Lisbon is one of the most desirable destinations in Europe. One of the reasons for that is the variety of trendy restaurants that attract both, locals and tourists. These restaurants are distinctive because of their unique concepts, original decorations and delicious menus. Therefore, if you follow the latest gastronomy trends, visiting at least few of these restaurants is a must.
In the middle of downtown Lisbon, more specifically in the Rua do Alecrim, is the former Palace Quintela, reworked and renamed from Chiado Palace. The beauty of this space is in the duality that exists between imagination and reality, which takes us from the 18th-century decor, right down to the present from the kitchen of our century. Here you can enjoy six dining outlets, two bars and a bakery. The ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city of Lisbon, to eat or have a drink, where you can relax and enjoy the free time with friends in an atmosphere of fun.
This is the temple dedicated to gourmet in Lisbon. On the top floor of El Corte Inglés, with a panoramic view of the surrounding environment, this new spot houses not one but seventeen (you read well: seventeen) spaces that offer the best food and drink in Lisbon for lovers – devotees and occasional ones – of more exquisite gastronomic experiences and modern interior design.
Feitoria is a Michelin-star signature cuisine restaurant since 2011. The space is wide, open to the river, inserted in the Altis Belém Hotel & SPA. With a sophisticated and elegant decoration, creating a cozy atmosphere, it includes one namban panel to welcome visitors and evoke the golden age of the Discoveries: the adventure, risk and knowledge of those times.
Chef João Rodrigues’ signature restaurant offers experiences that go far beyond dining. Feitoria focuses on the origin of the product, and the whole concept revolves around a huge respect for producers and produce.
Bairro do Avillez
Bairro do Avillez is located in Chiado and is a small neighborhood that harbors a grocery shop, tavern and modern patio. With the signature of renowned chef José Avillez, this place was made to share food, either petiscos, in the Taberna, or seafood, meat, fish and other dishes in the Patio. You can also buy groceries and gourmet products, from cheese to sausages to offer or try at home.
With ample space and modern interior design, it offers a varied menu with suggestions for sharing. Dishes of the world merge with others of Portuguese cuisine, in a balance of exotic and traditional flavors. From the organic vegetables to the freshest fish carefully prepared and presented, chef Eddy Melo creates different gastronomic proposals that highlight local ingredients and enhance Portuguese flavors.
On a small passageway, nestled between Madalena Street and the Lisbon Sé Cathedral, is Prado, a restaurant that promises to bring to the table (only) what is in season. Signing this “farm to table” concept is young chef António Galopito, that worked with Nuno Mendes in London’s Taberna do Mercado.
In this Lisbon’s kitchen the Chef creates the most amazing recipes with seasonal and fresh ingredients, representing the best Portuguese land and sea have to offer. It is the case of a happy marriage of cockles, spinach, coriander and fried bread or the union of a black pork loin with shikuasa and chard, to give you only a small taste of what can be found in the daily menu. No less important, only organic, biodynamic and natural wines are served.
This gastrobar opened at the end of 2015 and is one of the most recent city wonders. At the top of one of LX Factory’s buildings, it promises a stunning view, food well paired with cocktails and fun all night long.
Aimed at the urbanites who like to eat and dress well, the aficionados of beautiful and elegant things, a space that joins three concepts in one and in the same building.The architect Lázaro Rosa-Viólan has created a sophisticated space, that bets on the mixture of modern elements in a historical building of which some traces remain, like the high ceilings or the almost centennial frescoes of the dining room. Certain elements of decoration, such as the real-life Velociraptor skeleton, add a unique flamboyance to this luxury concept.
In the restaurant, portuguese cuisine meets international flavours. Quality, fresh and biological ingredients are originally combines by chef António Bóias. To top it off, an impressive wine list with more than 500 references.
Restaurante Bistrô 100 Maneiras
Inspired by the lastest world trends, the second space of Chef Ljubomir Stanisic meets the requirements of a restaurant and bar. The interior design and the building itself has a distinctive Art Déco style.
Jamie’s Italian Lisboa
The first restaurant in Portugal with signature of the renowned English chef, Jamie Oliver, can be found in the lively area of Príncipe Real, in Lisbon. Jamie’s Italian is synonymous with simple, comfort Italian cuisine, made with differentiating ingredients, accessible and appreciated by all, in a personalized and welcoming space. A space with a neighborhood concept, where everyone can socialize and feel welcome.
Designed to reveal the personality of Lisbon, this 500 square meters restaurant spreads over three floors, with three rooms and two terraces.
Intendente square continues its rehabilitation and now welcomes its first luxury restaurant. Infame (Infamous) is, like the name promises, a pesky restaurant (the inspiration for the name comes from the bad reputation the area had until the recent rehabilitation): it combines the recipes from Portugal with the flavours of India and other orient countries. The rehabilitation continues, but doesn’t ignore the multicultural and international environment that surrounds it and lives nearby.
Volver de Carne y Alma
In Volver, meat is a serious affair, “body and soul”. Over the years, this restaurant has been perfecting the treatment given to this food, making it one of the most prestigious restaurants for its consumption in Lisbon. The meats are all of the highest quality and come from different parts of the world. Another one of the elements that distinguishes Volver is the process of maturation rigorously followed here, resulting in crispy, succulent and tasty meats. Portuguese cuisine meets with Argentinian, with touches of other places, in a sober, intimate, sophisticated and warm space where the pleasures of the table can be calmly enjoyed.
Citrus Grill Restaurant
The Lisbon Marriott Hotel restaurant offers the best Portuguese cuisine and an excellent selection of local wines, in a relaxing meal. Citrus Grill Restaurant offers a refreshing view to the garden, with palm trees and a swimming-pool, in a modern interior design of comfort, charm and privacy.
Unusual restaurant interior decor is focused on surprising and inspiring. It looks like a centenary pharmacy and it indulges in the art of “eating petiscos”, under the orders of Susana Felicidade. High-quality cocktails and an astounding Portuguese cuisine.
Boa-Bao takes us in a gastronomic trip through several of the most iconic and beloved flavors of Asian cuisine. In a relaxed atmosphere, where the colors and decoration objects remind that continent, we can taste the woks and soups, the dim-sums and the fishes, vegetarian dishes and the curry and the noodles. A kind of “best of” Asian cuisine which includes examples from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea, China. To accompany these these flavours, there are several cocktails from the different countries.
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