Lisbon has undergone a culinary revolution in recent years, with world-class places to eat appearing every day. Below are some of our favourites.
Bica do Sapato
Contemporary Portuguese food in minimal yet inviting setting.
Av. Infante Henrique Cais da Pedra, Santa Apolonia
Wine Bar do Castelo
A local gem that comes highly recommended.
Rua Bartolomeu de Gusmao 13
Modern design and sleek service combine to deliver a great experience.
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 87D
Antiga Confeitaria de Belem
Home to perhaps Lisbon’s best Pasteis de Nata – the city’s famous custard tart.
84-92 Rua de Belem
A great spot for a beer and a snack.
Rua Nova da Trindade 20
A lovely restaurant with a Michelin star delivering pitch-perfect modern cooking.
35-37 Rua Misericordia
Beautiful fish, cooked to perfection, with a Japanese twist.
Rua do Loreto 21
Owned by a Portugeuse celebrity chef, Alma delivers stunning fish and pork dishes.
Calçada do Marquês de Abrantes 92-94
The area around Bairro Alto is home to a multitude of bars, all perfect for a beer or a glass of Vinho Verde. Or explore some of Lisbon’s more refined cocktail at a slick bar.
Situated on the roof of the Tivoli Hotel, Sky Bar is one of the capital’s hippest spots.
Av. da Liberdade, 185
Found on the other side of Tagus River, the bar caters for a trendy crowd.
14 Rua Sociedade Filarmonica Incrivel Almadense
Great views across the city provide a lovely backdrop for wonderful cocktails.
Rua da Misericórdia 14, 6th Floor
Always popular, this harbour-side bar caters for both those that want to slip cocktails and those looking to dance through the night
Avenida Infante D Henrique Santa Apolonia
As the name suggests, this place is decorated like a bedroom, but there’s nothing sleepy about the crowd.
Rua do Norte, 86
Run by a team who’ve worked in highly-regarded restaurants, this bar delivers innovative cocktails.
Rua Ruben A. Leitão, 17-A
Located on the banks of the River Tagus’s, Lisbon is an ancient port that has transformed itself in recent years to a modern and vibrant city that has some world-class attractions.
A World Heritage Site, this fortified tower located in the Belém district was built in the early 16th century and played an important role during Portugal's maritime expeditions.
Designed by Peter Chermayeff, the Lisbon Oceanarium was built to resemble an aircraft carrier. Now it is home to a vast collection of marine species, including birds, mammals, fish and cnidaria.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Lisbon's Museu Calouste Gulbenkian is home to a large collection ancient art, including some fantastic examples of Oriental and Classical art. It is also home to some more modern works.
A second World Heritage Site, the Jerónimos Monastery was built in the 15th century and boasts some truly inspiring architecture and history.
Castle of São Jorge
A Moorish castle in the heart of Lisbon, the Castle of São Jorge dates from medieval times and is located atop the highest hill in the historic center of the city.
Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
This museum houses modern and contemporary art, together with modern, temporary exhibits. There are works on show from artists including like Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock.