In former market halls near Tagus river there is a huge foodcourt these days. Part of the Mercado da Ribeira is transformed in a culinary hot spot, called Time Out Market.
On a December evening we travel by metro to this place opposite the metro/trainstation Cais do Sodré. It’s around eight o’clock when we arrive and there is hardly any place left at the long tables. We walk around and see a lot of variety: special hamburgers, sushi, pizza, pasta, but also Portuguese food, pastry and, of course, pastéis de nata!
But we end up in a restaurant on the first floor. Apparently this is restaurant Pap D’Açorda (it moved after 35 years in Bairro Alto to this new spot). So if you don’t want to share a table downstairs, go upstairs! But be aware: prices are high ( the most inexpensive glass of wine is 4,25 euro). Food is good, but to say the truth: we know places where we have experienced better price/quality.
Time Out Market is open every day till midnight and Thursday, Friday and Saturday till 02.00 hours. So if you arrive late in Lisbon and you still want to have some food….
Metro Lisbon: Metropolitano de Lisboa
Have a look at the short vlog I made if you want to experience Mercado da Ribeira/Time Out Market on a December evening:
And don’t leave Mercado da Ribeira/Time Out Market without tasting a Pastel de Nata at Manteigaria. I dare say these Pastéis de Nata (pastel = singular, pastéis = plural, by the way) are as great as the ones of the famous Pastelaria de Belém!
For Dutch visitors: read more about Lisbon and life at Portuguese Silver Coast on my blog in Dutch at Zin in Portugal