Dining at family-friendly restaurants in Lisbon is to enjoy the hospitality of some of the city’s most popular eateries, places to eat where larger groups and of course children are always welcome. Traditionally styled A Gina, a lovely restaurant tucked away behind Avenida da Liberdade, is a popular dining spot with Portuguese families, and tourists travelling with kids are always welcome. Everyone will appreciate the view at Bella Lisa Elevador in Chiado, and the pasta’s not bad either! Also in Chiado at Cervejaria Trindade the emphasis is most certainly on the casual, where visitors can pop in on spec to enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine in historic surroundings. Up in the city’s Graça neighbourhood the equally conducive O Pitéu do Graça has long been a favourite with locals. Portugalia, situated near the river, is another popular choice with residents, and their large tables are ideal for family gatherings. Well-known for its sweeping terrace and castle vista, Café Buenos Aires, halfway between Baixa and Chiado, is always crowded, and the long tables are ideal for group bookings and family outings. Up near the castle itself is the quirky Chapitô à Mesa, a restaurant housed in the grounds of a circus school, so lot’s of distractions if ever the kids start to get restless. If you’re looking to dine in Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest quarter, consider a night out at Santo António da Alfama where there’s plenty of room inside and a wonderfully romantic terrace outside. Lisbon’s Benfica neighbourhood is worth exploring for the football stadium and the huge Colombo shopping mall. There are also excellent restaurants in the vicinity including the cavernous and historic David da Buraca. And for dining with a difference, amble over to Mercado de Campo de Ourique, a 1930’s foodhall that houses several different restaurants stalls under the same roof.
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