Bon Jardim

Address: Travessa de Santo Antão 11, Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: 21 342 7424

- Budget

4.2

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
4.3
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Ambience
4.1
90%
Location
4.8
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Foodies
  • People watching
  • Relaxation
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

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