Rua de Belém, 84-92
Given its geographic location, the fact that Lisbon restaurants offer an abundance of fish and seafood dishes should come as no surprise. Since we were only in Lisbon for two nights, we sadly didn’t have a chance to try all of the restaurants I had hoped to. One that I do want to give a shout-out to is As Velhas. We had a really great overall experience at this restaurant that was not far from our hotel (the Sofitel on Avenida da Liberdade).
The grilled sea bass I had was fresh and simply – but perfectly – prepared. They brought it to the table as shown below, but then deboned it for me (thank goodness).
With our dinner, we enjoyed a very reasonably priced vinho verde (a Portuguese wine) that our waiter recommended. It was light, fantastic and paired perfectly with our meals.
I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you that I ordered dessert, which was a mouth-watering chocolate mousse cake:
For a great end to a great meal, our waiters brought out complimentary glasses of ginja (or ginjinha) – a delicious liqueur made with ginja berries (sour cherries).
Rua Conceição da Gloria, 21