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Chiado & Carmo
Brew Pub, European, Portuguese, Pub
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Calcada Nova de Sao Francisco 14 | Baixa Chiado, Lisbon 1200-300, Portugal
+351 21 601 8472
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11:00 - 00:59
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:59
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:59
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Chester
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We recently spent 3 days in Lisbon and found this restaurant on the 1st night and loved it. The staff are very attentive and the food was great. Black pork and the steak is fabulas ....

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went here with a group of 8 and we all really enjoyed the awesome food and lovely outdoor sitting area. The service was super friendly and when they missed something they came back and fixed it asp and said sorry (which is just so very important). We had some mixed starters and my mom just loved the cheese so... More 

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Thank LizardBlizz
New York
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a great little courtyard that gets busy for lunch. Food was good, non-traditional and restaurant had a good craft beer option. Perfect stop while exploring the Chiado area.

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Thank runi R
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch after seeing the recommendation in our lonely planet book. Upon arriving, my boyfriend said "this is it?" But when entering, you see dark but cozy decor, and follow the hallway to a beautiful terrace in the back. The food and service were great. It was a lovely experience!

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Thank Kaitlin B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were so excited about this place, I literally had Fabulas tagged as a "must" place to visit in Lisbon add recommended by a travel guide. But I have never been so disappointed with a restaurant, specially in Portugal. My companion gave me the tagline for this review: "we should have gone for pizza" which happens to be next door... More 

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2 Thank fernandohe
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely lunch...was worried waitress didn't understand our order but everything came no problem. Food was delicious. And now for dessert! Yummy x

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Thank Vivi2911
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Lisbon breathes stories, drama, fado and a sweet melancholic scent that seduces almost everyone I know. Fabulas promised to continue this journey into the mysterious hills by the river. Instead, we got disappointment. A place with so many possible secrets throws at you only sad and dated emptiness. In addition, the staff is cold and inefficient, and the food is... More 

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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

It is a lovely place and has the potential to be a fabulous place. We ordered a starter which was great and we were looking for the mains. We waited for an hour between starter and mains, with apologies but no food. We were waiting for 4 salads and a toastie! The 4 salads arrived but we still then had... More 

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1 Thank Maths99
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I stumbled across this place whilst wondering into downtown Lisbon. I'm so glad I found it as it was fabulous. The service was amazing, food was lush and the surroundings were beautiful. Such the perfect place for a spot of lunch in the sun... Hidden gem and if I was back then I would be sure to go back here... More 

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Nottingham
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The restaurant was recommended in a magazine so we decided to try it. It's not easy to find as it's tucked away down a side street with outdoor seating in a secluded courtyard. The easiest way to describe how to find it is down an alley way off Rua Garrett in the Baixa Chiado area between the Nike & Massimo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Brew Pub, European, Portuguese, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:59
Thursday
11:00 - 23:59
Friday
11:00 - 00:59
Saturday
11:00 - 00:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calcada Nova de Sao Francisco 14 | Baixa Chiado, Lisbon 1200-300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Chiado & Carmo
  • Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
  • Phone Number: +351 21 601 8472
Description
The best place to have a relaxed good meal away from the busy streets of Lisbon. Right int he heart of the city.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chiado & Carmo

Neighbourhood Profile
Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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