Lisbon is one of the most culturally dynamic cities in Europe. The abundance of creative people, galleries and museums is one of our most apreciated assets of our city and one of the secrets to its irresistible appeal.
Just like painting and sculpture, food can be art too, an even more complete form of art since it can envolve all senses. Therefore, we headed Lisbon museums to find out how culinary art is being exposed on them. Here are 5 favorite spots of Taste of Lisboa to eat at when going on our art spree:
Restaurante Este Oeste at CCB Located in one most contemporary building in Lisbon, this restaurant is famous for serving delicious wood-fired pizza and sushi. Their terrace offers the perfect setting for a tasty meal overlooking the Tagus river and the Monument of the Discoveries. Address: Jardim das Oliveiras, Praça do Império (Belém) Opening hours: 10 am – 11 pm (every day)
Booking contact: (+351) 215904358 / (+351) 914914505
Museu do Oriente Restaurant Also overlooking the Tagus river, this restaurant serves Asian specialties inspired by their oriental art collection. Mostly famous among Lisboners for their weekend brunches and lunch buffet during week days.
Address: Avenida de Brasília - Doca de Alcântara Norte (Alcântara) Opening hours: 12.30 pm – 3 pm (Tuesday to Friday); 12.30 pm – 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Booking contact: (+351) 308803787
Pharmacia at Museu da Farmácia
Located right behind Santa Catarina viewpoint, this is a retro-designed, casual chic and tastefully decorated restaurant that serves “petiscos” (Portuguese tidbits) and Portuguese wine cocktails. Perfect for the sunset.
Morada: Rua Marechal Saldanha, 1 (Bica / Santa Catarina) Opening hours: 12.30 am – 1 am (every day) Booking contact: (+351) 213462146
Cafetaria do Museu Calouste Gulbenkian – Colecção do Fundador
Serving a lunch menu by chef Miguel Castro Silva, one of the pioneers of the modern Portuguese cuisine, this cafeteria also features a terrace facing the Gulbenkian Gardens, one of the most beautiful parks in Lisbon and one of our favorite hidden places to relax and escape from the city's hustle and bustle, in its middle.
Address: Avenida de Berna, 45A (São Sebastião) Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm (Wednesday to Monday)
Booking contact: (+351) 217967755
Flagrante Delitro at Casa Fernando Pessoa
Inspired by the greatest Portuguese poet of the 20th century, Fernando Pessoa, this restaurant is dedicated to serve traditional Portuguese dishes. Ideal either for a meal or for a tea time snack, both indoor or outside in it's cool and cozy terrace. This restaurant is included in the route of our Tram 28-Campo de Ourique Food & Cultural Walk, and it's one of our guests' favorite stops. Want to find out why? Sign up now here! Address: Rua Coelho da Rocha, 16 (Campo de Ourique) Opening hours: 10 am – 11 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
Booking contact: (+351) 213913270