Fado in Lisbon on New Year’s Eve

Lisbon’s best fado restaurants have some great offers to enjoy on 31 December. Take a look at our roundup of where to eat and listen to fado in Bairro Alto and Alfama on New Year’s Eve.


Clube de Fado

Start the New Year listening to high quality fado singers and the best Portuguese guitar players at Clube de Fado. The place is offering a special menu before welcoming the New Year with a glass of champagne and Bolo Rei. From 2am, they will be serving caldo verde (a traditional Portuguese cabbage soup), miscellaneous sausages and hot cocoa. €145 per person. www.clube-de-fado.com

Sr. Fado de Alfama

With only nine tables, you will get the authentic fado experience while tasting some home-cooked Portuguese traditional dishes. They don’t have a special New Year’s Eve menu on their website, but they are accepting reservations for welcoming the New Year. www.sr-fado.com

Maria da Mouraria

Savour home-made traditional Portuguese dishes as fado is sung from the heart in a very intimate environment. The special menu includes a fish course, a meat course of roasted pork and sweet potatoes and lemon meringue pie for dessert. €55 per person. mariadamouraria.pt

Bairro Alto

Café Luso

At Café Luso, the fado night is complemented with a special menu: couvert, appetizer, two courses (fish and meat) and drinks (mineral water, red and white wine, sparkling wine and digestif). There’s also a vegetarian option. €135 per person. They have online reservations at www.cafeluso.pt

O Faia

Here, the fado is sung in-between courses by four well-known fado singers. The three-course New Year’s Eve dinner includes cod and other Portuguese dishes. €160 per person. www.ofaia.com

Adega Machado

Part of the Fado Group, which also owns Café Luso, the Adega Machado will be serving the same menu. Online reservations: www.adegamachado.pt