These days is almost impossible not to speak about Web Summit, right? We’ll talk about that in the next blog post, for now we thought you would like to know where “websummiters” (and everyone else) must eat in Lisbon. Why? Because if you’ve been to Portugal you know that…we love eating. It´s almost our national sport, after football of course.
Web Summit survival kit: Best places to eat and ask for more
After some nice suggestions our dear blogger Tiago Miranda from the blog And This is Reality gave us last year, here´s some updates about the best places to eat in Lisbon. So relax, starve for a day or two and prepare yourself to the feast as we have good tips for everyone. You welcome!
If going to the trendiest spots in town is your thing, this section is just for you. Boa Bao is one of the most must go restaurants in Lisbon, as it is relaxed, chic and casual at the same time and promises to surprise clients with their pan-asian cuisine – the first of this kind in Portugal. Now here’s the tricky part: it´s easier to enter the Centre Stage in the first day than at Boa Bao, as it opened some months ago and everybody wants to go….so may the power be with you in this request!
© Boa Bao
An indian restaurant to dirty our hands and lick the fingers at the end. That´s what was told recently about Chutnify, a new concept that travelled from Berlin to Lisbon this summer and has conquered Portuguese´s hearts. With dishes from the kitchens of South India, the space surprises for the decoration and flavours never seen here. The tasting menu promises to fill both the mind and the body for a long time.
© Júlio Lobo Pimentel/Observador
We know the Web Summit days are physically demanding so if you feel like a hamburger there´s a great spot right next the event: The Great American disaster. This restaurant portrays the spirit of the 50s in the US from the decoration to the waiters – and the food itself of course. There´s a mythic employer that always has the perfect answer to everything and enjoys making bets with clients – trust me when I say it´s difficult to eat the whole burger!!
© The Great American Disaster
What about Portuguese traditional food, right? Next restaurant´s size is as small as the dishes are enormous. Located in Bairro Alto, Cantinho do Bem Estar is a tiny space where you should be prepared to wait but once you’re there prepare to a very happy moment: seafood rice and or grilled codfish are just two amongst many options – choosing is the difficult part!
© Cantinho do Bem Estar
Going healthy? The Therapist is the place to be go. As Tiago said in the other blogpost LX Factory continues to be one of the more creative spots in Lisbon with restaurants, stores and offices/cowork. The Therapist his is much more than just a place to eat: it has a school (do you know what bibliotherapy is?), a clinic (with ayurveda, chinese medicine and naturopathy), the “ambulatory” (a relaxed venue with healthy and organic food) and also does events. Surprised? Come and see for yourself, for now check these images:
© The Therapist
That´s all folks! Hope you’ve enjoyed our suggestions, wish you all a great time in Lisbon and come back soon!