Rooftop cafe 8th floor POLLUX Lisbon: scenic views & delicious lunch

Many years ago I discovered a small cafe on the 8th floor of a huge department store in Lisbon, Pollux : good coffee (bica), a pastel de nata .. and stunning city views!

Restaurant & bar Pollux Terrace in Lisbon: this view will never be boring! ūüôā

8th floor classic department store Pollux

In 2017 restaurant & bar LESS was opened, on the 8th floor of department store Pollux (9 floors, 5.000 m2), founded in 1936, offering typical Portuguese luxury items for home decoration and household goods.

Restaurant & bar POLLUX Terrace  in Lisbon: legendary Santa Justa Lift
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Makeover in 2017
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The terrace, offering views of the legendary Santa Justa lift and the ruins of the Convento do Carmo, (Carmo Convent) used to have a small cafe with plastic tables (a hidden gem..)
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Basic snacks, soups and coffees were served nearby products for sale in the store such as plastic flowers, garden chairs and camping tables.
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Cafe/restaurant POLLUX Terrace & view river Tagus
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In September 2017 the entire 8th floor of the department store was transformed into a modern casual dining space serving delicious food (Chef: Miguel Castro Silva) .
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Restaurant POLLUX Terrace Lisbon & 8th floor September 4, 2018
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Delicious lunch with Margarethe de Vrieze.
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Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace Lisbon
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Appetizer, smoked salmon tartar with horsera dish cream, soup, leek risotto with cod shavings, water & 2 glasses of house wine: 33 euro.
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Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace, March 2018
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‘Are you being served?’
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BESIDES: When I entered the Pollux department store for the first time, around 16 years ago, the old-fashioned atmosphere and the (good) hierarchical¬†service-model reminded me a little bit of the legendary British sitcom¬†¬†“Are you being served?’¬†ūüėČ (YouTube), broadcasted between 1972 and 1985.
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Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace Lisbon, March 2018
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The menu card is very inviting! Vega Burger on bread with potatoe chips, spices , red onions, mushrooms, onions & Port wine: very tasty!
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Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace: new dining space & terrace
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POLLUX Restaurant & Bar Terraço Editorial Baixa, Lisbon
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The restaurant can only be reached by taking the elevator in department store Pollux: 8th floor. Rua dos Fanqueiros, 276, Lisbon.
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Restaurant & Bar Pollux Terrace Lisbon, March 2018
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Muito obrigada¬†Jo√£o and Samanta ūüôā

Breathtaking views Lisbon: Restaurant ‚ÄėPonto Final‚Äô & short ferry trip river Tagus

The south bank of the river Tagus is my favorite place in Lisbon: views on downtown Lisbon and the 25 April Bridge are amazing!

Riverfront terrace restaurant Ponto Final’, Cacilhas, amazing view downtown Lisbon. September 2017

Take the ferry from Lisbons’ Cais do Sodré (every 10 minutes, weekend every 20 min.) to the other side of the river Tagus: Cacilhas,  a 10 min trip. (Return ticket : cheap)

Time table ferry from Lisbon Cais do Sodre to area Cacihas and vice versa

As you get off¬†the ferry, ¬†it takes about¬†15¬†minutes to walk along the river to Restaurant ‚ÄėPonto Final’, after passing lots of¬†ruinous warehouses.

Abandoned and ruinous warehouses, Cacilhas (Almada), Lisbon

Picture: Svetlana Borodina

Cacilhas used to be a bustling area for a long long time when shipping and fishing were still major economic activities in Portugal.

Abandoned and ruinous warehouses, Cacilhas (Almada), Lisbon

Picture: Edith Bering, February 16, 2022

Reasonable prices

You will love the typical Portuguese menu. Fish, meat and great Portuguese wines.

Restaurant Ponto Final Lisbon, September 2019

Great location

‚ā¨25/30 a person incl. wine. Quite reasonable prices if you consider the view! If you’re not in the mood for food, just relax, order a coffee or a glass of wine (bottle from ‚ā¨ 7.50) and enjoy the scenery.

