Modern dining vegetarian restaurant opened Feb 2019. Menu offers vegetarian and vegan dishes, using seasonal and local products. Open Tue-Fri 12:00-14:30, Tue-Sat 19:00-23:00.

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29 Reviews

First Review by MariaKalinina


Points +55

09 Nov 2023

Unique experience

We opted for the "carte blanche" menu, which includes 7 different moments. The food was absolutely amazing, with lots of different textures and flavors. Definitely a unique and gourmet experience.
Note from November 2023: the location of the restaurant here in HappyCow is not correct, so make sure to check on Google.

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-09

Pros: The food, The service, The decoration



Points +93

24 Oct 2023

Amazing food

This was without a doubt the best food I ever had in my life. And I have been to a lot of places. But this was amazing, bold but balanced flavors. My mind was blown with every course.

Pros: The food, The atmosphere , The napkin flolding service


Points +400

23 Jul 2023

Stunning food / stunning price

My husband booked Arkhe for a recent big birthday of mine and I was really looking forward to it. On arrival we were seated next to the toliet which was disappointing as he'd told them it was a special occasion. We bought some very delicious / expensive wine and opted for
the 5 course tasting menu ... Each course was either sublime or packed full of so much flavour my mouth was dancing! The 5 courses were just about the right amount of food, although not sure how much additional space 2 more small courses would have taken up!
The service was very intense and slightly clinical, not as welcoming or friendly as one might hope for when spending serous money, maybe I was being silly to think such an establishment would be fabulous and down to earth at the same time. I don't live in Lisbon but if I were to return I wouldn't book again. So many nice places to eat out in Lisbon!


Points +249

22 Jun 2023

They Deserve a Michelin Star

What an experience! The food, ambiance and service were impeccable and I can't recommend this place enough.
You can feel that every component from the moment you step foot into the restaurant to the moment you leave, is curated to make you have the most magical time. Arkhe is on the Michelin guide, which is how we found them, but don't yet have a star - which they truly deserve and in my opinion should be getting soon!

We went to many nice restaurants during our stay, but this was by far the best meal we had at Arkhe.

Pros: Food and wine pairing, Service, Atmosphere


Points +105

29 Apr 2023


Food exquisite. Service delightful. Experience meticulously choreographed. Setting relaxed yet refined. Wine magnificent.

Bowled over. Arkhe will surely be Michelin * soon.


Points +3425

16 Mar 2023

Such a unique, beautiful experience

10/10, 5 stars, I'm so impressed. We loved our dinner experience at Arkhe. We decided to go all out with the full tasting menu with wine pairing, my two friends had the vegetarian set, I had the vegan. All of the dishes were crafted so beautifully, they were delicious, creative, and unique. The wines as well were gorgeous, really well paired, and quite diverse. The only draw back was that the staff spoke so quietly we didn't hear half the descriptions but we didn't care, we just enjoyed. Can't recommend this enough for your next special occasion.

Depending on your budget and preference there are a few ways to have your meal - you can choose the number of courses for a set tasting menu or choose dishes from the menu card. The staff can talk you through your options to make sure you get the meal that's right for you! They asked about allergies and preferences so it seems even the tasting menus could be adapted.


Points +82

19 Dec 2022


I’ve been vegan for 25 years. This was easily some of the best vegan food I’ve had in my life. Everything was on point and the service was fantastic as well

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Outstanding quality


Points +73

18 Nov 2022

Good food but over expensive

Very nice food, in a lunch type of ambient decor.
The experience was good but very expensive, particularly the wines.


Points +2156

12 Aug 2022

Delicious Vegan tasting menu

For many months I've been feeling silly: I've tried many good vegan restaurants in many the city I live... I still hadn't been to Arkhe... Yeah. Silly.

Today that changed! One thing that has stopped me was that when I tried to book it with The Fork, it seems that they only accept the fork bookings for lunch.. I had friends who succeeded booking dinner by email or calling, but to be honest it's 2022, I want to be able to book with a couple of clicks and not too much work... this is the only negative thing I have to say about Arkhe. But well, it got to a point where I had to quit waiting for them to allow me to reserve the table how I wanted and I called and booked.

