Lisbon is one of Portugal’s most diverse cities and a haven for foodies and gourmet food lovers looking to explore new flavors and cooking styles. You’ll find an abundance of Italian restaurants, Spanish tapas bars, classic Portuguese eateries, and traditional bakeries scattered throughout the city. Here are five hot restaurants you need to add to your itinerary when visiting Lisbon.
One of the newer restaurants on the dining scene, Prado is famous for its organic menu offerings and bold flavors. This is the place to enjoy specialties such as beef tartar, Iberico pork tenderloin and fresh goat butter. Make sure to save room for the sweet potato, smoked milk ice cream and honey for dessert.
The Food Temple
Vegetarians will enjoy eating at this bohemian-style restaurant in the Mouraria district of Lisbon. The rotating menu includes a variety of tapas, soups, and hearty entrees. It’s decorated with Nepalese decor and the venue hosts food-related workshops on weekends.
If you’re looking for fresh seafood, this high-end restaurant is the place to enjoy some chilled oysters, lobster rice, and classic anchovy. The venue is also famous for its seasonal menu, creative cocktails, and patio dining experience.
Formerly an historic theater, this restaurant is accompanied by a bar and an upscale men’s store inside the same building. The menu includes delicacies including foie gras, a selection of Portuguese cheeses, and comfort artisan food.
It’s earned two Michelin stars and offers an intimate setting with its wood-paneled walls and only 10 guest tables. This means the waitstaff are completely dedicated to each patron. You can choose one of two tasting menus to embark on your own food journey: a Classics Menu that includes European lobster with caviar and suckling pig; or the Evolution Menu with the chef’s choice of new flavors and textures.