Choose eco-friendly restaurants

How many times have you found yourself undecided when choosing the restaurant where you're going to have lunch or dinner? And if, until now, the factors that helped to make a decision were only price and location, today we bring you one more 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 there are more restaurants each day that are concerned about the environment and have acquired practices such as rational water consumption, energy saving and waste management, providing a greener service.

Capsula prepared some suggestions in two of the main cities in the country to make it easier for you to choose the restaurant for the next weekend:

1. Pedro Lemos

It's in Foz do Douro that we find Chef Pedro Lemos restaurant. The restaurant, which already has a Michelin star, features 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 of “Living well is living off the Earth”, daTerra is an option to consider if you are in Porto. The first brand of vegetarian restaurants in the country is governed by an ecologically and socially sustainable vision. Preferentially using organic products, which are 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 unstapleable restaurants in the world, with options ranging from pancakes and eggs bennedict to smoothie bowls and açaí, all dishes are carefully prepared to guarantee you have an incredible experience.

📍 Praça de Carlos Alberto 86, 4050-158 Porto

4. Open Brasserie Mediterrânica

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

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

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, a mixture of mushrooms, walnuts and cherry tomatoes are just some of the options.

📍 Av. Duque de Ávila 30 A, 1000-141 Lisboa

6. Viva Lisboa

“An uncomplicated but elegant kitchen, to enjoy in a calm and sophisticated atmosphere.” That's how Viva Lisboa describes itself, a sustainable restaurant in the center of Lisbon. During the preparation of the menus, priority is given to fresh, seasonal products and, preferably, of national origin.

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