It's easy to sum up the meal. The food was really really good. You have 3 choices: 3 course meal, 5 course meal (on both, you can choose which dishes you want from the list) or 7 course meal, where you'll just have everything. Beware that it's vegetarian, but you can ask for a full vegan menu, and that's what I did: 7 course vegan menu.

Everything was super well though, tasty and delicious. Service was also super nice and the venue, is in the place where Pachamama was some years ago, which is not super fancy but it's a nice spot.
Added descriptions to all the pictures. My fav dish was the Salmorejo tartelette and least fav were probably the terrine (very well executed, just not a fav for me) and the peach dessert (which personally I found a bit bland).

You can also get a wine pairing for the menu, I didn't, but got a glass of white in the beginning, and a glass of red in the last few courses. The red was good, but the white one was really really, really.. really good, it was called Ameixâmbar and it's from the Azores islands.

5* definitely, very hard to compare with the other fine dining vegan tasting menu options in Lisbon, Encanto and Mini-Bar (that is not vegetarian but does a full-vegan tasting menu)... I guess I need to return to all of them :)

Pros: Delicious food, Great service

Cons: Not being able t book dinner digitally-had to call


Points +52

09 Jun 2022

Vegan star cuisine

The restaurant has the option of a pure vegan menu. Considering the service and the food, it's been the best vegan place in Lisbon for us. A must have if starred vegan cuisine is important to you.

Pros: Extremely good service , Extremely good food


Points +140

01 Jun 2022

Seven star - best veggies place !!!

Gastronomic veggies/ vegan restaurant. Best food I ever eat. Everything's perfect. Service in your native language ( portugese Englisb Spanish French and maybe other).

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-01

Pros: Wonderful , Possibility to try different services , Best place in lisbone

Cons: Any


Points +36

04 Feb 2022

Excellent and attentive dining experience.

My husband and I treated ourselves to this delicious and lovely dining experience. And it’s definitely an experience. Nothing we could make at home. They created food that you wouldn’t think would work together but it does. Each bite was delicious and different. We had the 3 course with wine pairings. I would highly recommend and if we return to Lisbon, we’ll be dining here again.

Pros: Equal vegan options to vegetarian options. , Food was unique and delicious.

Cons: It is on the expensive side but not overly so.


Points +1236

25 Oct 2021

An amazing vegan fine dining experience

My husband and I are in Lisbon for our honeymoon and went here for a nice dinner. We went with the 7 course meal and wine pairing. You have the option of 3, 5, and 7 courses. The quantity of the food goes down as you select more courses so it's not too much food.

It was amazing. They did so many creative things with mushrooms and their sauces were so delicious. It was very easy to order vegan. We just told them we were vegan when we got there and the chef even made extra off menu items for us. The service was also excellent- always ready for our next course.

It's definitely expensive but good for a special occasion. If you want to go, definitely make a reservation ahead of time.

Pros: Very easy to be made vegan, Chef will custom make vegan options off-menu

Cons: Expensive


Points +2600

12 Aug 2021

Amazing experience!

I've been a few times to Arkhe, either for lunch or the dinner, and it was always wonderful.

Their cuisine is delicate and delicious, the wines are also great and the service is perfect. Would recommend 100x!


Points +15739

10 Jul 2021


I had a beautiful meal here on my birthday recently. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has plants scattered throughout.

I had the three course tasting menu and substituted the dessert for an additional starter (which was a good choice!). I was so surprised by my first starter, the cold cherry soup, it was phenomenal paired with the smoked cream (they made this vegan). The second appetizer was the watermelon ceviche and that was surprisingly delish as well. The winner of the night was main, which was the gnocchi, artichoke, confit just have to see my photos of it below...gorgeous.

