You don’t need to be a member of Lisbon’s ‘Clube de Jornalistas’ (‘the Press Club’) to visit this restaurant, and it’s really worth it! Among it’s habituées you can find diplomats, politicians and, of course, journalists.
Restaurant ‘Clube de Jornalistas’ Lisbon
The Press Club’s restaurant is set in a very charming 18th century building with a lovely inner-garden. The kitchen offers creative Mediterranean food (vegetarian friendly) and the wine cellar is representative of the portuguese winemaking tradition. Located in the centre of Lapa, Rua das Trinas 129.
The wonderful inner-garden of Restaurant ‘Clube de Jornalistas’
‘Clube de Jornalistas’ is a perfect venue for group gathering or a celebration. Journalists and eating out go hand in hand, so Lisbon’s ‘Clube’ was a natural progression for local chef and Co-owner André Magalhães with his years of media experience.
Restaurant ‘Clube de Jornalistas’ Lisbon, garden
The excellent wine list is also served by André Magalhães, a leading light in the slow food movement and a talented food & wine journalist, writing for Wine Passion magazine, Beer Passion, Lisbon Golden Guide, Slowfood and others.
Restaurant ‘Clube de Jornalistas’ Lisbon, inner-garden
We enjoyed outside dining in the wonderful quiet inner-garden, surrounded by trees and flowers.
Restaurant ‘Clube de Jornalistas’ is a mixture of old Portuguese architecture and modern cuisine with an exotic touch.
Restaurant ‘Clube de Jornalistas’ Lisbon: a dining rooms inside
‘The Club’ was founded in 1986. During the Salazar period (Salazar was a dictator who ruled Portugal from 1931 to 1970), the Casa da Imprensa in Chiado was a secret meeting place. After the revolution, some of the members went on to found the ‘Clube de Jornalistas’.
Tuna “escabeche” with fried portuguese polenta and clam sauce (14.50 €)
‘The Club’ is an inviting space to long conversations at lunch time and to cheerful gatherings at night’.
Carpaccio of Tuna from the Azores, wild rocket and S. Jorge cheese (10.00 €) house-smoked duck breast and sauted Pears (12.00 €)