Our good addresses in Lisbon
Where to eat in Lisbon during your trip to Portugal? We had the opportunity to test different addresses, whether to eat or to have a drink. Many of you have asked us for our stories on Instagram. So it’s time to reveal our good tips on where to eat in Lisbon and where to party!
Where to eat in Lisbon? Healthy & Instagrammable addresses
As its slogan says “Tudo ao Natural“, this restaurant offers only natural products! All the meals are appealing, pretty to look at and very good for the health. We tested the salad with marinated salmon, the avocado and poached egg sandwich. For dessert, we validate the açai bowl (the best of our life) and the chocolate fudge.
You can go there with closed eyes, everything is excellent! The prices are very correct, especially for the quality in the plate and the pleasant staff. Moreover, the decoration is splendid, all that we like.
Principe Real neighborhood : Naked, Rua da Escola Politécnica 85-87, 1200-279 Lisboa
Early Birds, for a brunch
This café-restaurant in Lisbon, open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm, offers the possibility to have breakfast at any time of the day! Perfect to have a little brunch at noon with avocado, salmon or even bacon toast with poached eggs or benedict. Their drinks and homemade desserts, such as pancakes or banana bread, are very good. The decoration is really cute and the restaurant also offers a quiet terrace in the back. You will find this gem at this address.
Little extra: their Spritz at 4,50€ (yes yes) is also excellent!
The Janis Café
Tested and approved! The decoration is hot and you can enjoy sunbathing on the terrace if you find a place. The Janis Café offers bowls, toasts and other delicious meals / snacks.
Nicolau, our favorite
The setting of this restaurant in Lisbon is magnificent. Be careful, there are not many tables so the place is quickly victim of its success. Try to go there outside of rush hour! The quality-price ratio is great, the quantities served too. Try the pancakes, they are the best I have tasted!
Where to eat in Lisbon?
Time Out Market – Mercado da Ribeira
The Time Out Market is a reference for eating in Lisbon. It has almost thirty restaurants, all in the same hall! For those who know, it looks like a big food court, with many tables in the middle to meet. It is a friendly and trendy place. The advantage of Time Out is that you don’t have to order from the same booth as your friends. Everyone eats what they like!
This place was created in 2014 by the weekly magazine of the same name, to revitalize the great market of Lisbon. You will find all the Portuguese culinary specialties, but also everything more basic like burgers or homemade pizzas. The prices are reasonable but still higher than the average for Portugal.
To go to the Time Out Market, click here.
The Alfama District – the intimate one
Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon. We chose to mention it because it is here that you can listen to the famous fado in many restaurants. It is a popular, typical and melancholic song of Portugal, always accompanied by string instruments. It was born in the early 1800s and became the national song. Book your traditional dinner to listen to Fado (traditional Portuguese music), with a guided tour of Alfama!
Alfama looks very much like an old village, with small, steep streets that go off in all directions. There are many historical buildings, such as the Castle of Saint George, the Sé Cathedral, the National Pantheon, the Church of Saint Anthony and a Roman amphitheater. Nevertheless, some trendier addresses have emerged in recent years and the neighborhood is attracting more and more young people. You can get there with the famous streetcar 28 (the yellow one)
The LX Factory – Concept stores & trendy addresses
If you like alternative places, go to the LX Factory. This industrial-looking space has been refurbished with stylish boutiques, art galleries and great places to eat in Lisbon!
Unusual experience: an all-you-can-eat brunch, prepared with love by Drag Queens. Book your place here!
Tip: For sunset, head to the Rio Maravilha rooftop, which is located in the LX Factory. Its terrace has an incredible view of the April 25 bridge! The access is done by an elevator which is located in the building right next to the Sushi Factory. It is not marked from the outside, so ask if you are lost. See on Google Maps
Where to party and eat in Lisbon at night?
The Bairro Alto neighborhood, to get in the mood
It is THE lively district of the city. We plunged into it the first night to celebrate our arrival and we fell in love with it. There is no lack of addresses! We suggest you start your evening with tapas on the terrace. Then, let yourself go in the neighborhood and try several bars. This is how we found La Bamba at 97 Rua da Atalaia!
Across the street, a few meters away, there is Cheers Irish Pub. The first one is ideal to start the evening with really cheap drinks, and the second one for the more festive atmosphere afterwards. We particularly like the Cheers Irish Pub for its musicians who play live acoustic English pop.The Cheers also has another room with a dance floor and music to keep you going until the end of the night!
You should know that there is almost no day off in this neighborhood! It is a party from Monday to Sunday from 10 pm until the end of the night. The streets are very animated because the party people meet there. The average age is between 20 and 30 years.
Rooftop Bars in Lisbon
The Park – the rooftop hidden in a parking lot
Although there is no sign indicating it, it is not so hidden anymore! A lot of people are getting to know this address. The Park is a rooftop for the least unusual, because the access is done from a parking lot. The parking is very gloomy ( as usual) and we do not expect to discover a very stylish terrace at the top.
We do not put you photos to leave you the surprise! Click here to see the access.
Noobai – for the sunset
The atmosphere of this rooftop in Lisbon is nice and the prices are more than reasonable for the setting. We advise you to go there for the sunset, the view is splendid.
Small bonus for a small address in Lisbon and maybe the smallest bar in Portugal. During your stay, you must try this bar: A Ginjinha Espiniheira. It only serves Ginjinha in a shot glass at 1,40€ and it is the first bar to have commercialized it in 1840! Ginja, as the locals call it, is a liqueur obtained from the maceration of Morello cherries. It is very close (in my opinion, I might not make any friends) to port wine.
The place is really atypical! A lot of people stay in front of this bar to chat with their glass in hand.
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We hope we have given you some good ideas of where to eat in Lisbon! This city is very festive, there is a crazy atmosphere in the streets. So, just do one thing: have fun!
If you are wondering what to do in Lisbon, check out our 3-day itinerary here.