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-10


Points +11

Mostly Veg
15 May 2021


Purtroppo un'esperienza negativa. 'Purtroppo" in quanto le aspettative erano piuttosto alte. Il locale è bello e curato: corredato di piante (vere!) Nonostante la prenotazione, ci è stato assegnato il tavolo a fianco il passavivande, attaccato alle comande. Probabilmente non avevano altri tavoli disponibili (?), ma un tavolo lì non dovrebbe proprio esserci. Il servizio passa da un estremo all'altro: timido, amichevole e a tratti super formale (inopportuno). Il menù sulla carta è piuttosto interessante (abbiamo testato 6 piatti su 8). Purtroppo restano interessanti solo su carta: abbinamenti non piacevoli al palato, un riso overcooked e una sapidità eccessiva. Nei dessert, molteplici errori di esecuzione: consistenza della crema errata, quantita eccessiva di burro nel brownie e gelati di accompagnamento con proporzioni eccessive di panna. Due note positive: c'è cura nel food design e i vini consigliati dal sommelier si sono rivelati due ottimi abbinamenti food/wine. I prezzi (non considerando la qualità) sono in media. Overall il mio giudizio è: MIGLIORABILE.

Pros: Location, Food design, Wine

Cons: Taste of food, Service, Communication


Points +1168

13 May 2021

Best vegan option in portugal

I had one of my best meal at Arkhe. The service is top tier, and the menu offers enough vegan choices. I would definitely recommand any one passing by in Lisbon to go for a diner there.


Points +74

09 Jul 2020

The best vegetarian restaurant in Lisbon

My favourite vegetarian restaurant in Lisbon. This restaurant is the vegetable-based reference in the city. It is very close to a fine dining experience. You'll find signature dishes cooked with high quality ingredients and great technique in a creative and sofisticared way. The menu is seasonal so it changes frequently, and the prices are a bit higher, but I find it fair. I love that they don't have a lot of options in the menu, and each one is very very good. I went there two times and I tasted all the dishes on the menu..everything was fantastic. If you like this restaurant and you're going to visit Oporto (Porto city), you should go to Fava Tonka, which is an author restaurant with a very similar cuisine.


Points +35

26 Feb 2020

Aussi beau que bon

Assiettes soignées digne de restaurant gastronomique. Vrais plaisirs autant pour les yeux que pour les papilles

Pros: Gluten free friendly


Points +13

07 Dec 2019


Cozinha vegetariana de alto nível. Recomendo fazer menu degustação para provar tudo! É mesmo muito bom e o serviço bom também. O preço está à altura da cozinha.


Points +490

28 Oct 2019

Great staff and food!

A bit on the expensive side, but totally worth it as a vegan experience


Points +2230

21 Aug 2019

Comida saborosa e surpreendente!

Fomos jantar com reserva.
Espaço simples e elegante mas despretensioso. O serviço muito simpático e eficiente. Opções vegan bem assinaladas. Combinações surpreendentes, comida bem confeccionada e bem apresentada. Gostámos bastante! A repetir!

Pros: Comida bem confeccionada e apresentada , Bom Ambiente, Serviço simpatico

Cons: Porções pequenas


Points +18

02 Aug 2019


Amazing food, creative and delicious. I was happy to try different creations and to be amazed by taste and presentation at a plant based restaurant again. Hands down excellent.


Points +19

22 Jul 2019

Amazing vegetarian/vegan food

Me and wife loved every single dish we had.
Beautiful ingredients, refined combinations and kind service.


Points +605

21 Jun 2019


Mostly vegan with several vegetarian items. Clearly marked. The flavors are all excellent.

Pros: Great service , Nice ambiance , Great food


Points +16

08 Jun 2019

Excellent Food & Service

We stumbled across Arkhe while looking for veggie-only restaurants near our Airbnb apartment. The service was very kind and friendly and the food was phenomenal. The restaurant offers a lot of vegan dishes and vegan options. All the courses we had (2x Starters, 2x Mains, 2x Desserts) have been excellent (alongside a great selection of wine and other drinks).

Apparently the menu is changing every few months too!

Pros: Lots of vegan choices and options, Nice staff and excellent service, Great atmosphere


Points +146

22 May 2019

Amazing restAurant

Amazing food
Deff recommend

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Great taste , Great service

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