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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Lisboa à Noite

This restaurant has it all: good service, good food, good wines, good atmosphere and decoration… If you are looking for a traditional Portuguese restaurant not extremely casual in the Bairro Alto this is your best choice. The only detail is that you may find a bit too much of tourists inside, but always in a reasonable mix with locals. We advise to make a reservation, as even during weekdays you may find it completely full, but in case you have to wait there is a nice bar area while your table is not ready. It is also one of the restaurants in the area with smoking / non smoking sections.

Lisboa à Noite

Rua das Gáveas, 69

21 346 8557

Closed on Sundays

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Santini - The best ice cream is coming to Lisbon

We can’t wait for the opening of Santini ice cream shop in Lisboa. These are the best ice creams in the world, home made in Estoril and Cascais since 1949, and although it’s worth the trip just to taste them the opening in Lisbon will make it easier. Soon we will have more news about this new opening in the Chiado district.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Rubro – For tapas lovers

Near Av. da Liberdade you can find restaurant Rubro where you will taste some of the best spanish tapas you can find in Lisbon. The restaurant is very pleasant, like a modern “taberna”, with good service and good atmosphere but the best of all is the gastronomic experience. The starters are amazing; I recommend not to miss the “pimientos padron” and “ovos rotos”, and any of the meat options for the main course. They have a room for smokers and if you would like a more private area you can reserve the private room capable of accommodating up to 14 people.


Rua Rodrigues Sampaio, 35

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Peixe em Lisboa

Next Saturday and until April 18th it will happen the festival Peixe em Lisboa at the Pavilhão de Portugal in Parque das Nações. This is the biggest gastronomic festival in Lisbon and during 9 days you can experience the delicacies of 14 of the most famous restaurants in Lisbon, as Ramiro, Tasca da Esquina or Panorama. At the show cooking you can watch the chef preparing a meal, or can choose one of the many different tasting options, from wines to deserts. There is also an area reserved for children where the monitors will have a special program adapted to them, and that allows you to go around the event with no worries. For more information check the website

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Josephine said to
I Love Chapito, this restaurant is located just below the castle and next to a circus art school it has one of the best ambience and surroundings in Lisbon, it has a very arty and creative atmosphere with an amazing view overlooking the whole city by night.
And we agree with her. Chapito is amazing in all aspects and an unforgettable Lisbon experience.
Rua Costa do Castelo, nº 1/7


Monday, 15 March 2010

Family experience at Jardim da Estrela

The new coffee shop at Jardim da Estrela is open again and brought a new life to one of the most beautiful gardens in the city. On weekends you can see the playground full of children playing, and families having fun. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing in one of the benches or walking around and stop for a snack on the esplanade if you manage to get a table.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Flying the Atlantic

This represents the plane that crossed the South Atlantic for the first time in 1922 by Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho. It is located on the way to the Belem tower and makes us imagine the courage of two brave Portuguese man, that defeated gravity and made a difference to the world.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The towers by the river

The Torre Belem used to be from where the Portuguese explorers ships departed for the big journey discovering the world and the symbol of the portuguese naval power during the Age of Discovery.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos was built in 1940 for the Portuguese World Exibhition, this monument with the shape of a caravel celebrates de 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator and behind him you can see another 32 figures that where important during the Age of the Portuguese Discoveries.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Restaurant week at Sofisticato

If you decide to take the car to this restaurant get ready to drive around the Lapa streets looking desperately for a place to park; and probably walk quite a long distance to get to the restaurant. Once you pass the doorway you can feel the good taste and care on the intimate atmosphere. This is definitely a good place for people in love, especially in one of the smaller rooms. The restaurant week menu was not bad, but having a look at the real one we wished they made it better. It is a glamorous restaurant on a glamorous neighborhood.

Rua S. João da Mata, 27 (Santos)

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Lisbon unique transportation

Is there a better way of visiting Lisbon than this? Get inside one of the old cable cars of the city and travel around the seven hills of Lisbon. You will see the historic neighborhoods, some of the best views of the city, and people walking on the small sidewalks. You have two options when doing this unique trip: get on a yellow tram, a public transportation, with the starting point at Prazeres ; get a Carristour ticket for the red touristic tram and you will visit the mains historical spots of the ancient city. Enjoy the trip!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Walking in Chiado II – Have a flash of the past at A Brasileira

A Brasileira do Chiado is one of those mandatory stops you have to make when you visit Lisbon for the first time. Outside on the terrace you can find the statue of one of the greatest Portuguese poets of all time – Fernando Pessoa. Sitting on a table, as he used to in his time, there isn’t a tourist that doesn’t stop for a picture by his side. That is the modern Brasileira: people running in and out, cameras flashing around, a mix of cultures and languages, but still the enchantment of other times. Many “alfacinhas” run away from A Brasileira but we should never forget that inside there is a piece of our soul.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Bonsai - Fontana Park Hotel

One of the restaurants included in Lisboa restaurant week, is located inside the 2008' s winner hotel by The European Hotel Design Awards. Besides this interesting Japanese restaurant, there are other two areas worth going: restaurant - Saldanha Mar, for a portuguese/mediterranean cuisine and the exotic Fontana Bar. In here, starting this month, they have available a lounge buffet from 7pm to 9pm every friday,10 Euros per person including one drink. Isn't this great?

