When I stayed at Dear Lisbon Guesthouses, its Operations Manager Fabia Murta and I really struck up a great rapport. We had planned on grabbing drinks one evening, but she needed to tend to her husband. So Fabia generously left me a list of local addresses, some of Lisbon’s best. I didn’t get a chance to try all of them, but I wanted to share these cool addresses that make Lisbon one of the most delicious capitals in the world!
From ham to seafood, Solar dos Presuntos Restaurant is a famous joint serving hungry locals for four decades. With lobster, smoked sausage and seafood paella on the menu, Solar dos Presuntos boasts a family-style setting with high-end Portuguese cuisine. Don’t leave without trying its piri-piri hot sauce!
Bica do Sapato Restaurant – The Trendy
Bica do Sapato actually means “high heel” in Portuguese. When it opened 10 years ago, it was the most fashionable Mediterranean restaurant in the city. Today, it has sustained its posh and cool vibes with great food. A chic sushi bar with a fantastic wine cellar, this is an IT place to observe sophisticated crowds, and enjoy a river view.
Memmo Príncipe Real Hotel Bar – The Designer
This five-star luxury boutique hotel welcomes guests via an obscure entrance. Once the doors slide open, the fusion of contemporary cosmopolitan and classic style transports an understated yet cozy ambiance. The lobby bar is breathtaking with a view from the top of Príncipe Real, against a minimalist pool that quietly murmurs in mode.
The Tivoli Sky Bar – The Rooftop
Situated on the 9th floor of the Tivoli hotel, Sky Bar’s rooftop is the perfect place to sip on tasty cocktails. Although only open during summer months, Sky Bar overlooks the entire city of Lisboa with live DJs, and a fun crowd.
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