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The Best Rooftop Restaurants in Lisbon

The Best Rooftop Restaurants in Lisbon

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Updated: 9 February 2017
An opportunity for a relaxing break on one of the numerous rooftop bars in the heart of Lisbon has long ceased to be a distinguished activity reserved for tourists. This list of  the best rooftop restaurants and bars in Lisbon features high-rise venues that reinvent the concept of sightseeing.

Lost In Esplanade Bar

Lost In Esplanade Bar is an Indian-style restaurant with a cosmopolitan ambiance, located on one of the best open terraces that Lisbon has to offer. Tasty snacks with oriental spices and mouthwatering aromas are served here. Lost In Esplanade also serves a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps and toasts, and is favorite spot for vegetarians: the restaurant is famous among locals since it offers delicious vegetarian versions of burgers. A lemonade and a salmon wrap are a perfect combination to have while relaxing in the colorful and cozy location whilst observing the sunset.

Opening times: 12.30pm-12am daily

Rua D.Pedro V No. 56, Lisbon, +351 917 759 282

Terrace BA, Bairro Alto Hotel

Located on the 6th floor of the elegant Bairro Alto Hotel, this small terrace is a popular spot for those wishing to find respite from the sweltering heat. It offers an unusual angle on the Bairro Alto district, with the view stretching to the Ponte 25 de Abril. Try their refreshing granizado, a cold drink made from fruits and crushed ice. As for the food, Terrace BA is perfect for a light lunch, offering a wide range of salads, sandwiches and paninis, as well as the new classic, BA Caesar salad.

Opening times: 10.30am-1am daily

Bairro Alto Hotel, Praca Luis de Camoes, 2, Lisbon, +351 21 340 82 88


Located on top of Hotel do Chiado, the Entretanto Terrace is one of the best viewing platforms in the city. Visitors are welcome to stay indoors or venture outside to leisurely observe the movement of passers by below. The terrace cannot be avoided during summer, as it becomes the most popular place to be in the neighborhood. Entretanto is great for afternoon tea, or for an early brunch with refreshing drinks. Its menu offers various dishes, providing a mixture of European cuisine with inspiration taken from traditional Portuguese food, and is prepared by chef Igor Martinho. Entretanto should become your ultimate food and sightseeing choice, if you are limited on visiting time.


Opening times: 11am-1pm daily

Hotel do Chiado, Rua Nova do Almada, 114, Chiado, Lisbon, +351 213 256 100

Ibo Restaurante

Ibo Restaurant is located in a former warehouse facing the Tagus basin. The cuisine takes inspiration from classical Portuguese gastronomy, and brings novelty by adding Mozambican flavors. The restaurant is an elegant dining space with a wonderful open terrace and incredible views of the Lisbon port and the River Tagus. The interior is simple and laid-back, which brings attention to the fusion of European and African flavors. The prawn curry with white rice is a must-try, alongside the refined collection of wines made from the best Portuguese grapes.


Opening times: Tue-Thu 12.30-3pm, 7.30pm-3am; Fri-Sat 12.30-5.30pm 7.30pm-1am; Sun 12.30-3.30pm

Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, +351 21 342 36 11

Memmo Alfama Wine Bar & Terrace

Hidden in the backstreets of Alfama, Memmo Alfama Hotel is an intimate, secluded modern hotel with its chic and spacious Wine Bar & Terrace situated on the first floor. Without doubt, Memmo Alfama Terrace will take your breath away with its astonishing views of the oldest neighborhood in the city, Alfama, as well as the Tagus river. This cosmopolitan venue offers a plentiful wine list as well as delicious Portuguese tapas, and would be a perfect place from which to watch the sunset.


Opening times: 6-11pm daily

Memmo Alfama Hotel, Travessa das Merceeiras, 27, Alfama, Lisbon, +351 210 495 660

The Insólito

Located at the top of an old 19th century building, quirky Insólito offers its visitors the privilege of exploring the magnificent views of Lisbon. Reserved for moody and rainy days, inside the restaurant you can find a special counter with meals that are not served at any other times. If you enjoy watching the chef prepare your meal, you will pleased to find that you have the opportunity to do so here. The menu is made up of Portuguese cuisine with an original twist. The cocktail mixologist often experiments with different formulas to establish a set of cocktails unique to the Insólito.

Opening times: Tue-Wed 3pm-12am; Thu-Sat 3pm-1am

Rua de São Pedro Alcântara, 83, Bairro Alto, Lisbon, +351 213 461 381

Silk Club

Located in a historical building in Chiado, this bar-restaurant offers the most exceptional atmosphere in the whole of Lisbon. From the terrace of Silk Club you will have almost a 360-degree overlook of the city. The kitchen of Silk Club serves exotic Japanese food, with fine varieties of sashimi, nigiri, hosomaki, futomaki and temaki. The in-house DJ plays music on late nights and at weekends. Its elegance and sophistication is the reason why Silk Club received the title of the ‘Best Rooftop Bar in the World’ named by UCity Guides.


Opening times: Tue-Thu 7pm-1.30am; Fri-Sat 7pm-4am

Rua da Misericórdia, 14, Chiado, Lisbon, +351 913 009 193