Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

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...
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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.
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.
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.
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Lisbon Sports Club
A much more wet and wild golfing experience, this course is crossed by the River Jamor and is the second oldest in Portugal.
Lontra
Lontra falls in the area around Rua do Poco dos Negros, home to a lively African community who dominate the club...
Lounge Cafe
Located a little further out than the principal hubbub of bars and restaurants in the area, Lounge Cafe sounds exactly how it is; a chilled-out crowd (mostly students) nursing a pint in dim lighting.
Lua
Lua is a popular venue for those looking to kick back. With a decent menu on offer, it's spacious enough to accommodate large groups, and has a chilled, unpretentious atmosphere.
Luca
Previously hailed by critics as the best eatery in Lisbon, this restaurant has a fantastic reputation for fusion cuisine and a buzzy atmosphere.
Lux
Mae de Agua
This 'aqueduct of free waters' falls within what are known as the middle-class districts. Pleasantly peaceful surroundings can be found around in the Jardim das Amoreiras.
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...
Megacampo
Home of the annual Portuguese Paintball Open, Megacampo styles itself as the best paintball centre on the peninsula.
Meninos do Rio
If you are looking for a quiet corner to while away a few hours then go elsewhere. Meninos do Rio is the place for a party with a beach bar, giant bean bags and a friendly upbeat crowd.
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...
Mexe
Mexe has an attraction that trumps the others: with pretensions of a club, it owns a more lively atmosphere than its neighbours, however its small size allows it to retain its intimacy...
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...
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.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Situated rather remotely outside the main city, the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is a fine example of Manueline architecture, and includes a monastery, cloisters and church.
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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.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
The museum documents original trademarks from Portuguese heritage, and a relaxing lunch in the courtyard will make the journey seem even less of a chore...
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.
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.
Nariz do Vinho Tinto
Loyal to the traditional values of a good restaurant, the effort in this establishment goes solely on the cooking. Though missing a vibrant atmosphere, it still provides a pleasant dining experience.
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.
NH Liberdade
On the side of the Avenida, this offering from the surprisingly upmarket Spanish chain is fitted with a stylish, contemporary look of dark wood and steel fittings, and mini-apartment style rooms.
Noori Sushi
Sushi Brazilian style - which makes sense when you realise the huge population of Japanese to be found in Brazil...
O Cha da Lapa
Both the crowd and the atmosphere alike at this traditional tea-room reflect the Lapa district accordingly. Wealthy women spend time at the riverside, enjoying a quiet cuppa.
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.
O’Gilins
O'Gilins claims a monopoly on providing traditional Irish service. With real pints (almost unheard of in Lisbon), friendly service (an understatement) and late opening hours, it is perpetually buzzing.
O2Lx
Located in the commercial clubbing district of the Lapa district, O2Lx is popular with wealthy Chanel and Pringle-laden Europeans who, mostly, enjoy a drug-fuelled evening...
Óbidos Sailing School
A chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this school offers a range of water sports all set against a tranquil lagoon.
Ocenarium
Containing species of sea life from the Antarctic, Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans, this aquarium is popular with families. Although more remote, it is sandwiched between two other cultural hotspots.
Olissipo Castelo
Located in Baixa, the Olissipo Hotel benefits from a serene atmosphere, ideal for those seeking solace or, alternatively, for a romantic break.
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.

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