From contemporary and world cuisine, including Portuguese, Mozambican, Asian, and Argentine, to dinner cruises with spectacular views of the Lisbon’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, there’s no shortage of restaurants to eat on New Year’s Eve in Portugal’s capital city.
Here’s a selection of restaurants in Lisbon serving special New Year’s Eve menus. Most places require advanced reservation.
Dinner with views of New Year’s Eve fireworks in Lisbon
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. 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 of Zambeze with a glass of champagne and watch the 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 the 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 at Terreiro do Paço for stunning views of the fireworks display.
Departure from Doca de Alcântara, contact: +351 911 798 595 or email@example.com
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 viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara.
Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara 83 (Príncipe Real / Bairro Alto), theinsolito.pt
Around the world meals for New Year’s Eve in Lisbon
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 Argentine, Café Buenos Aires combines the two influences. €50 per person provides you with wild fish cheviche, Argentinian flank steak with sweet potatoes and roasted vegetables, among others.
Calçada do Duque 31B (Baixa-Chiado), www.cafebuenosaires.pt
New Year’s Eve Contemporary Cuisine in Lisbon
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (close to Avenida da Liberdade), restaurantesolivier.com