Restaurant & shop Lost In Lisbon: magical Indian-style, great views & shrimp curry

Restaurant/cafe Lost In is one of the most magical places in Lisbon: fantastic city views and an inviting hangout Indian-style decoration.

In the same building: shop Lost in India, selling a.o. beautiful typically Indian style clothes with Arab influences. ¬† ūüôā

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & terrace June 2018

A while ago I bought a beautiful Indian-style coat in the imposant Lost In¬† clothing store, Rua dom Pedro V no. 58. The nice saleswoman asked: ‘Did you already visit¬† the restaurant behind the store? No? From here it is possible to enter the restaurant’. What a surprise!¬† ūüôā

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & terrace June 2018

Peace & tranquility

The view over the city was wonderful, even though it was a cloudy day.

Menu : facebook

Restaurant Lost In Lisbon December 6, 2018

Waitresses Marlene & Tatiane

Lost In  is a chill-out ambiance. When you enter this space, you immediately feel the peace and tranquility it conveys.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018 & Loesje Broere

Shanti (inner peace)
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It is said to be the “shanti place of Lisbon”.¬†I am not religious nor interested in esotericism,¬†but for those looking for relaxation after a busy day this is a great place.
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Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018: waiters Samuel & Patrik

Caril de gambas com arroz basmati, legumes salteados e papadam¬†‚ā¨ 14. (Shrimp curry with basmati rice, sauteed vegetables and papadam).

Bill for 2 persons ¬†‚ā¨ 56 ( shrimps, wine, water, icecream and coffee).

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & shrimps: very flavorful

The staff is friendly and chatty, speaking a variety of languages. The 2 lovely young waiters gave 2 older ladies like us the idea being young again¬† ūüėȬ† ūüėČ

Restaurant Lost In Lisbon: Dish of the day Dec. ’18

Dish of the day : 10 euro

For lunch there’s a daily menu (prato do dia) : ‚ā¨ 10.00. Roast beef, saut√©ed potatoes & spinach, a drink and coffee. Wine is not included: glass 4 euro.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018

We had a great afternoon amongst Indian couches and sofas, candles, colored comfortable chairs, statues, paintings & Indian shoes hanging on the walls.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018

The music is calm, with a strong focus on jazz¬† ūüôā (the day we’ve been there). Restaurant Lost In VIDEO¬†

Restaurant Lost In Lisbon December 6, 2018 & Lilja Plews

Music:¬† every Thursday evening or on Sunday in the afternoon there’re live jazz sessions/music events. Besides frequent oriental dance events or DJ’s.

More info & details: Lost In facebook

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & very friendly manager Rita Teixeira

Lost In
Rua dom Pedro V no. 58
Príncipe Real Lisbon
Phone: (351) 917 759 282

Monday : 16:00 Р24:00  Facebook  Website
Tuesday to Saturday : 12:30 – 24:00

Lost In India Shop :  clothes from India & Mica & Leonor

Clothing store, typically Indian style with Arab influences.

Lost In India Lisbon Shop March 21  & owner Leonor

Preparing the shop for reopening after 3 months of lockdown in Portugal January – April 2021

WEBSITE

Lost In India Shop: clothes from India & much more beautiful stuff!

Update March 2021: It is possible to order online more….

Saturday biological market Príncipe Real Lisbon & amazing centuries-old trees

The park in area¬†Pr√≠ncipe Real in Lisbon¬†is¬†a gorgeous location! Centuries-old beautiful trees and shadowed terraces .¬†Besides: a biological market is held here every Saturday morning ūüôā

This century-old cedar ‘umbrella’ (20 meters) tree is really amazing!

Park Príncipe Real (Royal Prince) Lisbon : charming & quiet  area

Beautiful trees and terraces to drink your bica (espresso), and besides not expensive ! The atmosphere is very relaxed.

Park Príncipe Real Lisbon. Picture: Rufus Ketting

This park is an extension of area Bairro Alto, in which plenty of bars and (also gay) clubs are in easy reach.