Restaurant ‘Ponto Final’ & lunch with friends Svetlana and Sergy Borodin¬†from Prague

We enjoyed olives, ripened cheese from Alentejo, cod salad with chick-pea, octopus salad, dogfish soup, a delicious bottle of restaurant Ponto Final’s housewine, sweet rice and a custard dessert.

Bill for 3 persons¬† ‚ā¨ 58.50.

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Restaurant ‘Ponto Final’ Lisbon May 2015: Sophie Lever and Jurre Sch√∂ttelndreier

Very good Portuguese cuisine. Especialidade da Casa (specialty of the house): arroz de Tamboril (rice with monkfish), Entrecosto Assado no Forno (roasted ribs) and Peixe Fresco Grelhado (grilled fresh fish). The wine list has a quality assortment of Portuguese wines.

Great lunch in Restaurant Ponto Final, Lisbon together with Edith Bering and Anita van Zadelhoff, February 16, 2022

Romantic location

Restaurant ‚ÄėPonto Final‚Äô is a perfect location for a great dinner overlooking Lisbon by night. Make sure that you book a table outside in advance.

Restaurant¬†‘Atira-te ao Rio’, splendid¬†view old town Lisbon

In caserestaurant ‘Ponto Final’ is closed, the neighbor¬†restaurant¬†‘Atira-te ao Rio’,¬†Portuguese and international cuisine, is also a great place to enjoy your lunch or dinner!¬† ūüôā

Cacilhas Lisbon view Restaurant Atira-te-ao-rio’ and Cristo Rei statue

Cacilhas and the famous Cristo Rei statue

The elevator to reach the Cristo Rei statue (free) is situated quite close to restaurant Ponto Final .

Svetlana & Sergy from Prague

Stunning views! Close to the elevator.

Several possibilites how to travel to the Cristo Rei Monument

Ferry-Lisbon Cacilhas

Ferry from Cais do Sodre , Lisbon to Cacilhas, the other side of the river Tagus

Time table ferry from Lisbon Cais do Sodre to area Cacilhas and vice versa

During winter season in Lisbon this place is also worth a visit ūüôā !¬† But it can be rather cold and very windy!

Wintertime Sunset video.

Cristo Rei Statue, Cacilhas, Lisbon

The 82m (270ft) high pedestal (by elevator). This enormous monument is built in 1959 in thanks to God for having spared Portugal during World War II, inspired by the famous statue in¬†Rio de Janeiro. ‚ÄėGod opens his arms to the city‚Äô.

Restaurant Ponto Final February 16, 2022 : Anita van Zadelhoff, lovely dog Nelson ūüėČ and Edith Bering

You can go back to the Cacilhas ferry terminal by bus # 101.

Lunch July 3, 2021, friend Margriet de Vrieze & delicious pataniscos de bacalhau (salt codfish cakes, recipe in English) ūüôā

Restaurant Ponto Final, Cacilhas Cais Ginjal 72, Cacilhas / Almada,

Phone: (00351)  936 869 031 (WhatsApp also). Mail:  pontofinalrest@gmail.com.       Facebook

National Museum of Ancient Art Lisbon, amazing river view garden & cafe

Behind one of the most famous museums in Lisbon,¬†the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga,¬†there’s a¬†wonderful, a bit hidden garden overlooking the Tagus River and a small self service restaurant.

Terrace National Museum Nacional8 Tagus River

Garden Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon overlooking the Tagus river

From this¬†beautiful garden¬†a marvelous view across the Alc√Ęntara harbor area to the Tagus can be enjoyed. Open¬†from Wednesday – Sunday¬†10:00 – 18:00.

Terrace Museu Nacional de Arta Antigua Sculpture

Garden Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon

It’s really worth the time to wander through the sculptured garden after visiting the beautiful Museum or take a break for a drink or a lunch in the self service restaurant.

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Garden Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon overlooking the Tagus river

The self service restaurant inside the building serves daily plates for students¬†and the¬†Museum’s staff, but also as a visitor you can¬†put¬†together a meal of your choice¬†to enjoy in¬†the garden.

