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A Colmeia

Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Largo do Chiado 1200, Lisbon 1200-108, Portugal
1-347 0500
12:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This restaurant is a bit hidden in the Bairro Alto in Lisbon, but it is worth a visit. It is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in the country (maybe the oldest one?), the lady who owns it is very kind (and luckily she speaks English!), and the food is good quality stuff. When I went there there wasn't a... More 

Thank Simone S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Nice lady serving good vegan food! It is a bit quiet and hard to find (second floor of the building) but I enjoyed the food, and would strongly recommend.

Thank Katharina B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

From homemade standards to the ocasional gourmet delights, this restaurant has something for everyone, be it vegetarians, vegans, macrobiotics, people for the ethical treatement of animals and for the meat eater looking for a change. "A Colmeia" it's where it's happening.! Don't forget to sit by the table overlooking the river...

1 Thank Pedro P
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Very central, but on the second floor, off a side street, A Colmeia is a little out of the way, but well worth the effort of seeking out. Occupying a series of separate, interconnecting, gaily painted rooms - a couple with great views down towards the river - the Colmeia concept is based around simple but delicious, freshly cooked food... More 

Thank BluesLX
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Feel at home, feel fine in this restaurant where mother and daughter cook for you real genuine food. The restaurant is on a second floor apartment and you really feel at home. You're not a client, you are a guest. The food is simple, genuine and tasty without the help of salt or sugar. The cheese dessert looked fabulous. For... More 

Thank vagoverso
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

It's on the second floor, on a remodeled apartment. Very basic and simple. The staff (mother and daughter I think) are very nice and pleasant. They had a great idea, serve simple vegetarian food for lunch. It's a buffet style affair. You choose 2 main courses (I chose the strogonof seitan and the soy sausage wrapped in bulgur and cabbage,... More 

1 Thank diogo1976
London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

If you can find this place then the reward is a quiet calm second floor cafe that serves wholesome veggie food with generally half or a third of it being vegan. Don't go too late as they appear to only make enough for 'lunch' so my 14:30 arrival was the last bits! It's all tasty but wholesome so not salty,... More 

Thank TigerandScruffy
Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Great vegetarian. Open weekdays and only for lunch. its the building in the corner and its in the second floor. It's like an old house with big windows and a few rooms. Worth it

Thank Luis A
Lisbon, Portugal
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

It is located in an apartment on the 3th floor. It is simple restaurant but the food is all home made and excellent The owners are so nice and friendly It is a pitty they only open for lunch during week days

Thank charmingportugal
Hamburg, Germany
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

A Colmeia is a very nice place to be. The restaurant is in the second floor of a building, located directly in the city centre of Lisbon. The walls are painted in different colours. The people working at "A Colmeia" are very frienldy and welcoming. You have the choice between different components of a meal. The tea is for free... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo do Chiado 1200, Lisbon 1200-108, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: 1-347 0500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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