Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

Bonjardim
Though cheap it most certainly does not serve sub-standard piri-piri chicken - refreshingly raucous...
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...
Viagem de Sabores
The Romanesque Se Cathedral provides a focal point for the city, and also a theme for this inspired eatery, which has a significantly larger choice of international cuisines than most restaurants.
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.
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.
Can The Can
Lisbon restaurant Can The Can takes the unique approach of ‘Canned Food Goes Gourmet’.
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.
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.
Luca
Previously hailed by critics as the best eatery in Lisbon, this restaurant has a fantastic reputation for fusion cuisine and a buzzy atmosphere.
A Tapadinha
The best Russian cuisine in Lisbon - well worth a try...
Sushi Bar
Upmarket sushi joint serving some of the freshest fish in town.
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.
Casanova
This restaurant offers a cosmopolitan paradox; the trendy crowd fits in with the reputation of the area. Their legendary pizzas defy the fast-food label.
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.
Come Prima
Representing the more romantic side of busy Lisbon, Italian restaurant Come Prima exudes charm and character, serving up high quality, traditional dishes without compromising on value.
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