Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

Cantinho do Avillez
Found in Lisbon’s Chiado neighbourhood, Cantinho do Avillez is José Avillez’ unpretentious, elegant dining room dedicated to Portuguese cuisine.
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.
Restaurante 100 Maneiras
Found in trendy Bairro Alto in Lisbon, Restaurante 100 Maneiras serves an innovative tasting menu in their intimate dining room.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Cervejaria Trindade
Traditional Portuguese food served up on platters and washed down with in-house beer...
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.
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.
Primavera
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.
Os Corvos
Situated in a rather obscure location, away from the trendy Santa Apolonia development, it is easy to oversee this stylish residence. However, the exquisite cuisine and wine make this restaurant a top find.
El Gordo
All sensibilities are catered for in this Spanish-style tapas bar. Whether you are looking for an intimate meal or a vibrant party, the two branches of the restaurant can accommodate your hedonistic needs.
Largo
Lisbon's brand new ultra stylish restaurant with great food from one of Portugal's most celebrated chefs...
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...
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.
Porco Pretto
One for the pork-lovers, since all but one of the dishes are made with Iberian pork, a national delicacy. The food is simple, the decor quirky, and the location near to the design district.
Galeto
Although situated in a more remote part of the city, Galeto Restaurant is perfectly placed; next door to a fantastic party hotspot, you can spend hours and hours here contemplating life.
1 de Maio
1 de Maio is located in the busy tourist district, where there are a plethora of bars to maintain your high spirits after having dinner in this vibrant restaurant...
Santo Antonio
Sporting a fairly cosmopolitan layout with long wooden tables, the bar encourages an atmosphere of mingling, friendly strangers - helped by the fact that the cuisine on offer is tapas.
Pinoquio
Pinoquio offers a large and varied selection, both in price and quality, of cuisine and alcohol. The location is perhaps one of the greater attributes; within walking distance of the main city squares.
Can The Can
Lisbon restaurant Can The Can takes the unique approach of ‘Canned Food Goes Gourmet’.
Estufa Real
Although based in a rather remote location, this restaurant provides more than enough to make the journey worth while. The Sunday brunch is particularly popular.
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.
Chapitô
Next to a circus school, this restaurant shares the same bohemian and artistic ethos, with a fairytale atmosphere suitable for both couples and groups.
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.

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