Lisbon’s Dining Scene

Every night in Lisbon, a cheerful hubbub of chatter fills Mercado da Ribeira, a historic produce hall reborn as the city’s most convivial food emporium, where families and friends gather around long wooden tables that create a sophisticated beer-hall atmosphere.

… this is how Annie Fitzsimmons begins her feature on the Lisbon Reastaurant scene in the September 2015 issue of Virtuoso Life

Inside Lisbon’s New Dining Scene featured in Virtuoso Life’s September issue.

Annie Fitzsimmons high lights the top end restaurants like BelcantoMini BarFeitoria Restaurante & Wine BarFour Seasons Hotel Ritz LisbonBy the WineA Cevicheria and similar restaurants and eateries in the expensive part of the scene.

We know most of them but haven’t tried them all. But those we have tried are good – and far from the traditional heavy kitchen all reatsurants served only a few years ago. Lisbon is really picking up on the international food scene…

One exception though is the popular Mercardo da Ribeira that most media mention. We rarely go there. If we feel like eating tapas style in Market settings we always prefer Mercado de Campo de Ourique where the food is much better and the ambiance more authentic and lively (opposite Ribeira you are youeat among the food stalls).  Of course its not down town – but a perfect choice to combine with a visit to LX Factory.


Mercado de O

Mercardo Campo de Ourique is more authentic and lively that the newer Mercado da Ribeira.


Like a lot of other similar features I guess some of the content must be sponsored. Still it’s good for inspiration – especially if your hunting Stars & Forks.

Read Annie Fitzsimmons’ feature on Virtuoso’s website


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