weekend trip


We had the BEST weekend in Lisbon - eating delicious food, drinking cocktails in old brothels and getting lost on the cobbled streets of Alfama. Below is our recommended itinerary.

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Friday Evening

Mercado de Ribeira - street food style, eat on communal tables

Pesano Amor - brothel turned cocktail bar


Fiero Da Ladra - flea market

National Pantheon (used to be a shoe factory)  - amazing views

Tazza in Giro - Breakfast - amazing little spot just on the edge of the flea market with a view of the pantheon. Best orange, cayenne pepper and carrot juice!

Church of Sao Vicente of Fora - beautiful church to pop into as you roam around Alfama

Ceramic shop we loved in Alfama -  'Caulino'.

Chapito - lunch - delicious salads and amazing views

Contemporary art tour (1.5 hours) - was an interesting insight into modern art in Lisbon. We visited two galleries which we would never have discovered otherwise.

LX Factory - incredibly inventive cocktails in a bar that didn't have a name at the time of our visit as it had just started but the 6th image is a photo of it.

Lost n Bar - cocktails with great views

9pm - A Travessa Dinner - incredible portuguese food, set in an old monastery - must book!


Wander around Barrio Alto

MUDE design museum 

Costa da Caparica beach - Kontiki for lunch - great beach bar

 Pharmacia - dinner - incredible views over the city, delicious cocktails in an old pharmacy / drug store setting.


Pasteis de Belem - INCREDIBLY delicious portugese custard tarts

Belem Tower

Lunch at O’Velho Eurico - very local, on the street, absolutely delicious seafood

Wandered around Alfama  and stumbled across an amazing square where we sat in 'O Corvo' and had an aperol spritz.


Gunton Arms

We have just got back from an incredible weekend at The Gunton Arms in Norfolk.  The owner, Ivor Braka, an art dealer has created a place which is stylish, comfortable, relaxed and completely unique - we felt so at home that we really didn't want to leave! 

It is a very special place the Gunton Arms, the walls are laced with mind blowing art where you will find Damien Hirst's in the loos and Tracey Emin's in the dining room.  Not only is Gunton dripping in the most exciting art,  but it is also the home to some seriously delicious food -  Stu the head chef cooks from an open fire in the middle of the Elk room which is a show in itself - the venison and scallops come highly recommended! 

We walked the beautiful grounds of Gunton, ate, drank, and peeled ourselves away only once to catch some fish and chips in Cromer at No.1 Fish and Chips -  it sure did live up to its name. 

The perfect staycation!