The 8 Best Restaurants In Lisbon

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The 8 Best Restaurants In Lisbon

Portugal’s capital offers some of the best restaurants on the continent. A new wave of Portuguese chefs, local and international, created the new Portuguese cuisine. Here are our top 8 picks for the best restaurants to try now.

Sebastian Schoellgen
May 20, 2022

Faz Frio

One of our favourites in town. Originally opened 150 years ago, now fully restored, serving Portuguese classics. Get the cod, the Tempura green beans and the Alheira croquettes. Ask for Carlos.

More about: Faz Frio, R. Dom Pedro V 96

Taberna da Rua das Flores

Probably the hardest to get in but so worth it. Classic traditional. No reservations, show up by latest 6pm and put your name down.

More about: Taberna da Rua das Flores Rua das Flores 103

Pharmacia

Beautiful terrace, shares real estate with the Museu de Farmácia in Lisbon's Santa Catarina district.

More about: Pharmacia R. Mal. Saldanha 1

Prado

Prado ‘Meadow’ is led by talented young chef António Galapito. Having returned to take up the post following a stint working with Nuno Mendes in London, Galapito’s menus are a celebration of farm-to-table eating. The wine list, comprising organic, biodynamic varieties, is also worthy of attention.

More about: Prado Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, Tv. Pedras Negras 2

Tati

Local wine bar in the multicultural neighborhood of Penha de França. Excellent Portuguese unfiltered wine selection. Get the shrimp wontons to dip in a shrimp bisque; tender pleurotus, fried potatoes and a rich demi glace; and arroz de bacalhau (codfish rice).

More about: Tati Rua Carrilho Videira 20B

Gambrinus

One of the oldest restaurants in the city. Gambrinus is synonymous with ocean cuisine and while there are meat dishes on the menu (particularly game) it's the peixes e mariscos (fish and seafood) that continues to reel in an appreciative clientele. The kitchen prides itself on cooking to perfection a range of traditional Portuguese seafood dishes such as grilled sea bream or sea bass (served in a pot with clams).

More about: Gambrinus Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 23

Boi-Cavalo

Featuring modern Portuguese food, fueled by the city and its diverse communities. Most of their wines come from small producers and are natural wines to go with their food. Like their dishes, the wine selection changes almost weekly.

More about: Boi-Cavalo Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, R. do Vigário 70B

Fauna & Flora

Come for breakfast, very tasty pastries. It's good for brunch too.

More about: Fauna & Flora da Esperança 33 and Rua Febo Moniz 27-A

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