Along with dinner, why not celebrate New Year’s Eve with a memorable fado night in Lisbon? The best fado restaurants offer special New Year’s Eve menus to enjoy on 31 December.
Make this a Portuguese-style evening: listen to fado, enjoy Portuguese food, and eat twelve raisins as the clock strikes midnight, making a wish with each one for each of the twelve months of the new year.
Take a look at our roundup of where to listen to fado in Alfama and Bairro Alto on New Year’s Eve. Most venues require advanced reservation.
Part of the Fado & Food Group, which also owns Café Luso and Clube de Fado, Adega Machado will be serving a special New Year’s Eve menu including couvert, amuse bouche, starter, two courses (fish and meat), and dessert. Drinks are included. €120 per person.
At Café Luso, the fado night comes with a special menu where croaker and veal with Madeira wine sauce act as main courses. Drinks included range from mineral water to red and white wine, sparkling wine and digestif. €120 per person.
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, and pork tenderloin with plum sauce and smashed potatoes. Lemon, raspberry and chocolate meringue pies will be served for dessert. €125 per person.
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 New Year’s Eve menu with both seafood and meat options, before heralding the coming year with a glass of champagne and Bolo Rei (King Cake). From 2am, this fado club serves a caldo verde, a traditional Portuguese cabbage soup, and an assortment of cheeses and sausages. €145 per person.
At O Faia, well-known fadistas (fado singers), accompanied by two highly talented Portuguese and classic guitar players, will deliver fado in-between courses. The New Year’s Eve dinner includes seared sea bass and black pork (porco preto), a delicacy from the Alentejo region. €170 per person.
With only nine tables, you get the authentic fado experience while tasting some home-cooked Portuguese traditional dishes. The place doesn’t have a special New Year’s Eve menu announced on their website, but it takes reservations for welcoming the New Year.