Parque Príncipe Real Lisbon 

Park Pr√≠ncipe Real, and the nearby Botanical Garden of the University of Lisbon (one of Europe’s finest!) are great for relaxing.

Shopping & renovated historical buildings

Designer boutiques and art galleries are housing in wonderful renovated historical buildings.

Parque Príncipe Real Lisbon, Saturday biological market: Pedro & Dina

The small Moorish kiosk is one of the lovely designed kiosks (quiosque) in Lisbon, serving old-fashioned Portuguese refreshments and snacks.

On August 6, 711 Lisbon was taken by the Moors, 400 years later the city returned to Christian rule.  Nowadays the Moorish influence is still present.

Parque Príncipe Real Lisbon: Saturday biological market

Biological market every Saturday from 9:00-3:00

Around the park, the Biological Products Fair (Feira de Produtos Biológicos) is held every week on Saturdays at Jardim França Borges, commonly known as Jardim do Príncipe Real.

Parque Príncipe Real Lisbon: Saturday biological market

At Lisbon’s weekly organic farmers market¬†producers from all around the country sell most varied natural products, from vegetables to cosmetics, honey and wine. Bargaining is always possible and appropriate.

Parque¬†Pr√≠ncipe Real Lisbon & home made compotes ‘doces da Paulinha’

‘Doces da Paulinha’ (sweet and savory): traditional flavors, with organic products, handcrafted with love .¬†Facebook

The 13 best markets in Lisbon (by Atlas)

Restaurants in this area

There are several good places to have lunch or dinner, such as one of my favorites,¬†Italian restaurant & pizzeria¬†Zero Zero with a lovely outdour dining area, or trendy restaurant ‚ÄėO Prego da Peixaria: ¬†excellent steak or fish.

Lisbon Principe Real Rua dom Pedro V Cunha Palace

Rua dom Pedro V, no. 26 : Arabesque Ribeiro da Cunha Palace (1877)

Principe Real’s Rua dom Pedro V ¬†is one of the most interesting streets of Lisbon to walk around. In recent years, the neighborhood has become a great place to shop . Watch out for pickpocking¬† )-:

Embaixada, Praça do Príncipe Real

There¬†are incredible stores, such as¬†Embaixada¬†(the Embassy), ‚Äč‚Äčwhich was built in 1877 and now houses design shops, fashion and gastronomy in wonderful spaces.¬† ¬†Website

YouTube : the Rebirth of Lisbon’s Principe Real District

Shopping store Embaixada is located in Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, a XIX century new-Arabian Palace, one of the most iconic buildings in this neighbourhood. Facebook

Embaixada, Praça do Príncipe Real,  no. 26 Lisbon

Park Príncipe Real Lisbon

Nostalgic Moorish kiosks in Lisbon, gathering places & Portuguese snacks

On August 6, 711 Lisbon was taken by the Moors, 400 years later the city returned to Christian rule.  Nowadays the Moorish influence is still present, like the nostalgic kiosks (quiosque), serving traditional Portuguese refreshments and snacks.

Kiosks in Lisbon Cam√Ķes Square

Kiosk Cam√Ķes Square (Pra√ßa Lu√≠s de Cam√Ķes), Lisbon

Just behind¬†Cam√Ķes’ statue¬†, close to the statue of Portugal’s famous¬†writer and poet Fernando¬†Pessoa (1888-1935), ¬†still mobbed by many tourists nowadays¬†; nearby great city views from luxury hotel Bairro¬†Alto’s roof terrace ¬†and,¬†one of my favorites, a cheap and¬†traditional Portuguese restaurant ‘Casa da India’.

Kiosks in Lisbon drinks Principe Real

Small kiosk Park Lisbon Principe Real

After shopping people like to take a break in this wonderful park with lots of exotic plants and trees, near Bairro Alto, posssibly one of the best (and gay) spots in Europe for a night out!

Nearby¬†you’ll find the¬†¬†Botanical garden , one of Europe’s finest!

