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The best wining and dining in the city

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 Tavares, Casa do Alentejo, and Cervejaria Trindade, others have stylish contemporary décor as is the case with the trendy Bica do Sapato and Alcântara Café.

And in a city known for its hilltop vistas, many offer superb views as you eat, like Chapitô, Casa do Leão, Tágide, and Via Graça. 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.

The Bairro Alto district has the biggest cluster of good restaurants (Pap'Açorda and 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 palates.

Vegetarians have some excellent choices, including Jardim dos Sentidos with its pleasant garden, and Terra offering 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.
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(You may be also interested in the 10 Most Beautiful Restaurants in Lisbon»)

The finest dining in Lisbon:

Top 10 Restaurants

  1. Belcanto - Fine Michelin-starred cuisine in one of the city's oldest restaurants
  2. Tavares - The city's oldest restaurant in a palatial setting
  3. Feitoria - A Michelin-starred restaurant on the waterfront
  4. Eleven - A Michelin star chef's contemporary Portuguese/Mediterranean menu with city views
  5. Largo - A trendy-sophisticated space and refined cuisine
  6. Bica do Sapato - Trendy spot owned by a Hollywood star
  7. Alma - One of the most attractive dining experiences, from food to ambience
  8. Assinatura - Portuguese cuisine innovated by a creative chef
  9. 100 Maneiras - One of the most creative menus in the city
  10. 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 - Beautifully tiled contemporary interior for contemporary Portuguese cuisine

Restaurant TIPS

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.


Bairro Alto Restaurants
Bairro Alto

Comercio Square Restaurants
Comercio Square

Rua das Portas de Santo Antao Restaurants
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão

Docas Restaurants

Parque das Nações Restaurants
Parque das Nações


Lisbon Restaurants
Lisbon Cafés
Portuguese Cuisine


Italian & Mediterranean

Top 10 Restaurants
Restaurants location map
Our Favourites
Lisbon Restaurant List
Lisbon Restaurant Week

For more great restaurant sites, PortugalRestaurants.com lists hundreds of Portuguese Restaurants from around the country and for Restaurants in Switzerland, Swiss-Restaurants.com is a comprehensive resource.