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Garden Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon overlooking the Tagus river

Here there are great views of the port of Lisbon, the Docas (nightlife area of Lisbon) the April 25th bridge and Christo Rei statue.

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Garden Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon

Plate of the day (prato do dia): lasagna ‚ā¨6.50, cod fish (bacalhau) ‚ā¨6.50, salad ‚ā¨1.50.

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Garden Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon overlooking the Tagus river

Beautiful sculptures!¬†View on¬†the the Alc√Ęntara harbor, port of Lisbon cruise ships docking and the Santos area.

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Garden Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon overlooking the Tagus river

April 25 bridge and Christo Rei statue.

National Museum Nacional de Arta Antigua Lisbon entrance

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon

The main entrance lies on the west side of the building on the Jardim 9 de Abril .

Casa das Janelas Verdes’ (house of green windows)

The Museum, spread through 60 rooms, has been housed since 1884 in a palace built by Count Alvor in 1690/¬†Both the name of the street and the common nickname for the museum, ‘Casa das Janelas Verdes’ (house of green windows) originate from the building’s shutters which were formerly painted green.¬† More…..

Lisbon National Museum of Ancient Art

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga  Rua das Janelas Verdes.

Opening hours Tuesdays: 14h00-18h00
Wednesday to Sunday: 10h00-13h00 and 14h00-18h00 (closed on Monday Holidays)

Restaurant Clube Naval Lisbon: fresh fish, sailing school & riverfront lunch

Located on a privileged spot right near the river Tagus, a view at the 25 April Bridge and right next to the Bélem Marina, Restaurant do Clube Naval in Lisbon is a great experience.

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon & children sailing lessons

The bright sunlight of Lisbon floods the terrace on the ground floor. On the first floor there’s Clube Naval’s cosy restaurant overlooking the river through the enormous glass windows.

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon, January 2017

The inside first floor restaurant is a great place during the colder wintermonths. Especially on Sundays Portuguese families like to enjoy a lunch together. Go early.¬† Great atmosphere ūüôā

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon, January 2017

‚ÄčExcellent f‚Äčresh fish

Very friendly waiters! The menu is varied: always fresh fish and traditional Portuguese dishes, like f.i. roasted fish fillet with razor clams, prawns, sirloin steak and black pork.¬† Ask for the ‘daily suggestion’ (prato do dia).

Read more about the menu

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon , September 2018 & Josephine Lucassen, tourist guide

Because the climate in Lisbon is mild all year round, it is often possible to enjoy your meal on the terrace near the river. Octopus salad (salada de polvo) ‚ā¨ 8.50, mussels (mexilh√Ķes) ‚ā¨ 9.50. Bottle of white wine ‚ā¨ 10.

Lisbon, Belém & Monument to the Discoveries

View from restaurant Clube de Naval’s esplanada. The restaurant is located right next to the B√©lem Marina and the Monument to the Discoveries ( Padr√£o dos Descobrimentos). A visit to this historic city region of Bel√©m is a must for every Lisbon visitor!

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon & river Tagus esplanade

O Clube Naval de Lisboa (Naval Club)

The restaurant is located in a part of a building of a sailing school, founded in 1892, a private non-profit association. The school currently has a paddling tank, various types of boats for learning rowing and sailing. 160 years celebration: YouTube

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Building Associação Naval (sailing association) & beautiful wall drawing

Restaurant do Club de Naval
Open: Wednesday – Monday 12h – 22h (closed Tuesday)
‚ā¨ 30 (average price).¬† Website

From Lisbon by train from Cais do Sodré railway station : stop Belém (Linha de Cascais). Facebook

Cascais: famous vacation spot, easily reached from Lisbon & favorite restaurants

Cascais is a famous & chic vacation spot in Portugal by the Atlantic Ocean, quite close to Lisbon (about 25 km; 30 minutes by train, 15-20 minutes by car).

