Lisbon is a popular destination for corporate groups, weddings and celebrations and it should be, it is traditional and romantic with its rich historical heritage, noble buildings and relaxed atmosphere. Views to die for, gastronomy of passion, friendly people, sun most of the year and beaches a stone throw away. It is also a modern city with the best conferencing spaces you will find in Europe, amazing infra-structures and a great public transport network. Lisbon is as cosmopolitan as Berlin, Paris, London and Amsterdam but it has one amazing aspect above the others, much of its past has remained intact!
It is a city build on the remnants of a medieval past that determines much of its modern character. Small winding streets that climb the hills it was built on, narrow thick walled buildings build in a time when nothing was large but everything was solid, built to protect against heat, storms and the burning sun light. This created much beauty that luckily has been preserved for us to enjoy as we discover this wonderful city.
However this hasn’t given much space for large restaurants in the centre of Lisbon and finding a restaurant that can accommodate your group can be a challenge.
Here are some of the best restaurants that we found for larger groups travelling to Lisbon in various budgets!
For a slightly higher budget, the restaurant Feitoria is a restaurant with a Michelin star set in the Hotel Altis Belem. It is a restaurant where art becomes food and food becomes art under the guiding hands of Chef João Rodrigues you will be invited to taste an amazing array of very special dishes that combine older tastes with new inventions. It is the only “hotel restaurant” in this article but one well worth a visit by any individual, group or event in Belem, Lisbon. Tasting menu prices for groups start at 75 Euro.
The Trindade in Chiado is a part of Lisbon’s history, it has a big capacity of 400 people in the historical centre of Lisbon but its a restaurant that some, who are not Portuguese, will find confusing as a restaurant as it is a typical Portuguese concept of beer and sea food, A beer house in Portugal doesn’t necessarily come with 500 types of beer, in fact many will serve only one as Portugal by definition is not really a beer country. But most beer houses will serve sea food as that is considered the food that should be eaten accompanied by beer, In Portugal these places are typically called Cervejaria and the Trindade is an example of one of the most famous ones.
The Trindade Beer House Restaurant is a local and historical gem, set in the most noble area of Lisbon’s historical centre, it was a former convent built in 1294 that remained neglected for centuries until it was rented to Manuel Moreira Garcia is 1836 who than turned it into a brewery which 18 years later became the official royal brewery.
Much of its original decor has been saved with over the centuries new additions to the royal feel and beer house atmosphere added. It is a restaurant with great fish dishes in the style of the Portuguese Cervejaria that can accommodate groups of up to 400 pax.
Just a short walk from the Trindade you’ll find the Largo restaurant, A modern gourmet concept set in a monumental historical building. Largo restaurant is mostly known for its excellent Gourmet food and luxurious ambience but low prices in comparison to the offered quality make it even more favourable. Largo restaurant is a trend setting gourmet restaurant that is helping to redefine the traditional Portuguese cuisine.In the capable hands of one of Portugal’s most treasured chefs, Miguel castro e Silva, combines traditional Portuguese ingredients with Mediterranean influence to create innovative new dishes all about taste and beauty. Largo restaurant can fit groups of up to 140 pax
Chef Olivier is often noted as one of the best gourmet chefs in Portugal and his restaurant “Petit Palais” was inspired by the style of a French palace just as his food was inspired by the French palate The Petit Palais has the atmosphere and style that breathes luxury and attention to detail. It is an intimate and private surrounding in one of the most luxurious areas of Lisbon, the Avenida Liberdade.
Housed in a late XIX century old warehouse on the docks of the Tagus river, this restaurant displays much of the new Lisbon, when it comes to modern innovation. The warehouse was fully recovered and modernized but its main theme keeps its old character fully intact and concentrates on what the building was originally established for the generation of electricity of the Lisbon trams. Kais restaurant is an experience in food and surroundings set on the docks of the Tagus and it has a capacity of up to 400 people.
Further down the docks you will Discover an exiting area of Lisbon that until recently was a forgotten one. It is a place of trendy activity now set on the docks and in the former fisherman’s area of Lisbon, Alcantara is one that is booming with new trends, marine activities, art galleries, design shops and contemporary tourism not yet spoiled by the masses.
Doca Peixe is a restaurant that has earned itself a much deserved name as one of the best fish restaurants in Lisbon. Fish is bought fresh daily and the customer can walk into this restaurant and choose the fish they want to eat. For groups they provide group menus based on these ingredients and they have 3 areas available in the restaurant each with its own ambience. The views over the marina and its boats combine perfectly with the flavours served.The maximum group size is 130 pax.
COD DOC just steps away from the Doca Peixe is a new restaurant by the same owners, Its concept is much like the Doca Peixe concept but the main theme is Portuguese style grilled fish and meats. The restaurant has a maximum capacity of 230 pax spread over 2 rooms.
” Those who descend the seven hills and head toward the Tagus, discover the new effervescence of the city where restaurants, cafes and bars had invaded this area of Lisbon.
Continuing on to the Maritime Terminal of Alcântara, full of paintings by Almada Negreiros, we know that we are in a gallant part of the city where small houses from the end of the century come to view.”
Espaco Lisboa has existed for 17 years and is a restaurant that combines luxury with great food. It has a sophisticated atmosphere that refers to Alcantara’s maritime roots, It has a capacity of up to 230 pax.
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