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.
Pizzaria Lisboa
A Lisbon pizzeria opened by Portuguese chef extraordinaire, Jose Avillez, Pizzaria Lisboa offers incredible pizzas in a chic setting.
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.
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.
Bocca
Kremlin
Cycling
Furnas do Guincho
Seafood at the sea-side; the best restaurant along the Guincho beach...
Fishing
The provinces surrounding Buenos Aires provide varied fishing experiences depending on your taste and ability. 
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
Hotel do Chiado
If it's all about location, location, location then this hotel comes out top...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shopping Centres
Shopping Centres located all over the city offer designer brands, high-street chains and even health and fitness facilities...
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.
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.
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.

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