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Best Restaurants in Lisbon

The 12 best restaurants and places to eat in Lisbon

Lisbon, the coastal capital city of Portugal, is where foodies meet. It’s well known for all the seafood eateries, but also for the variety of fusion foods brought in by immigrants. The unique historical center, the colorful azulejos, the walkable sightseeing places, makes it a perfect place to visit – and eat. We list the 12 best and coolest restaurants in Lisbon. 

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Tip #1: Le Petit Chef

Le Petit Chef Lisbon
Le Petit Chef Lisbon

Better don’t miss the show of the world’s smallest chef and his friends, in the beautiful Bistro at Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa. The unique 3D show on your dining table, features not only Le Petit Chef, but also his friends Pequeña Maria from Spain, Piccolo Luciano from Italy and Chisano Takahiro from Japan.

Le Petit Chef in Lisbon
Le Petit Chef Lisbon

Visit our extraordinary 3D dinner-show Le Petit Chef in Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa in Lisbon.

The chef friends show off their talents in the international influenced four-course meal. Not only the Classic Menu option, but also one for Vegans and a Kids menu is available. Kids can even take a plush Le Petit Chef home. 

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan and Kids (3 to 12 years) menu available.

Speciality:

A 3D show on the dining table, with an internationally influenced meal. 

Price:

Le Petit Chef & Friends Grand Chef Menu, 4 course meal for EUR 129 per person; 

Le Petit Chef & Friends Classic Menu, 4 course meal for EUR 99 per person; 

Le Petit Chef & Friends Vegan, 4 course meal for EUR 89 per person; 

Le Petit Chef & Friends Junior, for EUR 55 per person.

Hours:

Reservation is necessary, you can book online

Location:

Bistro by Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa

Rua Latino Coelho 1

1069-025 Lisbon

Portugal 

Contact:

Phone: +351 21 312 0000

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://lepetitchef.com/lisbon?lang=EN

Tip #2: Trinca

Trinca Lisbon
Image credit: Trinca Lisbon

Central and South American cuisine, with international fusion, is served at Trinca. The little hidden eatery is hyped amongst locals and especially famous for its tacos. The small spot has a weekly changing menu board, designated to local and freshly sourced ingredients.

It’s a cozy spot, no fuzz included, in the Anjos area of Lisbon. Trinca also offers craft beers, cocktails and has an excellent wine selection. Definitely the perfect place for a dinner in Lisbon!

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian options available. 

Speciality :

A hidden gem! Small and modern eatery with weekly changing menu board. Food from Central and South America, with international fusion

Price:

Prices for appetizers ranging from EUR 1,50 to EUR 6;

Mains starting from EUR 5 to EUR 15,50

Hours:

Mon: 6 pm – 10.30 pm

Tue – Sat: 12.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Sun: Closed

Location:

Rua dos Anjos 59C

1150-034 Lisbon

Portugal

Contact:

Phone: +351 967 208 989

Webpage: https://www.instagram.com/restaurantetrinca/

Tip #3: Prado

Image credit: Prado Lisbon

Industrial chic meets modern seasonal cuisine – this is Prado. The Farm to Table restaurant is only a few steps away from Sé, Lisbon’s Cathedral. The name of the restaurant means ‘meadow’, which reflects the interior with wooden tables, green walls and many plants.

The menu shows off the love of Portuguese ingredients and traditional foods. Lots of seafood is featured, but also organic vegetables from the area. The unique dessert creations are worth a try as well.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian options available.

Speciality:

Farm to Table restaurant with modern Portuguese food. 

Price:

Prado menu (only available for dinner and to be ordered by the whole table) for EUR 68 (plus additional wine pairing of EUR 55);

Starters are going for EUR 5 to EUR 9; Mains are ranging in between EUR 12 and EUR 28; 

Desserts are between EUR 7,5 and EUR 9,5

Hours:

Mon: Closed

Tue – Wed: 7 pm – 1 am (admissions until 10.30 pm)

Thur – Sat: 12 am – 5 pm (admissions until 3 pm) and 7 pm – 1 am (admissions until 10.30 pm)

Sun: Closed

Location:

Travessa das Pedras Negras, 2

1100-404 Lisbon

Portugal

Contact:

Phone: +351 210 534 649

Webpage: https://pradorestaurante.com/

Tip #4: Gunpowder Lisbon

Gunpowder Lisbon
Image credit:Gunpowder Lisbon

Gunpowder was born in London and expanded to Lisbon. The restaurant in the heart of the city dedicates the menu to Indian food, with a modern twist. Seafood from Portugal is highly present on the menu and complements the Indian dishes.

On two floors and an outdoor seating area, guests can enjoy not only the food, but also cocktails, sparkling and Thala wines. The restaurant is famous for the ‘Curry Nights’ with guest chefs from all over the world.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Vegan options available. 

Speciality :

Indian food with a major Portuguese influence. Famous for the Curry Nights with international guest chefs.

