Lisbon boasts a wide range of restaurants to suit most
tastes and budgets, from traditional Portuguese to international cuisine.
Many have striking interiors such as
Cervejaria Trindade, others have stylish
contemporary décor as is the case with the trendy
Bica do Sapato and
And in a city known for its hilltop vistas, many
offer superb views as you eat, like
Casa do Leão,
And don't forget that Lisbon also has
some of the best-value eateries of any European city along with
sophisticated, more expensive restaurants such as Eleven. You may also want to consider dining at the restaurants of the city's top chefs.
Alto district has the biggest cluster of good restaurants
100 Maneiras are two of the best in the city for
Portuguese cuisine and
Casa Nostra is a good choice for Italian), while Docas
and Parque das
Nações offer some international options for the more unadventurous
Vegetarians have some excellent choices, including Jardim dos Sentidos with its pleasant garden, and
varied dishes that are also excellent selections for vegans.
Generally speaking, a three-course meal with wine and appetizers costs around
20 euros per person, but so that you are able to better control your budget, our
restaurant listings give an approximation of the cost of a 3-course meal at each restaurant.
You may also find useful this list of all restaurants included in our guide.
Twice-yearly, Lisbon hosts the Lisbon Restaurant Week, giving locals and visitors alike the chance to experience fine dining for a fine price and a fine cause! Dinner at the capital's top restaurants costs just 20 euros per person, with 1 euro going to charitable organizations.
If you're wondering what you should order at a Portuguese restaurant, take a
look at our Food section, and to
decide where to eat, see our selection of restaurants on the menu below.
We highlight ten that stand out for the quality of the food and service, and/or atmosphere.
(You may be also interested in the 10 Most Beautiful Restaurants in Lisbon»)
The finest dining in Lisbon:
Top 10 Restaurants
- Belcanto - Fine Michelin-starred cuisine in one of the city's oldest restaurants
- Tavares - The city's oldest restaurant in a palatial setting
- Eleven - A Michelin star chef's contemporary Portuguese/Mediterranean menu with city views
- Largo - A trendy-sophisticated space and refined cuisine
- Bica do Sapato - Trendy spot owned by a Hollywood star
- Alma - One of the most attractive dining experiences, from food to ambience
- Assinatura - Portuguese cuisine innovated by a creative chef
- 100 Maneiras - One of the most creative menus in the city
- Pedro e o Lobo - Quality service and cuisine in a simple, elegant space
- Pap'Açorda - A classic combining traditional and contemporary Portuguese cuisine
Local Favorites Right Now:
10 Trendy Restaurants
- Guilty - The place to see and be seen, plus an international menu
- D'Oliva - Pizza and Mediterranean cuisine served to fashionable crowds
- Sea Me - Traditional seafood with a twist for contemporary times
- Taberna Moderna - Portuguese petiscos and Spanish tapas
- Sushicafe Avenida - An elegant contemporary space for Japanese cuisine
- Pharmacia - A creative spot with a wonderful terrace
- Bistro 100 Maneiras - Innovative cuisine in a beautiful Art Deco interior
- The Decadente - A crowd-pleasing meeting point
- Cantinho do Avillez - The more informal spot of a Michelin-star chef
- Faz Gostos by Duval - Beautifully tiled contemporary interior for contemporary Portuguese cuisine
Where to look for restaurants: For the widest variety of restaurants head to the Bairro Alto district;
for the best seafood walk down Rua das Portas de Santo Antão downtown;
if you're looking for international cuisine you're familiar with, go to Docas or the Parque Das Nações district. On Comercio Square you'll find several options offering a good mix of local and international cuisine with tables on the terrace with river views.
Good fast food: Short on time but want something besides McDonald's and the
typical fast food? Head to the shopping malls, many of which offer fast
food for the health-conscious. Try Go Natural and
Vitaminas (this last one is also found on the busy Rua Garrett in Chiado and on Restauradores Square). Both offer varied
salads and 100% fruit juices, and in the case of Go Natural, even
sushi and soup.
FYI: You are charged for anything you eat at a restaurant, so don't assume
that the starters of cheese, spreads, olives, and bread that you are
presented with when you sit down are free.
Time to eat: Most Portuguese dine at around 8:30 or 9PM, so to guarantee a table at the
restaurant of your choice, arrive early or reserve in advance.
MAIN RESTAURANT AREAS:
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão
Parque das Nações