Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Lisbon

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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Terra Incognita Centro Nautico
A sailing school in Belem, there are ten boats here to hire along with a convenient skipper.
Largo
Lisbon's brand new ultra stylish restaurant with great food from one of Portugal's most celebrated chefs...
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.
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.
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.
Lux
Silk
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.
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.

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