Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

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.
As Janelas Verdes
This former 18th-century palace was once the home of Portuguese novelist Eça de Queiros and supposedly the inspiration for his novels O Ramalhete and Os Maias.
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.
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.
BedRoom Bar
Leave the negligee and marabou mules at home when you visit BedRoom bar - this is no pyjama party. Popular with Barrio-Alto's stylish young crowd go late for drinks and dancing.
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.
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.
Bicaense
Bicaence can be found off Lisbon's busiest shopping streets. Popular with a glamorous media set, there is just enough exclusivity without feeling pretentious...
Bocca
Café de São Bento
The Rua de Sao Bento also houses a glamorous shopping scene making The Cafe de Sao Bento an ideal place to rest with a glass of wine.
Café Diário
Fabulously located in an area dense with lively bars and eateries, Cafediario remains a popular choice for locals and tourists alike, who enjoy being within the hub of the vibrant social area.
Can The Can
Lisbon restaurant Can The Can takes the unique approach of ‘Canned Food Goes Gourmet’.
Casanova
This restaurant offers a cosmopolitan paradox; the trendy crowd fits in with the reputation of the area. Their legendary pizzas defy the fast-food label.
Chiado
Chiado neighbours the Baixa area of Lisbon, and provides the city centre with entertainment in its district of theatres, cafes and fashion boutiques...
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.
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...
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.
Eleven
Providing seemingly endless views of the city and further, Eleven is not a dining experience to be missed. Fantastic fusions of food and charming service make this a popular choice.
Farol Design Hotel
A twist on the neo-classical, this hotel caters for the trendy crowd who will appreciate the aesthetics...
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.
Fortaleza do Guincho
A secluded hotel perfect for sea-lovers and those who enjoy the peace and quiet...
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.
Heritage Avenida Libertade
This Hotel has not abandoned its heritage, with the old apothecary accessories still adorning the walls in the lobby, but once one reaches the rooms things get decidedly more modern...
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Hotel Britania
The second of our picks from the Heritage hotel group, the Britania is the only surviving Art Deco hotel in the centre of Lisbon, and the artistic touches are all about the nuances.
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.
Inspira Santa Marta
Earth, wood, metal, fire and water - each of the rooms at this environmentally-friendly boutique hotel are themed around the elements. Feng shui enthusiasts will know exactly what room's best for them.
Kubo
Summer socialising at it's best; Kubo's beach bar is the place to be...
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.
Largo
Lisbon's brand new ultra stylish restaurant with great food from one of Portugal's most celebrated chefs...
Lisboa Regency Chiado
The Regency Chiado has a couple of real highlights: its location, sandwiched between the Bairro Alto and the more conservative shopping of Baixa; and the attention to detail and level of service on offer.
Lux
Majong
Fabulously located in an area dense with lively bars and eateries, Majong attracts c-list glamour. The minimalist bar promotes a too-cool-for-school attitude, popular with the media set.
Martinho da Arcada
Tucked away in the corner of the Baixa area, there is little tourist trade passing this traditional tea house. Offering a wide menu and a fine dining option, it is certainly worth a visit...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Palácio Estoril

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