NileGuide Expert Says:
Serves some of the biggest steaks in Lisbon
Avenida D.João II
+351 (0)21 891 5460
The Lisbon branch of a popular French-owned restaurant chain, this is definitely not for vegetarians, though there is a salad menu and starters include queijo de cabra gratinado à Provençal
(goat's cheese Provence-style) The choice of succulent grilled steaks at the stylish and welcoming "Hippo" is impressive. They even serve raw cuts for the meat-eating aficionado. King of the heap is the massive 1.4 kg Bife de Charolês
. Another choice cut is the lombo de novilho "chateaubriand"
. The burgers are also of diet-inducing proportions. The beef is complemented by chicken, lamb and pork options. If you go the distance with the main course, you'd better loosen the belt to make room for the ice cream and brownies. The street-level Hippopotamus is adjacent to the Tivoli Oriente lobby and is in effect the hotel's restaurant, one of several serving Parque das Nações. © NileGuide2011