Center of Cascais in summertime

Cascais¬†is a pleasant¬†mix of history, tourism and local life. Once a small fishing village, nowadays packed with elegant boutiques, luxury hotels¬†and restaurants. But still many small colourful fishing boats are bobbing up and down in the water in front of the village’s sea front. Fresh fish every day! ūüôā

Fishing boats in the bay of Cascais, Portugal: Praia dos Pescadores

Cascais is situated on the north side of the mouth of the River Tejo which flows through the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Cascais’ popularity dates from 1870, when King Luís I decided to convert the 17th century Citadela here into his summer residence.

Cascais, very popular place for tourists: Rua Direita , 2016 ( nowadays this street is called Rua Frederico Arouca)

Portuguese pavement workers are real artists!¬† What a lovely design, you feel like you’re walking¬† on waves like Jesus did ūüėȬ† ūüėȬ†

Terrace restaurant, cafe & bar¬†‘O Po√©ta’ Cascais

Restaurants Cascais center & aggressive waiters

On this square aggressive waiters try to entice you to eat in their restaurant.

Football lovers : huge screens are strategically placed outside and inside the restaurants.

Vegetarian restaurant House of Wonders in Cascais: great, quiet location ūüôā

Easy to reach from the trainstation, 5 minutes walk: Largo da Misericordia 53, Cascais
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Vega Restaurant House of Wonders Cascais:  Sofia, Pasang, Sandeep & Bipek, November 2019

My favorite vegan restaurant and roofterrace in Cascais is House of Wonders, delicious vegetarian food

Lovely new terrace Vega Restaurant & cafe House of Wonders Cascais

July 2019

Facebook House of Wonders Cascais

December 2019

Restaurant Maritimo, Cascais & Ben Weijers, owner of holiday paradise Quinta do Corvo in Colares (near Sintra)

In case you prefer fresh fish or meat, go to nearby restaurant Maritimo

Set under 2 centuries-old trees there’s tiny restaurant Maritimo ‘s terrace where you can enjoy fresh fish and salads. Instagram

Restaurant Maritimo Cascais & delicious prawns with garlic: 15 euro.

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The big square next to the restaurant is an ideal place to let the kids play. Portuguese family restaurant Maritimo (closed on Sunday).

Largo Cidade de Vitória 37, Cascais

Cascais in September

There’s free bike-rental for tourists, and¬†the nearby (5 km, easily accessible by bus or by train)¬†popular¬†Guincho beach is one of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing beaches in Europe.

YouTube movie Graham goes Guincho

Cascais: Museum Conde Castro Guimar√£es

This Municipal Museum is near by the sea and it keeps a very original architecture because its aim is to promote art. The palace is from 19th century and it was property of Manuel Castro Guimar√£es (a Portuguese Count from Cascais). MORE

How to get there from Lisbon?

Lisbon, train to Cascais

Cascais¬†is easy to reach from Lisbon by train: ‚ÄėLinha de Cascais‚Äô (name of the train line joining Lisbon to Cascais) from Cais do Sodr√©, Lisbon‚Äôs major bus, metro, ferry and trainstation.

Return ticket: cheap.

Cascais & wonderful pavement, November 2019

Great beaches, and a promenade that connects Cascais to Lisbon providing one of the most spectacular costal walks available.

More: Visit Cascais 

Cafe restaurant ‘O Corvo’ Mouraria Lisbon: great food & a ‘sweater-wearing’ tree

Cafe/restaurant ‘O Corvo’ (The Crow) in area Mouraria Lisbon¬†is one of my favorites. This part of the city¬†is still quite authentic, although tourism has increased¬†the last few years.

Largo¬†dos Trigueiros, historic area Mouraria¬†Lisbon & a ‘sweater’ wearing beautiful tree ūüôā

A bit hidden in Lisbon‚Äôs¬†city center there’s a wonderful small square surrounded with colourful old houses, and a small old fountain in the middle. Just lovely!

