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The best vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon
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The best vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon

Cabbage and tasteless tofu are a distant memory for Lisbon's vegetarians. From the very best restaurants in Lisbon to Lisbon's best healthy restaurants, check out the creme-de-la-creme of the city's veggie scene. Here are the best vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.

The best romantic restaurants in Lisbon
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The best romantic restaurants in Lisbon

As the saying goes: the way to your special someone's heart is through his or her stomach. So, whether you're looking to impress on your very first date or celebrating an anniversary, find the perfect place for love to blossom with our list of romantic restaurants in Lisbon. Our picks below are our favourite, tried and tested venues for romantic evenings à deux. Unfortunately, a cheap date is rarely a romantic date so do be prepared to splash some cash. But sometimes the ends justify the means.

The best fish restaurants in Lisbon
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The best fish restaurants in Lisbon

If you are a fresh fish lover, Lisbon is probably one of your top destinations. And if it isn’t yet, because you’ve never been here and you’ve just arrived at this page because you were cruising on the internet, pay attention to what we have to say. Our seafood is the best in the world (ok, maybe we are exaggerating a little bit here, but it is certainly on the top-5) and these are the best fish restaurants in Lisbon where you have to go to see that we are absolutely right.

Where to eat in Lisbon the best bitoques
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Where to eat in Lisbon the best bitoques

You might have never heard about this dish - it is a Lisbon original, after all. Bitoque is a fried steak served with an egg on top and fries on the side. It is a lifesaver of sorts for many Lisboners, sold at most diners and traditional restaurants. See where to eat in Lisbon the best bitoques.

Barbecue: the best restaurants in Lisbon
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Barbecue: the best restaurants in Lisbon

It’s always time for a great barbecue and we give you a complete list of the best restaurants in Lisbon to eat meat. We’ve also included some cool tips for you to make your own barbecue, things we’ve learned with people who have spent years firing up the grill.

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The best places to eat outdoors in Lisbon
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The best places to eat outdoors in Lisbon

Alfresco dining, Lisbon-style – our pick of the best places to eat outdoors in the Portuguese capital

The best places for brunch in Lisbon
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The best places for brunch in Lisbon

Lisbon’s top brunches – for hunger of all kinds, from one end of the city to the other.

The best ice cream parlours in Lisbon
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The best ice cream parlours in Lisbon

Ice cream or gelato? One scoop or two? Take your pick at the best ice cream parlours in Lisbon

Door to door – Rua das Flores
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Door to door – Rua das Flores

This famous street in Lisbon, it has become dotted with new businesses over the last two years. And we assure you they are worth a little visit. 

The best restaurants in Lisbon by area

The best restaurants in Baixa
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The best restaurants in Baixa

Lisbon’s Baixa (downtown) area is one of the city’s busiest city hubs with shops, hotels, restaurants, café-bars and several attractions. 

The best restaurants in Chiado
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The best restaurants in Chiado

It’s an an imperative stopping place if you are in Lisbon or are planning to come here, so save this location on your GPS. Thinking ahead, we’ve selected for you the best restaurants in Chiado. 

The best restaurants in Príncipe Real
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The best restaurants in Príncipe Real

There are plenty of options in terms of cuisine and they won’t let you down. Oriental, Italian, Peruvian… Please have a seat in the best restaurants in Príncipe Real. 

The best restaurants in Mouraria
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The best restaurants in Mouraria

Mouraria, where the moors once lived after the Christians reconquer of Lisbon, in 1147, is nowadays the most multiethnic neighborhood in the city. The very narrow streets and its tiny houses are permeated by people traditions – sardines grilling in the open air and fado played in several street corners. But there's also something global brought with all the people from Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan and Mozambique that decided to live here and opened some of the best restaurants in Mouraria.

The best restaurants in Cascais
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The best restaurants in Cascais

There are many reasons to go to Cascais: the sunny days, the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, the beautiful beaches, the golf courses, the horse-riding tours in the nature, great boat trips around the bay and its delicious and super fresh seafood. 