Kiosks in Lisbon drinks Principe Real2

Lisbon Kiosk Rua Dom Pedro

Rua Dom Pedro V  is a wonderful avenue for shopping. There’s lots of boutiques, traditional antique shops and art galleries.

Kiosks in Lisbon Sao Roque museum church restaurant

Lisbon kiosk Largo Trindade Coelho

Small kiosk near ‚ÄėCasa da Comida‚Äô (‚Äô the house of food‚Äô), a new cafetaria/ restaurant in the wonderful bamboo garden of¬†Museum S√£o Roque.¬†This museum and church is home to Italian art from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Kiosks in Lisbon Cais do Sodre train station and ferry

Small kiosk Cais do Sodré, Lisbon

A major bus station is sited outside the front of the Cais do Sodré station, with a Carris small kiosk selling transport passes, tickets and guides.

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

Wonderful 20 minutes ferry trip idea from here : ferry to Cacilhas at the other side of the river Tagus and how to reach the amazing Cristo Rei monument

Kiosks in lisbon Viewpont city de S√£o Pedro de Alc√Ęntara

Lisbon viewpont Miradouro de S√£o Pedro de Alc√Ęntara.

This wonderful belvedere will give you a unique insight into the city and magnificent views on the old Moorish castle Castelo de São Jorge.

Kiosks in Lisbon fleamarket Feira da Ladra

Kiosk above Lisbon’s famous flea market Feira da Ladra¬†.

The Moorish influence is still present in areas Alfama and in Mouraria, where the Moors kept on living in the city after the conquist and gathered in this area.

After browsing¬†the market¬†it‚Äôs a good idea to have lunch in Restaurant ‚ÄėO Panteao de Santa Clara‚Äô¬† just above the market, serving real Portuguese food for a good price.

Adamastor Moorish kiosk near Tagus river

Kiosk river Tagus viewpoint Miradoura de Santa Catarina. Lisbon

‚ÄėAdamastor‚Äô, a popular gathering place in Lisbon overlooking the Tagus river,¬†which is officially called the Miradouro de Santa Catarina.

From this vista point you have the most breathtaking views on the Tagus river, the 25th of April Bridge and the Cristo Rei monument, nearby my favorite cafe/bar Noobai

Kiosks in Lisbon Sao Paulo near Cais do Sodre

Kiosk Rua de São Paulo, near Cais do Sodré  station Lisbon

On the other side of the road,  Mercado da Ribeira (famous market near the river, since 1882), topped with a Moorish-style dome.

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Lisbon’s Botanical Garden: designed in 1873, unique & one of Europe’s finest

Tucked away in the Principe Real dictrict, near Bairro Alto, the Botanical Garden (1873) is a lush retreat from the afternoon sun.

April 2018:  reopened after renovations РVideo Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden Lisbon entrance

Lisbon’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Bot√Ęnico)

The University of Lisbon Botanical Garden was designed as a scientific garden, planting began in 1873 through the initiative of two professors, the Earl of Ficalho and Andrade Corvo.

Entrance with beautiful palms: Rua Politécnica 58, Principe Real

Botanical Garden Lisbon ticket office

Lisbon’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Bot√Ęnico)

Ticket office in the garden. Tickets: cheap. Children up to 6 years: free

Botanical Garden Lisbon Ficus macrophylla

Lisbon’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Bot√Ęnico)

Ficus macrophylla (moreton bay fig)

The great diversity of plants gathered from every corner of the world under Portuguese rule by its earliest gardeners Рthe German, E. Goeze, and the Frenchman, J. Daveau Рillustrated Portugal’s colonial power at the time, though in Europe it was seen as a small and rather peripheral nation.

Botanical Garden Lisbon couple enjoy the garden

Lisbon’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Bot√Ęnico)

It’s really wonderful to walk around and sit down for a while in this haven of tranquility and serenity. The park offers the ideal place to explore the vastness and beauty of nature. Wander along mosaic paths under tall palms, take in the scents of the herb garden and visit the colourful butterfly house.