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Square Cafe/restaurant¬†‘O Corvo‘¬†(The Crow)

Wonderful very old fountain.  Largo dos Trigueiros, Lisbon

2016: Cafe/restaurant¬†‘O Corvo‘¬†(The Crow)¬†Largo¬†dos Trigueiros,¬†Lisbon

Small terrace pleasantly shaded by a tree

Square Largo¬†dos Trigueiros, once forgotten and lined with cars, is nowadays one of the coolest places of Lisbon. In march 2016 cafe/restaurant ‘O Corvo’ opened his doors.¬†

Cafe/restaurant¬†‘O Corvo‘¬†(The Crow), December 2018

Knitted graffiti

In summertime the terrace is shaded by¬†the spreaded branches of a beautiful tree with a colourful ‘sweater’ wrapped around the trunk¬†: knitted graffiti ūüôā

September 2017:¬†¬†Cafe/restaurant¬†‘O Corvo‘, area Mouraria Lisbon

Menu

The menu offers affordable meals: a variety of dishes, also vegetarian.¬†Opened in March 2016, cafe-restaurant ‘O Corvo’ is a friendly, easy-going place serving homemade foccacia¬†among others, and homemade cakes.

August 2018: Dorade (larded with peppers)¬†¬†‚ā¨ 12, 50. Delicious!

Entrec√īte (500 gr) for 2 persons, potatoes and salad ‚ā¨ 28; um¬†copo de vinho tinto/vinho branco (a glass of red or white wine)¬†‚ā¨ 2,60;¬† small bottle of water¬†‚ā¨ 1,80, coffee¬†‚ā¨ 1,00.

September 2017:¬†¬†Cafe/restaurant¬†‘O Corvo‘, area Mouraria Lisbon: entrec√īte¬†for 2 persons

Mix and match of antique furniture

Inside the restaurant there ‘s a mix and match of antique furniture, vintage pieces, wooden movie chairs, stone-clad tables and sofas from the last century. Everything recovered and in good condition.

Home made chocolate cake¬†¬†‚ā¨ 3:60

When entering restaurant O Corvo it seems that it ‘s only one space and an open kitchen (very nice people!) but there’s another, greater room. The place is¬†suitable for a group (50 seats).

September 2018:¬†¬†Cafe/restaurant¬†‘O Corvo‘ Lisbon & Margriet de Vrieze

Historic area Mouraria

The cobblestoned former Moorish quarter, roughly between the Castle of Saint George (São Jorge) and Rossio square, is a friendly and super-central neighborhood where Fado was born and which today presents a mix of long-time residents and a multicultural community, complemented by artists, students and other young people.

Cafe/restaurant¬†‘O Corvo‘, area Mouraria Lisbon & nearby street with photos on the walls

Area Mouraria in Lisbon is a muddle of narrow streets, stairs and small squares, which gives the visitor a glimpse of a forgotten age. Houses painted in several pastel colours or covered with antique tiles (Portuguese: azulejos).

Area Mouraria Lisbon & photo printed on wood

Photographer Camilla Watson : fabulous photos printed on wood

Um tributo √† Mouraria¬†(‚ÄėA tribute to¬†Mouraria): a permanent exhibition of¬†fabulous photos printed on wood on the walls of the streets in a tribute to¬†fadistas¬†or people with a strong connection to the neighborhood. Amazing!

British photographer Camilla Watson has been living in this area for 6 years.

Cafe/restaurant¬†‘O Corvo‘, area Mouraria Lisbon & one of the spaces

Location & how to get there:

10 min. walk from startingpoint tram 28, square Martim Moniz: walk via Rua da Madalena, then go up the stairs (Beco dos Surradores) until Largo dos Trigueiros , and turn right. 

YouTube: Square Largo dos Trigueiros & stairs to reach the restaurant

Cafe/restaurant¬†‘O Corvo‘, area Mouraria Lisbon
Facebook  Phone: +351 21 886 0545
Super friendly staff, they all speak fluently English ūüôā

Restaurant Grelhador de Alfama Lisbon & owner Germano’s home-produced wine

Historic area Alfama in Lisbon can be described as the heart of tradition. It still remains characteristic, however in summertime it can be too crowdy…

Senhor Graciano Germano, owner of restaurant Grelhador de Alfama Lisbon in wintertime & friend Alexandra Tops, November 2019

Area Alfama, Rua de Remedios Lisbon

Delicious aroma in the streets

In Rua de Remedios in Lisbon there’re many restaurants to choose from. In the narrow streets you smell the delicious aroma curling up from the grills ūüôā

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon

Area Alfama in Lisbon certainly is the most famous historic and oldest neighborhood, a narrowed maze of streets with many fado restaurants and pictoresque houses.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & lovely interior

Mainly visitors from all over the world walk around in area Alfama, nowadays it’s a very popular historic neighborhood. You hardly hear people speaking Portuguese..

