When we spoke with the concierge at Myriad by Sana hotel before leaving on our excursion to Belem, she mentioned Sud, as a must visit. And we are certainly glad she did. It’s located a short walk from the MAAT (The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology), whose building is a joy to behold (see more photos of scenic Lisbon at this link) but be forewarned, they are closed on Tuesday, which is the day we went. Oh well, there were many other museums and cultural treasures in the area, and at the end of quite a bit of walking we stopped in this oasis.
It’s situated right on the Tagus River and we sat upstairs and outside in a small patio area. Here you can watch as sailboats, tourist boats, jet skiers, birds and runners all glide by while you partake on some excellent bites.
We were surprised to see a full-size swimming pool on the roof area, which only added to the novelty of it. When we stopped in it was around 4pm, so it was not crowded, but I am sure later in the evening and all summer this place is packed with revelers.
[photo at the top of this post] The street level of the Sud Lisboa featured a wall of glass doors, and an outside dining area next to the promenade.
The pool, as viewed from our private little patio. Right, Bob displays the menu, which was an iPad and had their slogan: “It’s Happening.”
Our server was gracious and sweet and had two glasses of Divali sparkling wine to us in a flash. Right, a ceviche seemed like the right dish to order, this one was the Ceviche Robalo e Vieira.
The glassed-in room next to the patio has a retractable roof for warmer days (we were visiting mid-October and the weather was still warm daytime, but a little chilly at night.)
Our second dish was the Bolinha Bacalhau, a Portuguese staple and was served perfectly hot and steamy. Right, here I am on our little patio area with the river beyond.
A couple enjoys the sunshine by the pool. Right, at the entry were towels. When we first arrived I thought that there might be a spa, till I saw the pool.
The bar on the street level had a color-changing led light fixture, which looked almost like lace. Quite pretty.
The staircase which leads to the roofdeck. Right, an interesting concept for hanging coats way up high, next to the staircase.
The front of Sud Lisboa, whose lower level, we surmised, also has a retractable roof for when weather permits.
Sud Lisboa, Avenida Brasília – Pavilhão Poente (next to MAAT) 1300-598 Lisboa
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