Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

September 11, 2012

Just a few recommendations if you’re ever in Lisbon. I imagine you’d all like to know where to grab an affordable, delicious, fresh meal. And where end your night with a cocktail or two. So let’s go, we’ve got plans – dinner, drinks and dancing.


Check out Cantinho Do Bem Estar for no-fuss traditional seafood. There’s a good variety of quality, fresh seafood dishes on offer. You’re guaranteed a big serve of tasty here, with friendly service.



We ordered a serve of prawns, which came with a thick mustard-style sauce. Oh, this was yum. For our main we ordered the doyrada, which came adorned with strawberries and little scrumptious potatoes. This fish was absolutely stunning.



Principal Real has a number of really cool cocktail bars, so we headed there for drinks a few times. I don’t know about you, but relaxing after a day of sightseeing with a fancy-pants drink is my idea of lovely.

Pavilhão Chinês. This place is kitsch cool, although I have no doubt that it would be terrifying after a few drinks. So many dolls, kitsch cool would fast become kitsch creepy.

Champagne with cherry for me.

Pina Colada for Ben, and yes he does like getting caught in the rain.

Cinco Lounge. I like to be surprised with cocktails, hinting at favourite flavours or ingredients and seeing what the bar tender creates. Ben stated he loved lychee, and was presented with the Princess Scarlette. Heh.

I favoured gin and was made an amazing basil and black pepper cocktail. It was like garden in a cup, in the best possible way.



Ok, I feel I may have mislead you here. Ben and I didn’t actually go out clubbing on our honeymoon. We did, however, dance all the way back to our hotel after those cocktails.



If you’re not into dancing you can always stroll. I was always down for a stroll when in Lisbon. It’s a spectacular city.

Summer sunsets and sprawling squares.

Dinner, drinks and dancing.

Heidi xo

  • Blithely Unaware September 11, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I love that you danced all the way back to your hotel…. I used to try and swing hamish around telegraph poles during my dances on the way home from a tipple…. he tried to avoid taking my lead because there was usually a parked car beside said pole.

    I've been meaning to do a Singapore post… should get onto that haahahahaa


  • Hannah September 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    What I wouldn't have given to see you twirl like a dancing sparklefairy down the streets of Lisbon, my darling! xo

  • The InTolerant Chef September 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    strawberries on fish- maybe not, but gin with Basil- yes please!

  • Heidi September 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Blithely Unaware – can't wait to read all about it!!

    Hannah – it was fun 🙂

    InTolerant Chef – delicious!

    Heidi xo

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet September 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Wow i love the photos of your dancing and the last photo 🙂 Definitely post card quality hehe ~ still so so so jealous that you went on such a long honeymoon 😀

  • Not Quite Nigella September 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Hehe we should all dance our way back to our hotels!! 😀

  • Heidi September 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Daisy – we were so so so lucky!

    Lorraine – agreed 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Ashley September 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Wow, just gorgeous pictures. Lisbon is indeed beautiful, reminds me of some of the squares in Padova and Bologna in Italy 🙂

    I also really want your gin cocktail! Sounds delish!

  • Iron Chef Shellie September 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    you guys are just way too cute! Too cute it should be a crime!!! lol

  • Heidi September 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Ashley – I've travelled Italy quite well yet I've never been to those two Italian cities – on the list!

    Michele – haha awe 🙂

    Heidi xo