Portugal is home to 27 Michelin awarded restaurants, seven of which are in the capital.
Two Lisbon restaurants have earned their first Michelin star in the 2020 awards – Epur led by chef Vincent Farges and Fifty Seconds by Martin Berasategui.
Alma has ascended from one Michelin star to two stars in the 2019 edition, joining Belcanto in Chiado – the two restaurants spaced a few metres apart from each other.
Find out where to eat food in Lisbon from world-class chefs, awarded one or more shining Michelin stars. Reservations are recommended, if not essential. To locate the restaurants, use the map below.
Alma: **Two Stars
Alma was awarded its first Michelin star in 2016, and ascended to two stars in the 2019 edition. It serves informal signature cuisine in a sophisticated environment. The food journey, led by chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, comprises a few menus: Costa a Costa, five courses inspired by the sea, Alma, a selection of five of the chef’s favourite dishes, as well as A la Carte.
Price: €110 for the Alma menu; €120 for the Costa a Costa menu. www.almalisboa.pt
Belcanto: **Two Stars
Conveniently situated in Chiado, Belcanto was the first restaurant in Lisbon to be awarded two Michelin stars in 2014. Drawing on José Avillez’s expertise and creativity, the restaurant features “a revisited Portuguese cuisine served to an exclusive set of ten tables”. Reservations are required, ideally one to three months ahead.
Price: €165 for the Classics menu (+€85 for wine pairing with 6 wines); €185 for the Evolution menu featuring new flavours and textures (+€120 for wine pairing with 9 wines). www.belcanto.pt
Eleven: *One Star
From the top of Eduardo VII Park, Eleven delivers a dining experience of the highest quality, accompanied by vistas of Lisbon and the River Tejo. Joachim Koerpe is the leading chef of a concept of Mediterranean cuisine that uses the freshest produce.
Price: €98 for the Atlantic menu; €185 for the Lobster menu; €198 for the Black Truffle menu (wine pairing from €54). www.restauranteleven.com
Epur: *One Star
An open kitchen and wide windows overlooking the city and the River Tejo are the setting of a fine-dining experience led by the French chef Vincent Farges. Epur offers a simple but sophisticated menu that changes depending on seasonal availability, composed of three starters, three main courses, and three desserts, each offering two or three flavours. They are the basis for the four tasting menus.
Price: from €65 for the Petit Appétit menu, composed of a starter, main course, and dessert, to €160 for the 8 Momentos menu (three starters, three main courses, and two desserts). www.epur.pt
Feitoria: *One Star
The Michelin-starred Feitoria serves traditional and authentic flavours with Oriental influences. Chef João Rodrigues’ menus are all about the product. The dining experience is enhanced by a unique waterfront location in Belém.
Price: €90 for the Terra menu (+€60 for wine pairing); €110 to €135 for the Matéria menu (4 to 6 dishes). www.restaurantefeitoria.com
Fifty Seconds: *One Star
Located at the top of Vasco da Gama Tower in Parque das Nações, Fifty Seconds is led by the Spanish chef Martín Berasategui who has earned a total of 10 Michelin stars. It all starts when boarding the elevator of the MYRIAD hotel, which takes fifty seconds to reach the restaurant at 120 metres high. The stunning views are also part of the fine-dining experience that combines sophisticated flavours.
Price: €140 for the Fifty Seconds menu; €170 for the chef’s tasting menu. www.fiftysecondsexperience.com
LOCO: *One Star
In Loco, Alexandre Silva offers a gastronomic experience featuring locally-sourced and organic produce. Committed to a zero-waste policy, there’s only one tasting menu in Loco – an introduction to the chef’s cuisine, with 17 “unpredictable and surprising moments”.
Price: €113 for the LOCO menu (17 courses). www.loco.pt