Price:

Small Plates are going for EUR 4 to EUR 18; 

Sharing plates ranging from EUR 14 to EUR 28; 

Sides are available from EUR 2,5 to EUR 4,5; 

Desserts are EUR 3,5 to EUR 9

Hours:

Mon: 7 pm – 12 am

Tue – Fri: 12 pm – 4 pm and 7 pm – 12 am

Sat – Sun: 12 pm – 12 am

Location:

13A Rua Nova da Trindade

1200-303 Lisbon 

Portugal

Contact:

Phone: +351 21 822 7470

EMail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://gunpowderrestaurants.com/pt-lisbon/

Tip #5: Neighbourhood

Image credit: Neighbourhood Cafe Lisbon

Since 2019, the Australian owned coffee shop Neighbourhood is not just famous for their specialty coffee, but also for their brunch, offering both, light and heavy options. The pet friendly restaurant is a great spot for folks with dietary restrictions.

Burgers and Bubbles are served for dinner, advertised as the most flavor packed smash burger selection to find in Portugal. Craft beers and soda, hard kombucha and even a little local makers shop, guests can find within Neighbourhood.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free options available. 

Speciality:

A trendy neighborhood spot for Brunch, Burgers and craft drinks. Specialty coffee. Pet friendly. 

Price:

Breakfast (light and healthy) ranging from EUR 4,5 to EUR 9,5; 

Egg dishes from EUR 8,5 up to EUR 11; 

Breakfast burritos are EUR 9,5/EUR 10; 

Burgers EUR 12/EUR 13; 

Desserts going from EUR 3 to EUR 6

Hours:

Daily: 8.30 am – 11 pm 

Location:

Largo Conde-Barão 25

1200-163 Lisbon

Portugal

Contact:

Phone: +351 21 406 8809

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://www.neighbourhoodlisbon.com/

Tip #6: Cervejaria Ramiro

Image credit: Cervejaria Ramiro Lisbon

Eating seafood in a retro-style dining room is definitely something that needs to be on a to-do list when traveling to Lisbon. Although a Cervejaria is traditionally a place to drink beer in Portugal, at the Cervejaria Ramiro you can do both – drink beer and eat. 

Established in the 1950s, the eatery serves fresh seafood, so fresh, you will find yourself with a large lobster tank in the room. This cool restaurant in Lisbon serves food on three floors and is quite famous with locals and tourists.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Gluten-free options available.  

Speciality:

A traditional seafood eatery from the 1950s, on three floors. Good place to drink beer. 

Price:

Starters are in between EUR 3,75 and EUR 45,50; 

Main dishes ranging from EUR 4,82 (Prawns 100g) up to EUR 141,09 (Lobster one kilo); 

Desserts are between EUR 3 and EUR 6,02

Hours:

Mon: Closed

Tue – Sun: 12 pm – 12 am

Locations:

Avenida Almirante Reis 1-H

1150-007, Lisbon

Portugal

Contact:

Phone: +351 218 851 024

Email. [email protected]

Webpage: https://www.cervejariaramiro.com/?lang=en

Tip #7: Ponto Final

Image credit: Facebook, Ponto Final Lisbon

You go to Ponto Final for two reasons: The food and the view. The restaurant is, to place it correctly, in Almada, but this is just across the Tagus River from Lisbon. 

The 20-min ferry ride from the Cais do Sodré ferry terminal in Lisbon to the restaurant is totally worth the experience. Traditional Portuguese food awaits the guests in an outstanding and beautiful location.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Gluten-free options available. 

Speciality:

A traditional Portuguese restaurant in a beautiful location with views over the water and bridges.

Price:

Starters going for EUR 12,20 up to EUR 29; 

Fish ranging from EUR 17 up to EUR 63,80; 

Desserts are EUR 1,70 up to EUR 7,20

Hours:

Mon: 12.30 pm – 11 pm 

Tue: Closed

Wed – Sun: 12.30 pm – 11 pm

Location:

Rua do Ginjal

Number 72

2800 – 285 Almada 

Portugal

Contact:

Phone: +351 21 276 0743

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/pontofinalalmada/

Tip #8: Tasca Baldracca

Tasca Baldracca Lisbon
Image credit: Cantina Baldracca Facebook, Tasca Baldracca Lisbon

Tasca Baldracca is a very unusual eatery. The little restaurant in the Mouraria neighborhood serves Portuguese classics with little twists from Brazil. The family focused hospitality in the casual dining spot, makes the visit at Tasca Balracca a great experience.

The three owners, Pedro Monteiro, Bruno Gama and Octavio Delmonte, are all experienced in food and kitchen work and wanted to create a special and unique dining experience.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Gluten-free options available. 

Speciality:

A unique and casual eatery in the Mouraria neighborhood, with Portuguese classics, with little twists from Brazil.  

