Lisbon

The best bits

🍏🌶🥐🍜 Time Outs Food Market was a great experience, a huge selection to try and busy so food is turned over quickly which is always good. There are some things I avoided but even with limitation there was a huge number of options. If you want to wander the old market (next door) too make sure you check times as it’s closed on Sunday and only open until 2 other days.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

👨🏽‍🍳 Chef Jose Avillezs name seems to pop up all over Lisbon and he has a number of different restaurants ranging from top end to more casual dining. We went to Bairro do Avillez on my birthday – it has two bookable dinning areas and was buzzing, even on a Monday. Although we obviously avoided the charcuterie and cheeses (sadly) there was still lots on the menu to try, the waiters were incredibly kind and helpful and the people watching brilliant

🍽 We also went for a delicious supper at BouBou where we had snacks and 2 courses + a bottle of pale rose for less than €100. I had the biggest prawns I have ever seen as well as some super fresh octopus calamari then a delicious crab pasta – we left well and truly stuffed and were hugely impressed.

Park is a great bar on a car park roof 🏢🚘 – delicious drinks with a spectacular view of the city… although full of English people so if this is going to annoy you on holiday take note!

Obviously we ate lots of Portugal’s famous custard tarts – Pastel de nata. They are all over the city and while some places are more famous than others to be honest they were all delicious.

Lastly, we had a final lunch at Cruzes Credo in the shadows of Lisbon’s Cathedral, yummy food on a beautiful sun dappled patio with incredibly friendly staff – 1000% times better than many of the touristy traps.

In general:

-Make sure to ride some of the funiculars 🚋 or the Santa Justa Lift as well as one of the traditional trams 🚃 (cont ⬇️)