Category Archives: Traditional

August 26

Bairro do Avillez

  The name of José Avillez‘ seventh food project couldn’t be more accurate; Bairro do Avillez (which means Avillez’ neighborhood). Located in Chiado, it is indeed the beloved neighbourhood of two-star Michelin chef. After the other food adventures from the chef – Cantinho do Avillez, Belcanto, Pizzaria Lisboa, Mini-Bar, and Café Lisboa, now he has opened Bairro do Avillez. The location, a former […]

August 12

Monte Mar

Monte Mar is perhaps one of the most established and well-known restaurants in Guincho, counting already more than forty years since its opening. After conquering a legion of fans with its famous Hake Fillets with Cockle Rice, their fish and seafood swam further from Guincho and have recently reached Lisbon. Opened in the beginning of 2016 in Lisbon, […]

January 14

Café de São Bento

Possibly one of the greatest classics in the Lisbon dining scene, Café de São Bento has stood for decades next to the Portuguese parliament, serving some of the best steaks in town in a charming and inviting atmosphere, and open until late. It opened in 1982 with the goal of recreating the typical Portuguese café – […]

December 28

Solar dos Presuntos

Opened in October 1974, this traditional restaurant pays homage to cuisine from Portugal’s northwesterly Minho region. The menu remains largely unchanged, serving hearty, regional food such as à Gomes de Sá (cod with potatoes), duck rice with smoked ham, and various sausages from the region of Monção. The space’s outside appearance might fool you – what with the smoked […]

February 20

As Salgadeiras

This traditional Portuguese restaurant is located in an ancient red-brick bakery, complete with original ovens, walls and arches. Fancy some fish? Try the stuffed squid, grilled grouper with sautéed prawns or cod fillet with corn bread and seafood crust. Craving meat? Opt for fried wild rabbit with coriander or veal stuffed with spinach and black pudding. Desserts are divine and the local wines, top […]

February 13

Solar dos Nunes

Solar dos Nunes is a small and cozy restaurant specially inspired by the rich gastronomic tradition of Alentejo. It is a reference in Lisbon. A rustic and welcoming space where the kind reception and the quality of the service and food, make this restaurant a place to visit, and it also serves until late.

January 23

Lisboa à Noite

Located in a beautifully restored wine cellar in ever-hip Bairro Alto, this typical Portuguese seafood and fish restaurant is famous for its cod specials. Open late, with excellent wines and a devilishly delicious dessert trolley.