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7 Lisbon Hotels With Noteworthy Restaurants

Lucy Bryson | December 20, 2017

Rooftop terraces serving petiscos beneath sun and stars; Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurants serving traditional dishes with modern flair; hip boutique spots with a nice line in sushi--the best Lisbon hotel restaurants are far from drab.

Lisbon has well and truly cast off its reputation for solid yet rather staid cuisine, with the tourism boom attracting foodie travelers who rave about the super-fresh fish and seafood, the inventive ways of preparing traditional dishes, and the pastries that would put any French patisserie to shame. (Another custard tart? Oh, go on then...). Check into one of these noteworthy Lisbon hotels and you can sample some fine examples of the city's culinary flair without having to step out the front door.

#7

Memmo Principe Real

Why it made the list

Open to non-guests, the restaurant/cocktail bar here is a popular hangout for well-to-do cool kids, but its appeal goes beyond mere posturing. As its name suggests, Cafe Colonial serves dishes inspired by Portugal's former colonies (culinary nods go out to Brazil, as well as Portuguese-speaking parts of Asia and Africa), and the daytime views from the restaurant terrace are as impressive as the dishes and perfectly-mixed drinks.

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#6

Lx Boutique

Why it made the list

This stylish boutique hotel revels in its love of all things Lisbon, so it might seem a surprise that the hotel restaurant specializes not in Portuguese dishes, but in sushi. Cast any doubts to one side, though: Confraria LX serves some of the best sushi in town, with the freshest of fresh fish, and at prices that aren't as budget-blowing as some of the city's hotel restaurants.

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#5

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

Why it made the list

Guests looking for a romantic spot to celebrate a special occasion could well find the answer here, at the top floor restaurant of five-star Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon. Among the most expensive dining options in the city (although the lunch buffets are more accessibly priced), Varanda restaurant has old-style elegance in abundance, with traditional Portuguese dishes given a modern makeover courtesy of French chef Pascal Meynard. Dress to impress if you want to look the part.

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#4

Penha Longa Resort

Why it made the list

Assuming money is no object (let's be honest, prices here are steep across the board), guests at this fancy-pants resort in the Sintra hills can enjoy any number of foodie adventures without leaving the rather lovely premises. The most obvious first stop is the Michelin-starred LAB by Sergio Arola, with its inventive take on tapas dishes and its vodka bar with head-swimmingly good signature cocktails. Elsewhere, your culinary odyssey might take in relaxed poolside lunches at AQUA, hearty Italian fare at il Mercato, sushi and sashimi at Midori, or pub-style burgers and grilled sandwiches at B Lounge.

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#3

AlmaLusa Baixa Chiado

Why it made the list

The discreet hotel restaurant at AlmaLusa has quietly garnered a reputation for serving excellent Portuguese dishes, in a prime downtown location, without pretentiousness or inflated prices. Delfina Cantina Portuguesa serves up a tasty selection of petiscos (Portuguese small plates), as well as perfectly-seared tuna steaks and a colorful range of summer salads and an insanely rich flourless chocolate cake. The small terrace, on the flagstones of a historic plaza facing Lisbon's town hall, is perfect for people-watching, and the interior dining room has the same understated flair as the rest of this painstakingly-restored 18th Century building.

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#2

Quinta da Marinha Resort

Why it made the list

Ok, it's not on the hotel premises, but the famous beachfront seafood haven MonteMar is under the same ownership as this upmarket Cascais resort, and a free shuttle bus whisks guests from hotel to restaurant. The two onsite restaurants and relaxed bar serve decent food too, but it's the deliciously fresh fish and equally delicious Guincho Beach of MonteMar that is the real culinary draw here.

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#1

Altis Belém Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

It's near-impossible to talk about hotel restaurants in Lisbon without mentioning this place. Chef Jose Cordeiro earned a Michelin star for his skillful work with locally-sourced ingredients at the fine-dining restaurant Feitoria, which impresses with its waterside terrace and cool, contemporary decor as well as it's perfectly-plated creations. Elsewhere, there are less formal foodie offerings at Cafeteria Mensagem, famous for its sushi and, in season, for its delicious oysters.

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