WHERE TO EAT
CANTINHO DO AVILLEZ
José Avillez is the chef behind this bistro, a small and simple affair with concrete flooring and industrial lighting. The menu is a fusion of international classics, featuring lamb tagine, Asian spiced suckling pig and steak tartar.
In a city awash with traditional seafood restaurants, this is a refreshingly modern take. It offers an Asian inspired menu of sushi and sashimi as well as innovative fish dishes. Clean lines and wooden accessories add to the minimalist Japanese atomsphere.
PASTÉIS DE BELÉM
No visit to Lisbon is complete without a trip to Pastéis de Belém, the birthplace of the custard tart. The café is now awash with the tourists and the queue often snakes down the street but the quality and flavour of their famous tarts more than makes up for the wait.