Lisbon is full of secrets and the as the name suggests That Place That Does Not Exist is another to add to the list.
My love of Lisbon starts every day at breakfast ... what's indulgent for some is normal for the Lisbon locals, so go with the custard flow and enjoy a Pastéis de Nata with your morning espresso.
Every time I visit Lisbon I find new restaurants. Some have been there forever and I've just missed them but more often I've been walking by familiar buildings and finding new openings and exciting venues for food and entertainment.
You just have to do a little searching to sort out the good from the not so good and sometimes you'll find a really great place run by really great people.
Bottega Montucci is where the wine flows a beautifully as the conversation!
The food is simply great, the atmosphere is as local as you can get and the prices are incredibly reasonable for the food which will be served to you.
When the weather is on your side (it normally is in Lisbon) why not have your eggs Sunny Side Up?The best way to describe Esplanada Cafe is ‘Really Nice’.
When in Lisbon I highly recommend that you find this backstreet wonder - It’s your own loss if you don’t!!!
This is a secluded courtyard on one of the busiest streets in Lisbon. Here you will find three terrific restaurants hidden through an archway on Rua Garrett.
Santini Ice Cream - It must be the coolest place in town
Serving great Italian cuisine at incredibly reasonable prices you can easily leave here satisfied with dinner for two and a bottle of wine which includes vistas of Alfama and the Castelo de São Jorge for less than €35
Whether it's, tapas, a cheese board or a spicy pizza, the food is delicious and served with a smile.
Ponto Final - Take a boat trip adventure and dine with the panoramic views of Lisbon as your backdrop.
The casual style is echoed by the friendly staff and great music, all of which generate a special atmosphere which is often hard to find.
Portvgalia - Another magical discovery down by the monuments!
Pão a Mesa - Pão means bread in Portuguese but this restaurant offers way more than bread. Great for groups dining or couples.
Noobai - Go no further for a lunch with a view. Great food, service and atmosphere not to be missed.
Pharmacia - Just what the Pharmacist ordered- Fantastic food and amazing location to relax after your dinner.
Taberna Portuguesa - I'm Turning Portuguesa, I really think so!!!
If you wander around this city then you will unveil true gems and Bairro Do Avillez is a gem.
It's not quite 5 Star food but the location, atmosphere and diversity surely makes up for that.
Chiado Caffe - It's not just their superb coffee and their Natas which are freshly baked all day in their very own kitchen... it's being part of the city that makes this place so special.
Laid out in a warehouse where the markets of Lisbon are still trading today you can find a world of culinary experiences and the Portuguese remain true to their international travels.
Ibo Restaurante - Where they are big on seafood but be sure to book a table to avoid dissapointment
Vestigius - Relax by the river as the boat comes in!
Palacio Chiado is a must go destination for an extraordinary dining experience and caters for a variety of tastes and pockets.
Restaurante Martinho Da Arcada - Fantastic spot to people watch with a variety of menus to chose from, frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Café Brazileira - Perfect coffee stop for the professional 'People Watcher'