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.

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.