BAIRRO ALTO TERRACE
Every stamp on the ol’ passport brings an array of exciting new adventures and experiences, yet the questions from others remain the same. Where was the best food and drinks? Where is your happy place? What was the most breathtaking view? While the answers for all the above are different for everyone, and can constantly change, it is quite an accolade that the rooftop terrace at the 5-star Bairro Alto hotel would be a top contender for all three.
An iconic establishment in Lisbon’s historic city centre, located between the famous Bairro Alto and the culturally rich Chiado neighbourhoods. The thirty eight person, mist-chilled, terrace sits on the hotel’s top floor, providing unique views over Lisbon’s dazzling rooftops. A perfect spot for anytime of the day, to sit and read a book or converse with friends and family in a relaxing yet energetic atmosphere.
While anytime of the day would be a pleasant visit, it’s always hard to compete with sunset hour. Spend your evening sipping cocktails amidst the fading of the days light, while soaking in what has been awarded “the fourth best hotel-terrace view in the world”. However, reservations are not taken, the only way to ensure a visit is popping in at odd hours or checking in regularly to see if a table will open up.
The menu offers a variety of traditional Portuguese dishes, with portions appropriate for sharing or light snacking. The extensive cocktails and house specialties are a must-try, beautifully presented and equally delightful. Below are a few of nadaCliché’s top choices, with the Midori de Coentros reigning supreme as one of the most refreshing, flavourful cocktails that has been featured on this site to date.
Gin, cardamom seeds, lavender, lime juice, cranberry juice, ginger, sugar syrup
Sugar cane, Brandy, sugar, passion fruit, lime
Tequila, Cointreau, sugar and Grapefruit juice
MIDORI DE COENTROS
Midori, lemon juice, pineapple juice, coriander leaves
If you’re in the neighbourhood, or in Lisbon in general, make an effort to swing by the Bairro Alto. It is a dining experience that will rival any tourist attraction in the city.
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