Greener, eco-friendly restaurants

How many times have you found yourself indecisive when choosing the restaurant where you are going to have lunch or dinner? And if until now the factors that helped make a decision were just price, location and little else, today we bring you another decisive factor to take into account: is the restaurant you chose eco-friendly? If the answer is no, it’s time for a change!

The truth is that more and more restaurants are concerned about the environment and have adopted practices such as rational water consumption, energy saving and waste management, providing a greener service.

Capsula gathered some suggestions in two of the main cities in the country to help you choose the restaurant for the next weekend:

1. Pedro Lemos

It is in Foz do Douro that we find Chef Pedro Lemos’s restaurant. The restaurant, which already has a Michelin star, has a modern and elegant atmosphere and an excellent wine cellar that completes the gastronomic experience. The dishes, carefully prepared by the Chef, honor nature, its products and their seasonality.

📍 R. do Padre Luís Cabral 974, 4150-464 Porto

2. daTerra

Under the motto “Living well is living on the Earth”, the daTerra restaurant is an option to take into account if you are visiting Invicta. The first brand of vegetarian restaurants in the country is governed by an ecologically and socially sustainable vision. Preferably using organic products, always fresh, daTerra serves meals that are as healthy as they are delicious.

📍 R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 249, 4050-421 Porto

3. Zenith

For those looking for a more brunch-style option, you really have to try Zenith. Considered by Trip Advisor as one of the most instagrammable restaurants in the world, the options range from pancakes and eggs bennedict to smoothie bowls and açaí, all dishes are carefully prepared to guarantee you an incredible experience.

📍 Praça de Carlos Alberto 86, 4050-158 Porto

4. Open Mediterranean Brasserie

It is at Hotel Inspira Santa Marta that Chef Anderson Miotto creates a wide range of dishes. The Open Brasserie Mediterrânica offers options from meat, fish and risotto to gluten-free dishes, vegetarian or vegan options. The only restaurant in Lisbon certified Gluten-free by the APC is based on the principles of fair trade and sustainability at the table.

📍 R. de Santa Marta 48, 1150-297 Lisbon

5. The Green Affair

At The Green Affair, the issue of sustainability and an eco-friendly day-to-day life is taken so seriously that meat and fish are not on the restaurant’s menu. Curry and chickpea burgers, lasagna stuffed with soy and mushrooms and linguini pasta with homemade pesto, mixed mushrooms, walnuts and cherry tomatoes are just some of the options.

📍 Av. Duke of Ávila 30 A, 1000-141 Lisbon

6. Viva Lisboa

“Uma cozinha descomplicada, mas elegante, para degustar num ambiente calmo e sofisticado.” É assim que se descreve o Viva Lisboa, um restaurante sustentável bem no coração de Lisboa. Na confeção dos pratos dá-se primazia a produtos frescos, da época e, preferencialmente, de origem nacional.

📍 R. De Dona Estefânia 71, 1150-132 Lisboa