Things To Do This Week In Lisbon: 23-27 October 2017

Monday 23 October

Children Yoga: From 5.30pm to 7.30pm, children ages 1 to 5 will learn yoga and develop their physical, emotional and mental well being, through games and stories.  Parents can join too. The trial lesson is €15. Book this class here.

Ready, set, go: Organized by Decathlon, there’s a running club gathering every Monday at 7.30pm, right in front of the store. This activity is free, there are 5 different levels of training, depending on your level. The training starts in Avenida António Augusto Aguiar n. 29 and goes up to Parque Eduardo Sétimo. Event here.

Build your own piece of furniture: At this carpentry workshop, taking place in Volta, you will be able to make your own piece of furniture while learning about different types of wood, how to plan a project, amongst many other things. The workshop takes 3 hours, from 7pm to 10pm and it costs €30. For more info or if you want to book it go here.

Tuesday 24 October

Community lunch: Take one of your favourite homecooked meals to Impact Hub Lisbon and share your thoughts and favourite flavours with this community. Tim Leberecht, from House of Beautiful Business, will host this event where the focus will be technology and humanity. It’s from 1pm to 4pm, it’s free and you can take a friend. Info here.

Wim Wenders gets an award: The acclaimed filmmaker comes to Portugal to receive an award for all the work done to promote Europe and its history. If you’re a fan of the director known for movies like Buena Vista Social Club or Paris, Texas this is your chance to see him live and for free. More info here.

Wednesday 25 October

Rooftop Yoga: From 9am to 12pm at Jardim do Torel. Tickets cost €5 and it usually gets sold out. Book it here.

90s Celebration: If you’re up for a late night, remember the classics from the 90s at the best old school disco in town: Plateau. The party starts at 11.45pm and it goes until 6am. Ah and did I say women get 3 free drinks? Add your name to the guest list here.

Thursday 26 October

Do the Cha Cha: Try this open Cha Cha dance session for free. Take your partner or a friend and move to the rhythms of Cuba.  From 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Fábrica Braço de Prata. More info here.

Laughter Yoga: This type of yoga strengthens your immune system, reduces pain and lowers stress. Every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm. Tickets here.

Friday 27 October

Dinner and guided tour to the mosque: [SOLD OUT] Take a guided tour with the Lisbon Mosque Sheik, David Munir, and have a traditional dinner while trying the best of Islamic cuisine.  The visit starts at 8.15pm and it costs €20, dinner is included in the price. Buy your tickets here.

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Things To Do This Weekend In Lisbon: 21-22 October 2017 – Children’s Edition

Things To Do This Weekend In Lisbon: 21-22 October 2017 – Children’s Edition

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MUSIC FOR BABIES: It happens every third Saturday of the month and each time there’s a special guest. Through songs and musical games, your kids will develop motor, cognitive and linguistic skills.  Starts at 4pm and ends at 5pm. For children from 9 months old to 4 years old. Price is €15 for one baby and two adults. Sign up.

COLLAGE CREATIVE WORKSHOP: Visit the new MAAT Museum (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) while your children enjoy this creative workshop making collages with different materials. Starts at 4pm and ends at 6pm. For ages 9 to 12 years old. €5 per child. 50% off for the second child. Get tickets.

LASER TAG: Looking for a unique experience, filled with adrenaline? Discover the biggest laser tag in Lisbon and Spain. When you enter the  300 m2 arena you’ll feel like you’ve entered another galaxy. Take your children and a group of their friends and have a fun adventure. Ticket prices start at €8 per game. Book your tickets here.

RIDE ON A BUS/BOAT: HIPPOtrip, is both a bus and a boat tour that will surely marvel your children. Driving in the Lisbon streets or plunging into the Tagus river, while learning interesting stories about the city, all without leaving their sits. Adults pay €25 and children and seniors €15. Tickets here.

SUNDAY

MUSICAL THEATRE FOR BABIES: Produced in the Children’s Lisbon Theatre, this play introduces children to Mozart through sounds, lights, shapes and a lot of sensorial experiences. You can see a small teaser here. The play is for children aged 6 months to 4 years old. Sessions start at 11am and a family ticket is €20. Get tickets.

COOKING WITH SOLAR ENERGY: Learn how to cook a pizza and even a sweet apple dessert with solar energy. The class happens in São Pedro do Estoril, 20 minutes train ride from Lisbon. From 11th to 17th and it’s free. More info here.

BOUNCE: Jump, jump, jump, jump around. Have a fun Sunday jumping around with your children at Bounce. A complex filled with 100 trampolines. For children aged 3 and above. Prices: €10 for the first session and €8 for the next ones. More info here.

THE TROUBADOR, A PUPPET OPERA: An opera, that’s also a love story told with masterfully done puppetry. You can find some samples of the Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla & figli work here. The music is from Giuseppe Verdi, the opera is in Italian but with Portuguese subtitles. Sunday at 4pm in Teatro Trindade (there are tickets for this Friday and Saturday at 8pm if you prefer). Tickets start at €10, they also sell family packages. Ages 6 and above. Tickets here.

