North Side

Our Side of the River, close to Bishop’s Square

Most of our favourites are on this side, all within a proverbial stone’s throw of the Square.

  • A Taska – +351 919 472 195 – Tiny Restaurant on LHS as you enter Bishop’s Square coming from the Villa. Limited menu but we like it. Closed Tuesday.
  • A Mesa – +351 281 027 415 – a new restaurant on RHS as  you enter Bishop’s Square, adjacent to the Church. Simple menu, friendly staff, one to watch.
  • O Patio – +351 281 323 008 – Turn hard left immediately before the Roman Bridge. Very popular and a great atmosphere on the roof terrace. Closed Sunday.
  • Abstracto –  +351 917 043 274 – Same street as O Patio, refurbished a couple of years ago, good food and friendly service. Closed Thursday
  • Aqua Sul – +351 281 325 166 – To the side of  O Patio, small and buzzing. Closed Sunday and Monday.
  • Rive Gauche – +351 925 586 378– Just beyond AquaSul on RHS. A bit more formal but we haven’t been there for a while. Closed Tuesday.
  • Brisa do Rio –  +351 915 434 452 – Always very busy, excellent value but you need to book. One of the most popular in this area. Evenings only. Closed Wednesday
  • Beira Rio –  +351 281 323 165 and The Black Anchor (Irish Bar) Great for open-air dining in the warm weather. Open every day.
  • Terraze – +351 281 327 481 On the riverside, short distance upstream from Black Anchor. Trendy new restaurant, opened 2018, excellent location, good food and service. Recommended; lunch and dinner, Closed Sunday.
  • D’Gusta+351 281 326 089 – A bit further upstream, towards the Railway Bridge. A Tapas restaurant, relatively new and incredibly popular. One of our favourites – you need to book even in the off-season. Closed Sunday and Monday.
  • Pessoa’s Cafe – +351 281 094 057 – Between the Roman Bridge and the Middle Bridge. Very small, just a few tables and chairs on the pavement but a great place to start the evening. Opens at 6pm and closes when it feels like it! Believe this might have closed during 2019 – will update when confirmed.