Review:Lost In Esplanada - "Vibrant rooftop restaurant with panoramic views over Lisbon"

Published: September 5, 2019

Vibrant rooftop restaurant, with inspiration from India and panoramic views over Lisbon.

Lost In Esplanada Lisbon

“Namaste, sit back, relax and enjoy! Shanti Shanti.” That is what the menu card at Lost In says, and it sums up this place pretty good. Relaxing, vibrant and colourful, with a mix of flavours.

Located in heart of the Principe Real, hidden away in an alley in the upper part of Lisbon city centre, this is somewhat of a hidden oasis. We had dinner at the Lost In restaurant on a beautiful August evening. Read all about our experience below.

Setting and Atmosphere

Lost In Esplanada comes with two main seating areas: the Panoramic Terrace and the Garden. The Panoramic Terrace is like a large indoor dining room, but with floor to ceiling windows offering amazing panoramic views over Lisbon.

The Garden is a beautiful, cosy, lush and open-air venue, with colourful details and lots of different type of seatings. And while there are a few spots here that also offers fantastic views (pictured above), most of them are more tucked away and cosy.

So, for reliable views, the Panoramic Terrace is the safe bet. This is where we were seated, at a table right by the window. And this is really a fantastic spot to watch Lisbon turn from light to night.

Lost In Esplanada Lisbon
Panoramic Terrace
Lost In Esplanada Lisbon
Lost In Esplanada Lisbon
Lost In Esplanada Lisbon
Rooftop Garden

Our visit was at a Saturday night, and the atmosphere at Lost In was really buzzing. Pretty much all tables taken, and a nice mix of couples and larger groups. Quite loud volume, but still no problem to have a chat.

Even though the place was pretty full, the service was quick, efficient and friendly.

Food and Drinks

The menu at Lost In is quite large, offering a fusion of Indian food with tastes from the Mediterranean, along with a mix of fresh drinks, classic cocktails, beer and wine. All served at very decent prices.

We got some nice tips from our waiter on what to try, which usually can’t go wrong.

First up were some Vegetarian Samosa with chili jam and mint chutney, really fresh and tasty appetizer. As mains we tried the Confit Piglet Belly with pear curry and roasted sweet potatoes and Oriental Chicken with veggies, peanuts, bamboo sprouts and basmati rice.

Both dishes were good, nothing really out of the ordinary, but still fresh and very filling. We happily finished our plates, and still had room for some interesting and sort of Christmas tasting desert, a Pumpkin Fondant with cinnamon ice cream.

The food was served with a refreshing carafe of red Sangria (available as both red and white, and 1 lt or 2 lt carafe).

Lost In Esplanada Lisbon
Vegetarian Samosa
Lost In Esplanada Lisbon
Lost In Esplanada Lisbon
Oriental Chicken
Lost In Esplanada Lisbon
Confit Piglet Belly
Lost In Esplanada Lisbon
Lost In Esplanada Lisbon


Lost In is open daily from lunch to late dinner. It works well for lunch with a view or some relaxing sunny cocktails in the garden. But we would say it is best (and a great spot) for vibrant dinner in a great atmosphere, especially for a larger group.

Prices are very human, so you can sit back and enjoy food, drinks and views without having to worry to much about the bill. While food and drinks are nice, but nothing out of the ordinary, the views and atmosphere are fantastic.

Address: Street Dom Pedro V 56 - D, 1250-094, Lisbon

• Panoramic views

• Beautiful garden

• Great & vibrant atmosphere

• Value for money

Lost In Esplanada Lisbon


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