Lisbon thrives after dark and there are plenty of late-night restaurants catering for hungry insomniacs. In a city renowned for its nightlife, an evening out means eating out, and there’s an appetising choice of midnight menus to tempt the seriously wide-awake. The steak in pepper sauce served at Café de São Bento is a house speciality, and here you can dine till 2am. Another local draw is the cavernous Cervejaria Trindade in Chiado – always busy after midnight. A culinary institution, Galeto, is a funky 60’s diner located in the city’s Saldanha district that rustles up tasty comfort food almost around the clock. The king of the all-nighters though is A Merendeira. This is the place to end up in and refuel after a heavy night clubbing. Meanwhile over in Chiado diners can enjoy a late night fish dinner at Sea Me. Looking to burn the midnight oil in Alfama? Head for Santo António de Alfama (half the fun is finding this lovely late-night venue among the neighbourhood's winding streets and narrow alleys). Some of Lisbon’s best seafood is prepared at Ribadouro – a favourite city-centre haunt for theatregoers seeking post-show sustenance. For more local flavour, try Portugalia in Cais do Sodré. But if you’re in a large group nearby Kais, an unusual restaurant converted from a waterfront warehouse, is a better bet. And for good wine in splendid company, grab a table at By the Wine JMF. The after-hours fun is quite memorable!