Portugal Travel

Travel Series: 5 Places to Eat in Lisbon

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So last week I told you all about the 5 things you should do in Lisbon, but this week I’m bringing out the big guns with our favourite places to eat in Lisbon. I apologise that there aren’t more photos of actual food in this post, but unfortunately I’m a very bad blogger and I always get half way through my meal before I realise I didn’t take any photos. My bad.

1) Mercado de Ribeira


Mercado da Ribeira was one of my all time favourite places in Lisbon. Time Out have created the ultimate foodie hangout in Lisbon’s main market hall – it’s like the ULTIMATE food court, comprised of all of the best places to eat in the city. Turn up hungry and devour as much as you can!

2) O Prego da Peixaria

o prego da peixaria

Prego steak rolls are a big deal in this city, and this place serves up some pretty epic ones. Choose your toppings, pair it with a delicious cocktail or gigantic gin and tonic, add some of their yum sweet potato fries and you’re onto a winner. It’s really reasonable too which is always a bonus.

3) Bonjardim

This is a little unpretentious place in the Baixa region which serves up THE TASTIEST chicken  you will ever eat. Seriously, Nandos will never do it for you again. Best of all, a half chicken will set you back as measly six euros, so perfect if you’re on a budget.

4) Santini

Santini have a couple of locations dotted around the city – they make the most yummy gelato, served up in gorgeous red and white pinstriped cups. A delicious option for cooling down after a stroll in the sunshine.

santini lisbon

5) Casanova

A trendy little Italian place set on the river, serving tasty pizzas and Prosecco by the litre. That’s right, I said litre. They had a wide selection of starters and desserts too – we didn’t get to try dessert (soooooo full) but I’m sure they’re as epic as the pizzas. Perfect for a cheap but stylish dinner.

Again – apologies for lack of pictures, but please do check these recommendations out if you’re in Lisbon! And let me know if you have tried any of these places already…


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  • Bee

    After I read your last post about Lisbon, I was straight away online trying to find deals. The food has completely swung it for me even more. I must go here, it looks DIVINE!
    And seen as the UK may be on a Prosecco shortage in a moment then I think we all need to head to that ”by the litre” place!
    Bee xxx

    • Sophie

      You should definitely try and go! We only paid £150 for flights and accommodation for the whole week 🙂 X

  • Next time I’ll show you where to eat in Lisbon as an insider 😉
    I’ll be waiting for you.
    Have a nice day

    • Sophie

      Oooooh it would have been good to have some insider tips!

  • Very nice tips, thanks Sophie! I went to the Mercado de Ribeira once, the food looked super delicious. But there were too many people and it was impossible to find a place to sit. But I will try again next time. 🙂

    One of my culinary highlights in Lisbon was the restaurant Cruzes Credo, next to the Lisbon Cathedral in Alfama. Very delicious food, we couldn’t resist and went there 3 times during our one week stay in Lisbon. 😉

    • Sophie

      Oooooh that sounds like a perfect location – will definitely add that to my list if I go back! x