Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 88, Lisbon
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Special occasions
Expert review of Varanda
I only dine here as a rare treat. This is the place to come for sophisticated high-end dining. You won't look out of place in a tuxedo or ball gown, while rubbing shoulders with the highest of Lisbon and Europe's high society.
This place brings traditionally rough-and-ready fare of Portugal and gives it a strong twist of finesse. The seafood is top drawer and the wine list is as long as it is pricey.
The only time I visited I had the menu degustation, of which the highlights were the lobster couscous and the duck magret.
It's very formal here, to the point that it feels rude to talk above the volume of whispering.
Excellent the waiters are always on-hand at the slightest flinch of a request.
Obviously in the Hotel Ritz, the restaurant couldn't be in a grander location. There are also lovely views overlooking the Eduardo VII Park.
Including wine our bill totaled around 70 euros pp.
More information on Varanda:
- Price guide:
- Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 88, Lisbon
- 21 381 1400
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- 6.30–10.30am, 12.30–3pm, 7.30–10.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential