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Luxury Restaurants: What Not to Miss

The luxury restaurants of Lisbon help bring more flavour to every street through the capital. Some of these dining establishments are true experiences that encourage one to pay a visit to the city. Find out which luxury restaurants you should not miss in the Portuguese capital by reading this article.

It will not be an exaggeration to say that Portuguese food is one of the most acclaimed in the world. Some of the country's typical dishes, as well as some of the ingredients used - including wines and olive oils - have been making international headlines.

With the freshest ingredients and flavours from land and sea, it has become easy to experience exquisite dishes and delicacies worthy of the best restaurants.

So, to honour these traditional flavours, some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the capital are, without a doubt, a must visit.

Many of these gastronomic experiences can be enjoyed in Lisbon on special occasions, where the personal touch of the best Michelin national and international chefs join the event.

Today, we present 7 luxury restaurants that you can not miss if you want to experience a memorable gastronomic experience in Portugal.

1. Eleven

It is chef Joachim Koerper who brings to us, at the top of the Eduardo VII Park, one of the most luxurious restaurants in the city of Lisbon.

With a beautiful panoramic view over the capital, this is the ideal place to taste the best Mediterranean dishes. To prove it, the restaurant has one of the most coveted awards in the industry: a Michelin star.

2. Feitoria​

Also with a Michelin star and located in Bom Sucesso Dock, more specifically at Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, this is an unbeatable restaurant for those looking for refined restoration.

With an interior that goes back to the discoveries and the Portuguese arrival to Japan, this restaurant combines the Portuguese and Eastern traditions together.

The dishes of this restaurant change twice during the year, presenting only the freshest products of the season. The wine list is also splendid.

3. Belcanto​

Unravelled by those who pass through Lisbon and reason for many visitors to come to the capital, Belcanto is a luxury restaurant with a history that dates back to 1958.

Currently in the hands of the renowned chef José Avillez, this restaurant re-envisages the traditional gastronomy of the country and the world.

Many creative dishes are presented with all the avant-garde refinement of the highest quality national cuisine.

4. Bica do Sapato​

Bica do Sapato is the "school" for many of the new talents of national cuisine. Belonging to John Malkovich, this restaurant has been the starting point for some of the new and promising Portuguese chefs.

It is located in ​​Santa Apolónia, in Cais da Pedra. Here you can taste the flavours of contemporary Portuguese cuisine, taking advantage of the views over the Tagus River. If you prefer oriental flavours, the upper floor also houses a sushi bar.

5. Alma​

This restaurant, which is located in Chiado, was also awarded a Michelin star.

Being one of the most acclaimed national restaurants, it relies on the signature dishes of delicacies created by the famous chef Henrique Sá Pessoa.

An innovative cuisine that reinvents the tradition of Portuguese food can be sampled in tasting menus or with a variety of restaurant menu choices.

6. Varanda​

This upscale, luxury restaurant is located on the top floor of the Ritz Four Seasons Hotel but is open to the general public. The dress code for visiting this restaurant is formal since it is one of the most desirable eating establishments.

Here you will find a Parisian touch in the heart of Lisbon and you can try an international dinner, where French-inspired dishes deserve special mention. To accompany these dishes, there are many different varieties of wine to choose from.

In addition to the international dishes, some Portuguese cuisines will also be added to the menu or offered as lunch buffet. This is an incredible dining experience that you will not want to miss.

7. 100 Maneiras​

Visiting the 100 Maneiras is the only way to sample the dishes prepared by the chef Ljubomir Stanisic.

Known precisely for the way humour and an avant-garde touch are added in the menus, this chef invites you to visit the restaurant in Lisbon Market.

In this restaurant, you will not only be surprised by the food but also by the way the dishes are presented to you. It is certainly a unique and worthwhile experience.

While these 7 restaurants are the cream of the crop in terms of luxury dining in Lisbon, more options could be added to our list of exquisite dining venues.

To showcase Lisbon in all its glory, these are some of the places you can not miss and, of course, there is no better way to ensure you can take advantage of all the luxurious features of the city than to live in its surroundings.

The Engel & Völkers catalogue of properties features the best options in the vicinity of these restaurants, in order to ensure that luxury and refinement become part of your life.

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