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Top 20 dishes to try in Lisbon
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Top 20 dishes to try in Lisbon

Here it is, a countdown of Lisbon’s most coveted plates. No more need to agonise over the menu; dive straight in as we reveal dishes to die for at Lisbon’s best restaurants and cheap eats. Our top 20 list picks out sophisticated signature dishes, indulgent desserts, sweet treats and finger-licking street food. Take a look at our selection of the top 20 dishes to try in Lisbon.

The best Italian restaurants in Lisbon
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The best Italian restaurants in Lisbon

Whether you’re craving for crusty sourdough pizzas, want to take a pasta-loving date to one of the city's best romantic restaurants or are looking for a break from the Portuguese traditional food, these are the best Italian restaurants in Lisbon.

The best Japanese restaurants in Lisbon
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The best Japanese restaurants in Lisbon

The offer for Japanese restaurants in Lisbon has seen a major growth over the last years. Not everything that opened, however, has the quality we would wish for or the magical hands that can treat it as it deserves. The best Japanese restautants in town are few, but they make a fine set. Here it is.

Lisbon's best bakeries and cake shops
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Lisbon's best bakeries and cake shops

We've tracked down and taste-tested Lisbon's most delectable bakeries to bring you this definitive top 6 of Lisbon's best bakeshops to go for breakfast or brunch, tea, or even lunch.

Lisbon's best burgers
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Lisbon's best burgers

The burger bandwagon rolls on and on. We've seen the rise and fall of hot dogs, ribs and kebabs, but the cravings for burgers in Lisbon never seem to die. Here, in our humble opinion, are the best burgers in town. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below to tell us your opinion.

The best healthy restaurants in Lisbon
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The best healthy restaurants in Lisbon

Just because you’re on a diet, detox or health kick – or need coeliac-friendly, dairy-free or paleo-style dishes to figure on the menu – doesn’t mean that you can’t still dine out in style. We’ve rounded up the best healthy restaurants in London, including superfood pitstops, healthy vegetarian and vegan restaurants, calorie-conscious eateries and raw food specialists. We’ve also included restaurants that offer plenty of healthy dishes so that you don’t have to ditch your less enlightened (read: fatty) friends when you say goodbye to gluttony. Clean eating just got a whole lot tastier.

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A Taberna da Rua das Flores
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A Taberna da Rua das Flores

Founded by three veterans of the Lisbon scene, this tiny place (come early or queue) specialises in traditional Lisbon lunch fare such as iscas com elas (liver in a sauce made from pig's spleen), meia-desfeita de bacalhau (codfish fins) and miomba (a sandwich made with finely sliced pork shoulder). For dinner, there might be mexilhões à Bulhão Pato (mussels in a garlic and coriander sauce), lingueirão na chapa (seared razor clams) or pâté de ovas de pescada (haddock roe pâté served with toast). Only Lisbon wines are served, including Bucelas, Fonte das Moças, Cadaval and Casal Figueira, drunk from a tiny traditional copo de três. You can buy gourmet products to take away too.

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Casanova
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Casanova

This offshoot of Casanostra turns out magnificent pizzas from its huge wood-fired oven. They're all great, from a simple napoletana to the Casanova, laden with cherry tomatoes, rocket and mozzarella di bufala. You can't book, but tables are shared and turnover is fast - diners catch waiters' attention by switching on a red bulb dangling above their table - even on the riverside terrace.

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Uma
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Uma

A simple restaurant, hidden away in one of the most obscure streets in the Baixa. The main selling point here is, without a doubt, the shellfish rice: it is homemade and comes in generous portions. Be patient, as it takes time to cook.

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Tasca da Esquina
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Tasca da Esquina

A tasca in name only, this recession-busting gourmet restaurant is overseen by leading Portuguese chef Vítor Sobral. There are two ways to approach a meal here, both involving delicious starters: order à la carte from a menu that includes dishes of the day, or go for a combo with four to seven starters. Offal looms large here but there are other options, such as squid sautéed with mushrooms or flaked bacalhau with potato and egg.

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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