Botanical Garden Lisbon Dracaena Draco dragon tree

Dracaena Draco (dragon tree)¬†Lisbon’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Bot√Ęnico)

The systematic collections serve various fields of botanical research, demonstrating to the public and visiting schools the great diversity of plant forms and various ecological processes. They also represent an important and effective way of conserving plants whose survival is threatened.

Botanical Garden Lisbon 2 ladies making pics

Lisbon’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Bot√Ęnico)

Some collections deserve a special mention. The outstanding diversity of palms, brought from all continents, confers an unexpectedly tropical atmosphere to several locations in the garden. Cycads, real living fossils representing ancient and mostly extinct floras, are one of the garden’s hallmarks. Nowadays they are extremely rare and certain species are preserved only in botanical gardens.

Botanical Garden Lisbon Pome granate

Pomegranade, native to semitropical Asia.

The garden is particularly rich in tropical species from New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan and South America, illustrating the mild climate and the special microclimates produced in the garden.

Lisbon Botanical garden

Jardim Bot√Ęnico da Universidade de Lisboa¬†¬†FACEBOOK¬†
Rua Escola Politécnica 58
Website

Open: summer (1 April to 31 October): everyday from 09:00 to 20:00.Weekends and holidays from 10:00 to 20:00.Winter: everyday from 09:00 to 18:00. Weekends and holidays from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Christmas and New Years day.                          

Zero Zero Lisbon: Italian restaurant & pizzeria, delicious food & lovely outdoor dining

While walking around in area Pr√≠ncipe Real in Lisbon we discovered Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero. One of the most beautiful terraces in the city, just near¬†the Botanical Garden¬†(Jardim Bot√Ęnico, one of Europe’s finest!)

Italian restaurant Zero Zero Lisbon, lovely outdour dining area & friend Margriet de Vrieze

Restaurant Zero Zero has one of Lisbon’s most beautiful terraces in the city center. We feel a bit¬†like being in the heart of Italy, in the shade of bougainvilleas and the scent of flowers.¬†A part of he terrace is covered with a canopy made of (I guess) willow branches, creating a lovely filtered sunlight.

Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon: delicious food

Our lunch:

Starter Fried Squid (Entrada Frittura¬†di Calamari), eggplant, carrot and broccoli¬†‚ā¨ 9.00; Salade Caprese¬†with Mozzarella ‚ā¨ 8.00; Salade Couscous with gambas ‚ā¨ 12.00; small bottle of water ‚ā¨ 1.50; 2 glasses of white wine (Trebbiano Marche) ‚ā¨ 6.00. 2 cafe Espresso ‚ā¨ 2:00

Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon & beautiful terrace with bougainvilleas

No reservations, go early for lunch

Restaurant Zero Zero does not accept reservations but in case you have to wait for a table you can taste a variety of Italian cheeses and hams in the little deli shop at the entrance of the restaurant.
My experience: when you arrive for lunch around 12:30, there are plenty of tables available, also outside.

Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon, June 2016

Pizza Formaggiosa ‚ā¨ 10.50: tomato, mozzarella Fior di latte (written also as fiordilatte, made from fresh pasteurized or unpasteurized cow’s milk), gorgonzola, spinach and nuts.
Pizza Cappriccio ‚ā¨ 12.00:¬† ham, cheese and mushrooms; Salade Couscous¬†with gambas ‚ā¨ 12;¬†glass of white wine (Trebbiano Marche) ‚ā¨ 3.00.

Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon & inside pizza oven

Italian Flour ’00’ ¬†& secret pizza recipe

Pizza is not one of my favorite dishes, but my friends loved the great quality. ZeroZero offers 15 pizza choices and besides there are lots of vegetarian options.¬†¬†If you eat inside you can see pizzas being made. The service was done with care and sympathy ūüôā

Restaurant Zero Zero Lisbon September 2017: Marinus Broere & delicious tiramisu (‚ā¨ 5)

00′ or Zero Zero

All the ingredients come from the best Italian producers, especially the Venice region.
The secret is in the dough, Zero Zero’ pizzeria uses a ‘balanced mixture of flour ’00’ ¬†and some other flours.

