Amarra O Tejo
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Price Range: $$
The ferry trip across the River Tagus is reason enough to head for Lisbon's south bank, but especially so when the destination is Michelin-recommended Amarra Ó Tejo. This near-waterfront... 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 Michelin-recommended Amarra Ó 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. 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 memorable: 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 walking 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 mean Amarra Ó Tejo offers the widest panorama of Lisbon from any restaurant in the vicinity.
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