 

Body food dinner in Lisbon tomorrow?

Body food dinner in Lisbon tomorrow?

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A little appetizer in Maria’s belly button, the main course just under Ana’s right breast and what about dessert? Should we have it on Bruno’s left thigh? This could just be the sexiest most delicious dinner in the whole of Lisbon tomorrow, 22 September. Organized by events company Grand’Ideia, this is the third installment of the very successful Body Food experience inspired by the ambiance of the movie Eyes Wide Shut. Dinner will be served under candlelights, on the naked bodies of both male and female models.

If you’re interested there are still some places left and all you have to do is either book your table on this page or talk to the event organizers on Facebook. The dinner will cost €45 euros per person and it’s only for ages above 18. Upon booking, you will get a password which will lead you to this world of sexy and tasty delights.
Time: 22 September, 9pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Address: Casa do Chef, Avenida de Berlim, 35 A, Lisboa, 1800-033 Lisboa

Michelin Star Cocktails in Lisbon

Michelin Star Cocktails in Lisbon

 

In case you were wondering where to have the best cocktails next time you’re visiting Lisbon, take out your phone and write down this on your notes: “Red Frog” in Rua do Salitre. This award-winning bar serves the most brilliant, original and tasty cocktails you will ever try and it’s still a bit of a hidden gem in Lisbon.

Red Frog is a speakeasy bar, inspired by the prohibition bars in America, and it aims to take you on a trip throughout different decades starting in the 19th century and ending in the 90s. The award is given, every year, by The 50 Best Bars in the World Academy and the voters, from around the world, are a selection of the best 500 drink experts.

Address: Rua do Salitre 5A

Telephone: 215 831 120

Hours: open every day from 6pm. Closed on Sundays.

Concerts in Lisbon in October

Concerts in Lisbon in October

PLAYING IN NOS ARENA

14th October – John Legend Darkness and Light Tour

John Legend in Lisbon

Tickets from: €39

Starting time: 8pm

Buy tickets here.

 

PLAYING IN COLISEU DE LISBOA

11th October – Bush 

Bush in Concert

Tickets from: €30

Starting time: 8:30pm

Buy tickets here.

17th October – Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth Tour

Tickets from: €28

Starting time: 8pm

Buy tickets here.

 

28th October – The National 

The National

Tickets from: Tickets are sold out in some websites but there are still some here or check on Facebook reselling ticket pages like this.

Starting time: 8pm

30th October – Metronomy

Tickets from: €26

Starting time: 9pm

Buy tickets here.

 

PLAYING IN CAMPO PEQUENO

28th October – Royal Blood

 

Prices From: €26

Starting Time: 8pm

Buy tickets here.

Best New Sushi Restaurants in Lisbon

Best New Sushi Restaurants in Lisbon

I love sushi and lucky for me and many of you sushi lovers out there, Lisbon is the perfect place to find this delicious cuisine. Find out the brand new sushi restaurants in Lisbon.

  1. Aron Sushi

aron sushi

Fresh, delicious sushi in this new cosy restaurant. Can’t think of a better place for a more intimate dinner. The sushi men, Aron Vargas, came from Brazil 16 years ago and immediately started working with one of the most renowned sushi chef’s in Portugal, Takashi Yoshitake. Today he has two sushi restaurants, this new one is right above a fishmonger so you can rest assured, the sushi will be very fresh. There are 9 lunch menus, sushi and sashimi combos (€35 for 30 pieces or €18 for 15 pieces) and you can also try the a la carte menu with names like o-toro, chutoro and akami.

Address: Mercado 31 de Janeiro, R. Engenheiro Vieira da Silva, Lisboa

Average dinner price for two*: €50

Book your table here. 

2. Kitanori Sushi Lounge

I’m always suspicious when the sushi price is low but in this case, the low sushi prices are inversely proportional to the fish quality. It’s fresh and it’s delicious. At this new restaurant, you can take a seat at the counter or you sit in one of the tables. 8 pieces of tempura go for €9,90, a meal for two can go up to €30 if you’re very hungry.

Address: Rua Barao de Sabrosa 315A, Lisbon 1900-091, Portugal

Average dinner price for two: €30

Book your table here.

3. Chiyome Sushi, Lisboa

The Chiyome Sushi is located in Belém, more specifically, inside the Associação Naval de Lisboa and has the best view of the Tagus river, as you can sit in the margins of the river while enjoying your dish. Prices for a sushi combo start at €17 for a plate with 15 pieces and go up to €57 for the chefs special with 50 different pieces. Every day there are different specials.

Average dinner price for two: €30

Address: Av. Brasília, Doca de Belém, Pavilhão ANL, Belém

Book your table here.

4. Nómada

sushi cone nomada

Crunchy cones stuffed with marinated tuna and Port infused caramelised onion, covered in sesame seeds and wasabi peas are one of the client’s favourites, but there’s more.  Prawn tempura with tartare mayo, white fish ceviche with tigers milk, chips and sweet potato pure… Should I say some more?