Price:

The prices change with the menu, but starting somewhere around EUR 7 and go up to EUR 17

Hours:

Mon: Closed

Tue-Sat: 12.30 pm – 3 pm and 8 pm – 11 pm

Sun: Closed

Location:

Rue das Farinhas 1

1100 – 177 Lisbon

Portugal

Contact:

No phone or Email, reservation with private message on Instagram

Webpage: https://www.instagram.com/tascabaldracca/?hl=en

Tip #9: Adegas das Gravatas

Image credit: Facebook, Adegas das Gravatas Lisbon

Another ‘hole in the wall’, century old wine bar and eatery with traditional Portuguese food. Locals love the ambience of one of the oldest restaurants in the neighborhood, just 15 minutes subway ride from touristy Downtown. It’s a really nice restaurant in Lisbon and worth a dinner!

The menu focuses on Portuguese food, lots of meat grilled and cooked on a hot stone. Of course, Portugal’s National dish ‘cozido’ can be found on the menu. A variety of meats, sausages and vegetables made into a one pot boiled dinner.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Gluten-free options available. 

Speciality:

Portuguese food, in one of the oldest neighborhood restaurants. Famous for the delicious and inexpensive ‘cozido’

Price:

Prices vary, so does the menu. The meals ranging in between EUR 6,25 and EUR 38,50 

Hours:

Mon: Closed

Tue – Sun: 12.10 pm – 3 pm and 7 pm – 10.30 pm 

Location:

Tv. Pregoeiro 15

1600-588 Lisbon

Portugal

Contact:

Phone: +351 21 714 3622

Webpage: https://www.adegadasgravatas.com/adegadasgravatas

Tip #10: Essencial

Essencial Lisbon
Image credit: Essencial Lisbon

French Cuisine with a local touch awaits at Essencial, a Michelin restaurant in the Bairro Alto neighborhood. The trendy and informal restaurant shows off the kitchen and is opening it up into the living room. 

Focusing on seafood and meat dishes, there are some Vegetarian options as well. The restaurant offers a three course ‘Bistro Menu’ and a four course ‘Essencial Menu’.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options available.   

Speciality:

French Cuisine in a trendy Michelin restaurant. 

Price:

3 course ‘Bistro Menu’ EUR 50, plus wine pairing 2 glasses EUR 25 and 3 glasses EUR 35; 

4 course ‘Essencial Menu’ EUR 85, plus wine pairing EUR 55

Hours:

Daily: 7 pm – 10.30 pm 

Location:

176 Rua da Rosa

1200 – 407 Lisbon 

Portuga

Contact:

Phone: +351 21 157 3713

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://www.essencialrestaurante.pt/en/

Tip #11: Tapisco

Image credit: Tapisco Lisbon

In Portugal guests love sharing plates and Tapisco is the perfect spot for exactly this! Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa and Sous-chef João Gama whipping up the best tastes of Portugal and Spain and bringing it to the tables of Tapisco.

Ten counter seats allow guests to watch the chefs in action. The restaurant serves up Portuguese petiscos and vermouths and Spanish tapas in the Principe Real neighborhood.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Gluten-free options available.

Speciality:

A Michelin restaurant offers Portuguese petiscos, vermouths and Spanish tapas with counter seating to watch the chefs. 

Price:

Tapiscos are going from EUR 8 to EUR 24; 

Cod EUR 22/24; 

Eggs ranging from EUR 8 to EUR 18; 

Coals from EUR 14 to EUR 55; 

Desserts are going for EUR 8

Hours:

Mon – Fri: 12 pm – 4 pm and 6.30 pm – 12 am 

Sat – Sun (and Holidays): 12 pm – 12 am

Location:

Rua D. Pedro V Number 81

1250 – 093 Lisbon

Portugal

Contact:

Phone: +351 213 420 681

Email: [email protected] 

Webpage: https://www.tapisco.pt/lisboa_en.html

Tip #12: The Bifanas of Afonso

The Bifanas of Afonso Lisbon
Image credit: GMB Goncalo Silva, The Bifanas of Afonso Lisbon

Get in line for Lisbon’s most favorite sandwich shop and eat the foodies most favorite sandwich – Bifana. Thin slices of pork, slowly cooked in a mix of white wine, garlic, bay leaf and lard, typically served in a bread roll. 

The stall is busy, always. It’s a cheap, but must eat when in Lisbon. Don’t be afraid to add some mustard or other sauces. And beer goes very well with this traditional food.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Not dietary options available.

Speciality:

Most favorite sandwich shop featuring Bifana, the traditional pork sandwich in Portugal.

Price:

Bifana price is about $3/$4 – Cash only

Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8 am – 6.30 pm 

Sat: 9 am – 1.30 pm 

Sun: Closed

Location:

Rua da Madalena 146

1100 – 340 Lisbon 

Portugal

Contact:

The stall doesn’t have a phone, Email or webpage. 

Our selection of restaurants is based, among other things, on the editorial team’s individual preferences and on reviews on the internet. Please contact the respective provider directly for information on reservations and prices. The pictures come from the restaurants listed. All Information is provided without guarantee!

Brian Corvers
Brian Corvers

Brian has been part of the Le Petit Chef team since day 1. As Vice President Marketing, he always initiates new projects to further develop and enrich the show.

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