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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. It has some of the best-value eateries of any European city, along with sophisticated, more expensive Michelin-starred restaurants.
Generally speaking, a three-course meal with wine and appetizers is around 20 to 25 euros per person, and don't forget that you're charged for everything you eat -- don't assume that the starters of cheese, spreads, olives, and bread that you are presented with when you sit down are free.
Most Portuguese dine at around 8:30 or 9PM, so to guarantee a table at the restaurant of your choice, arrive early or book in advance.
If you're wondering what you should order at a Portuguese restaurant, take a look at our Portuguese food section, and to decide where to eat, take a look at the recommendations below. Bom apetite!

Where to Eat

Bairro Alto

The Bairro Alto district has the biggest cluster of restaurants, most offering traditional Portuguese cuisine, but there are also many options of different world cuisines. Many have outdoor seating.

Market, Lisbon

One of the trendiest spots in town is the food court of the Ribeira Market in the Cais do Sodré district, renovated in 2014. It offers all kinds of foods, including by some of the city's top chefs. Another market with a similar atmosphere is that of Campo de Ourique, found at the end of the tram 28 line. Although smaller, it also has a variety of foods and drinks.

Docks, Lisbon

Mixing tourists and locals, the former warehouses of the Port of Lisbon facing the landmark bridge and a marina are now restaurants and bars. Open throughout the day, they're perfect for meals or drinks in the sun, or for a relaxing evening.

Comercio Square

Both the east and the west wings of Lisbon's grandest square on the waterfront are filled with different types of restaurants. Many are open from breakfast to midnight, and offer different types of cuisines.

Lx Factory

Hidden in the Alcântara district, not far from the docks, this former industrial complex is now home to several creative companies, but also to several shops and restaurants. Some have tables outside, and are some of the hippest places to be.

Rua das Portas de Santo Antão

This is quite a touristy pedestrian street, where you're approached by men showing you the menus, trying to get you to sit at the many tables outside. However, in between the tourist traps you'll find some good-value options, especially if you like grilled fish or roast chicken.

Palácio Chiado

A palatial residence from the 1800s now has its beautiful rooms divided into several eateries. It's inexpesive downstairs, and more sophisticated and expensive upstairs. You'll find it on Rua do Alecrim, 70.

Top 10 Restaurants

Bica do Sapato

If you're looking for creative cuisine or the most memorable spots, go here:

  1. Belcanto
    Largo de São Carlos, 10 - Phone: 213 420 607
    Fine, 2-Michelin-starred cuisine, by one of Portugal's top chefs.

  2. Alma
    Rua Anchieta, 15 - Phone: 213 470 650
    One of the most attractive dining experiences, from food to ambience, distinguished with two Michelin stars.

  3. Eleven
    Rua Marquês de Fronteira - Phone: 213 862 211
    A Michelin-star chef's contemporary Portuguese/Mediterranean menu with city views.

  4. Feitoria
    Doca do Bom Sucesso - Phone: 210 400 20
    A Michelin-starred restaurant on the waterfront.

  5. Loco
    Rua dos Navegantes, 53 - Phone: 213 951 861
    The tasting (Michelin-starred) menus of one of the city's most promising young chefs.

  6. 100 Maneiras
    Rua do Teixeira, 35 - Phone: 910 307 575
    One of the most creative menus in the city, awarded a Michelin star.

  7. Fifty Seconds
    Cais das Naus/Vasco da Gama Tower - Phone: 211 525 380
    Located at the top of the landmark Vasco da Gama Tower, this Michelin-starred restaurant is named after the time it takes to reach it on an elevator, and offers Mediterranean cuisine with views.

  8. Epur
    Largo da Academia das Belas Artes, 14 - Phone: 213 460 519
    With windows opening to one of the most beautiful views of Lisbon, this Michelin-starred restaurant offers contemporary cuisine.

  9. Tavares
    Rua da Misericórdia, 37 - Phone: 213 421 112
    The city's oldest restaurant in a palatial setting.

  10. Eneko Lisboa
    Rua Maria Luisa Holstein, 15 - Phone: 215 833 275
    A Basque chef, whose restaurant in Bilbao was considered one of the best in the world, now offers a Michelin-star experience in Lisbon, in a beautifully preserved industrial space.

10 Local Favorites or Trendy Restaurants

Sea Me

Sea Me
Rua do Loreto, 21 - Phone: 213 461 564
Traditional seafood with a twist for contemporary times.

O Bairro do Avillez
Rua Nova da Trindade, 18 - Phone: 215 830 290
It's different restaurants in one, offering contemporary Portuguese cuisine and international flavors, in an interior recreating a traditional Lisbon neighborhood.

A Cevicheria
Rua D. Pedro V, 129 - Phone: 218 038 815
One of the hottest tables in town, welcoming you with a huge octopus on the ceiling. The speciality is ceviche.

Chapitô à Mesa
Rua Costa do Castelo, 7 - Phone: 218 875 077
A bar and restaurant by the castle with a beautiful view over the city.

Zero Zero
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 32 - Phone: 911 067 819
A trendy pizzeria with tables outside facing the botanical garden.

Rua Marechal Saldanha, 2 - Phone: 213 462 146
The spot for "petiscos" (tapas) with a wonderful terrace and a retro-pharmacy décor inside.

Bistro 100 Maneiras
Largo da Trindade, 9 - Phone: 210 990 475
Innovative cuisine in a beautiful Art Deco interior.

Avenida 24 de Julho, 49 (Mercado da Ribeira) - Phone: 213 464 811
A classic, combining traditional and contemporary Portuguese cuisine.

Boa Bao
Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, 30 - Phone: 919 023 030
This restaurant takes you on a flavorful journey through Asia. It has a lively atmosphere and outdoor seating.

JNcQuoi Asia
Avenida da Liberdade, 144 - Phone: 210 513 000
Featuring a much-photographed dragon skeleton on the ceiling, this trendy restaurant is a colorful place to enjoy specialties from different Asian countries.

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