Lisbon restaurants: a guide to the city's best
Portugal is famous for its deliciously fresh fish and street food markets. Hence it comes as no surprise that tourists from around the globe have been starting to discover Lisbon as the new “capital of cool”. Amazing restaurants, bars & clubs, shops and museums are just some of the things you can expect when visiting Portugal’s capital.
Flavours of Lisbon: restaurants & tradition
Lisbon’s restaurant scene is booming. New restaurants open on each corner of the city’s upcoming neighbourhoods like Chiado and Alcantara. And while cod, sardines and Pastel de Nata are delicious, Lisbon restaurants have so much more to offer. The Portuguese understand flavour better than most. In fact, in the 15th and 16th century, the Portuguese controlled most of the global trade routes dealing spices, vegetables and more.
Lisbon restaurants scene: hotspots
If you enjoy fish, try SeaMe in buzzing Bairro Alto. A mix between a restaurant and deli fish market, it offers some of the city’s best seafood. Another option is Ponto Final, which boasts some of the city’s most remarkable views. If you’re into fusion food, we suggest visiting Chef Kiko’s latest and greatest: O Asiático. Asian food with a modern twist, and literally some of the best we ever tried around Europe. Want to taste a mix of traditional Portuguese/Spanish kitchen, but translated to today? Then check out Taberna Moderna, an ever-pleasing restaurant near the Tejo River down in Cais de Sodre. For meat fans we suggest visiting Atalho Real, down in one of Lisbon’s most beautiful neighbourhoods: Principe Real or the recently opened Sala de Corte, down in Cais de Sodré. Enjoy!
Lisbon’s best restaurants & local dining experience
Together with local expert Mami Pereira, we have selected 10 of the best restaurants in Lisbon. Have a look at our selection, book a table & get ready to experience the real flavours of Portugal.