Authentic Portuguese restaurants with local priced dishes are not easy to find.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon: dish of the day: leit√£o Grelhado (grilled pig)

We were enticed by the 8 ‚ā¨ for the dish of the day (leit√£o grelhado , grilled pig), but a glass of house wine is 3.50 ‚ā¨ (home-produced, very good taste). Unrequested starter: 4.50 ‚ā¨ for 5 slices of chouri√ßo (spicy sausage) ūüôĀ

The bill came to 40 ‚ā¨ (2 people, incl. bread, water &¬† dessert: mousse manga). No ATM, only cash.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon, November 2019

Unrequested starter dishes: typical Portuguese

You have to pay for starters like bread, butter, ‚Äčchouri√ßo, cheese and often olives, tuna or sardine paste, or shrimps (camar√£o).

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & friendly owner sr. Germano

Those starters are not free, feel free not to touch them and they will not be charged on your bill.

You won‚Äôt pay for¬†starters if you don‚Äôt eat them, the waiter will take them away (n√£o, obrigado): ‚ÄėNo thank you‚Äô.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & home produced wine

Owner Graciano Germano and his wife are very friendly. The bill was not as painful as it could have been in this area. Restaurant owner Sr. Germano took the time to tell us the story about their home-produced wine.

Then we could buy 2 bottles of wine for a friendly price ūüôā

Traditional Portuguese restaurant Grelhador de Alfama, Lisbon

Restaurant Grelhador de Alfama
Rua de Remedios 135-137
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Closed on Sunday. Without ATM, only cash

Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’: hidden gem in Lisbon’s historical city center

A little bit hidden in the former Moorish quarter Mouraria, in a small street of one of Lisbon’s oldest districts, there’s Restaurant Z√© da Mouraria’. Open for a typical Portuguese lunch (almo√ßo) from 12:00 till 16:00. Closed on Sundays.

Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’ & very friendly staff, June 2019

Great typical Portuguese food and, also important, very nice people and an informal atmosphere¬† ūüôā

Lunches only. One of my favorites! (Air-conditioned in summertime).

Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’, street Rua Jo√£o do Outeiro 34, Lisbon, June 2019

In the month of June, all the streets in the historical center of Lisbon are decorated with garlands and lights. Party time! (Festas de Lisboa in Mouraria).

Chef Ricardo & codfish (bacalhau) a very popular dish in Portugal

Large food portions meant for sharing

The menu varies every day. Restaurant Z√© da Mouraria serves large food portions, meant for sharing. If you go to this restaurant with 2 people order for 1 person instead of ordering for 2 !¬† ūüôā

Vimeo¬†& restaurant¬†‘Z√© da Mouraria’

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Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’, Lisbon December 2017

Delicious¬†almo√ßo (lunch)! Bifinhos ao alinho (garlic steak), 4 pieces (meio dose! half serving). Bill for 2 persons, including wine, water and coffee: ‚ā¨ 22,50.¬† Desert (sobremesa) from ‚ā¨ ¬†2.50

June 2019: Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’, Lisbon & Artur Domingos ūüėČ

On the wall in this restaurant there’s lots of portraits of famous fado singers, born in this neighborhood: Mouraria.

Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’, Lisbon June 2019

Fado music

No neighborhood in Lisbon is praised more in Fado music than Mouraria. It is said that the melancholic sounds of the music and singing of the Moorish people was at the base of Fado (meaning fate) music, often described as the Portuguese blues. More…..

Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’, Lisbon June 2019

Together with Alfama, the Mouraria area is a muddle of very narrow streets and small squares, which gives the visitor a glimpse of a forgotten age. Nowadays it is a trendy area.

Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’, Lisbon, June 2019

Delicious: codfish (bacalhau). When you stay in Lisbon a must-try is bacalhau (dried and salted cod).  The Portuguese adore it and it’s said that they know at least 365 different ways to cook it…one for each day of the year!

Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’, Lisbon

Lunch is almost always fully booked; We waited for about half an hour in the street. Go early ( around 12:00 o’clock) or around 15:00. One of the best Lisbon restaurants!¬† ūüôā

Restaurant ‘Z√© da Mouraria’, Lisbon. Picture: Margaret Sch√∂ttelndreier, July 2019

Rua Jo√£o do Outeiro 24
1100 Lisbon, Portugal
00351 218 865 436
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Only open for lunch, dinner is possible  for groups. Closed on Sundays, no creditcards. 
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Bar Bistro ‘Josephine’ Lisbon, historic square Intendente & lovely loveseat

If you love historic districts, visit this wonderful  Largo (square) do Intendente, area Mouraria. Formerly a place of prostitution and drugs, nowadays very popular.

Bar & bistro ‘Josephine ‘ Lisbon, August 2020. Square Largo do Intendente 59

Trendy place & beautiful historic buildings

Square Largo do Intendente, located in the historical area Mouraria, was for several years a place to avoid. In recent years this square has really grown into a trendy place with new cafe’s, bars and restaurants. Beautiful historic buildings,¬†f.i. the¬†Pombaline style, a Portuguese architectural style of the 18th century.

Lisbon Square Largo Intendente, historic area Mouraria

‘Josephine:¬†a Portuguese bistro with an international touch’

Gary Nairn:¬† “Josephine Bar & Bistro was opened in June 2014. Set on a corner building at the opening of the square Intendente, it brings an ambience typical of a French bistro . But its owner Marie Odile Coudert, a French native, says it has influences from all over. Being well travelled , she has also lived in the Netherlands for nearly 10 years. She prefers to call ‘Josephine’ a Portuguese bistro with an international touch”.

Bar & bistro ‘Josephine’ , Square Intendente Lisbon 2015:¬†owner Marie Odile Coudaert & partner Gary Nairn

Gary: ” In Bistro¬†“Josephine’ you can find at lunchtime¬†(till 18:00) all the local basics like the traditional Portuguese sandwich,¬† the¬†Prego¬†or a¬†Bifana (pork) as well as a sturdy “Melbourne Burger “, a choice of salads and not forgetting the daily menu. For evening a range of Quiches and all prepared as well by the French chef”.

Bar & bistro ‘Josephine’, Square Intendente Lisbon: burger, French fries and salade (11 euro). March 2017

The Prego is the most popular garlic steak sandwich in the Portuguese cuisine for many years. The Portuguese eat the prego’s (literally: nails, referring to the full stomach after eating one ;-)  with mustard or piri-piri).

Wonderful historical buildings! Lisbon Largo Intendente & view from Cafe/Bar Josephine, 2015

Owner Marie Odile: “What we wanted, was to create an atmosphere that would complement what was in the surrounding area. A place where you could eat simple food, hamburgers, steaks, chef quality, service orientated but at a normal price. We moved to this area nearly 4 years ago and fell in love with it, there have been many changes. Starting ‘Josephine‘ was an opportunity to be part of it all to leave my own little mark in Largo do¬†Intendente”.

Bar & Bistro ‘Josephine: Largo Do Intendente 59 Mouraria Lisbon.¬†Metro: verde (green)¬†stop Intendente. Facebook

Gary, Esther & Josephine, November 2014: ¬†bar & bistro ‘Josephine ‘ Lisbon

Square Largo do Intendente 59

Square Largo do Intendente Lisbon

In wintertime it can be nice weather in Lisbon ūüôā

Lisbon square Indentente area Mouraria ‘O das Joanas‘ Cafe

‘O das Joanas‘ Cafe ¬†sells breakfast, brunch and a great variety of soups, salads, quiches and cakes. More: Time Out

The Casa Independente is an artistic project idealized by Inês Valdez and Patrícia Craveiro Lopes.

