From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Lisbon Restaurants open at Christmas & New Year 2009 – 2010

by Lisbon Apartments on November 27, 2009

UPDATED:We now have a list of restaurants open for Christmas & New Year 2010 – 2011. Please click here.

A Travessa Restaurant in Lisbon

A Travessa Restaurant in Lisbon

Although our Lisbon Apartments have everything you need for a perfect self-catering holiday in the centre of the city, if you are staying here over the Christmas or New Year period, you may decide to celebrate the festive period with a celebratory dinner at one of Lisbon’s many restaurants.

So, in collaboration with who, it must be said, has done most of the fieldwork, we present here a list of restaurants in Lisbon open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

If you know if any other Lisbon restaurants open on these special days, perhaps with special menus or programs for the holiday period, please let us know below in the comments, and we will update this post.

And so, in no particular order, here we have several Lisbon restaurants open during Christmas and New Year:-

A Travessa

A Travessa is said to be one of Lisbon’s best restaurants. It certainly has a unique setting, located as it is in what was once a 17th Century convent near the Santos-o-Velho district of the city.

  • Address: Travessa do Convento das Bernardas 12. 1200 – 368 Lisbon.
  • Tel.:  +351 213902034
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: International
  • Open on: 24, 25 & 31 December, 1st January 2010

Restaurante ANL

The restaurant of the Lisbon Naval Association (Restaurante da Associação Naval de Lisboa) is located at the dock area of the Belém district, and provides wonderful views of the nearby marina.

  • Address: Doca de Belém. 1400-038 Lisboa
  • Tel.: +351 213 635 329
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean / Portuguese
  • Open: 24th & 31st December for lunch only. 25th December & 1st January for lunch & dinner.

Os Cunhados

Regional Portuguese cuisine in a friendly family setting.

  • Address: Rua Tomás de Figueiredo 2 A. 1500-599 Lisbon.
  • Tel: +351 217649210
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Open: 24th, 25th & 31st December. 1st January.

Restaurant York House “A Confraria”

A romantic restaurant in Lisbon located in a 17th century convent and attached to a small boutique hotel.


Gourmet restaurant in Lisbon’s Baixa offering regional cuisine and lovely views from its spacious dining rooms.

  • Address: Largo Academia Nacional de Belas Artes 18-20. 1200-005 Lisbon
  • Tel: +351 213404010
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Open: 24, 25, 31 December & 1 January.

Bar Masstige

Central restaurant offering contemporary cuisine, snacks, and also some vegetarian dishes.

  • Address: Avenida Barbosa du Bocage 107 A. 1050-031 Lisbon
  • Tel.:  +351 217941148
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Modern, International
  • Open: 24th & 31st December

Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

Intimate, cosy and romantic Italian restaurant in the Prazeres district.

  • Address: Rua do Olival 258. 1200-744 Lisbon
  • Tel: +351 213902457
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Open: 24, 25, 31 December & 1st January

Pizzeria Mezzogiorno

Often cited as Lisbon’s best Italian restaurant – stylish decor in the stylish Chiado area of central Lisbon.

Império dos Sentidos

Another stylish Italian restaurant, this time in the lievly Bairro Alto district, and offering Mediterranean & Italian cuisine with several vegetarian dishes.

LA Caffé – Avenida da Liberdade

Design restaurant, with free Internet and a collection of style magazines to read, it provides light salad dishes, quiches and vegetarian options.

  • Address: Avenida da Liberdade 129 B. 1250-140 Lisbon
  • Tel.: +351 213256736
  • Website:
  • Open: 24, 25, 31 December and 1st January

Lisboa à Noite

Ex- Fado house located in the heart of Bairro Alto and now a modern Portuguese restaurant.

  • Address: Rua das Gáveas, 69. 1200-206 Lisbon
  • Tel: +351 213468557
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Open: 24, 25, 31 December and 1st January


This downtown restaurant has an excellent freputation for quality Mediterranen dishes.

  • Address: Rua do Alecrim, 23. 1200-014 Lisbon
  • Tel: +351 213422916
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean / International
  • Open: 24, 25, 31 December and 1st January


As its name suggests, sophisticated and refined restaurant offering Mediterranean food.

  • Address: Rua São João da Mata 27. 1200-846 Lisbon
  • Tel.: +351 213965377
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean / Italian
  • Open: 24, 25, 31 December and 1st January


Offers creative Portuguese cuisine near the Cais do Sodré waterfront area.

  • Address: Rua da Moeda 1K. 1200-275 Lisbon
  • Tel.: +351 213905558
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Portuguese / Creative
  • Open: 24, 25, 31 December and 1st January


Another Italian restaurant, with a modern decor giving it a certain refined air.

  • Address: Rua do Grémio Lusitano 20. 1200-212 Lisbon
  • Tel.: +351 213468868
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Open: 24, 25, 31 December and 1st January

Valle Flor do Pestana Palace Hotel

Located in the Pestana Palace Hotel, which was transformed from an old mansion in 2001.


Recently awarded a coveted Michelin star, only the second Lisbon restaurant to receive this award. This restaurant is Lisbon’s oldest.

  • Address: Rua da Misericórdia 37. 1200-270 Lisbon
  • Tel.: +351 213421112
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Portuguese / Creative
  • Open: Special New Year’s Eve dinner & party – 150€ / person


Located in a late XIX century warehouse in the old docks area by the riverside, and providing fine International cuisine.

  • Address: Rua Cintura Porto Armazém 1. 1200-109 Lisbon
  • Tel.: +351 213932930
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: International
  • Open: Special New Year’s Program: 50€ / person

Espaço Lisboa

Another old warehouse converted into a popular and restaurant, with period decor.

  • Address: Rua da Cozinha Económica 16. 1300-149 Libon
  • Tel.: +351 213610212
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Open: New Year’s Eve menu – 75€ / person

If you know of any other restaurants in Lisbon open at Christmas or New Year, or if we have inadvertently made any mistakes in the information above – please let us know. And wherever you decide to spend Christmas and New Year, we wish you all happy dining and happy holidays!

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