Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

Mini Bar
One of Chef José Avillez’s stylish culinary offerings, Mini Bar serves up masterful mini dishes in a 30s and 40s-inspired bar within the São Luiz Theatre.
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Silk Club
At once a restaurant, rooftop bar and club, Silk Club is an exclusive night spot that attracts beautiful people from across the city to Chiado.
Bocca
Elevador da Santa Justa
Situated within the tourist and shopping district of the city, this 45m-high elevator was built by a disciple of Eiffel. Take a trip to the top to see unchallenged sights of the city.
Tivoli Lisboa
The flagship hotel of Portugal's prestigious Tivoli Group, the Tivoli Lisboa is a delightfully luxurious five-star hotel, located half along the commercial Avenida de Liberdade.
Palacio Belmonte
This is quite simply a wonderful hotel. The refurbishment of this 15th Century palace has been completed with such love, care and attention to detail guests are instantly blown away.
Fluid
Occasionally hosting international DJ's, this fashionable venue is popular with a glamorous media-set. Situated near to a choice of late-night party spots, some choose to begin the night here.
Restaurante Albatroz
A smart royal dining experience with the added bonus of views over the Atlantic Ocean. The Restaurante Albatroz serves up some of the finest freshly caught seafood with classic charm.
Bairro Alto
The Bairro Alto lies to the west of the city centre, where its prettily cobbled streets are full of small, alternative boutiques, as well as the more multi-functional properties.
Deli Delux
The perfect place to sample and purchase Portuguese and worldwide delicacies, Deli Delux offers a menu which changes seasonally and hosts celebrated wine tastings in the afternoon...
Music Box
A tremendously cool venue that hides amongst the dark alleyways of Cais do Sodres, the Music Box attracts the hipster edgy crowd with its heady mix of live music and club-like feel.
Op Art
Op Art has managed to secure a fairly trendy crowd and has gained the reputation for being a 'mini-Lux'. Emulating London music styles, it is considered a cosmopolitan evening...
Kubo
Summer socialising at it's best; Kubo's beach bar is the place to be...
Bairro Alto Hotel
The Bairro Alto is one of Lisbon's newest and most chic hotels. With 5 stars and feted in the international media, expect to stay alongside visiting celebrities and fashionistas.
Farol Design Hotel
A twist on the neo-classical, this hotel caters for the trendy crowd who will appreciate the aesthetics...
MuDe
MuDe, Lisbon's Design and Fashion Museum, is one of the world's leading museums of 20th century design, housing a collection of over 1,000 design objects and 1,200 couture pieces.
York House
York House is what a boutique hotel should be all about. Instead of chi-chi designer furnishings and Starck bidets the hotel is filled with antique furniture, four-poster beds and an air of tranquility.
Fortaleza do Guincho
A secluded hotel perfect for sea-lovers and those who enjoy the peace and quiet...
Side
Side has an advantage over other bars: its daytime trade, which is popular with a fashion set who enjoy the health-conscious menu as well as a variety of wines by the glass in the evening.
Tavares Rico
This luxurious dining house is well situated in the hubbub of the bars and restaurants the area has to offer. After a period of closure, it is more acclaimed than ever.
Proiate
Five yachts to rent in the Gib'Sea and Jeanneau ranges.
Lisboa Regency Chiado
The Regency Chiado has a couple of real highlights: its location, sandwiched between the Bairro Alto and the more conservative shopping of Baixa; and the attention to detail and level of service on offer.
Gambrinus
Situated near the lower end of the Avenida da Liberdade, Gambrinus' chef produces the best seafood in the city. A suberb choice if you are looking for a special evening.
Hotel Britania
The second of our picks from the Heritage hotel group, the Britania is the only surviving Art Deco hotel in the centre of Lisbon, and the artistic touches are all about the nuances.
Bicaense
Bicaence can be found off Lisbon's busiest shopping streets. Popular with a glamorous media set, there is just enough exclusivity without feeling pretentious...
As Janelas Verdes
This former 18th-century palace was once the home of Portuguese novelist Eça de Queiros and supposedly the inspiration for his novels O Ramalhete and Os Maias.
Clube VII
The biggest and best health club in Lisbon, Clube VII is English owned, and if you can't find an exercise to your tastes amongst the 150 classes, you never will.
Bica do Sapato
With a reputation for being the most chic spot to dine in the city, Bica do Sapato is situated on the waterfront of the Tejo.
The Mix
Overtly stylish and not for those looking for a simple hearty meal, enjoy the views and Eurasian fusion-style cuisine.
Majong
Fabulously located in an area dense with lively bars and eateries, Majong attracts c-list glamour. The minimalist bar promotes a too-cool-for-school attitude, popular with the media set.
La Moneda
Strangely, La Moneda offers Lisbon a taste of something it had yet to produce. Following in the steps of London bar/restaurants the chic crowd that dine here enjoy designer salads and martinis.
Santiago Alquimista
Host to live performances, from karaoke to comedy, this is a popular choice for a youthful media crowd, following dinner out in a nearby culinary delight...
Sinal Vermelho
Before hitting the late bars in the Bairro Alto area, this is a fantastic choice to dine, pre-party, in part thanks to the lighter cuisine.
Tasquina da Adelaide
Situated in a more remote part of the area doesn't affect the traffic in and out of this popular restaurant. Serving traditional Portuguese dishes, there is no pretensions in the atmosphere or food.
Santa Apolonia
The Avenida Infante Dom Henrique lies on the picturesque waterfront of the River Tejo. Providing selective design shops and chic restaurants, it is a place to visit to be seen...
Largo
Lisbon's brand new ultra stylish restaurant with great food from one of Portugal's most celebrated chefs...
BedRoom Bar
Leave the negligee and marabou mules at home when you visit BedRoom bar - this is no pyjama party. Popular with Barrio-Alto's stylish young crowd go late for drinks and dancing.
Inspira Santa Marta
Earth, wood, metal, fire and water - each of the rooms at this environmentally-friendly boutique hotel are themed around the elements. Feng shui enthusiasts will know exactly what room's best for them.
Lapa Palace
The Lapa Palace has traditionally been regarded as Lisbon's premier hotel. Sitting atop one of the city's seven hills, the views from the magnificent garden and terrace are superb.

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