Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

Café Buenos Aires
Enjoy watching the tango while tucking into tartines at this lively eatery...
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.
Esplanada da Graça
The Graça neighbourhood is mainly residential, yet still bustling and vibrant - explaining this café's popularity with the locals. Although offering a simple menu, the view is captivating.
Confeitaria de Belém
Raise spirits and refuel energy by stopping at this famous bakery. In particular, look out for the Pasteis de Belém (Custard Tarts), the recipe for which is still a closely-guarded secret.
Café Bernard
After a day's shopping, refuel in this popular tearoom which is nothing special, but on the other hand traditional in every sense. Try the flaky croissants baked throughout the day.
Procópio
Although the Estrela area is not as famously lively, this bar is popular due to its fascinating decoration and welcoming atmosphere - be careful not to miss it...
Pavilhão Chinês
Located on Rua Dom Pedro V, this spacious yet cluttered bar is consistent with the antique boutiques nearby. It has a polarised effect on customers: love it or loathe it, it is worth a visit.
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.
Golfe do Estoril
One of the most beautiful courses in Europe, with a training ground toimprove all areas of your game. There is no excuse not to hit the greenat Estoril Sol.

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