General Discussion: Official holiday thread

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MoB avatar

36467 posts since 31/8/04

15 Nov 2018 16:47
MoB wrote: few years old now but this is a lisbon list from when i went, all the gaffs came recommended by a lisboa.


- LX Factory it’s an area, about 10min cab from the centre of Lisbon. It’s tiny but has loads of cool restaurants inside:
o A Praca (Portuguese type food I think, )
o Moules and Wine (mussels – amazing!)
o Chef Nino (super cute and cheap brunch)
- Mercado da Ribeira it’s a market right next to cais do sodre/bairro alto, where you have loads of really good mini restaurants to choose from.
o Prego na Peixaria (steak in a bun)
o Honorato (burgers)
o Café de São Bento (AMAZING steak)
o Etc – check here or search for Mercado da Ribeira, they’re all great -
- Mercado de Campo de Ourique – similar to the one above but with different restaurants, also good so you can choose one of both markets depending on where you’re staying

If you want to go to more specific restaurants and google the names here is my favourite list that includes the above:
- Prego na Peixaria
- Cervejaria Trindade (steak and seafood)
- A Praca
- Moules and Wine (there’s also a Moules and Gin and a Moules and Beer)
- Las Fitcheras (Mexican)
- El Tomato (tapas)
- Hamburgueria do Bairro (burgers)
- La Siesta (Mexican by the river)
- Portugalia
Expensive good ones:
- Belcanto (Chef Jose Avillez)
- Cantinho do Avillez
- Olivier


- We mainly stick around cais do sodre for drinks, there’s loads of little bars – one of them is quite cool named O Bom, Mau e o Vilao.
- Meninos do Rio (by the river)
- Urban Beach (bar/club)
- Lost In
- Lux (proper club)
illmurray avatar

436 posts since 18/4/12

15 Nov 2018 17:14
Wicked, wicked, thanks v much. I was going to do some digging in this thread as I knew there'd be plenty. If anyone has been recently and has any recommendations too then let me know.
joe6886 avatar

720 posts since 16/11/08

16 Nov 2018 07:22
Was looking at some Easyjet flights yesterday, at 3 o’clock they were £417 then when I went to book them in the evening they were £517. Do they ever go back down in price or do I have to just bite the bullet and pay £100 extra?
joeyjojo avatar

3763 posts since 24/8/06

16 Nov 2018 07:35
joe6886 wrote: Just full of loud Americans as well!

Yeah so annoying ! I went 5 years ago and again last week and in that time they seem to have taken over !! It’s like they just realised it’s quite close for them.
illwill avatar

3081 posts since 17/5/04

16 Nov 2018 07:44
I think Icelandair do free stopovers on their transatlantic flights.
joeyjojo avatar

3763 posts since 24/8/06

16 Nov 2018 10:19
Yeah I think you’re right.

Also Blue Lagoon is a bit touristy but id still say it’s on the list of things to do. It’s a pretty awesome site and all the short walks around it too. Also going from like 1 degree in your swim shorts and jumping in a pool at like 38 is just heaven
ginner avatar

245 posts since 15/4/14

16 Nov 2018 13:29
Went to lisbon in the Spring.

check out;

Tapisco - Great small plactes

Good little shop up the road at Praça do Príncipe Real 19, 1200-100 Lisboa, Portugal. Tailoring, art, furniture worth a stop

Ice cream shop down the road is great too

Try opposite barrio do avillez for a snack. Barrio is good, but half the meal we had was a bit ropey. Think we jsut ordered wrong.

Bar next door called O Purista is decent. Has a barbers in it also which is entertaining. Wet shave for someone while yu have a beer. is definately worth a stop for a drink. Not eaten there.

Dont bother with timeout market. Rammed all the time. Nothing you cant get elsewhere.

Free walking tours with sandemans are good. They go from Chiado square. Just tip what you feel it is worth.
Mr.X. avatar

2769 posts since 23/6/13

posted 16 Nov 2018 14:06, edited 16 Nov 2018 14:06
Heim Cafe, Lisbon does an amazing breakfast. It's quite a small cafe and had a queue but that was in early September.