HIM and I recently celebrated our “2nd wedding” in Portugal – not so much a wedding, but definitely a celebration (you can read all about the food here)… and while we were there – we also decided to spend a day in Lisbon… a place that I hadn’t yet explored (and of course, for HIM being Portuguese – He had been a few times but was willing to pander to my travel needs of exploration :)).
With a group of Brussels-based friends (who had celebrated with us in Santarém) – we walked around the Belém Tower on the banks of the Tagus river…towards the Jerónimos Monastery and then to see the founding place of the Pastéis de Belém (now known as Pastéis De Nata)….
And then onto lunch – at Darwin’s Cafe…. I can not recommend this place enough! It is just a short walk from the Belém Tower, with parking nearby, on the Tagus River (with inside & terrace dining, excellent food & great service)… What more could you ask for on holiday?
the bring a platter to the table with bread, paté & olives (but be warned – this is charged at 2euro per person… but worth it!)
None of us ordered starters & went straight onto Main courses…All 7 of us ordering something different (all mains range between 12-17,50€) – and here are a few pictures….
Most of us ordered desserts – and we were all so eager to tuck in that I only got photo’s of 2 of the desserts – Mine, which was Rhubarb pudding (7,50€)
and Mr Draper’s – which was Mango Carpaccio with crème brûlée (7,00€)
Would I return? ABSOLUTELY yes… when in Lisbon this is a must-visit restaurant!!
address: Avenida Brasília Ala B, 1400-038 Lisbon, PORTUGAL
telephone: +351 932 032 579
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12h30-15h30 & 19h30-23h00