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.
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.
Belcanto
Belcanto, José Avillez’ elegant, two Michelin-starred restaurant offers superlative modern, creative Portuguese cuisine in Lisbon’s Chiado district.
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.
Cycling
Fishing
The provinces surrounding Buenos Aires provide varied fishing experiences depending on your taste and ability. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hotel do Chiado
If it's all about location, location, location then this hotel comes out top...
Hotel Real Palacio
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.
Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II
Praca Dom Pedro IV forms an important focal point in the city, both geographically and socially. The imperious columns tower high above the square, creating an awe inspiring atmosphere...
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...
O Outra Face da Lua
Although the café is attached to a retro clothes store, thankfully the atmosphere isn't overwhelmingly hippie, therefore aims not to alienate any particular group of people.
Santini
Rich ice-cream for those with a sweet-tooth and an appreciation of great flavour. Whoever said Italy has the best ice-cream needs to visit Santini's...
York House
York House is what a boutique hotel should be all about. Instead of chi-chi designer furnishings and Starck bidets the hotel is filled with antique furniture, four-poster beds and an air of tranquility.
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.
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.
Confeitaria Nacional
Graced with a central location near to the institution of Rossio Square, the Confeitaria Nacional is a popular stop-off point for a coffee and pastry before continuing the day...
Farol Design Hotel
A twist on the neo-classical, this hotel caters for the trendy crowd who will appreciate the aesthetics...
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.
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...
Hotel Avenida Palace
With a central location and luxurious premises, the Hotel Avenida Palace has a captive audience and the owners know it! Built in 1892, it has managed to retain its romantic and belle epoque characteristics.
Cervejaria Trindade
Traditional Portuguese food served up on platters and washed down with in-house beer...
Centro Cultural de Belem
The CCB's block-like limestone structure caused no end of controversy when it opened in 1993, but it plays host to some of the city's best music, theatre and dance events...
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.
As Vicentinhas
Quirky and unconventional, this tea-room-cum-cafe is a perfect spot to stop and refuel while scouring the streets for the plethora of antique shops. Just don't come in a hurry...
Primavera
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.
Fortaleza do Guincho
A secluded hotel perfect for sea-lovers and those who enjoy the peace and quiet...
Sao Bento/Rato
A peaceful area at night with a few upmarket restaurants provides a perfect place for a romantic meal. In addition, the Rua de Sao Bento is an antique collectors dream.
Hipodromo do Campo Grande
A place to enjoy the spectacle of dressage in all its pomp and finery. Of the two annual dressage events held in Lisbon both take place in the Hipodromo.
Solar do Castelo
Located within the walls of Lisbon's most dominating landmark, the Castelo de Sao Jorge, this unique residence is a recent addition to the Hoteis Heritage Lisboa group.

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