LISBON - BELÉM
€€€ A Commenda (213 648 561. Praça do Império, Centro Cultural de Belém; Closed for dinner on Sundays). With the river as the background, this restaurant presents a choice that is a mixture of Mediterranean flavours and an innovative touch that nonetheless favours traditional Portuguese products. It has a very sophisticated ambience, combining classical decoration with house specialities.
€€ Espaço Açores (213 640 881. Largo da Boa Hora, Loja 19, Mercado da Ajuda; closed on Tuesdays). With a lovely panoramic view, it brings us the flavours of all the 9 beautiful islands of the Azores.
SOLAR DOS NUNES
€€ Solar dos Nunes (213 631 631. Rua dos Lusíadas, 68; Closed on Sundays). Although like a typical Lisbon house, with tiles, wood ceiling beams and Portuguese floors, the centre of your attention will be undoubtedly its cuisine from Alentejo.
TODO O MUNDO FALA
€ Todo o Mundo Fala (213 640 788. Posto Náutico Sport Algés e Dafundo. Docas de Belém, Av. Brasília. Closed Sunday for dinner and on Mondays). Vegetarian and Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere.
€€€ Vela Latina (213 017 118. Doca do Bom Sucesso; closed on Sundays). This is a terrace restaurant found quite close to the Torre de Belém. It is difficult to find a free table. The menu has both domestic and international dishes.