Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

Cantinho do Avillez
Found in Lisbon’s Chiado neighbourhood, Cantinho do Avillez is José Avillez’ unpretentious, elegant dining room dedicated to Portuguese cuisine.
Peixaria da Esquina
Housed in a former brewery in Lisbon’s Campo de Ourique district, Peixaria da Esquina serves fresh fish and seafood, as well as accomplished desserts.
Pizzaria Lisboa
A Lisbon pizzeria opened by Portuguese chef extraordinaire, Jose Avillez, Pizzaria Lisboa offers incredible pizzas in a chic setting.
Lisboa Carmo Hotel
The Lisboa Carmo Hotel, a Chiado-based boutique hotel, offers guests unassuming elegance and stylish decor in its rooms and on-site restaurant.
Restaurante 100 Maneiras
Found in trendy Bairro Alto in Lisbon, Restaurante 100 Maneiras serves an innovative tasting menu in their intimate dining room.
Palácio Ramalhete
Elegant boutique hotel Palácio Ramalhete can be found in the boho neighbourhood of Lapa, offering 12 refined guestrooms and an outdoor pool.
BBC
BBC club is one of the popular clubs in this predominantly party area. Sharing its address with mostly upmarket restaurants, the crowd are young and glamorous; enjoy a dockside cocktail.
Cycling
A Travessa
Based within the busy tourist area of Lapa, this restaurant is mainly adored by Lisboetas, which is always a promising sign to tourists. Its reputation is simply unbeaten in the area.
Portas Largas
Portas Largas originally attracted a gay-crowd, but now, although it has lost some of its former glamour, it is a popular choice for locals and tourists alike. A bit on the scruffy end.
Casanostra
Casanostra is one of the best little Italian restaurants in Lisbon, with great pasta, loyal locals and some fun people-watching make it worth a visit
Fishing
The provinces surrounding Buenos Aires provide varied fishing experiences depending on your taste and ability. 
Ramiro
Despite a less than salubrious location, locals regularly queue for a place on the plastic tables of this eatery, which offers the perfect opportunity to gorge yourself on fabulous seafood.
Shopping Centres
Shopping Centres located all over the city offer designer brands, high-street chains and even health and fitness facilities...
Nariz Apurado
Although mainly reliant on local Lisboetas, this friendly bistro is recommended to all. Its backstreet location makes it is a perfect choice for a real taste of Portugal.
Lua
Lua is a popular venue for those looking to kick back. With a decent menu on offer, it's spacious enough to accommodate large groups, and has a chilled, unpretentious atmosphere.
Solar dos Mouros
Located within minutes of the Castelo de Sao Jorge, this unique residence runs similarly to the nearby Palaccio Belmonte. It is one of a handful of the city's most atmospheric and unique hotels.
Clube da Esquina
Clube da Esquina attracts anyone and everyone. Making no statements in its civilised decor and menu, this is nonetheless a popular choice for locals and tourists alike.
Pap’ Acorda
When a restaurant is acclaimed by the locals, it suggests it has a winning formula. It is well worth a visit for its exquisite cuisine and easy location.
Net Jazz Cafe
Part of the Chapito Circus School, this is another space functioning as a cafe throughout the day and an evening programme with live music. Popular with an arty set; a very cool experience.
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.
Buenos Aires
Located beyond the bottom of the busy Avenida da Liberdade, this location provides a much needed air of peace and tranquility following an exhausting day of shopping...
Vertigo Cafe
Healthy, wholesome dishes make a welcome change to the usual carb/carnivorous influenced menus; join the ladies who lunch and tuck into a leafy salad or quiche.
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.
O Outra Face da Lua
Although the café is attached to a retro clothes store, thankfully the atmosphere isn't overwhelmingly hippie, therefore aims not to alienate any particular group of people.
Pao de Canela
The space between the Rua de O Seculo and the Rua de Sao Bento is dense with art galleries, creative spaces and a plethora of antiques - inspiring Pao de Canela's teahouse decor.
Hot Clube
Located half way down the infamous Avenida da Liberdade lies the city's oldest jazz bar, Hot Clube. Its low ceilings and smoky atmosphere are authentic, and plenty of big names still drop by...
Enoteca
Both a wine bar more than adequate for wine-lovers and a restaurant offering cheese-based dishes, Enoteca is situated inside a former reservoir aqueduct dating from 1781.
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...
Santini
Rich ice-cream for those with a sweet-tooth and an appreciation of great flavour. Whoever said Italy has the best ice-cream needs to visit Santini's...
Esplanada
Whatever the weather, this futuristic café provides comfort and coffee for a young crowd. Popular with the surrounding offices at lunchtime, the menu has much to offer...
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.
Hotel Baia
Simple without sacrificing style, and a well-connected owner who will happily give you the ins and outs of the area...
Hotel Lisboa Plaza
Built in 1953 and renovated in 2002, the Lisboa Plaza is very much a family hotel, in both senses. The same family have owned and operated the hotel since the outset.
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...
Convento
Technically part of the Kremlin club, Convento is primarily popular with a gay crowd. The church-like style is a novelty.
Confeitaria Nacional
Graced with a central location near to the institution of Rossio Square, the Confeitaria Nacional is a popular stop-off point for a coffee and pastry before continuing the day...
Crazy Nuts
Claiming the first and only name as a hamburger house, Crazy Nuts filled a much needed gap in the tourist industry. Friendly service makes this a popular choice with the young crowd.
Bolshoi
Make-shift menus, second-hand seats and frequent renditions of Russian songs, this backstreet eatery has gained a relatively cosmopolitan crowd who enjoy the quirky environment.
XL
XL has more than enough atmosphere on its own despite its non-central location. Full of fiercely loyal fans, the premises are constantly busy and people eat and drink far more than they should...

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