Lisbon’s Time Out Market is a gourmet food hall featuring 26 restaurants, 8 bars, and a dozen shops. The busy food hall has Portuguese cuisine, Asian cuisine, charcuterie, pastry and dessert stalls, as well as multiple bars.
Time Out Magazine opened this beautiful, upscale food hall in the Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon’s Cais do Sodré neighborhood in 2014. The Lisbon Time Out Market was the flagship and first property that the publisher developed into a food hall.
The Mercado da Ribeira seafood and farmers’ market itself opened on this site in 1882. Prior to the 1755 earthquake, it had existed on the eastern side of town. One year after opening, the market suffered a fire.
Since then there have been multiple redesigns and rebuilds. The eastern side of the building is still occupied by the Mercado da Ribeira seafood and farmers’ market today, while the western side is the internationally known Time Out Market gourmet food hall.
After much success in Lisbon, Time Out opened branches in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Montreal.
There are Michelin Star chefs with operations at the Time Out Market
Michelin star – Henrique Sá Pessoa won a Michelin Star at his restaurant, Alma, in Chiado. At the Time Out Market, you will find his project Food Corner.
Alexandre Silva has won Michelin Stars at his Loco.
To learn more about current Michelin Star restaurants in Lisbon, see my article Introducing Lisbon’s Michelin Star Restaurants, 2022 edition
What is available at the Time Out Market?
- Miguel Castro e Silva – Try the veal-rice or a francesinha
- Tartine – serving breakfast all day, as well as a variety of salads
- Croqueteria – a variety of yummy croquetes
- Henrique Sá Pessoa Food Corner – This stall is operated by the owner of Alma, a Chiado neighborhood restaurant with two Michelin Stars.
- Alexandre Silva Food Corner
- Marlene Vieira Food Corner – grilled octopus with mashed potatoes and spinach, portuguese roast beef with roasted potatoes and onions, crispy shrimp, or traditional francesinhas
- Vicente Farges– Formerly of Michelin Star Fortaleza do Guincho, he now owns Epur in the Chiado neighborhood. He serves pork cheeks in red wine, bacalhau a/ Portuguesa, veal burgers, and vegan burgers
- O Prego de Peixaria –Prego is the most popular (steak) sandwich in Portugal. Here you can also find sandwiches made with fish or vegetarian sandwiches.
- Zero Zero – pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven
- Confraria – Traditional and fusion sushi
- Ground Burger – Black Angus burgers to make an American proud
- Cozinha da Felicidade (Kitchen of Happiness) – cooking from the Algarve region including seafood, sweet potato, cornmeal, Iberian black pig, carob, and dry tuna.
- Manteigaria – pasteis de nata
- Marisqueira Azul – Portuguese seafood
- Liberta/ Pasta Bar
- O Frade – Award-winning Alentejo-style cooking from the restaurant in the Ajuda neighborhood
- Pinóquio – pica pau steak (a rare sirloin served in a vibrant garlic butter sauce) is very popular, as well as clams or roast grouper head
- Monte Mar – one of the top seafood restaurants in Cascais showcases the fresh catch and their hake fillets with rice and cockels
- Cafe de São Bento – order a thick-cut sirloin served in a creme sauce with fries
- Sea Me – Traditional seafood meets Asian fusion. Try an octopus hot dog.
- Asia Lab – Thai Curry, Pad Thai, and other Asian fare
- Davvero – Italian ice cream
- Nós é Mais Bolos – awesome cakes, brigadeiros, tarts, and other sweets
- Crush Donuts – Handmade donuts
- L’Eclair – beautiful French treats
What else is available at Time Out Market?
There are several bars inside the Time Out Market. There is the Super Bock kiosk, where you pour your own beer. There is Bar da Odete – a wine bar operated by a local wine critic. There is an Aperol Spritz bar, Taylor’s Port Wine Bar, a Licor Beirão kiosk, and the Garrafeira Nacional wine and port bottle shop.
If you are looking for dry goods to bring back from Portugal as souvenirs, A Vida Portuguesa has a variety of locally crafted cork products, pens and stationary, soaps, hand cremes, and books by local authors.
How do you order at the Time Out Market?
Pick something that looks interesting and go stand in line with the other customers. The cashier will give you a number, so you have to hang out nearby until the food is ready. Then it’s off to the communal dining tables. There are 900 seats plus standing tables.
My only complaint about the market is that they will not allow you to bring food or drinks outside to the nearby green spaces. Even after covid, and with 1000 people in the building, no outdoor dining is provided, except for the few shops that line the facade of the building.
This is an area where Time Out Market could improve. Perhaps in the future they will open up a rooftop space for al fresco dining.
Time Out Market FAQs
Is there parking at Lisbon’s Time Out Market?
Parking is available at Praça Dom Luis I, next to the market.
Do they take cash or credit cards?
Cash, debit and credit cards are accepted. There are also three ATM machines in the market.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are not allowed.
