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Lisbon boasts more than just stunning viewpoints and charming trams. In recent years, it's become a rising star in the world of food, offering a culinary scene that's as vibrant and diverse as its colourful streets. Whether you're a die-hard foodie or a casual adventurer with a curious palate, Lisbon has something to tantalise your taste buds.

We asked our Flighties from around the world for their top recommendations on what to try when you are in Lisbon – check out their guide below!

Breakfast, coffee and dessert

The Mill Café

Owned by an Aussie, The Mill Café make amazing coffee!

Comoba

Comoba is an excellent breakfast/café spot. Loads of gluten-free and vegan options like vegan gluten-free matcha pancakes (chef's kiss!)

Pastel da Nata

Try either Manteigaria or Pastéis de Belém. Both claim they invented it; our Flighties suggest you try both at least once. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon like a local and pair up with a coffee for a sweet treat. 

Quick and tasty

Rio de Mel

Our Flighties believe this is the best place to try Peri Peri chicken. Find it here!

Bonjardim

The best traditional Portuguese chicken. There’s usually a queue, but it moves quickly, and it’s better to sit outside as inside can get a little smoky from the kitchen. Check it out!

Time Out Market

From burgers to food stalls from Michelin star chefs! You can try out lots of different dishes from up-and-coming local chefs at a fraction of the price at Time Out Market.

The Bifanas of Afonso

Worth lining up for and so cheap! Try the delicious Bifana (pork sandwich).

Seafood

Cervejaria Ramiro

Cervejaria Ramiro, the best seafood restaurant in town, put on the map by Anthony Bourdain when he went there for No Reservations.

Sol e pesca

Located on Pink Street is the place to go to try the famous tin fish!

Yallah Lisboa

Located at Rua Santos-o-velho 22-24, Lisbon, Yallah Lisboa is the place to go for freshly cooked Middle Eastern seafood.

Santelmo

A great seafood restaurant with a 5-star rating on Trip Advisor!

Something a bit different

Jesus e Goes

Try some of the best Goan food in the city. Boasting reviews of “simply astounding”, the food is described as out of this world.

Cantinho do Aziz

For a taste of Mozambican. Cantinho do Aziz was named “Best New Resturant in Lisbon” by New York Magazine and the Daily Mail.

Fine dining

Prado

Michelin-starred restaurant, Prado boasts a casual and contemporary ambience where the “farm to table” concept is to the fore, with a natural focus on seasonal and local market produce and ingredients. Booking recommended.

Belcanto

Boasting two Michelin stars, Belcanto boasts a superb location in the Bairro Alto (Chiado) district popular with tourists.

Alma

Also with two Michelin stars, dishes at Alma include scarlet shrimp, pumpkin, harissa and black garlic; Portuguese-style baked mullet with grilled sea lettuce and sour pepper; and lamb, red cabbage “migas” and smoked aubergine. The chef himself is a frequent visitor to the dining room, assisting with service and interacting with guests.

Rooftop Restaurants and Bars

Park Bar

Located on the top floor of a parking garage, Park Bar offers panoramic views of the city, including the Castelo de São Jorge and the Tagus River. They serve light snacks and refreshing drinks in a laid-back atmosphere.

TOPO Chiado

Situated in the heart of Lisbon's historic Chiado district, TOPO Chiado boasts breathtaking views of the city, including the Santa Justa Elevator and the Carmo Convent. They offer a variety of dishes, including salads, sandwiches, and tapas, along with cocktails and other beverages.

Sky Bar Lisboa

Located atop the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa hotel, Sky Bar Lisboa offers stunning views of the city skyline. They serve a selection of gourmet snacks, sushi, and cocktails in a sophisticated atmosphere.

Terrace BA

Located on the top floor of the Bairro Alto Hotel, Terrace BA offers magnificent views of Lisbon's historic center, including the São Jorge Castle and the Tagus River. They serve a selection of Portuguese-inspired dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients, along with a variety of wines and cocktails.

Lost In Esplanada Bar

Tucked away in the Alfama district, Lost In Esplanada Bar offers a bohemian atmosphere with cozy seating and fantastic views of the city and the river. They serve a variety of light meals, including salads, sandwiches, and vegetarian options.

Topo Martim Moniz

Located near Martim Moniz Square, Topo Martim Moniz offers panoramic views of Lisbon's downtown area. They serve a diverse menu with options ranging from burgers and tacos to Portuguese petiscos (small plates) and cocktails.

SUD Lisboa Terrazza

Situated along the waterfront in Belém, SUD Lisboa Terrazza offers breathtaking views of the Tagus River and the Belém Tower. They specialize in Mediterranean cuisine, including fresh seafood, pasta, and salads, as well as a variety of cocktails and wines.

Silk Club

Positioned in the Chiado neighborhood, Silk Club is a stylish rooftop bar with stunning views of Lisbon's skyline. They offer a sophisticated dining experience with a menu featuring sushi, sashimi, and contemporary Asian-inspired dishes, along with an extensive selection of cocktails and spirits.

Insólito Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Nestled in the Bairro Alto district, Insólito Restaurant & Rooftop Bar offers panoramic views of Lisbon's historic center. They serve a fusion of Portuguese and international cuisine, with dishes ranging from seafood and steaks to salads and pasta, accompanied by a variety of drinks and cocktails.

Ponto Final

Definitely book in advance, as the queue can be long. The food is good, but really you’re there for the sunset views.

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