Time Out Market Lisbon
Why is a famous publishing name hanging from the roof of a historic market hall? And why is a team of journalists running one of the world's largest gourmet food spaces? The answers to these questions are in the project's name: Time Out Market. A place that previously housed the city's best vendors now houses its best restaurants and artists. While the wares on offer may differ, the principle is the same: bringing the best of the city under one roof.
Eateries in the market
Chef Miguel Castro e Silva
In his restaurant at Time Out Market Lisboa, chef Miguel Castro e Silva joins many of his great dishes under one roof: his oven rice dishes, all the brás cod dishes and even a francesinha made by the book that has become one of the most coveted dishes on the menu. In addition to the sliced meat, it takes fresh sloth, cheese, and the famous succulent sauce. Have a side of chips and, if you are like us, you will need a little more sauce to dive them in (12,50 €).
Tartar-ia was created by the Vila Joya team who own two Michelin stars. It strictly follows the slogan "where everything is raw and cut to pieces" and has everything from traditional Tartar recipes such as salmon, tuna, beef and herring - all with fresh ingredients and with great attention to the seasonality of the products used. Every now and then there is a new tartar and a limited edition signed by a chef, so keep an eye out for that. If you're looking for a vegetarian option try the Greek tartar. If you are just visiting the Time Out Market Lisboa once - and we urge you not to-, we recommend you try the Asian Tartar. The topside beef comes with candied shiitake mushrooms, a daikon (Japanese radish) pickle, peas breaded with wasabi, fresh foie gras and dashi sauce, among other Asian-inspired dressings.
Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa Food Corner
The two Michelin-starred chef (for his Alma restaurant, in Chiado), has the menu of his Time Out Market eatery divided between lighter salads, sandwiches (try the crispy pig's bifana, €14.50), more classic fish dishes, like the cod with a puree of grain or meat, and comforting dishes like the black pork cheeks (15,50 €) or a low temperature egg with asparagus and ham (13,50 €). If you are looking for the best of Henrique Sá Pessoa, the Time Out Market Lisboa is a goog place to start, with a selection of dishes that made him famous, full of Portuguese roots and influenced by international cuisine.
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National Museum of Ancient Art
Housed in a 17th-century former palace, the National Museum of Ancient Art is the only truly comprehensive view of Portuguese art from the 12th to the early 19th centuries. Its most prized possession is Nuno Gonçalves's enigmatic late 15th-century masterpiece, usually known as the Panels of St Vincent, although its subject is hotly disputed: some say the central figure is Dom Fernando, the Infante Santo (holy prince) who died in captivity in Fez in 1443. The collection also includes Flemish Renaissance paintings (including a triptych by Hieronymous Bosch), Chinese porcelain, Indian furniture and African carvings. There are some fascinating products of the stylistic mix fostered by the 15th- and 16th-century Discoveries and empire, such as Indo-Portuguese cabinets with legs in the form of buxom women or snarling tigers. The shop is excellent.