It's a magazine you can eat. Can you imagine something like that? Time Out market Lisboa, in Cais do Sodré, it's Time Out Lisbon's magazine in 3D, to eat and drink when you are done reading it.
There are plenty of options that range from Michelin star chefs to specialty cuisines and amazing desserts, that together make up the best of the city under a single roof. Take your time browsing the main floor and choose wisely. Or better yet, sample a bit of everything!
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Time Out Market Lisboa Restaurants
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.
Croqueteria is the first and only house entirely dedicated to croquettes and you can only find it at the Time Out Market Lisboa. And you can either eat it as a snack or build your plate with the traditional meat, game meat and greens, cuttlefish with ink, tuna with dried tomato or cod and chorizo, and add rice or potato slices if the idea is to make a meal out of it, and not just snack. If you like to take chances and are not afraid of inventions, you can always discover that happiness lies within two slices of brioche bread with the Croqueteria sandwich: it has homemade mustard butter, a mixture of lettuces and two croquettes of your choosing. You can go for the traditional meat croquette and toss it in there or choose one of the other flavors. A good snack or lunch - believe us when we say that you will leave with a well comforted stomach (6.50€).
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.
At Time Out Market Lisboa, Alexandre Silva, LOCO's Michelin star chef - the restaurant in Estrela where he risks everything with a side of experimental madness - relies on safer, but still mouth-watering bets. There are appetizers like Padrón peppers and good dishes like the scallops ans seaweed black risotto or the pork belly confit with mashed peas and cabbage pak choi. The desserts were also not neglected - do not leave without tasting the papas de anjo with baked apple puree.
João Rodrigues is the latest chef to have a stall at the market. The philosophy he follows at Cais do Sodré is the same one that led to the success of the Feitoria restaurant in Belém: rely on small producers and seasonality is taken very seriously to create original and surprising dishes.
Marlene Vieira brought the best Portugal's cuisine to the chefs' wing of the market. It ranges from appetizers, mussels with tomatada and mushrooms stuffed with quail egg and ham, to consistent and classic dishes, like octopus the lagareiro way (polvo à lagareiro) to cod in the oven. In her Food Corner at the Time Out Market you can choose the dish of the day, with a drink and dessert (€ 14.50) or a surprise snack with five or eight appetizers chosen by the chef (€ 18 or € 25). The tradition continues in the desserts, with the Abade de Priscos pudding, the orange pie or the mielle-feuille of custard pie (3.50€).
Susana gave Lisbon gastronomic happiness. In Cozinha da Felicidade (Kitchen of Happiness) at the Time Out Market Lisboa, the original mission was to promote traditional cuisine, but gradually began creating new dishes and ended up building an identity of its own. There are good appetizers here, like Lisbon's typical green eggs, but in a reinvented version, pork cheeks stewed with mashed sweet potato, cabbage and black pork ham - one of their first dishes - or a poultry pickle with Algarve's carrot puree. They are simple dishes but with very Portuguese flavors.
At this corner, there are good Portuguese tapas brought from Tasca, such as the sautéed prawns with chilli and rosemary or the pica-pau. From Peixaria da Esquina, Vítor Sobral and Hugo Nascimento brought the scallops stained with passion fruit and chives, and the seabass marinated with chilli, dried tomatoes and coriander. There is also a tuna prego and roast beef sandwiches for lighter meals.
Chef Kiko Martins has here a mix of the best of the sea and the best of the land all together. If you're just passing through, try the cozido à portuguesa (Portuguese stew) and anchovies croquettes, a gastronomic experience by itself, black pork and shrimp spring rolls or the pork belly and shrimp mini-sandwiches. There are also ceviches from the chef's other restaurant in Príncipe Real (A Cevicheria), like white fish ceviche with pork popcorn, or dishes created especially for Surf & Turf, such as roasted octopus with chorizo or the Lisbon cod with ham.
Monte Mar was one of the restaurants of the food court that took a serious transformation in the last works on the market in early 2019. Everything to guarantee the freshness of the fish and seafood that comes from Guincho straight to your plate. There are seafood barbecues for two, with tiger shrimp, prawn and grilled prawns (45 €) and other more modest seafood dishes, like octopus salad or and oysters and prawns dish(€ 27.50). Hake fillets with cockle rice (€ 14) are the specialty of the house that is worth a try.
L'Éclair's éclairs, the French pastries of Matthieu Croiger, are absurd, genius, foolish, delicious, perfect, unique and scandalous. Every season there is something new, just like the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter fashion collections, with the finger of the chef João Rodrigues, and the counter at the Time Out Market is always loaded with colorful macaroons, long eclairs or other French specialties. It was the second to open and, together with the pioneer in Saldanha and the one at Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, composes the gold triangle of L'Éclair in Lisbon.
The best of Asian cuisine is in this laboratory, with the hand of chef Daniel Rente, an expert in oriental cuisine. For starters there are gyosas, satay chicken skewers, Indian sausages or the tom yum kung soup, nicely spicy and aromatic. On the main dishes you can choose up to where you want to travel: from Thailand there is Thai pad, from China came the chow mein and from Goa there are the curry options. If you have a sensitive stomach, watch out for the spice levels.
The Multifood group pizzeria, with the first house in Príncipe Real, arrived at Time Out Market in 2018 and in good time. The pizza dough is made with 00 flour and baked in a wood-fired oven. Here there are ten options to choose from, the classic margherita and diavola, the sausage and smoked provola or black truffle cream and porcini mushrooms. In addition to the pizzas, there are two dessert options, a panacotta with berries and a gianduja mousse that you must try.
They are the best burgers in town and the reason for it is in the meat they use: 150 grams of Black Angus certified meat. At the Time Out Market you will find all the burgers from the original shop, made with homemade, lighly roasted brioche bread, and the hardest part will actually be to choose just one (prices start at 8.95€). Be sure to order the crispy fries to go with your burger.
Are your sugar levels running low? Go straight to the Nós é Mais Bolos showcase, at the Time Out Market Lisboa, where they have some of the best cakes you can find in Lisbon, all from different bakeries. The showcase is an authentic sin, with decadent slices, and the space itself is Instagram worthy with it's exquisite look given by the white cabinets inspired by the classic French pastries. If you want to try the best cakes in the city, all under one roof, this is the place to be.
When at the Time Out Market the best thing to do is try a bit of everything and pair it with a glass of wine. At Manteigaria Silva you will be sure to find the best cheese boards and cold cuts to pick away for hours. Whether it is with homemade curd cheeses, supervised by José Taboaço Branco, the owner, or with trios of black pork, everything goes well with the homemade toasts or sandwiches. Ask for the mixed boards (with two cheeses and one ham, € 12) or a mixed black paw (€ 17). You can also take some of it home with you - and we encourage you to do so.
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Ten thousand square feet. Tens of restaurants. Famous and award-winning chefs. The Time Out Market can be quite a challenge for the indecisive. If this is your first trip and you still don't have a favourite spot (or if you have been to several stalls in the food hall, but like to try new things), take our tips. Here are 21 dishes you absolutely must try at the Time Out Market, from soups and appetizers to desserts, including traditional Portuguese and international entrées.
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