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Hotel and Restaurant for 50th Birthday

Hi Vinhotinto,

Well we got back from Lisbon on Tuesday evening and we had a reallly good time.
Once again thank you for your recommendations.

Our flight was delayed on Friday so we didn't arrive as early as we were suppposed to so whilst our walking Friday evening we came across Sacremento which was quite close to our apartment and decided to eat there.

Shopped in Chiado and the Baixa on Saturday morning. Then went to Bairro Alto Hotel, the view is spectacular from the terrace bar, for cocktails before we went to Solar dos Presuntos for my husband's birthday meal which was gorgeous.

Sunday morning caught the metro to Eduardo VII Park walked back and had lunch at Bonjardim. Sunday night we ate at Cafe de Sao Bento.

On Monday my husband was feeling to good, over indulgence i think, so i suggested he stayed in bed for the morning and catch up on some sleep while i went out for a walk. So off i went on my own for a few hours when i returned to the apartment, after coffee, a pastry, glass of wine and something to eat my husband was feeling much better. But that time on my own was really nice, my husband won't be reading this. Monday afternoon we went to Belem and in the evening we ate at Clara Chiado if anyone does go i suggest they try the rack of lamb with raspberry sauce, delicious.

Had a really wonderful time in Lisbon and i will be back. I have a special birthday in a couple of years so maybe if i hint loud enough my husband will bring me back to Lisbon!

xChez

Sep 30, 2010
chez5770 in Spain/Portugal

Hotel and Restaurant for 50th Birthday

Bom dia,

I have changed our accommodation to an apartment in Chiado so i think Saturday morning will be spent walking, and shopping, in the area.

Vinhotinto your restaurant choices there are so many to choose from i think i will have to arrange another trip to Lisbon to fit them in. One last question where do you recommend we eat on Friday when we arrive. We have a very early morning flight from London on Friday morning so hoping to get to the apartment have a rest, freshen up and then out late afternoon/early evening.

Once again obrigada.

xChez

Sep 15, 2010
chez5770 in Spain/Portugal

Hotel and Restaurant for 50th Birthday

Hi vinhotino75,

Once again thank you for all your help.

Well i will be in Lisbon in 10 days with my husband to celebrate his bithday.
We will be arriving in Lisbon Friday lunchtime and i'm hoping that we will be able to eat at Bonjardim Friday evening. For Saturday, his actual birthday I've booked a table in the evening at Solar dos Presuntos. Instead of a wine bar after dinner i would like to go for Cocktails can you recemmend somewhere please?

I now need two restaurants for Sunday and Monday, which will be our last night in Lisbon. Out of the restaurants on your list which ones would you recommend. I think on the Sunday we might just like something light, again no fish for my husband.

xChez

Sep 14, 2010
chez5770 in Spain/Portugal

Hotel and Restaurant for 50th Birthday

Hi Vinho,

Thank you for your recommendations i've had a look at Solar dos Presuntos and i will definately be booking for my husband's birthday.

Last time we were in Lisbon we did manage go to the Oceanarium and Belem are there any other attractions you can recommend and also more places to eat. We arrive in Lisbon on a Friday, mid-morning, and leave on Tuesday morning.

If i'm allowed i'd also like to fit in a couple of hours shopping.

xChez

Jun 30, 2010
chez5770 in Spain/Portugal

Hotel and Restaurant for 50th Birthday

My husband will be 50 in a couple of months time so i'm taking him to Lisbon for a long weekend.

I've been looking at hotels and can't decide between Heritage Av Liberdade and Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade.

We arrive on the Friday morning and my husband's birthday is on the Saturday. My husband is a real meat eater, lamb, pork beef, veal. I enjoy my meat but i do love fish, prawns squid etc. Can someone recommend a restaurant that will cater for both our needs? We'd like somewhere that's not too formal, smart but casual if you know what i mean. Also a bar that we can go to after for cocktails maybe.

We have been to Lisbon before but it was years ago. We were with our youngest son but unfortunately he broke his arm whilst in Lisbon so bad that they thought they'd have to operate so most of our time was spent in the hospital.

xChez

Jun 29, 2010
chez5770 in Spain/Portugal