Our guide to Lisbon’s best restaurants
NICOLA | CAFÉ RESTAURANT
Frequented by writers, artists and politicians, Café Nicola is an unavoidable landmark in Lisbon’s Baixa district. Founded in 1787 by the Italian Nicola Breteiro, Botequim Nicola was given its current name in 1929 when it was opened in its current building in Rossio.
CONCHA D'OURO | SEAFOOD
Cod and beef dishes cooked in house style and lobster thermidor are some of the specialities of this bar and seafood restaurant on Rua Augusta. A large space dedicated to shellfish and Portuguese cuisine, with the added bonus of a terrace with views of Rua Augusta’s majestic archway.
CASA BRASILEIRA | CAFÉ AND PATISSERIE
In the heart of Baixa, Casa Brasileira still delights tourists and residents alike with its traditional sweets and pastries. Traditional custard tarts (pastéis de nata) can be found here, along with a range of other Portuguese delicacies, all made on the premises of one of Lisbon’s oldest patisseries.
LVSO CENTRAL | ITALIAN
Founded in 1916, Luso-Central started out as a milk bar frequented by Lisbon’s intellectual elite, before later becoming a snack bar. Luso-Central took on a new life in 2014, combining its original traditions with more modern trends.