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Lisbon's 8 Best Hotels for Foodies

Lucy Bryson | December 20, 2017

A feast for the taste buds as well as the eyes, food-focused Lisbon offers gourmet stays to tickle the fancy of Michelin star-seeking fine diners as well as gastronomic adventurers keen to uncover the city's culinary secrets.

Whether you want to make your base in a foodie thoroughfare, feast on the best custard tarts in town or enjoy evening meals with a breathtaking view, you'll be drooling at these tasty spots. These hotels are in the best areas for people who came to Lisbon for the food.

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1908 Lisboa Hotel

Why it made the list

Lisbon's formerly down-at-heel Intendente neighborhood has emerged as a new hipster haven, and this 2017 opening has captured the colorful ambiance of the area in its restaurant, Infame. Like the area itself, the artfully-decorated restaurant embraces flavors from all the four corners of the world. Guests would also be wise to dig out some of the multi-ethnic delights of the surrounding streets, and to pay a visit to legendary seafood spot Ramiro (a long-standing favorite among locals, it became a tourist draw after Anthony Bourdain raved about it several years ago).

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The Lumiares

Why it made the list

The dazzling Lumiares Hotel made waves when it opened in 2017, partly for its inspired design, and partly for the quality of its 5th-floor restaurant, Lumni. Manned by chef Miguel Castro e Silva, the light-filled restaurant is the scenic setting for generous breakfasts, and is later transformed into a casual-chic spot serving fancy fare that may challenge the culinarily-cautious (ox-heart tartar is among the appetizers), but isn't afraid to embrace more traditional tastes (hello, bacalhau) ort to offer options for vegetarians and children.

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AlmaLusa Baixa Chiado

Why it made the list

This 2015 addition to Lisbon's impressive boutique hotel scene ticks all the style, comfort and location boxes, and it does itself proud on the food front, too. The hotel restaurant, Delfina, harbors a corner of one of Lisbon's many handsome plazas, and has a tempting deli-inspired menu of Portuguese and Mediterranean small plates and light meals, at extremely fair prices given its prime position. Breakfasts are truly something to be savored, too.

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Hotel Mundial

Why it made the list

Culinary adventurers will be right at home at this towering hotel in the middle of one of Lisbon's most exciting foodie neighborhoods. The hotel's rooftop bar attracts the local cool kids, who come here to nibble tapas and sip gin cocktails at sunset, but it's the location in multicultural Martim Moniz that will really spark the appetite. This is one of Lisbon's most multicultural neighborhoods, and visitors can scour the streets in search of the famous 'Clandestine Chinese' restaurants that abound here, shop for foodie treats at colorful supermarkets, or visit one of the many food trucks that set up shop on newly-hip Martim Moniz square.

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Memmo Principe Real

Why it made the list

It's located in one of the hottest foodie neighborhoods in Lisbon, but Memmo Principe Real has refused to be overshadowed by some heavyweight culinary competition. The on-site restaurant, Cafe Colonial, impresses not only with its sweeping views from the terrace but also with Chef Vasco Lello's menu that takes in the flavors of Portugal's former colonies in Brazil, Asia, and Africa. The cocktails are head-swimmingly good, and guests are welcomed to the hotel with a refreshing, appetite-boosting White Port & Tonic.

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Quinta da Marinha Resort

Why it made the list

This upscale resort on the Lisbon coast is owned by the team behind legendary seafood restaurant Monte Mar, and guests can take advantage of a free shuttle service to and from the seafront eatery. Although Monte Mar has now opened a city center offshoot on the banks of the Tagus, it's not quite a match for the experience at the Guincho beach orignal, where garlicky tiger prawns and freshly-grilled swordfish or sea bream can be enjoyed with an equally fresh sea breeze and a jaw dropping view out over the Atlantic.

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Casa Balthazar

Why it made the list

Rare is the traveler that comes to Lisbon without developing a serious custard tart habit. The dangerously addictive pasteis de nata are arguably Portugal's most famous culinary treat, and sweet-toothed visitors will be pleased to learn that they are just one of the many lip-lickingly good delicacies cooked up by Lisbon's pastry chefs. This sweet boutique hotel is owned by the family behind Confeitaria Nacional (Lisbon's oldest patisserie) and the enduringly-popular treats are served up at breakfast each morning.

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Altis Belém Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

If it's a flashy food break you're after, look no further than this swanky 5-star on the banks of the River Tagus. Headed by chef João Rodrigues and inspired by the culinary discoveries of Portuguese explorers, the Michelin-starred Feitoria Restaurant & Wine Bar is is the hotel's biggest brag, but the foodie offer also includes stellar sushi and super-fresh oysters at the less formal Cafetaria Mensagem. Given the prime location, it's no surprise that the views are as mouthwatering as the food.

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