Home to Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s Champs D’Élysee, Santo António is the go-to choice for those looking to be in the hustle and bustle of Lisbon. With a plethora of shopping options, this neighborhood is now home to some of the capital’s trendiest spots to dine. Over the last 10 years, this area has witnessed an incredible amount of renovation, with most of its buildings on Avenida da Liberdade now completely renovated and turned in boutique luxury condos.
AFor those who value walking, this is the neighbourhood to live as everything is practically just a few steps away — and no, no up and down is required, as Avenida da Liberdade sits at the bottom and in between two hills. The streets parallel to Avenida da Liberdade often harbour some hidden gems which are not as expensive but still walking distance to the best this main luxury strip has to offer. Many expats who live in this area don’t even own a car, and prefer to move around with an Uber.
JNCQUOI – Once a theater, JNCQUOI is now an epicenter of cool with a restaurant, bar, and shop. Launched with JNCQUOI Avenida, today JNCQUOI Asia and JNCQUOI Private Club are also part of the group. Head over to the Bar downstairs with a friend or partner for an intimate yet fun night on the bar counter.
Solar dos Presuntos– An iconic restaurant for Portugal’s elite, predominately those in the political scene as well as bankers and lawyers, Solar dos Presuntos offers delicious, traditional dishes.
SPACES – A pompous co-work space located in the Marques de Pombal roundabout, SPACES is filled with entrepreneurs and companies looking for space and inspiration from their workspace.
WOOD Co-Work – A premium co-work, but ran in a more boutique and lifestyle-inspired approach, WOOD features a partnership with Siendo – Art of Being, a yoga, meditation and mantra space.
Yakuza – The closest one can get to the likes of Nobu and Zuma, Yakuza is a fusion Japanese spot that is often frequented by Lisbon’s celebrities and elite.