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The Food Temple

#323 of 3,692 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Beco do Jasmim 18 | Socorro, Lisbon 1100-289, Portugal
+351 21 887 4397
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Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 19:30 - 00:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious,service was wonderful,great selection of craft beers,my girlfriend said it was the best meal she had in Lisbon (she is vegan) overall excellent

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Thank Mike H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A word of advice to very hungry travellers: book in advance! This was our shortcoming and it meant that we had a 1.5 hour wait until we could get a seat- it was worth it, though! On the recommendation of a very friendly staff member, we ordered two soups (line & pumpkin - delicious), three tapas dishes, and a main... More 

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Thank thegreenbaker
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good food, so friendly staff and so still so good food. :) Feeling like being at home. Thank you "the food temple"!!!!

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Thank Merily J
Wirral, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were tempted to come here by some reviews and by the fact that it had vegetables, something we had been missing in Lisbon. We phoned early to book which turned out to be a good idea as this place is very popular. We arrived late as we had a terrible time trying to find it....our map reading isn't the... More 

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Thank idl2015
Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We were recommended this place by a friend who did mention it is not super cheap, especially for someone living and working in Portugal. However, the food is definitely worth every penny! We tried most of the starters and then each had a main too - all were simply delicious. Our friends would have preferred more salt but we barely... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were quite excited to visit the Food Temple but unfortunately we not overly impressed. Staff were nice, perhaps a little pre-occupied with their own friends. Menu is small, they recommend getting multiple small meals to share, which ends up quite expensive! The food was quite basic and not worth the price - example penne pasta salad, soup, curry. The... More 

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Thank LTJ889
Poznan, Poland
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Mouraria is a beautiful area in Lisbon and the restaurant is there. It's rather small, so it's better to make a reservation in advance. The food is in the indian style, all vegetarian and vegan. The taste of the food is heaven, even for my none-vegetarian friends, but the portions are rather small and you can't say it's a cheap... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Inspired, warm and absolutely delicious! Everything The Food Temple represents is truly unique and certainly worth the trip. I've eaten in many vegan restaurants around the world, and this place is a legitimate top quality experience. Bring your appetite because you'll want to eat whatever they're serving. Great staff, wonderful beer selection and loads of local wines...what's not to like?... More 

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Thank Jenigee
Siena, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The place itself is very tiny, with tables so close on to the other it is like eating together with the other guests. But the food is really good, the service is peculiar and friendly and I would absolutely recommend this place.

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Thank Shakai1
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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288 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Some of us we're slightly sceptic about the food offering but it was not bad at all. Tasty dishes, good beer selection, friendly staff.

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Thank Patrick B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Cuisine
European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 00:00
Thursday
19:30 - 00:00
Friday
19:30 - 00:00
Saturday
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beco do Jasmim 18 | Socorro, Lisbon 1100-289, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 4397

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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