Secrets Tips: Discover Where To Eat In Lisbon With A Perfect View Of The city ♦ The dish is everything, but if it comes with a view to admire in the intervals between bites better. And views are not lacking in this city of seven hills – if we go to the highest building of Bica we have Cais do Sodré and a lot of Tagus, from the top of downtown we have the orthogonal layout of the Marquis and in the background the ruins of Carmo. From the opposite hill, you can see Castelo, Sé and Senhora do Monte and if we go to Belém, there is a huge Ginjal on the other bank and a bridge worthy of foreign films. There is no shortage of views to this city and restaurants are not. Secrets From Portugal is here to let you know all the best solutions for the hotter days.
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Martín Berasategui’s first restaurant, the most Michelin-star Spanish chef in Lisbon, is at the top of the Vasco da Gama Tower at the Myriad by Sana hotel, and the name lives up to it: from the foot to the living room it takes exactly 50 seconds. Upstairs, a 360 ° view (part of the experience is also a visit to the kitchen, which you will allow), two tasting menus (and à la carte choice) for a trip of at least three hours by the Berasategui classics, such as the foie gras leaflet with green apple and smoked eel and other creations in partnership with executive chef Filipe Carvalho.
The Portuguese version of Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant has three floors, with a private room at -1, and two terraces with incredible views of the castle, following in terms of decoration the same line as Jamie’s Italian restaurants – hams and garlic. hanging in the bar at the entrance and decoration in wood, blue and copper. The letter is large, named after the English dishes to “preserve the British spirit” and refers to the “most famous” or favourites of Jamie Oliver’s wife Jool. Start with the cheese and sausage boards to share and then explore the menu. There are plenty of fresh pasta, pizza, salads and the star chef’s best-known desserts.
Seen by Olivier
Forget everything you know about the historic Terrace, the 9th-floor restaurant at the Tivoli Avenida hotel. The restaurant has moved from chef Rui Paula, who has been heading the kitchen for a year, to Olivier Costa, who opened Seen, a concept already tested in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is a bar and restaurant, with a certain tropical just outside the entrance, where there is an imposing natural tree trunk inside the bar, with artificial leaves covering much of the ceiling, and it has incredible views.
Vincent Farges left Guincho Fortress and the paradisiacal beaches of Barbados to gain a view of the Tagus. The letter is not fixed but it is certain that there are always three entrances, one with elements of water, another with garden and a third with earth; three main dishes, sea or river, country and souvenirs of family recipes; and three desserts, one with chocolate, one with fruit and one vintage.
The Zazah group, from Prince Royal’s international cuisine restaurant, opened on the rooftop of the LACS Community of Creators at Cais da Rocha Conde de Óbidos, an Asian-inspired restaurant with dishes like these garam masala clams. The space was so large that the owners split it in two: on the other side is a snack bar, Zazah Good View. The view is 360 over the city and even the colourful containers help set the stage.
TOP Belém boosted the former cafeteria of the Belém Cultural Center (CCB) with a letter dedicated to Portuguese food, some cocktails created for space, and a high view of the Tagus and the 25 de Abril bridge. The result is the most formal space of all of the TOP brand and the first that does not focus on the bar but on the table. They serve good Portuguese cuisine, with a bet on good products and have a well thought out wine list.
After work in early 2018, he returned with a fresh face and new possibilities: there are 48 wine dispensers in one of the entrance halls to walk around in wine tastings and open up the range of wines served by the glass. The balcony with an impeccable view of the Santa Apolónia and the Tagus was closed and so even the thunderstorms prevent the diners from seeing the docking of the cruise. In this enclosed porch there is also a bar for Portuguese spirits and a Portuguese produce store from small producers from North to South.
Espaço Espelho d’Água
By the planted riverfront, Espaço Espelho d’Água is a restaurant with a privileged view of the Tagus, where the flavours of the West and East merge in cuisine that re-reads classic Portuguese, Brazilian, African and Asian dishes. In addition to the restaurant, there is a cafeteria where you can make faster meals. The two spaces are joined by a small shop with pieces by Brazilian artists and an art gallery of musical performances.
Café Príncipe Real
The opening of Memmo Príncipe Real brought to Lisbon another author’s cuisine restaurant, in the hands of the talented Vasco Lello. The concept is a celebration of Lusophony, a journey that covers the influences of the Portuguese in Brazilian, African and Asian cuisines. Hence the menu features dishes as different as seasonal vegetable tempura, Asian duck or cassava cheesecake. It has splendid views of Graça Hill, Alfama, the Castle and the Cathedral and a terrace with a cocktail bar to enjoy before or after meals.
SUD Lisboa Terrazza
The Sana Group has renovated the old BBC nightclub and Piazza di Mare buildings in the vicinity of MAAT. In the BBC space was born a place to host large private events and theme parties, the LDS Lisboa Hall; in the Piazza di Mare is Sud Lisboa Terrazza, with an evening pool and pool bar on the first floor, and a restaurant with two different spaces, a terrace and a kiosk on the ground floor. The restaurant room is giant – there are 240 seats and about 30 people in the kitchen. At the entrance there is an oven with pizza pizzas next door and a bar where you can have a drink while you wait or wait until dinner; there is a room with a quieter and more collapsed environment and another with lots of light and a leafy ceiling. In the kitchen is Carlo di Nunzio who has come from Italy and built a Mediterranean charter where Italian influences are not discreet, starting with the fresh burrata that comes by plane from Andria in the Puglia region three times a week.
Torel Palace Hotel already had a basement – Cave 23. In the summer of 2017, it allowed for light: the terrace and the view over the river and Baixa were formalized as a place for snacks and dishes to share with Terrace 23. The view catches on one side a palace and on the other the lower Pombaline.
Sky Bar Oriente
Tivoli Oriente has dusted the terrace and opened a Sky Bar on the 16th floor of the hotel – higher than Avenida da Liberdade (9th floor), with open views of the Tagus and Vasco da Gama bridge ( with Montijo and Alcochete in the background), snacks, fusion sushi combinations and cocktails. More precisely 13 signature cocktails, apart from the classic ones, which come to the table with popcorn and chips. And jugs of spirits to share with friends. There are also cheddar cheese nachos, sirloin mini-studs and a section of fusion sushi prepared on a counter in plain view.