Confeitaria de Belem.

    Antiga Confeitaria de Belém

    Belém

    Since 1837 this patisserie has been transporting locals to sugar-coated nirvana with heavenly pastéis de Belém. The crisp pastry nests are filled with…

  • Mercado da Ribeira

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Doing trade in fresh fruit and veg, fish and flowers since 1892, this domed market hall has been the word on everyone's lips since Time Out transformed…

  • Pinóquio

    Baixa & Rossio

    Busy Pinóquio is easy to miss as it's tucked into a praça corner partially obstructed by a souvenir kiosk. Dressed in white tablecloths against pea-green…

  • Gelataria Nannarella

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Seatless Nannarella is squeezed into little more than a doorway and serves up Lisbon's best gelato. Roman transplant Constanza Ventura churns out 34…

  • Casa Bota Feijão

    Parque das Nações

    Don't be fooled by the nondescript decor and railroad-track views – when a tucked-away place is this crowded with locals at lunchtime midweek, it must be…

  • Mercado da Baixa

    Baixa & Rossio

    This tented market/glorious food court has been slinging cheese, wine, smoked sausages and other gourmet goodies since 1855. It's fantastic fun to stroll…

  • Chef Henrique Sa Pessoa's new Iberian fusion cuisine restaurant

    Tapisco

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Michelin-starred Lisbon chef Henrique Sá Pessoa's venture into Príncipe Real may seem obvious (trans-Iberian tapas) but in reality Spain and Portugal don…

  • Typical Portuguese food at the most popular tasca in Mouraria

    O Zé da Mouraria

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Don’t be fooled by the saloon-like doors, there’s a typical Portuguese tasca (tavern) inside: homey local cuisine, blue-and-white-tiled walls, chequered…

  • Bairro de Avillez

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Step into the latest culinary dream by Portugal's most famous chef – Michelin-starred maestro José Avillez – who has set up his gastronomic dream…

  • Último Porto

    Lisbon

    An absolute local's secret for a reason, this top seafooder takes an act of God to find. Hidden among the shipping-container cranes of the Port of Lisbon,…

  • Ti-Natércia

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    'Aunt' Natércia and her downright delicious Portuguese home cooking is a tough ticket: there are a mere six tables and they fill up fast. She'll talk your…

  • Bettina & Niccolò Corallo

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Few chocolates command such undying devotion, but this family-run transplant from São Tomé and Príncipe elicits freakish enthusiasm for its thin artisan…

  • Bistro 100 Maneiras

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    The Bosnian mastermind behind Bairro Alto's 100 Maneiras also oversees this creatively charged Chiado bistro. Start with the namesake 100 Maneiras Strong…

  • Frangasqueira Nacional

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    This tiny, mostly takeaway-only grill (the new location now spares space for two tables) does splendid chicken, ribs, crioula sausage and turkey kebabs…

  • The neon-lit facade of Solar dos Presuntos, a Michelin-recommended restaurant in Rua das Portas de Santo Antpo noted for its fish and seafood choices. The Elevador do Lavra (funicular) is stationary to the left of the building.

    Solar dos Presuntos

    Baixa & Rossio

    Don’t be fooled by the smoked presunto (ham) hanging in the window, this iconic restaurant is renowned for its excellent seafood too. Start with the pata…

  • Alma

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Two-Michelin–starred Henrique Sá Pessoa's flagship Alma is one of Portugal's destination restaurants and, in our humble opinion, Lisbon's best gourmet…

  • Feitoria

    Belém

    A defining dining experience awaits at chef João Rodrigues' slick, contemporary, Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking the riverfront. Rich textures and…

  • Cervejaria Ramiro

    Lisbon

    Opened in 1956, Ramiro has legendary status among Lisbon's seafood lovers. Here you can feast on rich plates of giant tiger prawns, percebes (goose…

  • Belcanto

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    José Avillez' two-Michelin–starred cathedral of cookery wows diners with painstaking creativity, polished service and a first-rate sommelier. Standouts…

