A Travessa

Price guide: Expensive

Travessa das Inglesinhas 28, Lapa, Lisbon

Price guide: Expensive

A Travessa

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#1 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.7
4.7
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Design and architecture, History, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of A Travessa

An old favourite of mine and almost every other Lisboeta.

Adored by everyone in Lisbon, this Belgian stalwart has been serving some of the finest food in town for over two decades. Set in a historic old convent, the restaurant is filled with warm vibes, cuddly charm and outstanding, hearty cuisine.

Food and drink: 

While the restaurant is technically Belgian, the menu has a wide-ranging international feel. Expect lots of seasonal fresh fish and hearty meat dishes such as the infamous slow roasted pork. Delicious fresh bread is baked daily on the premises in a stone oven.

Recommended dishes: 

On Saturdays, mussels are the only thing on the menu and a table here is the greatest prize in Lisbon's culinary diary.

Ambience: 

I like this place for its excellence in food and style, which makes for an eternally jovial restaurant. The 17th-century convent setting adds a little magic, which is welcome but unnecessary – in reality this place is all about good food and good company. Who needs more?

Service: 

Always excellent. Last time I visited, the owner, Antonio, sent me home with a couple of loaves of the leftover baked bread.

Location: 

Up one of Lapa's winding historic lanes.

Price advice: 

It's not cheap. My bill usually comes to around 60-70 euros pp, depending on wine consumption.

Tables to book: 

During the summer up to 100 tables are set up in the open-air courtyard and in the winter I like to be close to the log fire.

More information on A Travessa:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
International
Address:
Travessa das Inglesinhas 28, Lapa, Lisbon
Telephone:
021 390 2034
Website:
http://www.atravessa.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
12.30–3.30pm, 8pm–midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Belgian

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