OUR SUGGESTED RESTAURANTS

The guide to Lisbon's best restaurants

Nicola | Café Restaurant

Frequented by writers, artists and politicians, Café Nicola is an essential reference point in the centre of Lisbon. Founded in 1787 by the Italian Nicola Breteiro, the Botequim Nicola gained its present name in 1929 when it was installed in its current building in Rossio.

Café Gelo | Café Restaurant

Nearly 150 years old, Café Gelo is a true mural of Portuguese history in the twentieth century. The first establishment in Lisbon to have ice has welcomed republicans, Masons, anarchists, intellectuals, artists and poets.

Concha d'Ouro | Seafood Restaurant

House Codfish, Lobster Thermidor and Steak à la Concha d'Ouro are some of the specialities found at this brasserie and seafood restaurant on rua Augusta. An ample space dedicated to seafood and Portuguese cooking, complemented by a pleasant terrace that overlooks the majestic arch on rua Augusta.

Casa Brasileira | Café Pastry Shop

In the heart of the Pombaline Lower Town, the Casa Brasileira continues to surprise tourists and residents with its traditional sweets and pastries. Pastéis de nata (custard tarts), cheesecakes, turnovers, delicacies and Easter cakes are some of the specialities made here at one of Lisbon's oldest pastry shops.

Lvso Central | Italian Restaurant

Founded in 1916, Lvso Central started as a dairy, frequented by Lisbon's intellectual elite, later becoming a snack bar. It began anew in 2014, combining the original tradition with contemporary requirements.

Grilled & Company | Grill House

The grilled dishes are the biggest starts at this friendly restaurant on rua Augusta, with generous portions and something for every taste. Besides the grill, there are always pasta, pizzas, paellas, salads and typical Portuguese dishes on offer.

Farggi | Ice Cream Parlour

The Farggi ice cream parlour on rua Augusta is a reference point for those with a sweet tooth. As well as high-quality homemade ice cream, with irresistible flavours, Farggi is famous for its crêpes, cakes, and light meals. This is the ideal sport to recharge your batteries during your visit to the Pombaline Lower Town.