North Side

Our Side of the River, close to Bishop’s Square

Most of our favourites are on this side, all within a proverbial stone’s throw of the Square.

  • O Patio – +351 281 323 008 – very popular and a great atmosphere on the roof terrace.
  • Abstrato –  +351 937 037 712 – Close to O Patio, refurbished a couple of years ago, good food and friendly service.
  • Aqua Sul – +351 281 325 166 – Small and buzzing.
  • A Taska – +351 919 472 195 – Tiny Restaurant on LHS as you enter Bishop’s Square coming from the Villa. Limited menu but we like it.
  • Rive Gauche – +351 917 043 274– A bit more formal, we haven’t been there for a while.
  • Brisa do Rio –  +351 915 434 452 – Always very busy, excellent value but you need to book. One of the most popular in this area.
  • Restaurant Tavira (Beira Rio) –  +351 281 323 165 and The Black Anchor (Irish Bar) Great for open-air dining in the warm weather.
  • Terraze – +351 281 327 481 On the riverside, short distance upstream from Black Anchor. Relatively new – good reports but have not been there yet.
  • D’Gusta+351 281 326 089 – A bit further upstream, towards the Railway Bridge. A Tapas restaurant, relatively new and incredibly popular. One of our favourites – you need to book even in the off-season.
  • Pessoa’s Cafe – +351 281 094 057 – Between the Roman Bridge and the Middle Bridge. Very small, just a few tables and chairs on the pavement but a great place to start the evening. Opens at 6pm and closes when it feels like it!