General Discussion: Lisbon, Portugal


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Light_Sleeper
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35 posts since 1/11/17

11 Feb 2019 12:00
Thanks all, much appreciated!
gkitch
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79 posts since 30/6/11

11 Feb 2019 14:44
Ponto final is a good shout, thought the food was good here too
TheTiger
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4157 posts since 23/2/03

20 Apr 2022 23:56
Any recent updates? Going there tomorrow with the mrs for 3 nights and have absolutely no plans.

Any recommendations on shops, restaurants,cocktail bars and maybe a couple of touristy bits would be much appreciated.
phikz
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3156 posts since 14/4/09

21 Apr 2022 07:57
Same, but early May for 4 nights^. Interested to hear some recommendations too. Wouldn't mind a day or two of proper relaxation and peace. Happy to jump on a train to get it.
fudge.dredd
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2076 posts since 15/12/12

posted 21 Apr 2022 13:58, edited 21 Apr 2022 13:58
Probably been mentioned on here before but:

Mini Bar (great food place)

PARK (rooftop bar on top of a car park)

Bonjardim (best peri chicken)

Red Frog (classic cocktail speakeasy for years)

Topo (classic cocktail bar)

SKY Bar (rooftop hotel bar with cool views)

I’m there 16th May for a week for the Lisbon Bar Show… will update..

Mancunia
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921 posts since 29/10/12

21 Apr 2022 14:00
Would definitely recommend Cafe de Sao Bento for steak. Make sure it’s the OG restaurant and not the one in Timeout market though. The atmosphere’s like a time capsule from the 80s. Service is incredible, the waiter that served us was saying he’s been there along with the chef for 30+ years.

For wine heads Senhor Uva, very decent wine list and small plates.

If you want to get out of Lisbon you could head up to Cascais for the day, about 40 minutes on the train up the coast. A lot more chilled than Lisbon with a couple of nice beaches
fudge.dredd
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2076 posts since 15/12/12

21 Apr 2022 14:21
TimeOut Market is a good shout just for drinks and nibbles..
burny
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6156 posts since 25/5/06

21 Apr 2022 15:30
Pateo is great for food. They've got a couple of other places and a deli.
Crackajack
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8200 posts since 21/4/05

21 Apr 2022 17:37
https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/official_holiday_thread/364/

Some shouts on here.

It was a few years ago but I liked Tapisco https://tapisco.pt/
HiFi
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1055 posts since 17/7/06

21 Apr 2022 18:16
Osteria Cucina di Amici for the best pasta you'll ever eat in your life.
HiFi
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1055 posts since 17/7/06

21 Apr 2022 18:20
Alma is special but prices are mencap
swede
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10517 posts since 21/3/09

21 Apr 2022 21:04
booked tickets for sep last night Ubercool
Tony
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1011 posts since 28/10/08

22 Apr 2022 04:30
8a Graça (small craft beer place with a wicked view)

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g189158-d15322593-Reviews-Taproom_Oitava_Colina-Lisbon_Lisbon_District_Central_Portugal.html


Jardim Botanico Da Universidade (If you like botanical gardens it’s a few euros to get in worth a wander around)

Monastery Sao Vincent de flora (went to this one day as soon as it opened only people in there it’s beautiful and you can go up to the roof for some nice views.)

Ocin
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1421 posts since 4/6/04

22 Apr 2022 05:06
A Cevicheria.

Tiny ceviche and pisco sour Peruvian joint. No reservations. Wait outside with a pisco sour then sit at the bar for food.

Very Bourdain

https://www.acevicheria.pt/?lang=en
ginner
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356 posts since 15/4/14

22 Apr 2022 14:16
restaurants wise;

Bairro do Avillez - any of the places. Eaten in all and all good.
Atalho Real for steaks
also rate Tapisco
Manteigaria for Nata's, better than Belem in my view
Palácio Chiado for drinks
Museu da Farmácia terrace is very nice and great view for drinks

You cant go too wrong to be honest. Local food in most small local/family places is exceptional by UK standards.
sofashionmuchamaze
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873 posts since 12/12/13

22 Apr 2022 14:51
+1 for TimeOut Market. It is a bit overpriced compared to local prices, but they do have some really good stuff there like the Asian style steak tartare from Tartar-ia.
fudge.dredd
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2076 posts since 15/12/12

posted 22 Apr 2022 15:57, edited 22 Apr 2022 15:57

sofashionmuchamaze wrote: +1 for TimeOut Market. It is a bit overpriced compared to local prices, but they do have some really good stuff there like the Asian style steak tartare from Tartar-ia.

I remember the burger place being really good also. Amazing beef burgers..

Edit: it’s called Ground Burger
Crackajack
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8200 posts since 21/4/05

22 Apr 2022 16:19
sofashionmuchamaze wrote: +1 for TimeOut Market. It is a bit overpriced compared to local prices, but they do have some really good stuff there like the Asian style steak tartare from Tartar-ia.

I find these nu-food court places a bit weird, as whatever country you go to it kind of looks / feels the same. And same food… Fried chicken, mexican, burgers etc.

The Lisbon one actually had some good local restaurants though. It seemed to be full of people who had just got off a cruise ship when we went and seemed to be treating it like an extension of one of their dining halls.
fudge.dredd
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2076 posts since 15/12/12

22 Apr 2022 16:24
Crackajack wrote:
sofashionmuchamaze wrote: +1 for TimeOut Market. It is a bit overpriced compared to local prices, but they do have some really good stuff there like the Asian style steak tartare from Tartar-ia.

I find these nu-food court places a bit weird, as whatever country you go to it kind of looks / feels the same. And same food… Fried chicken, mexican, burgers etc.

The Lisbon one actually had some good local restaurants though. It seemed to be full of people who had just got off a cruise ship when we went and seemed to be treating it like an extension of one of their dining halls.

Yeah but like you say the Lisbon one tends to have a lot of the local authentic places all there so it’s a much more ‘genuine’ version. The best food court/market I’ve been to has to be the Madrid Mercado de San Miguel - the old fully wooden one…
fudge.dredd
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2076 posts since 15/12/12

22 Apr 2022 16:25
Just out of interest, is anyone here in the hospitality industry and visiting for the Lisbon Bar Show? 17-18th May at Altice Arena?