Are their facilities?
There are large, clean bathrooms available at the Time Out Market, but the line for the ladies’ can be long during peak hours.
How expensive is Time Out Market?
Manteigaria Silva sells a Grande Reserva dry-cured ham sandwich for 3.50€. They have a mixed ham and cheese plate for 14€.
Manteigaria – Fabrica de Pasteis de Nata sells a box of SIX pastéis de nata for 7.20€.
Asia Lab sells vegetarian dumplings as well as hot wings for 8€.
Ground Burger has a salad for 5€, a cheeseburger for 15€, and a lobster burger for 26€.
All of the steak dishes at Cafe de Sao Bento are under 20€.
Zero Zero’s pizzas range from 16€ – 24€.
O prego da Peixaria has sirloin prego sandwiches for 12€, sweet potatoes fries or regular fresh cut fries for 4€.
Confraria offers three tempura shrimp or a poke bowl for 14€, several sushi dishes at 20€, and the largest sushi plate is 52€.
There is a good variety of prices the Time Out Market, if you take the time to look around. There is something for every person and every budget.
The most decorated chefs here – Henrique Sa Pessoa, Vincent Farges, Marlene Vieira, Miguel Castro e Silva, keep their menu items below 20€.
Prices are subject to change.
When does the Time Out Market open and close?
The Time Out Market is open every day from 10 am until midnight. Reservations are not necessary. The best times to visit would be before noon, and 2:30-4:30 pm. Go early if you want to avoid crowds.
How to get to the Time Out Market?
Avenida 24 de Julho, 29
GPS coordinates: 38.70722936663849, -9.145885115735968
The closest metro station to the Time Out Market is the Cais do Sodré metro and train station (metro green line). In fact, it is diagonally right across the street.
Special events at the Time Out Market
The Lisbon Time Out Market offers a variety of cooking classes – pastel de nata, dim sum, ramen, pho, risotto, and more.
Studio Time Out is a 400 square-meter multi-purpose space that holds a variety of events. Click their official website to see what they have coming up.
Lodging near the Time Out Market
Sunset Destination Hostel Lisbon
Estação Ferroviária de Cais do Sodré, First Floor. Located in the Cais do Sodré Train Station, this hostel has a rooftop pool with a view of the river.
Yes, an award-winning hostel with a rooftop pool and a view of the river. They have single and double private rooms, as well as mixed 4-bed, 6-bed, and ten bed dorms. They also have female-only rooms with 6 beds.
Yes Lisbon Hostel
Rua São Julião, 148. The hostel has a great central location between the Santa Justa Elevator, Cais do Sodré station, and Praça do Comércio. Yes Lisbon Hostel has a popular bar and offers laundry facilities. The building has an elevator. There is a communal kitchen, and breakfast is served daily.
They offer 4, 5, and 6 bed mixed dorms and the same for ladies only. Yes Lisbon Hostel also has private double rooms. All of the rooms on the property have air conditioning. To book: https://www.booking.com/hotel/pt/yes-lisbon-hostel-lisboa.en.html?aid=7930224&no_rooms=1&group_adults=2
Palácio das Especiarias
Rua da Horta Seca, 11. Located uphill from the Time Out Market (but you can take the Elevador da Bica if you don’t want to climb the hill), the guest house sits on flat land at the popular Praça Luís de Camões in the busy Chiado neighborhood.
Soundproofed, airconditioned twin rooms in this restored mansion start at $200 per night. Double rooms with full or queen beds start at $300 per night. Breakfast is included.
Casa do Mercado Lisboa
Calçada Correia de Sá, 1. Located near the lower station of the Ascensor da Bica and one block behind the Time Out Market. It is an easy walk to the Cais do Sodré metro station.
A standard double air-conditioned room with a king or two twin beds can be had for $208 per night during the summer high season. The room is 269 square feet and comes with a balcony. Breakfast is included. A deluxe suite, 377 square feet with a living room and bedroom, king bed and pullout couch is only a few dollars more. To book: https://www.booking.com/hotel/pt/casa-do-mercado-lisboa.en.html?aid=7930224&no_rooms=1&group_adults=2
What else is near the Time Out Market?
Elevador da Bica – A funicular that transports passengers uphill to Bairro Alto. The end point at the top is a great place to take pictures. Also, you are only a few steps east of the Miradouro de Santa Catarina viewpoint once you exit the Elevador. Top things to know about the Elevador da Bica
Cais do Sodré – A transportation hub for metro, bus, tram, train, and ferry. It is all here. This station provides access to the historic Belém neighborhood and Lisbon’s nearby beaches. For more information, see my article, Cais do Sodré Train, Ferry, Metro Station – A complete guide
Pink Street – The pavement is literally painted pink along this stretch of bars and late night entertainment nearby. Learn more in my article, Pink Street, Lisbon: The Best Bars in Lisbon for Fun
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