Balcão da esquina
The Balcão da Esquina is the ideal place for getting a taste of a concept that Vítor Sobral unveiled over in the Campo de Ourique neighbourhood, at his Tasca da Esquina or 'Corner Tavern' - repeatedly been ranked as one of the city's best restaurants in the annual guide published by Time Out Lisboa.
O Surf & Turf
The best of two worlds – sea and land – and the bestsellers of all the restaurants run by star Portuguese chef Kiko Martins – that is the concept of O Surf & Turf, his latest restaurant, which has 24 seats at the counter and another 50 on the outdoor patio.
Cozinha da Felicidade
Aside from the obvious association between food and happiness, this restaurant whose name literally means 'Kitchen of Happiness' is actually named after the chef that runs it: Susana Felicidade.
If you have never been into a restaurant on the road to Guincho beach, this is your chance to try one, right here.
Created by the team from the famous Algarve restaurant Vila Joya (which was the first in Portugal with two Michelin stars), this project is the perfect blend of haute cuisine experience with the practical and laidback atmosphere of the Mercado da Ribeira.
Café de São Bento
It has been almost a decade now since Time Out branded the steaks at this place Lisbon's best.
As well as consistently making the Top 20 of Lisbon restaurants, as ranked by Time Out, Sea Me is known for three things: coming up with an original format that is a mix of a modern petisqueira (snack bar) and a traditional marisqueira (seafood eatery); serving above all dishes that feature high-quality fish and shellfish; and being one of the few places in Portugal that pays homage to the country's gastronomic links with Japan.
With a creative flair that is out of the ordinary, Alexandre Silva does more than reinterpret Portuguese tradition.
Miguel Castro e Silva
The veteran among chefs at the Mercado da Ribeira, but that does not make him any bit less original than his peers – on the contrary.
Henrique Sá Pessoa
One of our most high-profile chefs, whose fame is not due solely to his media exposure.
This chef with roots in the north of Portugal has a strong grasp of traditional cuisine and a flair for reinventing Portuguese food.
The city’s first (and only) specialist when it comes breaded and fried croquetes had to fight hard to secure its spot in the Mercado da Ribeira.
After his Michelin-starred adventures, Miguel Laffan has brought to the Mercado da Ribeira a concept that uses the humble chicken alongside fancier culinary ingredientes.
O Prego da Peixaria
What the pastel de nata is to Portuguese pastries, the prego is to sandwiches: a national icon.
The epicentre of Asian cuisine in the Mercado da Ribeira is overseen by Portuguese chef Daniel Rente, one of our great specialists in Oriental food.
Producing the perfect pizza takes a lot more than mixing together flour and water.
One of the few places that’s been in every Time Out Lisboa restaurant guide.
Out of all Portugal's burger joints, Ground Burger stood out for Time Out critics, being given five stars – the top classification, reserved for great restaurants.
Without a doubt these are the best ice creams in the Greater Lisbon area.
Nós é mais Bolos
The city’s best cakes, carefully selected, can be found here: by the slice, whole or in small servings in traditional recipes, 21st-century creations or reinventions of old classics.
The leading purveyor of table wines in Lisbon (and probably in Portugal), with top tipples from all the country's demarcated regions, and a vast and impressive range of port wine (just ask after the year) and Madeira.
Espaço Time Out
There is nothing to eat here.
First launched online in 2012, Toranja has now set up shop in the Mercado da Ribeira with what for it - as for Time Out itself - is its first physical outlet.
Conserveira de Lisboa
Lisbon's best-known tinned preserves shop has been going for more than 80 years and, truth be told, is better now than ever.
The success of the chocolate produced by the Corallo family is not the result of mere chance or luck breaks.
At more than 100 years old, the city's best charcutaria has set up shop in the Mercado da Ribeira with an array of Portuguese cheeses and sausages of the very best quality.
Beer Experience Super Bock
This real two-in-one kiosk is set to transform the simple experience of drinking a beer.
O Bar da Odete
While Time Out Market is the world’s first editorialised gourmet food court, the Bar da Odete is the first editorialised bar.
Cinco e Meio
The younger sibling of the city’s best cocktail bar, Cinco, has brought to the Mercado da Ribeira some of the preparations that have helped make it famous, such as the Gin Garden and Lemon Pie.
Gin Club by Schweppes
With gin in fashion in Lisbon (as in much of Europe), the Mercado da Ribeira cannot ignore that fact.
On this, the Licor Beirão brand's second visit to the Time Out Market, the drink known as Portugal's most Portuguese liqueur is once more showing just how versatile this product, which has been on the market for more than a century, can be.
Frutos Secos do Mercado
Hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds from Trás-os-Montes in north-eastern Portgal, hibiscus flowers, Brazil nuts and pistachios from Iran – this stall has the best selection of nuts in town, the bulk of them grown in Portugal.
Just as a football scout knows how to spot future Cristiano Ronaldos, Portuguese beverage company Compal knows how to pick the best fruit and find the country's top growers.
Quiosque do Café
Though not a designated meeting point, this kiosk could be, given that it is here that many people arrange to meet when they are coming to the Mercado da Ribeira.
Time Out Bar
After the magazine that tells you everything you should know and do about Lisbon, there is no better place to be graced with the name 'Time Out' than a bar, because that is exactly the concept of this space: offering a “time out” for anyone who drops in.
Academia Time Out
This, the first cookery academy to operate inside a food hall, is a place to learn and perfect skills and share your love of food.
Crème de la Crème
At Crème de la Crème you can find the most traditional portuguese soups.
Leitão da Ribeira
There are a few suckling-pig sandwiches around, but in the words of Time Out Lisboa, none of them are like this.
Of the thousand and one ways there are in Portugal to prepare codfish, the pastel de bacalhau (cod cake) is probably the most universally loved – whether in its classic version or in modern reinventions, such as with peppers or olives.
A Vida Portuguesa
If there is a shop that fits this market like a glove it is this one.
This is the most international vendor in the market and no, it is not here to keep our many French customers happy.
Recordação de Sintra
The first official outlet of the brand Recordação de Sintra (literally 'Sintra Souvenir') opened at the Market, but this queijada manufacturing business was started as long ago as 1890.
The small but bustling Manteigaria on the corner of Largo de Camões, in Chiado, now has a larger outlet in the Mercado da Ribeira where the best pastéis de nata in town come out of its ovens constantly.
Quiosque do Cais
When the tables and chairs around a kiosk are full of people on a sunny day that is a good sign.
Thirty five years ago, the Bairro Alto was seen as the heart of the city, the place where everyone (or everyone who was anyone) wanted to be.
Rive-Rouge is the new bar opened by the local nightlife guru Manuel Reis.
Studio Time Out
If what you find these days on the ground floor of the Mercado da Ribeira represents the best of what there is to eat in Lisbon, then what you will find at the Time Out Studio, on the first floor, are the city's best events, selected and approved by the Time Out brand's curators.