Planning vacation trip to Portugal? Why not visiting Lisbon! City full of history, events, sightseeing views but also beautiful restaurant designs to give inspirational ideas to your dining room decor. Lisbon’s restaurant scene has undergone a real renaissance in the resent years, with a host of new openings that combine the best of Portuguese cuisine with striking interior designs in interesting locations, from former factories and converted bakeries to ancient palaces and Moorish courtyards. We’ve chosen our six favorites for you to see and maybe pay a visit at next time when your traveling to Portugal.
Set in a building dating from 1908 on one of Lisbon’s most architecturally fascinating squares, this restaurant makes the most of the original architecture of the building, which is Flat Iron in style. Tiled floors, metal details and vintage leather keep things modern at this beautiful restaurants interior design, as does the menu, which features dishes inspired by Portugal and its former colonies.
Time Out Market at Mercado da Ribeira
Back in the days. Lisbon’s riverside food market was struggling until a 2014 renovation saw one half converted into a vast dining area. With high ceilings and long, bar-height tables designed for sharing, the market’s vibrant atmosphere reigns today. It’s great for groups as you can choose between offerings from many of Lisbon’s best chefs and same time get to known with local people.
Páteo at Bairro do Avillez
Lisbon’s leading chef José Avillez serves top-notch Portuguese dishes – including a must try blue lobster – in this bright, casual room. Set under huge roof lights, it’s light, open and surprisingly tranquil for such a large space. Restaurants offers also great dining room ideas for your home decor while your enjoying food
Simple but sophisticated interiors by British designer Jasper Morrison feature tones of blue, green and brown enlivened by details such as a white marble bar, brass cutlery and a brass drinks trolley. Starkly beautiful photographs of power stations by Edgar Martins decorate the walls, reflecting the restaurant’s location at electricity generator EDP’s headquarters. Creating one of Lisbon´s most simple and beautiful restaurant designs to experience. Chef Kiko Martins’ healthy menu features low fat, raw, grilled, steamed and smoked dishes.
Chef António Galapito serves up a farm-to-table menu of local and seasonal produce in a tranquil dining area designed by Portuguese group Arkstudio, in collaboration with Marta Fonseca. Based in a former factory that was once overgrown with plants, the Lisbon restaurant has a 6m-high ceiling that remains decorated with greenery. Materials such as marble, glass, wood and brass add warmth, while an abundance of wooden furniture means there’s a Scandinavian meets Portuguese vibe to the interior design. Great example of co-existing design together harmonically
This former bakery, complete with original oven and traditional signage, is now a casual eatery from Michelin-starred local chef Henrique Sá Pessoa. The menu combines Spanish-style tapas with petiscos, the Portuguese equivalent. Brass lights, marble tables and red leather seating give the restaurants design a luxurious feel, despite its diminutive size.
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