NileGuide Expert Says:
Striking interior design theme and fantastic river views.
1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal
Outside the City
tel: +351 (0)21 048 0222
Daily 12.30pm–3.30pm; 4.30pm–6.30pm; 7.30pm–11pm. Closed from 4pm Mon.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Check out the surrounding Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown for its modern architecture.
Darwin's Café enjoys a fabulous riverfront location near Algés, a breezy Lisbon suburb west of the city centre, and the views are wonderful. Themed around the 19th-century naturalist Charles Darwin, the colourful wall murals depicting tropical flora and fauna are straight out of a Victorian scientific journal. The menu of contemporary Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine is exemplified by dishes such as linguine with spinach, cream and goat's cheese, and duck magret in mustard crust and home made jam and grilled vegetables. Recommended is the tuna steak with red onions, sautéed potatoes and string beans. The wine list speaks of knowledge and sophistication.