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Terrace BA

$$ - $$$
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Bar, Cafe, European
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Praca Luis de Camoes 2 | Bairro Alto Hotel, Lisbon 1200-243, Portugal
+351 21 340 8288
10:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the hotel is being extended but there is no noise on the terrace because of this. Wonderful views from here over the city. Drinks on the expensive side but it is part of a 5* hotel.

Thank furnacegreen
Jorge_Cosme, General Manager at Terrace BA, responded to this review

Dear furnacegreen, Thank you for your preference. Indeed there are few constructions works in the nearby buildings that may have a small impact on one's' total comfort, namely from 10h00 to 18h00. There are no noises outside this time frame. Thank you for understanding. We wish you all the best. Jorge Cosme General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

No management of roof top seating at all. Waiting for one hour before getting a seat but without being informed of how long it would take. Small lift to the top with a very long queue and bad service overall. Food portions small. View was nice but don't go there when you're hungry.

Thank D_Claudia
Bairro Alto H, Director of Sales at Terrace BA, responded to this review

Dear Ms. D_Claudia, Thank you so much for taking the time in reviewing our Rooftop and we regret to know that your experience was not as positive as both you and us would expect. We apologize for any miscomunication that might have been in regards to the seating. As you might have seen, our rooftop is somehow small and limited... More 

Boston, MA
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Interesting that people love this so much. I actually can't rate the food or drinks because we weren't served any. We visited at lunchtime on a recent Saturday. The few parties that arrived to dine all had to request menus, as did we. The fare seemed comparatively expensive and uninteresting, but we would have consumed some had any been offered.... More 

Thank msavaria
Athens, Greece
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328 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Located on the top floor of 'Bairro Alto' Hotel, this beautiful bar is an excellent choice for a romantic night with lovely surroundings, perfect pictures of wonderful Lisbon, good drinks, nice people and kind staff! try not to miss it!

Thank Dimitris K
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The terrace can get very busy, as it's obviously on the tourist map now. But mid afternoon is a good time to visit. The staff can be difficult, as they've been programmed that tables and chairs can't be moved. They are also quite slow.. But worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank pplondon
Paris, France
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

On top of the lovely Hotel do Bairro Alto, there is the terrace bar with amazing views on the Tagus and some old arts of the city.Service is friendly but a bit slow. Wonderful place to have a drink at the sunset

Thank Verneuil13
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch. Food was quite nice but it was so hot on the terrace. The is a building site and crane in action directly between hotel and view! We found that OK because the safety standards were less optimal than in australia so gave us something interesting (if not scary) to look at. Prices are quite expensive for... More 

Thank TamaramaSydney
Worcester, Massachusetts
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194 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stayed at the hotel and had drinks here one afternoon. Although it was very hot outside, they terrace has misters, so sitting outside was pleasant. An added interesting detail is watching the cranes right outside as they build an extension to the hotel!

Thank kayak41952
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great drinks and atmosphere. One of the best views in the whole city! Make a reservation because it gets really busy after 4pm.

Thank Scott M
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

After a long, hot day of touring Lisbon, we stopped at Terraço Bairro Alto on the 6th floor to enjoy some cold drinks. We ordered sangria and it was probably the best I've ever had. The other cocktails on the menu were over-priced, the service is also a bit slow. Overall, nice place to sit down and relax while over-looking... More 

Thank KhlaudyahZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Bar, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Luis de Camoes 2 | Bairro Alto Hotel, Lisbon 1200-243, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 340 8288
On the top floor of Bairro Alto Hotel you'll find the BA Terrace, awarded as the 4th best hotel-terrace view in the world... a space enjoyed by everyone and well-known to the people of Lisbon, who enjoy the best that the city has to offer; in this case, it's having a good time while contemplating the unique view of Rio Tejo, of the old Lisbon rooftops and of the sunset from behind the bridge over Rio Tejo...

Breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack at Terrace BA
Come alone or with friends, for a meal, a snack or a drink, or even to simply relax and enjoy a good book on one of the comfy chaise longues, which invite you to do nothing at all...to the tune of good "chill-out" music.

The atmosphere on the terrace could not be more relaxed and the menu presents suggestions for all type of meals, though varies through the seasons. Count on light options, from salads to sandwiches, including the famous BA Ceasar Salad. Accompany your choice with the well-known ice juices, mojitos or BA's iced tea.

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Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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