Bon Jardim

Price guide: Budget

Travessa de Santo Antão 11, Lisbon

Price guide: Budget

Bon Jardim

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#18 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Foodies, Chilling out, No fuss, People watching, Relaxation

Best for Families - Expert review of Bon Jardim

The place for simple, cheap and delicious Portuguese chicken and chips.

A real local favourite, this is the best place in Lisbon’s city-centre to experience a genuine taste of Portuguese dining.

Food and drink: 

Easy and unfussy is the theme here. There are steak and fish dishes on the menu but everyone has the chicken and chips. The finger-licking and delicious national dish is simply served whole or halved, with crispy, chilli-coved skin, chips and a fresh salad of tomato, onion and lettuce, that’s all dolloped with glugs of olive oil.

Recommended dishes: 

Umm, did I mention the chicken? The best way to eat it is with your hands while loudly scoffing at the football on the telly.

Ambience: 

Very laidback. Families and close friends come to eat rather than socialise, with most people glued to the TV.

Service: 

The plump, moustachioed waiters who have been working here for decades are as charming as they are cheery.

Location: 

Just down one of Rossio’s cobbled allyways.

Price advice: 

Depending on how many beers I have here, I usually spend between 10–15 euros.

Tables to book: 

If you don’t want to be disturbed by the football on the TV, take one of the outside tables.

More information on Bon Jardim:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
International, Traditional
Address:
Travessa de Santo Antão 11, Lisbon
Telephone:
21 342 7424
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon–11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

Have you been to Bon Jardim? Would you recommended it?