A Travessa, a restaurant in the middle of a convent

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A Travessa, a restaurant in the middle of a convent

Occupying part of the Convento das Bernardas, A Travessa offers fine dining in many flavours.

Created in 1978, A Travessa is located near the old quarter of Madragoa and the aristocratic residences of Lapa (the embassy district), in the heart of the Bernadine Convent, which dates from the 17th century. For an intimate and contemplative atmosphere, book a table in one of the rooms of the old refectory, and sit down around the large fireplace, beneath a vaulted ceiling of red brick. The tables on the terrace, in the cloister, are the most romantic. In this unique setting and according to the chef's inspirations, enjoy grilled John Dory and monkfish, milk-fed lamb or sautéed foie gras. To finish, do not miss the prisco do abade, a traditional dessert made from egg yolks and sugar. A delight!

It is worth noting that the Bernadine Convent is also home to a remarkable puppet museum, the Museu da Marioneta, that visitors of all ages are sure to love. The entry is on Rua da Esperança.

A Travessa Restaurante
Travessa do Convento das Bernardas 12
1200-626 Lisboa
+351 21 390 2034
https://atravessa.com/en/
Menu: around 46.50 EUR

Museu da Marioneta
Convento das Bernardas
Rua da Esperança 146
1200-660 Lisboa
Tel : +351 21 394 2810
https://www.museudamarioneta.pt/en/