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, Belem

A Cevicheria

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, Bairro Alto

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, Chiado

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, Lapa


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, Pena

Chapito a Mesa

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

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, Chiado

Tob Tables: Snacks

Gelato Davvero

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


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

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, Belem

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, Chiado


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, Chiado


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

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, Pena


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, Amoreiras


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, Belem


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, Baixa

Top Tables: Drinks

Park Bar

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, Bairro Alto

Red Frog

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, Principe Real

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, Sintra

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, Cascais

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, Comporta

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