That’s why the name of this fine restaurant:¬†‘00′ or Zero Zero¬† ūüėČ

Italian restaurant & pizzeria¬†Zero Zero Lisbon: small deli shop at the restaurant’s entrance

More than a restaurant

Zero Zero is assumed to be Lisbon’s first Proseccheria‘ , thanks to the Prosecco bar at the entrance and their classic cocktails.

Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon: NV Lissabon September 2017

Small deli shop

At the entrance of the restaurant there’s also a small deli where a variety of Italian cheeses, hams and delicacies can be bought in order to bring to your table or to take-away.

Italian restaurant & pizzeria¬†ZeroZero Lisbon: small deli shop at the restaurant’s entrance

The restaurant is open daily between 12:00 – 00h00, also on Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays until 01h00). Free parking place available.

Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon June 2016: lunch with some Dutch friends

This restaurant is a¬†perfect place for lunch or hot summer night dining in Lisbon’s city center.

Italian restaurant & pizzeria ZeroZero Lisbon

Pizzeria Zero Zero, Príncipe Real (trendy area)
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 32
Lisbon
facebook   website 

Beautiful terrace & a free parking space

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon: excellent steak & chips √† la Marilyn Monroe

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ in Lisbon pays tribute to the Portuguese steak sandwich, the prego, also a traditional snack in seafood restaurants. Recommendable!

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon area Principe Real & wonderful designed wall

Portuguese way of life & artist Gonçalo Mar

The wall, designed by artist Gonçalo Mar, is a humorous re-creation of a well-known image of Marquis of Pombal, an 18th-century Portuguese statesman. The term Pombaline is used to the architectural style adopted in Lisbon after the great earthquake in 1755.

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon area Principe Real & sandwich with tuna fish

It looks delicious and it sure is! ūüôā . Burger with grilled tuna fish 13 ‚ā¨¬†(um prego com atum dos¬†A√ßores), bread (bolo do caco de alfarroba , Carob tree),¬†accompanied with fried sweet potatoes (batada doce)¬†1.50 ‚ā¨. Glass of white wine: Papa Figos, 4.00¬†‚ā¨.

YouTube: traditional bread from the isle of Madeira , bolo do caco, very tasty!

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon area Principe Real March 2017: Pedro & Dina

Boeuf de Wagyu (Japanese super-beef) & Marilyn Monroe potatoe chips

2 croquetes 3.80¬†‚ā¨, 1 Riss√≥l de Camar√£o (shrimp) 1.90¬†‚ā¨, Pav√©¬†(filet) Yuppie P√£o 9.50¬†‚ā¨, Prato Pav√© de boeuf de Wagyu¬†(dish with vegetables and ‘Marilyn Monroe’ potatoe chips) 11.50¬†‚ā¨, 2 fried sweet potatoes (batata doce) 3.00 ‚ā¨, 2 glasses of red wine (O Tinto d’ O Prego) 7.00 ‚ā¨.

Why potato chips (wavy, extremely thin and crispy , as indicated on the menu card) √† la Mariliyn Monroe?¬†I assume¬†her famous wavy dress?¬†and maybe¬†Marilyn’s ‘potato sack’¬†dress?¬† ūüėČ

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon area Principe Real March 2017

Order a steak sandwich in a fishery??

O Prego da Peixaria litterally means ‘the fishery’s steak sandwich’. It sounds confusing but it has to do with a Portuguese tradition: after enjoying a meal in a seafood restaurant it’s usual to order a steak sandwich,¬†o prego¬†.. litt. nail, referring to the full stomach after eating one, as someone told me.. ūüėČ ¬†

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon area Principe Real March 2017

Portuguese history & Casas de Pasto (pasture house) 

The decor is fantastic! The idea is reviving the atmosphere in the cafes and the old Casas de Pasto.

