Fine dining in Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, or Lisboa in Portuguese, is the largest city and the capital of Portugal. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and famous for its countless monuments, historical buildings and vibrant culture. The Tagus river marks one of the boundaries of the city and creates, together with the great weather, a Mediterranean atmosphere. The city is also home to some of Portugal’s best restaurants & hotels.
Feitoria and the Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
Feitoria is the gourmet restaurant of the Altis Belém Hotel & Spa in Lisbon. It is the flagship restaurant of the Altis chain and one of the best restaurants in the beautiful capital. The hotel and restaurant enjoy a premium location nearby the famous Belém monastery, the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the Torre de Belém.
The hotel features 50 luxury rooms that contain themes from the Golden Age trading routes from the Far East, Africa and the Americas. Luxury is key in this 5* hotels and many of the spacious, modern rooms offer great views on the river and small harbor just in front the hotel. The spacious spa in the cellar and the rooftop pool are other key assets of the hotel.
Restaurant Feitoria is located on the ground floor of the hotel and offers a beautiful view on the river just in front. The interior of the restaurant is modern and cosmopolitan, with white, black and gold colors setting a warm atmosphere. The big tables offer the guests much space for a comfortable dining experience.
Executive Chef João Rodrigues gained experience in Portuguese restaurants and is a master of the cuisine of his home country. As in all the Altis hotels, everything starts with top-quality products. João Rodrigues has a predilection for national products & authentic preparations, but loves to combine them with exotic influences. Experience and presentation are important for the chef. Tableside preparations, show elements, and nicely decorated plates are an important part of the meal.
Restaurant Belcanto is one of the best restaurants in the city and holds 2 Michelin stars. It is the gourmet restaurant from famous chef José Avillez. For more information about this great restaurant and our wonderful experience there, please consult the separate review.
Ok, Cervejaria Ramiro is not a fine dining restaurant, but still it deserves a spot in this list. This local institute simply serves some of the best seafood in Lisbon. This popular restaurant is always busy and serves demanding locals and curious tourists. Make sure to try the Carabineros, the ham, the prawns in different sizes, the oysters, … A must when visiting Lisbon!
Eleven is one of the more traditional fine dining restaurants in the city. It is set on top of the Parque Eduardo VII and has one of Lisbon’s most unique city centre views. One will discover this restaurant in the Business district of Lisbon, where it is overlooking the entire city and surrounded by lush gardens and parks.
Chef Joachim Koerper manages to combine top-quality local ingredients, a traditional cooking base, and Mediterranean influences. Together with his team he offers his guests a mix between a classic and contemporary fine-dining experience, topped with stunning views over Lisbon.
Fortaleza do Guincho
Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho is the gastronomic restaurant of hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, located on the Estrada do Guincho in Cascais. Cascais is a small but famous beach town near Lisbon and famous for its great wind- and kitesurfing.
Its incredible location, perched on a cliff above the mighty Atlantic Ocean, ensures stunning views and breath-taking sunsets. From the dining room guests have a great view on the Guincho Beach with its crashing waves and the kite-surfing action.
For many years, restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho was known for its classical French cuisine. In 2015 the concept drastically changed with the arrival of famous Portuguese chef Miguel Rocha Vieira. He was born in Cascais but headed to London to study gastronomy. After working at several top restaurants in England, France, Spain and Hungary, he returned to his home town with his move to Fortaleza do Guincho.
The Atlantic sea is one of his main sources of inspiration. Only the best Portuguese ingredients are good enough. The best quality fish and seafood from the ocean nearby, as well as the best quality of national products, are always part of Vieira’s creations.
Leaning over the Atlantic Ocean, Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho is the perfect stop for an unforgettable culinary experience. If you are near Lisbon and seeking for exquisite gastronomy combined with a unique view, make sure to visit this restaurant!