A Travessa

Address: Travessa das Inglesinhas 28, Lapa, Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: 021 390 2034

- Expensive

4.8

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
4.8
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Service
4.7
90%
Food and drink
4.8
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Value for money
4.6
90%
Ambience
4.8
90%
Location
4.5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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