Fine Dining in Lisbon: Distinguished Places to Eat in the City.

Fine dining in Lisbon means eating in some of the city’s most alluring restaurants, anything from funky waterfront eateries to establishments housed in noble and historic buildings. Cuisine ranges from traditional Portuguese to contemporary international, with plenty of fusion ideas combining a world of tastes. Alma, in Chiado, epitomises the classic fine dining venue, housed as it is in an historic building where a 1-star Michelin menu tempts the palate.  At Tabik on Avenida da Liberdade the menu celebrates Portuguese and southern Mediterranean cuisine served in funky surroundings. At Feitoria Restaurants & Wine Bar, the seasonal menu has won a nod from Michelin, and the riverside location only adds to its allure. Seafood is a speciality in Portugal, and at Gambrinus the choice extends to splendid caviar options. The privilege of dining at Travessa is the setting, a former 17th-century convent building that’s as appealing as the menu. For a serious gourmet treat, book a table at Belcanto, currently the only 2-star Michelin restaurant in the Portuguese capital. Meanwhile, the bonus of dining at Tágide in Chiado is that the menu is heightened by fabulous views over the river and the city below. Also in Chiado is Largo, another Lisbon fine dining venue that’s located in an historic former convent. A homely but stylish atmosphere is exuded at Estórias na Casa da Comida while the ambiance at the lofty Panorama Restaurant & Bar is enhanced by the best views of the capital from any restaurant in the city.  



Crowning the five-star Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, the Panorama Restaurant commands glorious views of the Portuguese capital and River Tagus. This is top-floor dining at its cosmopolitan best, a gourmet retreat set in a fashionable urban...  Read More



For over 35 years this restaurant has maintained a reputation as one of the most prestigious in the city, indeed Portugal. Tucked away in a quiet residential street in one of Lisbon's leafier neighbourhoods, its low-key profile belies the many...  Read More



Considering its location under the vaulted 18th-century ceiling of the former Convento de Igreja dos Martires in Chiado, this stylish and contemporary restaurant represents excellent value for money, with an inexpensive gourmet menu choice that...  Read More



As locations go, classy Michelin-recommended Tgide is hard to beat. Set within an elegant 18th-century townhouse in Lisbon's gilt-edged Chiado quarter, the restaurant commands glorious views across the city's downtown area " an especially...  Read More



Jose Avillez, one of Portugal's most celebrated chefs, runs this two-star Michelin restaurant. Young, creative, intelligent, and a perfectionist in the kitchen, Avillez is passionate about his craft. In 2011 he took over this famous...  Read More



The chef's insistence on using seasonal ingredients is one reason why the cuisine at this historic and wonderfully beguiling restaurant is so highly regarded. Another is the fact that much of it is sourced locally. But what really sets A...  Read More



The specialities of the day at this Michelin-recommended restaurant number some of the best seafood options in the city. Gambrinus is synonymous with ocean cuisine and while there are meat dishes on the menu (particularly game) it's the peixes e...  Read More



Reservations are essential at this 1 Michelin star dining venue. Housed within the fashionable five-star Altis Belem Hotel & Spa that overlooks the riverfront, Feitoria displays three tasting menus a year featuring authentic Portuguese...  Read More



The lunch menu at this fashionable eatery lists entradas such as tomato salad with braised feta cheese and main dishes including succulent strips of black pork with sweet potato puree. The choice ingredients and imaginative presentation sets the...  Read More



This Lisbon fine dining venue glows under a Michelin star thanks to its chef, Henrique Sá Pessoa, one of Portugal's most dynamic kitchen wizards. Alma, which means "soul" in Portuguese, offers diners the option of two five-course tasting menus,...  Read More


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