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    Tasca Zé dos Cornos

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    This family-owned Mouraria tavern welcomes regulars and first-timers with the same undivided attention. Space is tight so sharing tables is the norm and…

  • Portuguese traditional dishes mixed with reinventions of old recipes

    Delfina – Cantina Portuguesa

    Baixa & Rossio

    The restaurant at boutique hotel Alma Lusa embodies the spirit of typical Portuguese cuisine. The menu mixes staple dishes like bacalhau à Brás (shredded…

  • Tasca Fit blends healthy food with the traditional techniques of the Portuguese cuisine

    Tasca Fit

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Spacious and brightly decorated, this restaurant serves affordable, healthy, sugar-free food, served in the generous portions that are often found in…

  • The best of Syrian food in the heart of the most culturally diverse area in Lisbon

    Mezze

    Lisbon

    The very best of Syrian food is served at this refugee success story in the heart of Lisbon's most culturally diverse neighbourhood – Mouraria. When in…

  • Restaurant O Bitoque in the heart of the Campo de Ourique neighborhood in Lisbon

    O Bitoque

    Lisbon

    Bitoque – a steak with a fried egg on top and a side of fries – is a quintessential Portuguese dish. This small neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of…

  • Prado

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    This all-organic small-plates newcomer comes courtesy of Chef António Galapito, after his stint at Taberna do Mercado (Michelin-star chef Nuno Mendes'…

  • Loco

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    In the shadow of the Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon's latest hot table comes courtesy of chef Alexandre Silva, whose bold and modern take on Portuguese…

  • Boa-Bao

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    The food at this trendy spot will transport you to Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam, but the ceramic swallows draped across the exposed brick archway …

  • Chutnify

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    A transplant from Berlin's hip Prenzlauer Berg district, this artsy and modern Indian place strikes the perfect balance between real-deal South Indian…

  • Avenida SushiCafé

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Don't let the flagship location of what is essentially a mall-food-court sushi chain fool you: Chef Daniel Rente creates some surprisingly and seriously…

  • Beco

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Michelin-starred chef José Avillez' foray into gourmet cabaret is tucked clandestinely away inside a former chapel, where reservations are purposely…

  • Gourmet Experience

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    The previously underused 7th floor of Lisbon's fanciest department store was transformed into the Gourmet Experience in late 2017. A supersized version of…

  • Jesus é Goês

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    At one of Lisbon's best Indian restaurants, jovial chef Jesus Lee whips up contemporary Goan delicacies. Rice-sack tablecloths and colourful murals (note…

  • Local

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Fancy a chef's table experience masquerading as a gourmet picnic with strangers? Local's tiny, minimalist 18-sq-metre space harbours just 20 seats per…

  • Cervejaria Ribadouro

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Bright, noisy and full to the gills, this bustling beer hall is popular with local seafood fans, some of whom just belly up to the bar, chase their fresh…

  • Rio Maravilha

    Lisbon

    In the former break room on the top floor of LX Factory, Diogo Noronha's Portuguese-Brazilian small-plate party frames outstanding views of Cristo Rei,…

  • Mini Bar

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Trendy and fun, Mini Bar is the most approachable and hippest entry point into the innovative cuisine of Michelin-starred chef José Avillez, who has…

  • Tasca Kome

    Baixa & Rossio

    This blink-and-you'll-miss-it Japanese tasca is one of Lisbon's few turning out authentic cuisine from the Land of the Rising Sun. The menu doesn't…

  • Forno d'Oro

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    True to its name, Lisbon's most serious pizzeria indeed produces pies out of a golden (brick) oven. The burrata and buffalo mozzarella here is flown in…

  • Izcalli Antojeria

    Lisbon

    Sitting inconspicuously along Alcântara's main drag, this tiny, cash- and counter-only small plates newcomer is an authentic journey through Mexico's…

  • Ground Burger

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Trendy, Norwegian-run Ground Burger is an obvious standout in Lisbon's ongoing gourmet-burger war, sticking to perfectly executed American-style classics …

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