Where to Eat on New Year’s Eve in Lisbon

Looking for a place where you can have a nice meal on New Year’s Eve in Lisbon? From contemporary and world cuisine to dinner cruises with spectacular views of New Year’s Eve fireworks, finding places open on New Year’s eve is not a problem, and most restaurants offer special menus.

Here’s a selection of dining options for New Year’s Eve in the Portuguese capital. Most venues require advanced reservation.

Zambeze

Panoramic views of the city and the River Tejo and a stunning menu make Zambeze one of the top choices for this year’s New Year’s Eve in Lisbon. For €145 per adult, Zambeze serves up two tempting dishes: grouper with Mozambican flavours and coconut rice, and veal chop in purple onion and mushroom sauce, celery puree and tomato gratin. After the meal, step onto the terrace with a glass of champagne and watch Lisbon New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Calçada Marquês de Tancos, Edifício EMEL, Mercado Chão do Loureiro (Mouraria), zambezerestaurante.pt

Confeitaria Nacional River Cruise

Climb aboard Confeitaria Nacional vessel for dinner with incredible views of Lisbon NYE fireworks. The package of €245 includes champagne and a multi-course meal. On the upper deck, there is a DJ set from 11pm. At midnight, the boat anchors in Terreiro do Paço for stunning views of the fireworks display.

Departure from Doca de Alcântara, contact: +351 911 798 595 or marianaguerreiro@confeitarianacional.com

The Insólito

Celebrate Lisbon New Year’s Eve in style at the Insólito with the best views of Lisbon and a live DJ set. For €130 per person, enjoy finger food such as oysters cooked in three different ways, stone crab and leek velouté. The tasting menu also includes Iberian pork tenderloin strips, as well as a vegetarian option. They have a terrace opposite the stunning São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint.

Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara 83 (Príncipe Real / Bairro Alto), theinsolito.pt

Boa-Bao

Take a trip to Asia this New Year’s Eve in Lisbon. Boa-Bao is a casual-chic restaurant that on this special day serves up dishes that are part of the festive traditions of some of the Southeast Asian countries. Celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Korean style with marinated salmon in a tasty pear sauce, and indulge in the Thai coconut sticky rice with mango delicacy.

Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro 30 (Chiado), www.boabao.pt

Café Buenos Aires

Owned by a couple, a Portuguese and an Argentinian, Café Buenos Aires combines the two influences. For €50 per person, you can have wild fish cheviche, Argentinian flank steak with sweet potatoes and roasted vegetables, among other specialties.

Calçada do Duque 31B (Baixa-Chiado), www.cafebuenosaires.pt

O Watt

Tuck in to a energy feast at Watt, with amazing food and a DJ set. For €85 per person (€115 after 15 December), chef Kiko serves up tempting dishes such as Algarve prawn with baby lettuce and yuzu, tuna poke with avocado and seaweeds, and wagyu, oxtail, and mushroom textures.

Avenida 24 de Julho 12, contact: +351 211 369 504 or comunicacao@comeromundo.pt

Olivier Avenida

Chef Olivier serves up a glamorous New Year’s Eve menu, accompanied by a live DJ. For €185 per person, enjoy Beluga caviar, cod Wellington with shrimp, white veal tenderloin with Morrilos sauce, kobe picanha and truffle linguini. Finish the year with a Moet & Chandon champagne bottle.

Rua Júlio César Machado 7 (near Avenida da Liberdade), restaurantesolivier.com