Forbes contributor Ann Abel provides a dozen of reasons to love Lisbon, “a postcard-picturesque city”. Safety and affordability, architecture, historical landmarks, its welcoming inhabitants are only some of the charms of this city. But the food scene deserved a special remark from the author. We picked 5 things from her list when it comes to eating (and drinking) out:
José Avillez: This internationally renowned chef offers you many options around Lisbon. This article emphasizes the restaurant Belcanto, winner of two Michelin stars since chef Avillez renovated this 50-year-old restaurant, back in 2012. Bairro do Avillez, a recently opened multi-concept place that includes a traditional grocery shop, multiple choices for traditional Portuguese “fast food”, seafood and wine, is also mentioned in the article.
Palácio do Chiado: an 18th century palace now hosting seven restaurants and one bar, where the possibilities are multiple: eating traditional Portuguese food, sushi, burgers or simply enjoying a drink. All of this while admiring the unique architecture of this building.
Time Out Mercado da Ribeira: another multi-concept place, managed by the well-known magazine Time Out. There is a wide range of offer you can choose from, including dishes by some prominent Portuguese chefs, like Henrique Sá Pessoa.
Cervejaria Ramiro: if you are looking for a more traditional place with “white paper over tablecloths, wood paneling that likely hasn’t been updated since the place opened in the ’50s”, as Ann Abel describes it, and you love seafood, this may be your place.
Ginjinha: after the gastronomy route, you may want to finish with this liquor, a “Portuguese brandy infused with sour cherries and cinnamon”.
You can check Forbes’ full list here.
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