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We recently travelled to Lisbon for an inspiration trip and to check out some new restaurants we’d heard were doing great things in the city.

Lisbon is a beautiful city, with super cool neighbourhoods. It is low key, confident and bursting with brilliant restaurants who create some of the best food we’ve eaten in a long time. It is a great place to unwind, take it easy and relax.

What did we do on our travel?

We arrived on Thursday and started with a special dinner at Eleven inspired by Babette’s Feast; the five-course dinner was delicious, accompanied by a vast view over the whole of Lisbon.

Friday we visited the Gulbenkian Museum and Mude (Lisbon’s design museum) two spaces with ambition and shows to rival many European galleries.

We ate way too many Portuguese tarts and ended up at Cantinho do Avillez for dinner. Cantinho do Avillez is a relaxed restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere, the menu is simple but sophisticated we ate scallops with sweet potato and asparagus cooked delicately and perfectly, followed by a vanilla and orange creme brulee.

On Saturday we visited local makers and stopped by Vida Portuguesa to check out their covetable collection of Portuguese products. Afterwards we had a fun dinner at Duplex where they’d prepared a special menu for us of local fish and wild boar risotto. We were joined by some local friends and added some Yeni Raki and water to finish off the evening.

If you’re looking for an inspiring European break we can’t recommend Lisbon enough. We met so many welcoming and friendly people and left thoroughly inspired. We can’t wait to go back!

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