OSTERIA - ITALIAN CUISINE
Decorated with a delightful blend of old posters, Italian enamel plates, chequered napkins and kitchen tables identical to those in grandmother's house, the restaurant recreates the typical atmosphere of a tavern with a large family kitchen: happiness, noise, excitement, friendliness and, more importantly, a place where you will feel at home. Amid such a setting, the Osteria transports you to another era and another culture.
Rua das madres 52 Lisbonne.
Tel. +351 213 960 584
CEVICHERIA - PERUVIAN CUISINE
The latest project by Kiko Martinez, the chef at the "Butcher" restaurant in Lisbon, is worth a visit. Chevicheria is a small restaurant dedicated entirely to Peruvian cuisine, and in particular ceviches (seafood) and quinotos (quinoa risotto).
Rua D. Pedro V, 129 Lisboa. Tel. +351 218 038 815
MINI BAR THEATRE
Mini Bar Teatro is the leading gastro-bar from José Avillez. This eatery, located at the São Luiz theatre, enlivens Chiado evenings and nights with its new concept of entertainment. From Monday to Sunday, from 7pm onwards, in a comfortable, intimate setting, José Avillez offers a menu with special cocktails, wines, artisanal beers and more, along with a variety of small gastronomic experiences full of flavour and wonder. This is no traditional restaurant. Here, nothing is as it first seems.
Rua António Maria Cardoso, nº58 1200-027 Lisboa. Tel. +351 211 305 393
A UCHARIA - PORTUGUESE CUISINE
The intention is to serve genuine Portuguese cuisine using quality national produce: sausages and black pudding, selection of cheeses, Alentejo soup and chestnut broth, mussels with onions, torricados sardines, etc. All accompanied by fine Portuguese wine.
Praça do Príncipe Real 5A Lisboa. Tel. +351 215 939 486
BASTARDO - PORTUGUESE CUISINE
Portuguese cuisine, but with a mix of cultures, styles and concepts offering traditional, passionate, fun and emotional dishes.
Rua da Betesga nº3 Rossio Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 240 993
MERCADO DA RIBEIRA
Thirty-one food and drink outlets, many of which with a menu prepared by well-known chefs, and a fruit, vegetable and flower market.
Mercado da Ribeira is open Sundays to Thursdays until midnight, and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 2am.
Av. 24 de Junho Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 462 966
CANTINHO DO AVILLEZ - PORTUGUESE CUISINE
Located in the Chiado district, this is another establishment owned by chef Avillez, which offers good-value Portuguese dishes.
Rua dos Duques de Bragança nº7 Lisboa. Tel. +351 211 992 369
BELCANTO - PORTUGUESE CUISINE
Located in the Chiado district, near the National Theatre of Saint Carlos, in the house where Fernando Pessoa was born, the Bel Canto, run by José Avillez, was awarded its second star in 2014. José Avillez and his team consider their cuisine as a form of expression. People come here to share inspiration and emotions.
Largo de São Carlo nº10 Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 20 607
SEA ME - SEAFOOD/FISH
"Sea Me" is a place to savour fish and seafood in a relaxed atmosphere very similar to traditional Portuguese fish restaurants.
Rua do Loreto 21 1200 Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 461 564
LARGO - WORLD CUISINE
Like the song by Miguel Castro Silva, this restaurant offers an essentially international menu based on extremely fresh produce. This place was designed by designer Miguel Cancio Martins.
Rua Serpa Pinto 1200-445 Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 477 225
TABERNA DA RUA DAS FLORES - PORTUGUESE CUISINE
A tribute to the old haberdasheries and taverns, this place reintroduces Lisbon's past traditions by reinventing a few forgotten recipes.
Rua das Flores 103 Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 479 418
CAFÉ BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINIAN CUISINE
Hidden in the Bairro Alto, Café Buenos Aires is a pleasant restaurant, with a young and casual atmosphere, where you can enjoy Argentinian meat among other specialities. The warm colours of the décor give this place a cosy feel.
Calçada do Duque 31 1200 Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 420 739
CAFÉ LISBOA - PORTUGUESE CUISINE
Located on the Saint Carlos plaza, making the most of the atmosphere of one of the city's emblematic buildings, Café Lisboa is a place to enjoy a snack, lunch or dinner and breathe in the charm of old cafés. The menu features various dishes alongside traditional dishes drawing inspiration from a fusion of cultures.
Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Largo de São Carlos, 23 Lisboa. Tel. +351 211 914 498
PHARMACIA - PORTUGUESE CUISINE
Located in the Pharmacy Museum near the Miradouro de Santa Catarina, its décor is naturally inspired by old pharmacies. The menu consists of tapas and the atmosphere is friendly and casual. It also has a bar which serves cocktails based on Portuguese wines. The chef's menu changes from day to day.
Rua Marechal Saldanha, 1 Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 462 146
CERVEJARIA DO BAIRRO
The concept is one of a modern brasserie, with a relaxed, light and bright atmosphere and typical brasserie products: variety of seafood, steaks, sandwiches and more.
R. do Norte 86 Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 470 805
INSÓLITO - PORTUGUESE CUISINE
Perched on a magnificent roof terrace opposite the Miradouro de San Pedro de Alcantara, this bar-restaurant was inaugurated in June 2014. With an address at Rua de San Pedro de Alcantara, the Insolito is only open for dinner, from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
R. São Pedro de Alcântara 83 Lisboa. Tel. +351 211 303 306
BY THE WINE
José Maria da Fonséca's off licence is also a wine bar where you can taste an extensive range of wines by the glass. Its various gastronomical options include home-made bread from the Algarve, Iberian acorn-fed pork ham, different platters of cheese, Sado oysters, mussel salad, salmon ceviche, carpaccio and many desserts.
Rua das Flores 43 Lisboa. Tel. +351 213 420 319
O EURICO - PORTUGUESE CUISINE
The Eurico tavern is an old establishment nestled in a picturesque corner of the Sao Cristovao district. A sign outside announces "fresh barbecued fish and meat" and that is exactly what you get here. In this authentic gastronomic establishment with a mixed balance of flavours, you will meet local patrons as well as tourists from all over the world. Its décor is typical and the atmosphere unique.
Largo de São Cristovao 3 Lisboa. Tel. +351 218 861 815