Where to eat in Lisbon according to chef Nuno Mendes

Again Lisbon is featured in the British press. And again its about food. This time the Evening Standard has asked the Portuguese – now Londoner – chef Nuno Mendes for foodie advises. His first Recommendation is Ramiro – one of our own darlings only 5 minutes walk from Tings Lisbon.

When asked about his favorite quick food The Evening Standard got this diplomatic answer: Obviously the Mercado da Ribeira has a quick food offering, but it’s quite a sterile environment…one more thing we agree on. We always recommend the authentic Mercado de Campo de Ourique – and to combine it with the mandatory ride with Tram #28 – but back from Campo de Ourique so you’re sure to get a good seat 🙂

Nuno Mendes final recommendation: The Saturday Flea Market in Campo de Santa Clara – another mandatory sight only 5 minutes from our door 🙂



One of the problems with Ramiro is that you can’t make reservations. You have to line up and wait. So most of the time s we end up going to O Palacio in Alcantara – a good alternative. And a good restaurant to combine with a drink at LX Factory before or after dinner… or both 😉

My Favourite Foodie City: Lisbon by Nuno Mendes

Evening Standard LOGOChef Nuno Mendes, owner of Taberna do Mercado in Spitalfields, and executive chef at the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant owned by hotelier Andre Balazs, grew up in the Alentejo region of southern Portugal. Mendes’ memories of his childhood are peppered with stories of going out to eat “quite sophisticated” food with his “foodie” father, from seafood to risottos. Now a Londoner who has previously also lived in New York, Miami and Mexico, here Mendes tells us where his favourite places are to eat, drink and sleep in one of his favourite Portuguese cities.

Read Victoria Stewart’s interview with Nuno Mendes in The Evening Standard


Meet Nuno Mendes

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