Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

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.
Restaurante 100 Maneiras
Found in trendy Bairro Alto in Lisbon, Restaurante 100 Maneiras serves an innovative tasting menu in their intimate dining room.
Bocca
Furnas do Guincho
Seafood at the sea-side; the best restaurant along the Guincho beach...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kais
Situated amidst a sea of party hotspots and trendy restaurants, Kais's crowd are both cosmopolitan and corporate. Choose between fine international dining upstairs and table-service buffet down below.
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.
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...
Cervejaria Trindade
Traditional Portuguese food served up on platters and washed down with in-house beer...
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.
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.
Ban Thai
This new restaurant claims the prestigious address shared by Lisbon's upmarket restaurants. Generally full of a young vibrant crowd, it is somewhere lively to try...
Solar dos Nunes
Adhering to traditional restaurant values, all energies here are put into the city's best Alentejian cuisine. The southern region Alentejo is popular with an older generation of traditionalists.
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.
Primavera
Estado Liquido
Mezza Luna
Commonly known as the 'middle-class' district, the crowd at Mezza Luna are conventional ladies that lunch and smart suits. A great option to get a fully flavoursome, light Italian lunch...
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.
Os Corvos
Situated in a rather obscure location, away from the trendy Santa Apolonia development, it is easy to oversee this stylish residence. However, the exquisite cuisine and wine make this restaurant a top find.
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.
Jardim dos Sentidos
The vegetarian menu here is adventurous and interesting. Providing a relaxed atmosphere with a popular outdoor dining area in the summer.
El Gordo
All sensibilities are catered for in this Spanish-style tapas bar. Whether you are looking for an intimate meal or a vibrant party, the two branches of the restaurant can accommodate your hedonistic needs.
The Mix
Overtly stylish and not for those looking for a simple hearty meal, enjoy the views and Eurasian fusion-style cuisine.
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.
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.
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.
Largo
Lisbon's brand new ultra stylish restaurant with great food from one of Portugal's most celebrated chefs...
Porco Pretto
One for the pork-lovers, since all but one of the dishes are made with Iberian pork, a national delicacy. The food is simple, the decor quirky, and the location near to the design district.
Mercado de Santa Clara
After visiting The Fiera da Ladra flea market, this restaurant is a fantastic choice for lunchtimes. Tuck in to a traditional Portuguese Sunday lunch buffet...
Galeto
Although situated in a more remote part of the city, Galeto Restaurant is perfectly placed; next door to a fantastic party hotspot, you can spend hours and hours here contemplating life.
Charcuteria
Serving solid but sophisticated Portuguese food, fish and game feature heavily on the menu at this family-run restaurant with an open-air terrace perfect for summer evenings.

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