Our choice of cultural, creative and culinary destinations.
Portuguese Peruvian Delight
A giant sponge octopus hanging from the ceiling is an indication of what’s served inside -- ceviche. This traditional Peruvian dish made of raw fish cured in lemon or lime juice, served here in a Portuguese version -- with bacalhau. To wash it all down, there’s pisco sour.
R. Dom Pedro V 129
Fine dining in a previous warehouse for the famous Bertrand bookshop
Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa has been known for innovating Portuguese cuisine for quite some time. The Chiado restaurant opened in 2015 and presents à la carte and tasting menus, always of Portuguese cuisine but with a few Asian influences.
It all started with the need to exhibit a private collection, so big that it led to the acquisition of an old grocery store from the early 20th century – O Pavilhão Chinês (The Chinese Pavilion) – which maintains its name to this day and has become a true treasure bazaar.
In Lisbon love is lived and in this space you feel that its originality also celebrates it. Several spaces in one: bar, erotic bookstore, nooks and crannies for those who are more timid, tasty cocktails, different conversations and entertainment every day.
This charming eatery next to the waterfront on the other side of Lisbon is renowned for its stunning city view. A 10-minute ferry ride across the Tagus from Cais de Sodre to Cacilhas then swing right, past the fishermen, towards the ocean. Enjoy the best view and the best home cooking in Lisbon with breathtaking sunset views.
Arrive early - there are no reservations but from 6pm it is full. Give your name and the friendly staff will tell you how long the wait will be. It’s small but fantastic and the food is creative and beautifully cooked.
Opened in late 2015 in the Príncipe Real district’s main road, Yakuza First Floor is Chef Olivier’s most recent addition to his already impressive portfolio in the city. With an unassuming entrance through the narrow steps of an old building, the new space has three different dining areas.