Old Casa de Pasto ‘pasture house’ in Portugal – around 1920 … Source:¬†Kuentro blogspot

Lisbon people (Lisboetas) once had the curious custom of going to stroll gardens to withdraw from the city to enjoy some pleasure of the countryside, usually on Sundays. They organised family picnics or simply had lunch in de old Casas de Pasto, so called because initially only giving fodder to the animals while the owners were negotiating at the fair. In many of them still retain the rings that held the animals.

With the time the owners of the Casas de Pasto also began to feed the animal owners and so flourished a business that came to give rise to the modern restaurants. Source: folclore de Portugal

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon area Principe Real & menu card: with a pencil you can specify which prego or dish you like to order and how: rare, medium or well-done.

Restaurant ‘ O Prego da Peixaria’. No reservations
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 40 | Lisbon | phone 213 471 356, 
facebook . Open: every day from 12:00 tot 24:00.
website   
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Bizarre bar Pavilh√£o Chines Lisbon: 1900s style curiosities & kitsch

A ‘must-see’ when you visit Lisbon! Once an old grocery store, this 1900s style bar, 10 minutes walk from¬† Bairro Alto ‘s nightlife is really unique!

Lisbon Paviljao Chines7 bar retaurant

Pavilhão Chines Lisbon: one of the most interesting and unusual decorated bars I’ve ever seen!

A good start to Lisbon’s nightlife. You have to ring the doorbell, like in many other Portuguese places. The reason for the closed doors is that the owners want to welcome you personally.

Lisbon Pavilhao Chines naked woman menu book

Erotic art: menu book bar Pavilh√£o Chines Lisbon

If you wish, you can buy a fine menu book with a lot of beautiful pictures and stories (20 euro) as a reminder of your visit.

Lisbon Paviljao Chines8 bar restaurant

Pavilh√£o Chines bar Lisbon

Fascinating collection of all sort of things, like lead soldiers, contemporary engravings, humorous ceramics and models of war planes.

Lisbon Pavilh√£o Chines3

Pavilh√£o Chines Lisbon: miniscule toy soldiers are perfectly aligned.

Walking from room to room is like going through a museum with curiosities and kitch from all over the world. It is said that only one man collected all this stuff….almost unbelievable!

Lisbon Pavilh√£o Chines4 bar restaurant

Pavilh√£o Chines Lisbon: nothing is for sale

Once sitting down at one of the beautiful tables, the choice of drinks (nothing is for sale, except the drinks and it’s a bit expensive..) is quite large: from tea, wine, cocktails to champagne.

Lisbon Pavilh√£o Chines9 bar restaurant

Pavilh√£o Chines Lisbon

You can have a drink while listening to the jukebox playing classic rock songs from the 60’s and 70’s or play snooker, and then walk down to the¬† Bairro Alto and enjoy the night..

Top 10 bars with live music in  this area, Bairro Alto

Lisbon Pavilh√£o Chines 10 unique bar and restaurant

Pavilh√£o Chines Lisbon, open from 18:00 ‚Äď 02:00, smoking allowed

Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 89-91, Bairro Alto. Tel: (00351)213 424 72.

Lisbon Pavilhao Chines Bar

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/pavilhaochineslisboa

Bistro Edelweiss Lisbon: Swiss cheese fondue, 70s retro & owners Marc and Sindi

Cheese fondue in Lisbon!? Yes! In area Pr√≠ncipe Real¬† there¬īs¬†bistro Edelweiss with flavors of the Swiss Alps in a warm retro decor, inspired by the ’70s. Swiss specialties such as cherry brandy cheese fondue are always on the menu and of course the famous Swiss chocolates.

Bistro Edelweiss Lisbon cheese fondue Swiss decor cow

Bistro Edelweiss in neighborhood Príncipe Real Lisbon & cow Greta

The cheese fondue (‚ā¨ 25¬†for two people) is classic: bread or potatoes, dipped in a fondue made with various Swiss cheeses and a “secret ingredient” which is a Portuguese cheese. Of course accompanied by cherry brandy (schwarzw√§lder kirschwasser), lit. black forest cherry water…

Erika likes cheese fondue

Bistro Edelweiss in Lisbon: cheese fondue (‚ā¨ 25 ¬†for two people)

They keep changing the menu, but some specialties are always available, like Scharzwälder Schinken (Black Forest ham) with cornichons and onions, Suure Mocke (a starter: beef braised in vinegar and cream sauce) and Bratwurst mit Zwiebelsauce und Rösti (Sausage with onion sauce and Rösti).

