Darwin's Café is named after Charles Darwin (1809-1882) the eminent British scientist who laid the foundations of the theory of evolution. It's housed within the recently inaugurated Champalimaud... Read More
Darwin's Café is named after Charles Darwin (1809-1882) the eminent British scientist who laid the foundations of the theory of evolution. It's housed within the recently inaugurated Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, home of the private Champalimaud Foundation. Set on the waterfront at Alges, a pleasant western Lisbon suburb , Darwin's menu showcases traditional Portuguese cuisine with southern European accents. Lunch is an ideal time to relax on the terrace over a light meal and a glass or two of wine. Dinner can be more elaborate, with the menu offering linguine with spinach, cream and goat's cheese, duck magret in mustard crust and home made jam and grilled vegetables or saffron risotto with salmon and cherry tomato, among other choices. The area is wonderful walking territory, and nearby Belem can be reached by following the promenaded that hugs the River Tagus.
- Waterfront Dining: "For a wonderful stroll, head west from Belem (with a short diversion along the dual carriageway) where you'll eventually reach the cafe."
- Best for Waterfront Dining Because: Sited off the tourist trail, Darwin's Cafe is nevertheless worth making the effort for for its delicious cuisine and the wide rivermouth panorama.