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arco do castelo

  0.06 miles from Palacio Belmonte 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Cheerful place just below the entrance to the castle, specializing in moderately priced Goan dishes – choose from tempting shrimp curry, Indian sausage or spicy seafood. Mains are from €9. — Rough Guide

Genuine Goan restaurants like this one are now quite a rarity. Try spicy specialities like sarapatel, balchão de porco or chicken xacuti. — DK Eyewitness

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Casa do Leao

International   0.08 miles from Palacio Belmonte 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Housed in the remains of the original Alcáçovas castle is this grand restaurant with an ambitious Portuguese menu. Sit outside, with Lisbon at your feet. — DK Eyewitness

The chefs obviously cook with the international visitor in mind, but what they prepare can be very satisfying. Menus change with the season. — Frommer's

Located within the castle, this restaurant affords diners an incredible view of Lisbon from its terrace. — Fodor's

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Chapito a Mesa

  0.15 miles from Palacio Belmonte 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This modern restaurant offers fabulous views over the city, especially when illuminated at night. The menu consists mainly of vegetarian dishes (casseroles) and fish (turbot in caper... — Michelin Guide

Chapitô is a circus school but also a restaurant and a bar. It’s very close to the castle and has fabulous views over the river. It’s ideal for a romantic dinner. The cuisine is... — Afar Magazine

This restaurant is integrated into a circus school, but there's no clowning around with the cooking. Chef Bertílio Gomes uses Portuguese ingredients and culinary traditions to create... — Frommer's

Up a spiral iron staircase from this circus school's casual cafe, the decidedly creative menu of Chef Bertílio Gomes is served alongside views worth writing home about. His modern takes... — Lonely Planet

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Chapito a Mesa

  0.15 miles from Palacio Belmonte 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Part of the Chapitô arts cooperative, this tree-filled courtyard hums with arty types tucking into tapas or barbecued steaks. Zebra and giraffe prints glam up the top-floor restaurant,... — Lonely Planet

This large, friendly bar, café and restaurant offers a variety of seating areas and superb views. The complex is owned by a school of performing arts. — DK Eyewitness

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Santo Antonio de Alfama

International   0.15 miles from Palacio Belmonte 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This bistro wins the award for Lisbon’s loveliest courtyard: all vines, twittering budgies and fluttering laundry. — Lonely Planet

A large hall decorated with portraits of film stars in black and white was enough to make this a trendy restaurant in Alfama, where fashion aficionados and press congregate. Menu... — Michelin Guide

Up some steps from the Travessa do Terreiro do Trigo, you'll find this simple but sophisticated restaurant hung with black-and-white photos of famous artists. — Fodor's

Not as traditional as the name and location would suggest: the walls are lined with black-and-white portraits of film stars, but the food is modern Portuguese and international — DK Eyewitness

Tucked away up the stairs from the Travessa Terreiro do Trigo and down the San Miguel alley is the restaurant Santo Antonio de Alfama. — Travel + Leisure

Malmequer Bemmequer

International   0.15 miles from Palacio Belmonte 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Look for the sign with a daisy for this bright check-tablecloth-and-tile number overlooking a pretty square. — Lonely Planet

Sample honest Portuguese fare to the gentle sound of Portuguese folk music at this brightly decorated Alfama favorite. The menu lists classic starters such as peixinhos da horta... — Fodor's

Cheerily decorated and moderately priced place, overseen by a friendly owner. Grilled meat and fish dishes dominate the menu (try the salmão no carvão – charcoal-grilled salmon), or eat... — Rough Guide

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Lautasco

  0.17 miles from Palacio Belmonte 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Tucked just off the Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, in a pictur- esque Alfama courtyard; by day a shady retreat, by night a magical, fairy-lit oasis. Multilingual menus and higher than... — Rough Guide

Traditional Portuguese fare is the speciality of this informal restaurant, rustically decorated with wooden panelling — DK Eyewitness

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Bistro Gato Pardo

  0.2 miles from Palacio Belmonte 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of Lisbon's coolest cats, Gato Pardo is a wonderfully chilled cafe, with a mishmash of vintage furniture, splashes of art on the wall and good vibes. The salads, pasta dishes and fish... — Lonely Planet

With its vintage wooden furniture, lived-in appeal, and cats in every corner of the place, Bistrô & Brechó is like home away from home. Mario and Werner will make you feel right at home... — On the Grid

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Pateo 13

  0.2 miles from Palacio Belmonte 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Follow the scent of chargrilled fish to this local favourite tucked away on a small, festively decorated plaza in the Alfama. Join buzzing crowds hunkered over picnic tables as they feast... — Lonely Planet

On a terrace in the heart of the Alfama, this restaurant is often taken by storm in summer, which makes the service a little slow. Lively, friendly atmosphere. Delicious grilled fish and... — Michelin Guide

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Pois Cafe

Cafés   0.2 miles from Palacio Belmonte 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

With its big comfy sofas and laid-back ambience, this high, arched ceiling café is a must. There’s a friendly, young crowd, books to dip into, light meals and home-made snacks, including... — Rough Guide

This living-room-style café, with a cool but relaxed vibe, was a first in Lisbon when it was opened by its Austrian owners. Pois is a much-used Portuguese word that evidently sounded... — DK Eyewitness

Boasting a laid-back vibe, Pois Café has creative salads, sandwiches and fresh juices, plus a delicious daily special. — Lonely Planet

This Austrian-run cafe is quite comfortable, with couches, book-lined walls, and even a toy corner. Don’t worry if it looks crowded inside; tables are shared. Almost everything on the... — Let's Go

