Where to Eat on New Year’s Eve in Lisbon?

Written By Mihaela Gutu

Due to the great weather – although it can rain frequently, it’s still pretty warm – Lisbon is an excellent destination for anyone planning a winter vacation around Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

So if you’re in the city at the time and planning to welcome 2024 outside your hotel, we’ve prepared a list of places where you can eat on New Year’s Eve in Lisbon. Keep reading to learn about each restaurant’s location, prices, and menus!

1. Via Graça

Location: R. Damasceno Monteiro 9 b, 1170-108 Lisboa, Portugal

Via Graça is located close to the famous Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. It opened its doors to locals and tourists 35 years ago and continues to blend traditional Portuguese cuisine with innovative recipes.

Besides the exquisite interior and the tasty, nicely served dishes, the restaurant has an excellent view over the Lisbon city center, the 25th of April Bridge, and the famous Cristo Rei. In short, you won’t miss any fireworks that will enchant thousands at midnight!

Via Graça offers a New Year Menu, which costs 290 EUR per person. They request a down payment of 50% upon booking. It can be done by credit card using a personalized link or bank transfer. The down payment is not refunded if the booking is canceled.

The menu is quite exquisite, and the price also includes sparkling wine, water, and coffee.

2. Zambeze Restaurante & Rooftop Bar

Location: Edifício EMEL, Mercado, Calçada Marquês de Tancos, Largo Chão do Loureiro, 1100-340 Lisboa, Portugal

Yet another elegant dinner place – Zambeze! The restaurant is close to the Lisbon Cathedral, ensuring an excellent location in the city center!

The restaurant decor is inspired by the Mozambican natural landscape, thus providing visitors with a truly culturally immersing experience. The dishes are a combination between Mozambican recipes and those of the Beira region. Zambeze also has a large outdoor terrace that overlooks Lisbon’s historic center and the Tagus River.

The restaurant offers two menus for New Year’s Eve: Menu Coroa and Menu Estrela.

Menu Coroa costs 46 EUR per person, while Menu Estrela costs 52 EUR per person. Both include a starter option, a fish or a meat dish, dessert, and drinks.

3. Boa-Bao

Location: Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro 30, 1200-369 Lisboa, Portugal

Boa-Bao, a restaurant with locations in Lisbon, Porto, and Barcelona, is located in the heart of Lisbon, close to the Baixa-Chiado metro station. They offer original Asian recipes that take visitors on a journey through all Asian countries – China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. It is a favorite among both locals and tourists, so you should definitely give it a chance!

Boa-Bao has a special winter holiday menu, served from the 7th of December 2023 until the 7th of January 2024. So, if you do check the restaurant out on New Year’s Eve and like it, you still have time until the 7th of January to take advantage of their tasty dishes!

Around this time, Boa-Bao focuses on Peranakan cuisine, also called Nyonya cuisine, which comes from the descendants of early Chinese migrants who had settled in Southeast Asia.

As such, you’ll be able to enjoy and possibly try for the first time in your life dishes like Malaysian prawn sambal and Nyonya Style Chicken Kapitan Curry. For dessert, they offer Aiskrim Bijan Hitam and Crispy Gua Bao Ice Cream Sandwich.

4. Monte Mar

Location: R. da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa Armazém 65, 1200-109 Lisboa, Portugal

The Monte Mar restaurant in Lisbon is located close to the Cais do Sodre metro station, right in front of the Tagus River. Considering the views the restaurant opens for its visitors, celebrating New Year’s Eve there is a truly breathtaking experience!

The restaurant is planning to throw a party in the ‘20s style, so if you’re ready for some dressing up and enjoying a night of glamor and gourmet dining, this is it! The program will start with a drink and continue with the main course for which you’ll receive a special menu.

Monte Mar offers two programs to welcome 2024 at their location – the Venue program and the Restaurant program. The latter costs 245 EUR, while the former – 185 EUR. The payment has to be done fully seven days before the event, and cancellations are accepted only until the 23rd of December. After this date and until the 29th, the restaurant has a penalty of 50%. If you cancel your reservation on the 30th, you will not be able to receive your money back.

It’s worth mentioning that children under three years old can attend for free, while those between 4 and 11 years old have a 50% discount. Therefore, if you want to spend a magical night with your whole family, don’t miss out on this opportunity!

5. Grenache

Location: Pátio de Dom Fradique 12, 1100-624 Lisboa, Portugal

Grenache is located close to Lisbon’s Castelo São Jorge in the courtyard of Patio Dom Fradique. The restaurant’s goal is to harmoniously mix modern French cuisine with local Portuguese produce, offering any culinary enthusiast a truly authentic experience.

The restaurant has a New Year’s Eve menu, which amounts to 260 EUR. You’ll have the opportunity to taste dishes that include tuna, lobster, Galicia wagyu, and scallops.

They also have quite an elegant dinner menu for the 1st of January, which costs 190 EUR. So, if you’re not a fan of staying out late on New Year’s Eve, you can always dine out on the 1st of January to mark the beginning of 2024!

6. Aprazível

Location: Galerias Páteo Garrett, R. Garrett 19, 1200-093 Lisboa, Portugal 

Yet another restaurant located near the Baixa Chiado metro station – Aprazível.

Besides the fact that it’s in the best possible location in Lisbon, the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve menu is slightly cheaper than the others, yet just as rich. It amounts to 125 EUR per person and includes a welcome drink, snacks, starters, a main course, and dessert.

Besides, you’ll also be able to order water, sparkling wine, raisins, and coffee. For the main course, they offer sea bass with clam rice or sirloin steak with foie gras and Madeira wine sauce. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?!

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