23 Oct 2017


For our third and final lunch on our short Lisbon trip we decided on something more modern and trendy after two very traditional restaurants.

From the outside the place looks quite small but is actually two restaurants in one building. The front is the Taberna and delicatessen which serves small plates and tapas and has a buzy atmosphere. 

The rear is the Páteo, which is a full restaurant with modern interpretations of Portuguese cuisine.

We ate in Páteo, which is the main restaurant.  It has a kitchen which is open to a large patio dining room. This creates a nice ambience which I imagine would be qui...

21 Oct 2017


This little restaurant was the second traditional place we visited on our short trip to Lisbon.

You need to walk past all the aggressive street touts who stand with their menu with pictures of food in this street and find this restaurant, which is at the end of Rua dos Correeiros. It can be hard work, making your way up the Rua dos Correeiros, even if you avoid any eye contact, you will have a menu thrust under your nose. Fortunately, if you are coming from the Praça do Comércio end of the street, this is the first restaurant you will encounter.

Once there you will find a very classic small restaurant with a...

20 Oct 2017

We went to three restaurants on our short trip to Lisbon to watch the Benfica v Manchester United Champions League match. Two are traditional and one a modern take on Portuguese cuisine. The first was the very traditional


This is a hidden restaurant on the outskirts of Monsanto, where you can enjoy delicious traditional Portuguese cuisine, and where, in Lisbon, some of the best grilled fish is served.

It as been a family business for three generations and is in a remote run down residential area in Buraca, it is not easy to find and definitely off the tourist track. Even the taxi’s with satnav still...

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