Category Archives: Gourmet

November 30

New stars in the Portuguese Dining Scene constellation- Michelin Guide

As the season goes colder, the dining scene in Lisbon and Portugal goes warmer. This November 2016, Michelin Guide added seven more stars to the twenty-one restaurant constellation in Portugal. Furthermore, this year Portugal conquered two new two Michelin star restaurants, The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia) and Gallo d’Oro (Funchal). The new stars in the […]

June 15


  Winner of the Portuguese edition of Top Chef, Chef Alexandre Silva has become one of Lisbon’s most exciting Chefs. Having headed Bocca, one of Lisbon’s top restaurants, before becoming a familiar face in Top Chef, he opened his Loco restaurant in late 2015 and has been delighting the most demanding of foodies there since. An olive […]

November 25


Just after a year of closing, Celebrity Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa has brought back his signature restaurant “Alma”, much to the delight of Lisbon gourmands in the know, who used to flock to the old location in the Santos neighbourhood specifically for the Chef’s famous food. Alma’s new location, in the heart of the Chiado neighbourhood just […]

May 06


With sweeping views of the Portuguese capital and the Tagus River – Eleven is a modern, minimalist restaurant serving sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine. The seasonal menu changes daily, based on the freshest available produce at the local markets. In the modern and bright dining room, boasting magnificent views of both Eduardo VII Park, the river Tagus and the city, the emphasis […]

Carlos Gonçalves and Fabian Nguyen have selected the best products and Portuguese traditions July 30

Local gastronomic adventure at Varanda Restaurant

One of the great pleasures in traveling is getting to know local gastronomy, and with that in mind, Sous-Chef Carlos Gonçalves, profound connoisseur of the secrets and flavours of our country, has created a unique Portuguese menu. From the Roasted “Bairrada” Suckling Pig to the inevitable Codfish – presented in a trilogy of its many […]

Famous Chef José Avillez at his restaurant called Mini Bar June 06

Mini Bar

Superstar Chef José Avillez is at it again, and this time he has decided to present us and the city of Lisbon with one of the coolest, most original concepts we’ve seen in a while. The name is Mini Bar and the game is, of course, excellent food. But a different kind of excellent food […]

March 14


Having earned its second Michelin star in 2014, after its first star in 2012, Belcanto is Chef José Avillez’s top restaurant in Lisbon, as well as the only two-starred restaurant in the city. The Chef is also the first Portuguese Chef to ever earn two Michelin stars. Renowned for keeping the classics and history of this magnificent space, here […]