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A Travessa

#397 of 2,617 Restaurants in Lisbon
#425 of 2,715 Places to Eat in Lisbon
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12 Travessa do Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon 1200-687, Portugal
21-390-2034
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8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 210
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 51
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  • 30
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb venue and excellent food

Going through an unpretentious door from an ordinary narrow typical Lisbon side street you enter the most beautiful restaurant environment it could ever be possible to convert from what was once a convent! They have a magnificent courtyard and the atmosphere is equal, inside or outside. Be it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Glen B
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Keighley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We tried Travessa one evening in June the food was of a very high quality. everything was perfect... But we did not like sommelier It was a young self assured man, who did not know anything about wines.. very unprofessional.... And more of that he did not know anything about people)) We asked for a light, elegant and fresh taste... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

High-end restaurants often struggle to deliver services that matches large prices but I can honestly say that this was one of the most charming eating experiences I have ever had. The service was pitch perfect: attentive, informative and even erudite. The wine steward was very helpful with the choice of wine. The taste experience was heterodox in the most magical... More 

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were recommended to go and eat here by the Hotel and they were SO SO right. Entering through a small door into a dimly lit room then into a truly beautiful old convent with in the main room with a magnificent brick ceiling but we ate in the almost out side cloisters where we have one of the most... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The reconverted convent in which the restaurant is located is gorgeous. The starters menu covered all the bases and was really special, and our fish mains were both very fresh and cooked perfectly. We were recommended the Quinta dos Carvalhais branco especial to go with our meal, and it definitely lived up to expectations. Location is a little bit off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

When planning our annual May excursion to a nice place somewhere in Europe (Lisbon and Porto in 2015), I was lucky to find this very nice gourmet restaurant in Lisbon. It is located in an old monastry in the Travessa do Convento dos Bernardas, an adress that even the taxi drivers had problems to find. Anyway, we were grateful to... More 

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Amagansett, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our friends and we had dinner on our last night in Portugal at this lovely, out of the way, restaurant. We were seated, as were most of the people at the restaurant, at tables on the perimeter of the courtyard in the back. It was a nice evening and sitting outdoors added to the enjoyment. After we were seated the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

First time in Lisbon - we followed reviews to select our dinner venue and were very happy about it a great suprise: from the location (convent courtyard) to the overall culinary experience, a special mention for the sommelier - super helpful and helped us try new and great local wine

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I had dinner at a travessa last night during our weekend in Lisbon. The restaurant is beautiful and was just what I was hoping for, however, once we sat down we were ignored for at least 20 minutes. We had to ask 3 people to order to some wine and we didn't get our wine until exactly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Yes as has been noted in other write ups, you will be presented with the days special chefs selection of starters ( and charged ), whether you ask for them or not. You can always decline as you sit down...then be green eyed as these platters pass you by to other tables. Many locals eat here for a special occasion... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Going through an unpretentious door from an ordinary narrow typical Lisbon side street you enter the most beautiful restaurant environment it could ever be possible to convert from what was once a convent! They have a magnificent courtyard and the atmosphere is equal, inside or outside. Be it dinner for two or a party of 15 (or more), the ambience... More 

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Additional Information about A Travessa

Address: 12 Travessa do Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon 1200-687, Portugal
Phone Number: 21-390-2034
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 33 - 55

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Travessa do Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon 1200-687, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: 21-390-2034

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 55

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?