There are many great places to eat in Lisbon and new lists keep appearing. This, for example, was published in June 15.
And these are worth checking out also.
The former residence of the Viscounts of Alverca built in the 1800s in Moorish style is now occupied by a cultural association of Portugal’s Alentejo province and its restaurant. Passing through a beautiful courtyard and up the stairs with large stained glass windows you arrive at two fabulous rooms. The biggest one is the former rococo ballroom decorated with mirrors, a large ceiling fresco, and sculptures of allegorical figures.
The refectory of a convent founded in 1294 was transformed into a beer hall in 1836 and is now known as much for its beautiful tile panels as for its traditional cuisine. The beauty and originality of the tiles make this restaurant a true Lisbon monument.
Rococo mirrors, chandeliers, armchairs, marble-and-bronze columns, and silk curtains adorn this luxurious space that is one of the finest restaurants in town. It’s found in an 1800’s palace that is now a hotel.
One of the most acclaimed restaurants in the city for over three decades, this space was restyled in 2012 with three different dining rooms and a terrace. Soft colors, books, tile panels and comfortable sofas combine to create a classic elegance with modern refinement.
It offers one of the most beautiful views of Lisbon which serves as backdrop of an interior that preserves the charm of yesteryear. The building features 17th-century stone fountains and 18th-century tile panels and chandeliers that blend with contemporary elements added in a renovation in 2007.
This restaurant has always made a great effort to create a refined ambience and in late 2012 it decided it was time for a makeover. It kept some of the original chandeliers and furniture but added elements inspired by French Romanticism and the New Gothic. That includes a bizarre image of a golden skull on a wall but the velvets and mirrors create one of the most elegant spaces in the city.
This could have been another traditional Alfama restaurant but it is not. Instead, the various rooms spread over three floors are covered with photographs of national and international celebrities, some of them former visitors. The long wooden tables are lit by candles.
For nearly two decades this restaurant has presented a tasteful décor in a classic style with soft colours. Candelabra illuminate the space that includes a wall of wine bottles.
This converted warehouse has a dark interior that maintains the industrial architecture mixed with a rather theatrical décor in neo-classical style. Replicas of classical statues (such as the famous 2-meter-tall Victory of Samothrace on display at the Louvre) face the dining area with large windows, velvet curtains, and steel doors.
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