It could easily be argued that Lisbon is one of the most foodie capitals in the world, from local portuguese tascas to Michelin-starred restaurants showcasing the best local produce. With a crowd of talented young chefs competing with London and New York, we couldn’t recommend a trip without sampling the inventive menus at some of our favourite hangouts. Sarah takes us
through her ideal foodie day…
Comoba is a place Sarah and her daughter love. It’s a bit more alternative and the food and coffees are just fantastic. Embracing the organic creamy coffees, speciality coffee house Comoba, brings in their own house-made milks (almond, coconut and rice) and coffee roasted in small batches.
Food here is more indulgent. Homemade and organic local produce, the talented chefs play with textures and colours of dishes to bring you the fullest flavours. Being mindful to offer a varying menu and inclusive of dietary requirements, enjoy fresh dishes including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Definitely try the Tropical Porridge or for a fuller brunch you shouldn’t miss the Bica Breakfast Burrito!
Rua de Sao Paulo 99, 1200-10
Situated on the ground floor of The Ivens, you’ll find Rocco, a restaurant with exceptional culinary creations in a scenic setting. Inspired by the journey of Ivens and Capelo, 19th-century Portuguese explorers who visited Africa, the interiors include tropical plants, parrots, macaws, with a bohemians feel.
Many creatives and bohemians come here for the most authentic flavours where classic dishes are serviced such as Lobster Linguine, and Seas Bass alla Ligure. In the room, the two kitchens on opposite sides complement each other, to create an vibrant atmosphere and for al fresco dining, you can spill out into a leafy Terrazza area.
ROCCO, Tel: +351 210 543 168
Ivens 14, 1200-227
Spanish chef Eneko Atxa opened Basque, in a converted warehouse where creating an industrial feel of the space with high ceilings, tall mirrors, café-style tables. With an informal atmosphere, weekend in-house DJs and a sophisticated but unpretentious menu, you can enjoy small dishes to share, from high quality local produce, grilled over charcoal. Highlights from the menu include fresh squid in a light tempura and vegetarian options such as an earthy and sweet beetroot tartare
Caring about their social impact, the space is able to generate its own energy through photovoltaic panels and geothermal energy using rainwater for the inhouse vegetable gardens.
BASQUE, TEL: +351 215 833 275
Rua Maria Luisa Holstein, 15, 1300-388
Few rooftop bars in Lisbon’s can rival the sophistication of Lumi. Located on the fifth floor of The Lumiares Hotel in Bairro Alto, where you can enjoy a delicious contemporary menu from Chef Joao Silva and experience the finest selection of Portuguese wine and cocktails with the best service. Not only that, the spectacular views of the city skyline and Tagus River aren’t to be missed.
With a delicious contemporary menu, locally sourced ingredients mean seasonal dishes are fresh and full of flavour. Try the Roasted Octopus with padron peppers or we recommend the Cauliflower Tempura with nutty mash and sauteed courgette. A true rooftop retreat!
The Lumiares, Tel: +351 211 160 200
142 Rua Do Diario De Noticias 1200-146