Lisbon, or Lisboa in Portuguese, is the largest city and the capital of Portugal. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and famous for its countless monuments, historical buildings and vibrant culture. The Tagus river marks one of the boundaries of the city and creates, together with the great weather, a Mediterranean atmosphere. The city is also home to some of Portugal’s best restaurants & hotels.
There are many options for fine dining in Lisbon, Portugal and some of them are the following;
Feitoria is the gourmet restaurant of the Altis Belém Hotel & Spa in Lisbon. It is the flagship restaurant of the Altis chain and one of the best restaurants in the beautiful capital. The hotel and restaurant enjoy a premium location nearby the famous Belém monastery, the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the Torre de Belém.
Restaurant Feitoria is located on the ground floor of the hotel and offers a beautiful view on the river just in front. The interior of the restaurant is modern and cosmopolitan, with white, black and gold colors setting a warm atmosphere. The big tables offer the guests much space for a comfortable dining experience.
Executive Chef João Rodrigues gained experience in Portuguese restaurants and is a master of the cuisine of his home country. As in all the Altis hotels, everything starts with top-quality products. João Rodrigues has a predilection for national products & authentic preparations, but loves to combine them with exotic influences. Experience and presentation are important for the chef. Tableside preparations, show elements, and nicely decorated plates are an important part of the meal.
Restaurant Belcanto is the gastronomic 2 Michelin star restaurant of the famous Chef José Avillez, located on a premium location in Chiado, the historical center of Lisbon in Portugal. This beautiful area is the culinary heart of the city, with plenty of bars and restaurants where one can sample the very best from the Portuguese cuisine. José Avillez is one of the driving forces of the culinary movement in this part of the city, and the chef manages no less than 7 restaurants in the area.
What makes the kitchen of restaurant Belcanto so special is the fact that the chef combines interpretations from authentic Portuguese dishes with creative touches. In that process he only uses the exact amount of products necessary to (re)construct that dish. All ingredients have a clear role and not one too many is used. One can clearly feel the influences from El Bulli, especially in the appetizers, but other dishes like the Cozida à Portuguesa is an amazing interpretation of the classical Portuguese dish, brought with respect for the original but with personal, creative touches from the chef.
Ok, Cervejeria Ramiro is not a fine dining restaurant, but still it deserves a spot in this list. This local institute simply serves some of the best seafood in Lisbon. This popular restaurant is always busy and serves demanding locals and curious tourists. Make sure to try the Carabineros, the ham, the prawns in different sizes, the oysters, … A must when visiting Lisbon!
Eleven is one of the more traditional fine dining restaurants in the city. It is set on top of the Parque Eduardo VII and has one of Lisbon’s most unique city centre views. One will discover this restaurant in the Business district of Lisbon, where it is overlooking the entire city and surrounded by lush gardens and parks.
Chef Joachim Koerper manages to combine top-quality local ingredients, a traditional cooking base, and Mediterranean influences. Together with his team he offers his guests a mix between a classic and contemporary fine-dining experience, topped with stunning views over Lisbon.
Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho is the gastronomic restaurant of hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, located on the Estrada do Guincho in Cascais. Cascais is a small but famous beach town near Lisbon and famous for its great wind- and kitesurfing.
For many years, restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho was known for its classical French cuisine. In 2015 the concept drastically changed with the arrival of famous Portuguese chef Miguel Rocha Vieira. He was born in Cascais but headed to London to study gastronomy. After working at several top restaurants in England, France, Spain and Hungary, he returned to his home town with his move to Fortaleza do Guincho.
The Atlantic sea is one of his main sources of inspiration. Only the best Portuguese ingredients are good enough. The best quality fish and seafood from the ocean nearby, as well as the best quality of national products, are always part of Vieira’s creations.
Leaning over the Atlantic Ocean, Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho is the perfect stop for an unforgettable culinary experience. If you are near Lisbon and seeking for exquisite gastronomy combined with a unique view, make sure to visit this restaurant!
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