Best restaurants in Lisbon
Are you looking for the best restaurants in Lisbon? Floortje takes you to her favourite spots in this culinary city! From typical Portuguese delicacies such as pulpo and fresh sardines to Asian street food; there is no shortage of good food in the Portuguese capital.
Lisbon is known for its narrow and steep streets; where life is celebrated outside from early morning until late at night with full terraces. Will you be flying to Lisbon soon? In this travel guide you will find the best food hotspots in Lisbon, which you absolutely must not miss!
Where to eat in Lisbon
4x nicest breakfast spots Lisbon
1. Dear Breakfast
First morning stop is Dear Breakfast. This small and cozy breakfast joint is in three different locations in Lisbon: in the Alfama, Chiado and Bica neighbourhoods. All day long you can come here for fresh juices, avocado toast, pancakes, açai bowls and freshly boiled eggs. Sit back in a comfortable chair, order a delicious cup of coffee while soaking in the sunshine and watch the vibrant Lisbon slowly awaken. Now that's a good start to the day, right?
Cotidiano, located in the heart of downtown Lisbon, is also absolutely worth a visit for a delicious breakfast. From French toast to yogurt bowls, they turn every plate into a feast. Whether you're an early riser or you prefer a late brunch, you can come here any time of the day for a fresh breakfast!
This is not only a nice place for breakfast, but you can also go here for lunch, drinks and cocktails. From burgers to salads, they have something for everyone! Basilio is located near the water, around the corner from the famous Praca do Comercio. After a delicious breakfast, you can easily walk into the authentic Alfama district, to continue with the rest of your day.
4. Fabrica da nata - pastéis de nata
Do you prefer a traditional Portuguese breakfast? Then of course you should start your day with a pastel de nata! The original ones can be found in Belém (Pastéis de Belém) but this is 20 minutes away from the center. Even though it's worth the drive, you can also go to Fabrica da nata - pastéis de nata. Here you can enjoy a beautiful morning on the sunny terrace where you have breakfast among the local Portuguese. Not a fan of pastéis de nata? No worries, they also have plenty of other fresh sandwiches here.
2x best lunch spots Lisbon
1. Time out Market
The Time Out Market is the very best food hall you are going to find in Europe. The market hall is divided into two parts, on one side you will find a traditional market full of fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and meat. While on the other side you will find more trendy restaurants where you can taste and order delicious food. Here you can find a bit of everything, from traditional Portuguese dishes like pulpo, sardines and ceviche to sushi, burgers and pizza. Little tip: order several small dishes from different restaurants so you can try a bit of everything, because it's all so delicious...
2. Bairo da Avillez
This is my favourite place in Lisbon, not only for lunch, but also for a drink at the end of the day or a late dinner. In this taberna all dishes are freshly prepared and you will enjoy delicious Portuguese tapas. From fresh cold cuts, Portuguese cheeses to fish dishes, everything is here to feast on. Bairo da Avillez is located in the atmospheric district Bairro Alto; the perfect place to get lost during an afternoon.
3x nicest restaurants in Lisbon
In this fine restaurant, both the interior and the food are stunning. If you have something to celebrate or want to enjoy an evening of luxury you should definitely go to Prado. All dishes, from sea to land, are made with local produce. The colours, flavours and smells make for a special experience. Be surprised by the seasonal dishes and order a delicious matching wine with each dish. Once you've tried this amazing restaurant, you will want to go back every night...
2. Bao Boa
Are you a little tired of Portuguese food by now? Then reserve a spot on the terrace at Bao Boa! Here you will take a little trip to Vietnam through food. Not only the food but also the whole interior makes you think of Asia. Little tip: Bao Boa is a very popular place in Lisbon, so you need to book a bit far in advance. Is it all booked for the evening? Then reserve a table for lunch!
3. Lumi rooftop
Are you on a city break in Lisbon? Then book a table at Lumi rooftop bar on your last night. This is the perfect place to end your city trip. Here you can enjoy a romantic atmosphere, a beautiful sunset and delicious food. Start the evening with a cheese board and a cocktail while waiting for the sun to slowly set...
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