Enjoy long lunches in Lisbon's riverfront restaurants in Belm and chilled beers in Rossio Square. Or try all-you-can-eat Brazilian in Lisbon's shopping centres and join the party in Bairro Alto cocktail bars. Treat yourself to a swish evening in Lisbon's So Sebastio restaurants and nearby rooftop terrace bars.
Savour fresh seafood at riverfront restaurants in Lisbon's Belm district and the Avenida area. Or opt for surf'n'turf at informal cervejaria beer hall restaurants. In Baixa and Bairro Alto district restaurants, you can sample traditional Portuguese cuisine such as caldo verde cabbage soup, baked kid and suckling pig. Leave room for Lisbon's sweet egg-based desserts. Taste modern Portuguese cuisine in Alcntara, international options in Nations Park and upscale Lisbon restaurants in Saldanha.
Lisbon's restaurant waiters will often put a plate of cheese, pt and bread on your table. Don't feel obliged to eat it as you'll be charged for it. Portions can be large, so share one between two or order a half portion. Don't dismiss Lisbon's shopping centres, as you'll find a wide choice of eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. Look out for restaurants serving menu do dia fixed-price meals and pratos do dia dishes of the day to make choosing easier.
Stop for beers on Rossio Square and at small bars in the Alfama district. Visit during Lisbon's June festivities for red wine at lively open-air, pop-up bars. Try a cup of Lisbon's ginginha cherry brandy from hole-in-the-wall bars near Rossio or sip cocktails in bars along the Bairro Alto's cobbled streets. Join Lisbon's post-conference crowd in Nations Park or slip in beside the media types in Alcntara's jazz bars, and try Lisbon's new-style wine bars in Belm.