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.
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.
Belcanto
Belcanto, José Avillez’ elegant, two Michelin-starred restaurant offers superlative modern, creative Portuguese cuisine in Lisbon’s Chiado district.
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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.
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.
Bocca
Cycling
Furnas do Guincho
Seafood at the sea-side; the best restaurant along the Guincho beach...
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.
Quinta da Marinha Riding
With 400 different horses to choose from, this riding school has something for everyone, as well as offering trips to the Guincho-Cascais area.
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.
Snob
The journalistic crowd who enjoy the late opening hours of Snob are the city's young design elite, who have recently taken residence in this area; the bar also offers a late-night menu to enjoy.
Veranda
A restaurant to be saved for a special night. The cuisine and wine list are prepared with the utmost care, and the formal atmosphere matches. Strict black tie dress code...
Fishing
The provinces surrounding Buenos Aires provide varied fishing experiences depending on your taste and ability. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Savana Club
Savana offers adult entertainment in a tolerably tasteful way. Although not as glamorous as Champagne Club, this does mean the prices are more reasonable...
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.
Hotel do Chiado
If it's all about location, location, location then this hotel comes out top...
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.
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.
Hotel Real Palacio
Health Club Solinca
Part of the mammoth Colombo shopping centre, this modern gym offers classes in aerobics, step and yoga, along with a weights gym, solarium and massage centre.
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...
Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II
Praca Dom Pedro IV forms an important focal point in the city, both geographically and socially. The imperious columns tower high above the square, creating an awe inspiring atmosphere...
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...
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.
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.
A Picanha
The presitigous Rua das Janelas Verdes is home to many up-market hotels, as well as A Picanha. Perfect if you want any kind of meat imaginable.
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...
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...
Centro Cultural de Belem
The CCB's block-like limestone structure caused no end of controversy when it opened in 1993, but it plays host to some of the city's best music, theatre and dance events...
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.

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