Fontana Bar - Fontana Park Hotel

Rua Engº Vieira da Silva 2


Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Best Lisbon restaurants and charity for 20 Euro - The 3rd edition of Lisbon Restaurant Week just started

The Lisbon Restaurant Week started today, and until March 6 you can try some of the best, exclusive and expensive restaurants for 20 Euro – and the best is that 1 Euro revert to charity! Try one of the 44 restaurants that have joined this project, where you can find some very famous names on the list as Gemelli, Olivier Café, Eleven or Casa da Comida. Check out the complete list at for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Don’t forget to make your reservation as most restaurants have a limited number of seats available and in many people where waiting anxiously for this 3rd edition in Lisbon.

Walking in Chiado I – Casa Havanesa: The house of smokers

If you are a smoker stop at Casa Havanesa. This was their first and original shop that opened in 1864 as a bank, where the owner used to offer a cigar to his best clients. Later the bank changed the name and this became an historic shop referred by some of the great Portuguese writers in their master pieces, from Eça de Queiroz to Guerra Junqueiro.

Smoking is bad for our health and is not fashionable as it used to be 100 years ago, but this shop is definitely part of Lisbon’s history.

Casa Havanesa

Largo do Chiado, 25

Friday, 19 February 2010

Amazing view - Bairro Alto Hotel Terrace

One of Lisbon's treasures is not a secret among locals or tourists. When we talk about amazing views of Lisbon, we think of this cozy, charming, little bar located on the rooftop of the Bairro Alto Hotel: Terrace. From here we can see the rooftop of the typical portuguese houses, all the way to the river. The sunset from here is incredible and as the night falls you see all the little lights starting to illuminate the city. The famous Garrett sandwich, the petit gateau or one of the cheese tables are excellent options, joined by a glass of wine. For the ones that prefer to appreciate the magnificent view without alchool, there are several types of teas that you can choose from.

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Summer - 12:30pm to 10pm / Winter - 12:30pm to 12am

Hotel do Bairro Alto

Praça Luis de Camões

Thursday, 18 February 2010

It's bed time!

One of my favorites places in Bairro Alto to go dancing is definitely Bedroom. Host of the old "Outra Face da Lua", this bar/club wants to make you feel at home, literally. Instead of tables, there are different shaped beds, some couches and large cushions, all in a vintage decoration with a club atmosphere. There are two bars with friendly barmaids and a reserved area with couches behind the DJ. The idea is to change constantly the décor between the different parts of the house. Now it's more similar to a living room. Good music, good vibe and good drinks. In the first dawn hours, the dance floor is crowded and very lively. Probably the most trendy bar in the area!

Don't forget to check it out!

Opened from Wednesday to Saturday

Rua do Norte, 86

Bairro Alto

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Á Margem by Ana Laurentino

This post is in Portuguese because it was a suggestion we received by email. It is about the restaurant À Margem, which is one of the best spots by the river, very near from Padrão dos Descobrimentos.

Aqui está mais uma sugestão junto ao rio, desta vez enviada pela Ana Laurentino, a quem aproveitamos para agradecer o email que enviou com esta fantástica sugestão. O Á Margem é sem dúvida uma das novas esplanadas junto ao rio que vale a pena conhecer.

Recomendo vivamente esta esplanada, melhor para almoço ou lanche.

Serve óptimas saladas e tostas, tem uma variada oferta de sumos naturais assim como de chás.

E a vista é espectacular, num dia de sol sabe muito bem desfrutar da óptima vista e do sol a bater….à noite também tem o seu encanto com a ponte e toda a outra margem do rio iluminada. É relaxante e romântico.

A decoração é minimalista e sóbria, tudo em branco, dá a sensação de que estamos numa esplanada no céu… tomar atenção aos half-trolley’s de avião onde guardam os talheres ao lado das mesas interiores….muito original!

A provar: a sobremesa de tarte de maça com gelado, de comer e chorar por mais…

Aqui fica a minha sugestão.

Ana Laurentino

Friday, 12 February 2010

Men only

Take your car because it has a private parking. Once inside, you can immediately feel the luxury in this amazing shop where the collections are made by Italian tailors from Naples, and taste a flute of champagne while shopping. The experience of the owner that dedicated his life to the fashion market is the factor that makes of this shop the place to purchase the best quality men’s clothing in Lisbon. Make them a visit for a luxury Lisbon experience.

Oficina Mustra

Rua Rodrigues Sampaio, 81

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Olivier: Venice Carnival or Valentine's Day. Make your choice!

In a week full of festivities the restaurant Olivier at Rua do Alecrim, decided to celebrate the 2 special occasions. On Sunday, despite being the customary closing day, they will serve the degustation for couples in love. The price per person with a flute of champagne and dessert included will be 60 euro per person. On the following day, a masquerade will take place with the Venice Carnival as a theme and the menu of the restaurant will operate as usual. The party is schedule to continue at Silk Club.

Rua do Alecrim, 23