The ferry trip across the River Tagus is reason enough to head for Lisbon's south bank, but especially so when the destination is Amarra O Tejo. This near-waterfront restaurant, set on a miradouro... Read More
The ferry trip across the River Tagus is reason enough to head for Lisbon's south bank, but especially so when the destination is Amarra O Tejo. This near-waterfront restaurant, set on a miradouro (viewpoint), really is off the tourist trail, but it's certainly worth making the effort to reach it. Every table commands a stunning panorama of the entire river, with the Portuguese capital providing a glorious backdrop. The city's magnificent suspension bridge is also in the frame, and at dusk the scenario's wow factor is off the scale. Mind you, the cuisine is equally rememberable: traditional Portuguese recipes have been cleverly reinterpreted, with dishes like the delightfully named lombinho de porco preto recheado com sapateira puree de aipo e molho de Razel-hanout (black pork loin stuffed with crab and celery puree drizzled in a spicy Razel-hanout sauce) gracing the menu. The fish is always worth trying.
- Waterfront Dining: "Catch the ferry at Cais do Sodré for Cacilhas. The restaurant is within reasonable waking distance, but it's probably more convenient to catch a cab."
- Best for Waterfront Dining Because: The elevated views from the tables set near the windows offer the widest panorama of Lisbon from any restaurant in the city.