A Fine Dining Experience in Lisbon: Places to Visit

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Do you want a fine dining experience whilst in Lisbon? Well, you will have to visit some of the most alluring restaurants in the city. Cuisines range from contemporary international to traditional Portuguese, with so much fusion. Seafood is a specialty in Lisbon, and some restaurants’ range is varied so as to offersome of the most delectable caviar.  You also have the option of dining further out into the surrounding countryside if you have the time. Meanwhile, there are several restaurants in Chiado and Santa Apolina with fabulous views of the city and the river. In Chiado, there’s a fine restaurant set up in a former convent that goes by the name of Largo and that you should make a point to visit. Below are some others you should try to check out.

  1. TabernaMordena

TabernaMordena is a delightfully off beat restaurant with a serving bar that has over eighty varieties of gin; these come handy should you have to wait for a table as it is quite a popular venue visited by both locals and tourists for the sumptuous meals and more so, the gin. The menu here is tapas oriented with a specialty in Spanish finger food. However, they also offer Portuguese Mediterranean fusions with all that you can expect from an eatery of the sort.

  1. Tagide

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Tagide is set within an 18th Century townhouse in Chiado. It commands magnificent views of the town’s downtown; if you’re seated on the terrace, you will enjoy the alluring view a tad bit more. The menu at Tagide is more inclined towards traditional Portuguese cuisines with a little French twist to impart a Mediterranean touch. Some menus here are seasonal, so you need to visit over several months to savor the gastronomy if you’re lucky. The wine list here is extensive and also complements the food flawlessly.

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  1. FazFigura

Fashionable, smart, and stylish, this is another restaurant that offers a lush fine dining experience in Lisbon. The restaurant offers guests fabulous views, and the set up is perfect. The Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisines have specialties like sour sauce, duck breast, leek puree and tiger prawns. The desserts served at FazFigura will leave you wanting more. The wine collection here is also impeccable with labels from the different wine regions in Portugal.

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  1. U Chiado

This restaurant is named after the city’s most elegant and fashionable district. It is a comfortable and stylish eatery that combines nouveau Portuguese cuisine with traditional kitchen. The intriguing codfish with rapini, potato, and roasted bread is a must try.  The restaurant has a magnificent terrace that complements the chic ambiance of the interior.

The next time you are in Portugal and looking for some fine dining in Lisbon, you should consider visiting the restaurants mentioned above.

 

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