Top Tables

Top Tables: Lisbon’s Best Restaurants

Indagare is always scouting for the newest best restaurants, classic spots and neighborhood gems that feel like a special find. Though the restaurant scene changes often, here is our current list of top tables in Lisbon, for any occasion.

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Top Tables: Lunch

À Margem


A sleek riverfront café with Tagus River views and a minimalist aesthetic, this spot is great for a quick bite while touring the Belem District. Doca do Bom Sucesso

A Cevicheria

Bairro Alto

This trendy, no-reservations restaurant serves seafood specialties with Peruvian influence, like the namesake ceviche. A Cevicheria is also good for dinner. Rue Dom Pedro V 129

Cantinho Do Avillez


The more casual option from José Avillez is located in the buzzy Chiado neighborhood and has a menu that is both appealing and accessible. Rua Duques de Bragança 7

Clube de Journalistas


One of the most beautiful restaurants in the city in a 17th century building, the historic Clube de Journalistas has a charming indoor and outdoor dining space and serves Portuguese cuisine. Rua das Trinas 129



JNcQUOI is an uber-chic restaurant (with an attached bar, boutique and Assouline and Ladurée outposts) that serves  tapas-style cuisine, but has a bit of a see-and-be-seen vibe. JNcQUOI is also a great spot for dinner. Avenida da Liberdade 182-184

Chapito a Mesa


With views of Lisbon’s Alfama neighborhood, Chapito serves authentic Portuguese cuisine that keeps guests coming back. Costa do Castelo 1

Time Out Market


This food hall at the Mercado da Ribeira has a number of stalls where you can sample Portuguese foods. Avenida 24 de Julho 49

Tob Tables: Snacks

Gelato Davvero

Bairro Alto

This artisanal gelateria has 35 ever-changing flavors, which are best when topped with Davvero’s homemade whipped cream. Praça São Paulo 1


Multiple Locations

Manteigaria serves only one item, the iconic egg tart pastry pastel de nata, and theirs are the best in Lisbon proper.

Pasteis De Belem


Steps away from Jeronimos Monastery where the pastel de nata was created, Pasteis de Belem is said to serve the best of this signature Portuguese pastry. Rua de Belém 84 92

Top Tables: Dinner

100 Maneiras


Adventurous eaters should try Bosnian chef Ljubomir Stanisic storytelling tasting menu at his Michelin-starred restaurant 100 Manieras. Rua do Teixeira 39



Housed in what was once the warehouse for the Bertrand bookshop, Alma serves two sea-inspired tasting menus and an á la carte menu. Rua Anchieta 15



José Avillez’s flagship Michelin-starred restaurant, Belcanto is a hot spot for serious foodies. Rua Serpa Pinto 10A

Cervejaria Ramiro


This historic Lisbon institution has been around since 1956 and its simply prepared, ultra-fresh seafood is insanely popular with locals and visitors alike. Alvenida Almirante Reis 1



This classy seaside-inspired restaurant in the Sublime Lisboa is helmed by a Venetian chef who effortlessly incorporates Portuguese ingredients into Italian dishes. Rue Marquês Subserra 10



This Michelin-starred restaurant is a local favorite for its streamlined interiors and some of the most inventive dishes in Lisbon. Altis Belem Hotel & Spa, Doca do Bom Sucesso



Prado is housed in a greenhouse-inspired space and serves seasonal, farm-to-table fare, like Iberico pork tenderloin or Barrosã beef tartar. Travessa das Pedras Negras 2

Top Tables: Drinks

Park Bar

Bairro Alto

The trendy bar was once a rooftop parking lot in Bairro Alto; but in 2013, some wood furniture, a collection of potted plants, stunning city vistas and stiff cocktails turned it into a see-and-be-seen hotspot. Calçada do Combro, 58

Red Frog

Principe Real

This classy and cozy speakeasy, with a touch of 20s glamour, serves some of the most inventive craft cocktails in the city—so inventive, in fact, that bartenders of other establishments may insist you go. Praça da Alegria 66b

Top Tables: Day Trips

Restaurant Piscina Azenhas do Mar


This homey restaurant on a cliffside combines friendly service with simple seafood, like lobster risotto and grilled octopus. Azenhas do Mar 2705-104

Fortaleza do Guincho


This Michelin-starred restaurant is the spot to eat during a day trip to Cascais. It has excellent food and sweeping views over the sea and sand dunes. Rua Figueira do Guincho

Mar D’Arrozal


Located at stylish new wellness resort, Quinta da Comporta, this restaurant serves seasonal, local cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the on-property bio garden. Rua Alto de Pina, 2, Carvalhal



A fun evening is guaranteed at this restaurant housed in old stables, with food that is an original take on Portuguese ingredients. Try the pork croquettes, the grilled and smoked cauliflower and the chicken with lemon and indulge with a side of Chef Bruno’s signature triple cooked chips with home-made lard. Rua de Secador, 9, Comporta

Published onJanuary 22, 2024

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