Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

Bocca
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.
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...
Furnas do Guincho
Seafood at the sea-side; the best restaurant along the Guincho beach...
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...
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.
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.
Proiate
Five yachts to rent in the Gib'Sea and Jeanneau ranges.
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.
Champagne Club
Located near to the mainstream clubbing district, Champagne Club offers adult entertainment provided in a professional setting. You might even catch a performance by a Playboy bunny...
Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos
The theatre still hosts classical performances - alongside its contemporary festival in November - and tickets are cheap.
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.
Dom Pedro Palace
The five-star high-rise is part of an Italian and Portuguese chain that caters mainly for business customers. Many rooms have fantastic views of the Tejo, the expansive river sweeping the city.
The Mix
Overtly stylish and not for those looking for a simple hearty meal, enjoy the views and Eurasian fusion-style cuisine.
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.
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.
Terra Incognita Centro Nautico
A sailing school in Belem, there are ten boats here to hire along with a convenient skipper.
Herois
Centrally located within the Baixa area, Herois is situated perfectly for a post-shopping spritzer. It retains an exclusive feel, with chic decor and expensive drinks...
Altis Belem
Not for those looking for a cosy hideaway - this is a sleek modernist construction with views over the docks to match. The Altis Belem Hotel has one of the best spas in the city.
Largo
Lisbon's brand new ultra stylish restaurant with great food from one of Portugal's most celebrated chefs...
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.
Olivier
The crowd at this highly successful tapas-style bistro is moneyed and beautiful, similar to the cuisine. Olivier adds the invaluable personal touch by eagerly awaiting the verdict on new dishes.
Lux
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Aya
Although not traditionally seen in Lisbon, this Japanese restaurant is extremely successful for its authentic traditional dishes. Because its location, it's a great option for those craving something a little different.
Royale Cafe
French by name, Scandinavian by design and serving Mediterranean cuisine, Royale Cafe is a charming blend of international influences.
Lisboa Noite
Despite being situated on the busy street of Rua do Norte, Lisboa Noite offers a calm and sophisticated evening. Good seafood is served at reasonable prices, and service is friendly and polite.
Cinco Lounge
Cinco Lounge is a welcome addition to the already vibrant Baixa-Bairro Alto area. This glossy cocktail bar is an example of Lisbon's increasingly cosmopolitan reputation.
Palácio Estoril
Hotel Real Palácio
Introduced as part of the hotel renovation this tastefully designed health club has good facilities including a sauna, Turkish baths and massage.
Belas Clube de Campo
Portugal is home to many of Europe's finest golf courses, many just outside Lisbon. Belas Clube de Campo, set against the bucolic hills of Sintra, is one of them.
Alcântara Café
Having been exposed to the red-carpet treatment in this fabulously chic restaurant, stumble to one of the party hotspots nearby for a cocktail to finish of a night of glitz and glam.
Palácio Estoril
Opened in 2010, the international spa-brand is the first of its kind in Portugal offering Thai and Asian treatments.
Lisbon Sports Club
A much more wet and wild golfing experience, this course is crossed by the River Jamor and is the second oldest in Portugal.

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