You can find the daily menu on their facebook page.

Bistro Edelweiss in Lisbon & very sympathetic owners Marc and Sindi

Marc discovered this space a few years ago, the perfect place for the restaurant he and Sindi (Swiss origin) had in mind to open. With a background in architecture, Marc, born in Canada but emigrated to Switzerland, designed the decoration of the bistro.

The retro furniture is remarkable and the space is filled with funny 70s details, like the television with a crackling fireplace and a cuckoo clock.

The famous¬†song Edelweiss¬†(Youtube)¬†, written in¬†1959 ūüėČ

Bistro Edelweiss Lisbon

This Bistro recreates the ambience of the Swiss Alps (painted on the windows) in Lisbon. The atmosphere is a mix of 70s retro and a ski resort. Sindi studied at the Hotel School in Switzerland and worked in several hotels in the country.

Bistro Edelweiss Lisbon: starter salad with chicory and beetroot¬†‚ā¨ 5.50

My friend Erika enjoyed the cheese fondue, I tried the onion soup¬†‚ā¨ 4.00: very good! Bottle of fine white Portuguese wine ‚ā¨ 14.00. The biological apple mousse dessert (sobremesa) is one of the specialties of Sindi, the chef who runs the kitchen and creates new menus regularly. Fish and vegetarian dishes are also on the menu and of course German beer.

Bistro Edelweiss Lisbon: retro furniture & map of Switzerland on the wall

Three years ago Marc and Sindi opened the HEIDI bar in the legendary neighborhood Bairro Alto in Lisbon. The bar is closed because now they want to devote themselves exclusively to their Bistro. More info about the song:(wikipedia) Edelweiss

Bistro Edelweiss Lisbon

Bistro Edelweiss Lisbon : facebook

Dinners only (from 18h to 24h).  Rua de São Marçal, 2, Lisbon. Phone 00351 21 346 5324.

Rua dom Pedro V, boutiques, traditional antique shops & beautiful jacaranda trees

Walking around in Lisbon is even better after spring has sprung. The streets, squares, parks and avenues are even more beautiful now that the jacarandas are beginning to blossom. Originally from South America, these trees of the Bignoniaceae family arrived in Lisbon in the mid-17th century and ever since, between May and June when they’re in flower, they have lovely bunches of lilac-toned petals.

Lisbon Rua dom Pedro V Principe Real jacarandas

Rua dom Pedro V, in May.

Take the time to observe these beautiful trees, like in Rua Dom Pedro V in Principe Real (which means Real Prince) area, near Bairro Alto. a wonderful area for shopping. There’s¬†lots¬†of boutiques, traditional antique shops and art galleries.

Antiques Fabrico Infinito Principe Real mirror

Fabrico Infinito is a very fancy art gallery in Principe Real,  Rua dom Pedro V, 74. Beautiful chandeliers!

Website Fabrico Infinito

Antiques Fabrico Infinito Fabrico Infinito Principe Real

Fabrico Infinito Principe Real,  Rua dom Pedro V, 74 Lisbon

Owners: Marcela Brunken, born in Brasilia. Marcela lived and worked in Germany for a few years; and Tanja Baur, from Germany. The gallery is open from 11:00 Р19:00 daily, except Sundays and Mondays.

Principe Real Fabrico Infinito Exotico & Classico tearoom

Fabrico Infinito Principe Real Lisbon

In tea room “Exotico & Classico’¬†in the garden you feel like¬†a princess in a fairy tale! They¬†serve simply amazing cakes and tea and much more… ¬†ūüôā

Lisbon Principe Real tearoom Fabrico Infinito Exotico & Classico

The bill?  A tea (cha) and a muffin de Cenour (home made) 4,70 euro.