Cuisine: Continental, European, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Price Range: $$$$
Taking Lisbon waterfront dining to new heights is one of the city's newest restaurants, Fifty Seconds. Located at the top of the 120-meter Vasco da Gama Tower and part of the Myriad by SANA luxury... Read More
Taking Lisbon waterfront dining to new heights is one of the city's newest restaurants, Fifty Seconds. Located at the top of the 120-meter Vasco da Gama Tower and part of the Myriad by SANA luxury hotel property, Fifty Seconds is named for the 50-second elevator ride to the restaurant's deck, an uplifting experience in itself. The Vasco da Gama tower is a landmark architectural feature of Parque das Nacoes, the former site of Lisbon's highly successful Expo 98. Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. This spirit of discovery extends to the philosophy adopted by Martin Berasategui, the Spanish chef directing the kitchen, who has designed a menu described as a "global menu for everyone." Eating at Fifty Seconds is to experience beautifully presented dishes composed of delicate and well balanced flavours. The menu does not list a set of individual courses (though diners have the option of ordering a separate starter). Instead a menu degustation is presented, gastronomy that imparts an extraordinary ensemble of colours, textures, and aromas. Each dish is created with flair, imagination, and genuine passion, and it's no surprise that Berasategui and his team of Portuguese chefs garnered a Michelin star soon after Fifty Seconds opened. Needless to say, wine choice is impeccable with the list exemplifying the very best Portuguese labels and those from around the globe. Service is prompt and discreet and besides enjoying world-class cuisine, diners are afforded truly breathtaking views of the River Tagus and the wider estuary.
- Waterfront Dining: "Reservations are essential and dress code is smart casual."
- Best for Waterfront Dining Because: Fifty Seconds Martin Berasategui offers a rare opportunity to savour Michelin-starred gastronomy served with the most impressive views of Lisbon's waterfront.
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