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6 places to eat in Lisbon


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6 places to eat in Lisbon

therubyslippers | Jan 3, 2010 11:30 AM

We stayed in Hotel Britania on the Avenida, and most of these are walking distance from there / the Avenida Metro:

Rubro: - Spanish / Portuguese tapas, including Iberico pork, prawns in garlic, salt cod omelette, cuttlefish croquettes, pimentos. Large, modern, open space. Attentive service. Really good - sadly closed on NYE, NYD and the 2 January, as we'd have gone back for more.

Solar dos Nunes (taxi ride away) - traditional, we were taken there by a Portuguese friend. Couvert included liver, marinated mushrooms, cheeses, smoked ham. Grilled fresh fish with potatoes and veg, followed by a wide choice of eggy and almondy puddings. For three, inc two bottles of Alvarinho, bill was €190. We think we had preferential service as our friend knows the owners - but everyone else seemed pretty happy there too.

Pasteis de Belem (tram ride away): for the custard tarts, port, bicas and croquettes. Something like Betty's Tea Rooms but on a vast scale, the rooms just keep on coming.

Ribadouro: for clams with garlic and coriander. Bright to the point of over-lit, but cheerful, friendly service, and a wide seafood list.

Tamarind:, mild, mainly south Indian food, in a bright pink and blue tiled restaurant. Really good.

For a morning bica and pastry at the counter, we liked Pastelaria Smarta - no messing, order what you like, eat, then pay at the separate desk

Also ate at one of the Cafe Nicolas and Sanchos - both fine, although Sanchos proved a pricey meal.

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