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Cruzes Credo

Cafés   0.21 miles from Palacio Belmonte 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This fashionable little café has a jazzy ambience and serves tasty petiscos snacks including some unusual (for these parts) dishes such as bruschetta, humous and burgers (€5–7). It’s... — Rough Guide

In the shadow of the grand cathedral, this youthful, jazz-loving cafe whose name translates to 'Oh my God!' in English has earned a local following for its cosy ambience and eclectic... — Lonely Planet

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Restaurant Ze da Mouraria

  0.32 miles from Palacio Belmonte 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In a maze of streets at the foot of the Mouraria hill, close to Martim Moniz Square, this authentic cantina, without a sign, serves home cooking that is generous and tasty. Go at... — Michelin Guide

Located in the Mouraria neighborhood—the birthplace of fado—this restaurant is a prime pick for sampling traditional Portuguese food. The codfish, or bacalhau, is a must here. It is... — Afar Magazine

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Moma

  0.34 miles from Palacio Belmonte 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A nice break from grilled sardines and menu-touting hawks in Baixa, this local haunt boasts black-and-white tile floors and a small but creative menu (spicy crispy prawns, pasta with wild... — Lonely Planet

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Cafe Martinho Da Arcada

Cafés   0.36 miles from Palacio Belmonte 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Sizzling since 1782, this old-world restaurant was once a haunt of poet Fernando Pessoa. Dapper waiters bring pepper steak and grilled cod to the outdoor tables beneath a colonnade; prime... — Lonely Planet

Martinho da Arcada is a Lisbon legend. Thanks to a friend's recommendation, I passed through it just to experience the phenomenon and look inside. The cafe was founded in 1778 as Café do... — Afar Magazine

Once a favourite of literary figures such as Fernando Pessoa, this is a good place to eat traditional Portuguese food in the right kind of setting (though outside it is noisy) — DK Eyewitness

One of Lisbon’s oldest café- restaurants, first opened in 1782 and declared a national monument as long ago as 1910. Over the years it has been a gambling den, a meeting place for... — Rough Guide

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Confeitaria Nacional

Bakeries   0.37 miles from Palacio Belmonte 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

You will feast with your eyes as soon you enter here. Founded in 1829, this confectionery is considered one of the best in Lisbon, having won international prizes and serving, in the old... — Afar Magazine

Opened in 1829 and little changed since, with a stand-up counter selling pastries and sweets below a mirrored ceiling. There’s a little side room and outdoor seating for sit-down coffees... — Rough Guide

Lisbon institution for a Portuguese passion: cakes and pastries. It offers a busy take- away service and café tables inside under a mirror-clad ceiling. — DK Eyewitness

Expanding waistlines since 1829, this stuccoed patisserie entices with strong bica (espresso), macaroons and pastéis de nata. — Lonely Planet

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Santa Clara dos Cogumelos

  0.38 miles from Palacio Belmonte 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

We have proof heaven exists, and it’s located in the heart of Lisbon’s landmark flea market, Feira da Ladra, and it’s called Santa Clara dos Cogumelos. With a privileged view over the... — On the Grid

If you're a mushroom fan, this novel restaurant in the old market hall on Campo de Santa Clara is simply magic. The menu is an ode to the humble cogumelo (mushroom). Go for petiscos such... — Lonely Planet

Upstairs in an old market hall, on the square hosting a flea market every Tuesday and Saturday, this friendly place has quality Portuguese cooking — DK Eyewitness

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A Licorista O Bacalhoeiro

International   0.4 miles from Palacio Belmonte 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A standout among the tourist traps of Baixa, Bacalhoeiro serves good-value Portuguese fish and meat dishes. — Lonely Planet

A vaulted-brick ceiling gives this rustic bar and restaurant a rather grand frame. The next- door restaurant, O Bacalhoeiro, has the same owners. — DK Eyewitness

This pleasant tile-and-brick restaurant is a popular lunch- time stop, when locals flock in for inexpensive set meals or mains from around €8 — Rough Guide

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Pastelaria Suica

Bakeries   0.41 miles from Palacio Belmonte 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Famous for its cakes and pastries; you’ll have a hard job getting an outdoor table here, though there’s plenty of room inside. There’s more alfresco seating in Praça da Figueira. — Rough Guide

Opposite Nicola across the square, and its main competitor, Suiça has a shorter history but a longer, narrower esplanade and a wider selection of pastries and snacks. Lunch and dinner... — DK Eyewitness

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Restaurante O Faz Figura

International   0.42 miles from Palacio Belmonte 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This stylish restaurant feels like a well-kept secret. — Lonely Planet

Next to the Santa Engrácia church, near Alfama. A well-organised operation with classic facilities, in an elegant setting. — Michelin Guide

There are wonderful views of the river from the large terrace of this stylish eatery. The menu includes international dishes. — DK Eyewitness

This is one of the best and most attractively decorated dining rooms in Lisbon -- decked out in 19th-century style with pretty antique tiles and wall prints of city scenes -- and service is faultless. — Frommer's

This Lisbon restaurant, more than 30 years old, is known for its creative take on Portuguese gastronomic traditions. An extensive wine list represents the many regions of the country... — Afar Magazine

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Via Graca

International   0.43 miles from Palacio Belmonte 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Tucked away below the Miradouro da Graça (take a left after Largo da Graça becomes Rua da Graça), this smart and expensive restaurant in an unattractive modern building is a whole lot... — Rough Guide

Situated below the Belvedere of Nossa Senhora do Monte, this sophisticated restaurant, decorated in contemporary style, offers superb views of Castelo Sao Jorge and the centre of the city — Michelin Guide

In the residential Graça district, this restaurant boasts a panoramic view that encompasses the castelo and the Basilica da Estrela. — Frommer's

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