Average dinner price for two: €60

Address: Av. Visconde Valmor, 40A, Lisboa

Book your table here.

5. Miss Jappa

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Chirashi sushi

It’s right in the centre of Lisbon, in Bairro Alto more precisely. At the helm of the restaurant is the only Portuguese certified by the All Japan Sushi chef Anna Lins. At this restaurant, you can try a mix of the old and new sushi cuisine. The chirashi at the moment is highly recommended.

Average dinner price for two: €40

Address: Praça Príncipe Real 5 A, Lisbon 1250-184

Book your table here.

6. Japonês-ritz at the Ritz

This restaurant is what happens when you get the freshest of fish combined with the skills of some of the countries’ best sushi chefs. The new restaurant at the Ritz has only 18 seats available so book in advance. The menu is mouthwatering, with options ranging from the most traditional dishes to fusion or Nikkei.

You can try the tasting menu for €69 a person, lobster with spinach and yuzu and truffle vinagrete is included in the menu or if you prefer to go for the weekday lunch where you can have the executive lunch for €39 per person, the price includes a saké negi or saké maki temaki, 18 pieces of sushi and sashimi, a dessert and a drink.

Average dinner price for two: €100

Address: Ritz Four Seasons Hotel Lisboa, Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 88

To make a reservation: 213811400


*average prices for two include: 2 appetisers + 2 mains + 2 beverages + 1 dessert

Hope you enjoy all or at least, some of my suggestions. Are there any other restaurants I should know about? I’m all ears. Let me know in the comment section!

 

Top 4 Cheap Brunches in Lisbon – All Below €14

Top 4 Cheap Brunches in Lisbon – All Below €14

Every now and then it’s great to have a more exuberant brunch but other times it’s nice to just sit in a cosy cafe and have a more authentic homey experience. With the following suggestions not only you can have a different perspective on the Portuguese lifestyle but you will also be able to save since you’re combining breakfast and lunch for less than €14. And with no further delay here are our top 4 cheapest brunches in Lisbon.

1.  Minha Cozinha in Campo de Ourique

This brunch is served as a buffet and it’s delicious. You can fill your plate as many times as you want with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, different types of bread, croissants, pancakes, yoghurt, cereal, quiches, juices and, the best part, a selection of homemade cakes, just like the ones in the picture.

Price: €14, children from 3 to 6 years old €7

Brunch Times: Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays fr0m 11am to 1.15pm and from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Address: Rua da Infantaria 16, 63A, Lisboa.

Facebook page. Telephone: 213880941

2. Eric Kayser

Eric Kayser’s cafe speciality is traditional, additive free, french bread. And for only €9 you can try some of their loaves when you try the brunch at either their new cafe in Amoreiras or in Parque das Nações. Le Brunch, it’s what they call it, includes a warm drink, which can be a coffee, a latte, a cappuccino, tea or hot coffee. And then freshly squeezed juice plus croissants, pain aux chocolate and a cinnamon bun or apple strudel. There’s, of course, different kinds of bread and butter, fruit marmalades or honey, fruit salad, Kayser eggs or scrambled eggs with salmon or prosciutto.

Price: €9

Brunch Times: From 10 am to 16 pm,

Address: Amoreiras Plaza – Rua Professor Carlos Alberto da Mota Pinto, 1070-374 Lisbon

Alameda dos Oceanos 1341,1990-083, 1990-083 Lisboa

Facebook Page. Telephone: 21 192 7894

3. Kaffeehaus

You can sit here and read a magazine or read the latest news over a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Or take a friend and choose one of the brunches on offer. Prices vary but they’re all below the €12 mark.

This Austrian cafe was where I first had tried a brunch and it’s one of the first in Lisbon that ever even had that option. It’s very popular and its different variations start at €8,60 for the Wiener Frühstück. It includes Austrian bread, a croissant, a mini chocolate and cream came, jam, Nutella, honey and butter and then there’s the Wir sind Kaiser, which you can have for €11,90. This one includes a Viennese sausage with a Salzburg stew sauce, scrambled eggs, bread and butter. There’s also vegetarian options.

Address: Rua Anchieta, 3, Lisbon

Telephone: 210956828

Brunch Times: Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 11am.

Prices: €8,60 to €11,90

4. The Decadente

It’s a hostel, that used to be the residence of the swiss ambassador in Portugal, but it’s also a famous restaurant and now it’s a great brunch destination if you’re ever wondering in Bairro Alto. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to 4pm you can have a brunch that includes a roasted turkey sandwich with mushrooms, cherry tomato and eggs. Homemade oat waffles with caramelised apple, spices, salted caramel and vanilla foam. Greek yoghurt with crunchy muesli and dark chocolate zest, bread, juices, coffee.  There’s also a menu for kids and gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Address: Rua São Pedro de Alcântara 81, 1250-238 Lisboa

Telephone: 21 346 13 81 | Email: reservas@thedecadente.pt

Brunch Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm

Prices: €13, €6 euros for children