Articles by Paul Bernhardt

Dining at Lisbon Hotel Restaurants

Dining at Lisbon Hotel Restaurants January 15, 2012 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Some of the best places to eat in Lisbon are located in hotels. Renowned for their inventive gastronomy and impeccable service, these restaurants enjoy an international reputation as fine dining venues. And with many launching new winter menus, now is the time to book a table. Here are six of the best...

Coasting to Cascais

Coasting to Cascais January 9, 2012 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Lisbon offers the tourist all sorts of sightseeing options. But why not combine your city break with an excursion along the coast? A favourite destination is the pleasant resort town of Cascais. This is a great day trip idea. Regular departures from Cais do Sodré railway terminal connect the capital...

Check in for Romance

Check in for Romance December 28, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Love-struck travellers looking for that intimate holiday hideaway should follow cupid’s arrow to Lisbon. Here are five romantic hotel options to choose from. Solar do Castelo Image courtesy of Solar do Castelo If any hotel sets the scene for romance it’s Solar do Castelo. This charming boutique hotel...

Dining to know you

Dining to know you December 22, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Lisbon is fun, flirty and infatuating and if love is on the menu, these five romantic restaurants will put passion on your plate. Tavares Rico © Image: www.paulbernhardtphoto.com A Michelin star shines over Lisbon’s – and Portugal’s – oldest restaurant. Founded in 1784, this refined establishment...

Having a grape time in Lisbon – the best city wine bars

Having a grape time in Lisbon – the best city wine bars December 16, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Wine lovers are in for a treat in Portugal. The country’s geographical position, agreeable climate and contrasting landscape make it ideal for cultivating a huge variety of indigenous grapes, nurtured in lush vineyards that embroider the length and breadth of the nation. Indeed, Portuguese wine is...

Lisbon’s café society

Lisbon’s café society December 12, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Percolating throughout the Portuguese capital is a myriad of cafés and teahouses as ubiquitous and appealing as the rich and aromatic beverage itself. So why not blend your love of caffeine with some of the best cafés in Lisbon? Café Versailles © Image: www.paulbernhardtphoto.com Sweet-toothed traditionalists...

Pasta, pizza, perfect. The best Italian cuisine.

Pasta, pizza, perfect. The best Italian cuisine. November 28, 2011 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
The colourful and eclectic Lisbon restaurant scene is recognised as one of Europe’s most exciting and diverse. Adding a deliciously rich and tempting flavour to the pot are several Italian restaurants noted for the variety of their menus, choice of ingredients and quality of dishes – la dolce vita...

Risqué business: Love comes to town

Risqué business: Love comes to town November 23, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
The latest café-bar to open in Lisbon is straight out of the bawdy era of burlesque. Pensão Amor draws on the naughty but nice image that defined theatrical striptease in the mid-19th century. © Image: www.paulbernhardtphoto.com Occupying a site where a bordello once stood, this former house of ill...

Best Hotel Spas

Best Hotel Spas November 21, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
You can relax and enjoy Lisbon without ever leaving your hotel. Several of the city’s four- and five-star properties offer superb spa facilities where guests can indulge in serious bouts of laziness and undergo a regime of professional pampering that’ll put the ying back in yang and ease the mind,...

City Culture: Top 5 Museums To Visit

City Culture: Top 5 Museums To Visit November 17, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Lisbon lures the inquisitive with an extraordinary choice of museums. The Portuguese capital is home to some of the greatest art collections in Europe, countless rare and priceless exhibits of outstanding cultural and historical significance. Indeed, one of the most rewarding things to do in the city...