Michelin-starred restaurants in and around Lisbon (2022 edition)
When you sign up for a Portuguese cooking experience at Cooking Lisbon, you can choose between a traditional Portuguese food class, or a Michelin secrets cooking class. When we prepare typical dishes, we follow recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, and which make the repository of Portugal’s most iconic foods. But when we approach things like a Michelin starred restaurant would, we focus more on transforming ingredients in original ways and platting them in spectacular ways.
As devote food lovers, we believe Portuguese food is great in its traditional manner, but we’re also big fans of modern and creative approaches to our cuisine, such as those by some of the most celebrated chefs who have in some cases been highlighted by the Michelin guide.
As of 2022, there are 33 Michelin starred restaurants across Portugal, amounting to a total of 40 stars. Today we focus on the Michelin star dining experiences which you can have in and around Lisbon, and which include vanguard contemporary Portuguese food, as well as global cuisines, by local and international chefs who have decided to open the doors to their kitchens in the Portuguese capital.
These are all the restaurants with Michelin stars in Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra:
Double Michelin starred restaurants in Lisbon
Hands down one of Portugal’s most popular chefs, Henrique Sá Pessoa is the creative mastermind of double Michelin-starred Alma, but also a celebrity chef known for his cooking shows on TV. The name of Sá Pessoa’s restaurant in Lisbon translates as “soul”, and there’s no arguing that the food here has a lot of essence and personality. The foundations of Alma’s menu are rooted in traditional Portuguese cooking, while embracing influences of the wider world. Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa is a reference of Portuguese traditional cooking (as we can see on his TV show Comtradição) but doesn’t shy away from incorporating flavors and ingredient combinations that have been inspired by his travels, namely to Asia.
In the chef’s own words “at Alma we serve much more than a meal: we serve emotions, identity, knowledge.” When you make a booking to dine at Alma, you can choose dishes a la carte, or select one of their tasting menus. Costa a Costa is a five dish fish and seafood tasting menu, which pays tribute to Portugal’s relationship with the ocean, only making use of sustainable catches. On the other hand, Alma tasting menu is a sort of best of chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, and it may be