Activities like concerts, exhibitions, ateliers, artistic residences, recitals and soirees. Casa Independente, Largo Intendente 45. Website,   Facebook. 

Intendente Square LOVE SEAT RoB Filipe

Square Intendente Lisbon & THE LOVESEAT created by local artist Joana Vasconcelos

Good friends & the hidden loveseat¬†created by a famous Portuguese designer ūüôā

Square Intendente 2018

YouTube movie about area Intendente – Mouraria, historical area of Lisbon

Famous vintage shop ‘A Vida Portuguesa’, Largo Intendente¬†

Lovely loveseat hidden in the middle of the square ūüôā

At the center of the square, there’s a¬†wonderful wrought-iron sculpture created by local artist Joana Vasconcelos serving as a small garden, while the buildings surrounding it were renovated to house new residents and projects.

Top Ten most beautiful tiled façades of Lisbon

The building next to vintage shop ‘A Vida Portuguesa’ was covered with beautiful tile panels in 1865. The romantic images on the fa√ßade include potted plants and Asians recalling Portugal‚Äôs trade with the East.

Facebook area Bairro Intendente Lisbon

Square Largo do Intendente: wonderful street art!

There’s much more streetart to admire in Lisbon..

Asian food court Mercado Oriental Lisbon: 7 food stalls & taberna Macau

In 2017 the space above the Amanhecer Oriental supermarket has turned into the Oriental Market, a¬† restaurant area with 7 food stalls dedicated to different Asian streetfood. Friendly priced. Worth a visit! ūüôā

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & my favorite stall: taberna Macau

Mercado Oriental & André Magalhães

The Oriental Market is located in front of Square Martim Moniz in Lisbon, with 7 different food stalls, 3 of them created by Andr√© Magalh√£es, also owner of tiny & trendy bistro ‘Taberna Rua das Flores in Lisbon.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Macanese minchi

Taberna Macau & minchi

Taberno Macau serves dishes like pato cabidela (duck head), sopa de lacass√° ( ‚ā¨7), recipe and Macanese minchi (beef and potatoe chips), ‚ā¨ 8, small bottle of water ‚ā¨ 1.

Recipe minchi (YouTube)

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & gua bao (Japanese pork belly buns), popular street food in Taiwan

Macau was formerly a colony of the Portuguese Empire .

Macanese cuisine is unique, and consists of a blend of southern Chinese (especially Cantonese) and Portuguese cuisines.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon. Delicious ūüôā

Between 1557 and 1887, Macau was governed by the Portuguese under Chinese sovereignty and authority. The colony remained under Portuguese rule until 1999, when it was transferred to China.

Mercado Oriental, Lisbon & Bao Bar: delicious oriental food, cocktails and beers

Foodstall Kamakura & Japanese sandwiches

Typical Japanese sandwiches, like katsu sando, a Japanese breaded specialty, available in different varieties. How to prepare katsu sando: Youtube

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Kamakura 2018

Sushi House

Traditional sushi and other fusion proposals. It has take-away.¬† Sushi combinations from 8 ‚ā¨, niguiris, sashimi, temakis and maki rolls.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Mint House

Mint House

Here you can taste Vietnamese dishes such as Vietnamese spring rolls (3 ‚ā¨), Pho soup, thinly sliced beef with rice(6 ‚ā¨), sauteed rice pasta with shrimp or chicken (6 ‚ā¨).

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon, Bao Bar & Sara Pezzini

K-Bob

Korean-inspired dishes, such as sundubu-jjigae, obibimbap (rice with meat and vegetables) or yangnyeom (fried spicy chicken). Also ramen and vegetable pancakes.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Castle of Saint George

The Mercado Oriental is open every day from 12h00 to 23h00. Very  popular, especially the weekends

Where: R. da Palma, 41
Square Martim Moniz, Mouraria Lisbon   facebook

Very friendly staff ūüôā