Former Palace Chiado Lisbon: gastronomic delights, history, aristocratic partys, elegant 18th-century rooms, frescoed ceilings & tea bags
The atmosphere is great in this former palace in the heart of Lisbon. Once the recidence of a nobleman who loved to party, now everyone is welcome to admire the beautifully restored rooms, while enjoying fine food and drinks.
Welcome! Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon & very nice waiter Aélio, April 2016
History: Barão (Baron) Joaquim Pedro Quintela, 1st Conde de Farrobo
This elegant palace in Chiado (name of a square and its surrounding area) in Lisbon was built in 1781, where the aristocracy and bons vivants danced, enjoyed lavish banquets and admired new works of art. Baron de Quintela was born in this palace.
Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon: beautifully restored, April 2016 (& a mobile phone….. )
Baron de Quintela: excesses and inordinate feasting
The future 2nd Baron of Quintela and 1st Conde of Farrobo was born in this palace, on 11 December 1801. Despite his importance in political, social and cultural life in Portugal at the time, he will always be remembered for his excesses and revels.
And intrinsically associated with the palace is the famous Portuguese expression ‘farrobodó‘ (from ‘forrobodó’ which literally means having a great party 😉 ).
Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon: beautifully restored, April 2016
Renewed Palácio Chiado opened February 2016: fine dining & entertainment
The former home of Baron Quintela opened to the public under the name Palácio Chiado.
The restoration works took more then one and a half year. The historic rooms nowadays host alternatives for fine dining and other forms of entertainment for Lisbon residents and visitors. The palace will also have a varied cultural program.
Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon: beautifully restored, 1st floor April 2016
On the ground floor is a bar, with tables for dining, but simply chill out with a drink is also a possibility. There are seven chefs and their 7 gastronimical concepts, from sushi to burgers, and about 250 seats. The idea is to grab the plate and sit where you want.
It feels a bit like Time Out Ribeira Market in a more sophisticated setting.
Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon & tea for 2 and a chocolate cake
Tea bags & small wooden cake forks
We decided to order tea for two (1 st floor) and a small chocolate cake to share, because we just had lunch in another restaurant in Lisbon.
In this elegant palace with grandeur and beautiful frescoed ceilings we expected an elegant soft pastel designed tea set and gold colored spoons, but not just teabags to dip in our cups and small wooden cake forks to eat the cake? 😉 😉
Chá (tea) for 2: 4 euro. Bolo de chocolate (chocolate cake) 2.50 euro
Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon & one of the beautiful frescoed ceilings
The historic salons of the Palácio Chiado now host seven prestigious fine dining area’s.
Traditional Portuguese snacks (petiscos), cocktails & sparkling wines with fish and shellfish, hamburgers, steaks, light and healthy meals, seafood and sushi.
Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon & friend Erika Reusens
Despite occupying a considerable area of Rua do Alecrim, the Palace has only one entry, at number 70.
Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon
Baron Quintela Room for private events (your own aristocratic party? 😉 )
Seating 16 to 25, Quintela Room can be hired for private events, for a discreet meal, a dinner with friends, or professional events. More…..
Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon & dining area