Lisbon, Portugal travel guide
ABOVE: Castle of São Jorge, illuminated at
de Belém europeforvisitors.com
No visit to Lisbon's Mosteiro dos Jerónimos or the Torre de Belém is complete
without a stop at this bakery-café next to the monastery, which has been
serving delectable custard tarts since 1837.
in Lisbon and Surroundings
The "location and public transport" comments make this list especially
useful to tourists who aren't familiar with the city. From Paulo
de Oliveira, a Lisbon-born biologist who teaches at the University of
Fodor's: Lisbon Restaurants
The guidebook publisher reviews a sampling of restaurants in several price
Click the red "List all restaurants" button after you've read the introduction.
This page has some useful tips, such as "Don't assume that the starters of cheese, spreads, olives, and bread that you are
presented with when you sit down are free."
New York Times: Reader Recommendations
These mini-reviews of Lisbon restaurants are from the New York Times
Here are several personal recommendations (in
the higher-priced restaurant categories) from a recent trip:
Olivia Avenida Restaurant
The Tivoli Jardim Hotel's contemporary restaurant turns Mediterranean
ingredients into international dishes.
Terreiro do Paço
Book a table in the vaulted, two-story interior or under the arches facing the
Praça do Comercio. At lunch, this top-drawer Portuguese restaurant is popular
with well-dressed members of the city's political and business elite. (I saw the
former president of Portugal during my visit.)
A once-derelict printing plant is now one of the city's leading restaurants,
serving contemporary interpretations of Portuguese cuisine in a vast space with
cast-iron pillars, riveted girders, high windows, and polished wooden furniture.