Dining in numbers: group friendly restaurants in Lisbon.

Group friendly restaurants in Lisbon are idea for large parties of diners. Purposely designed to cater for groups, or able to adapt their seating arrangements accordingly, a lot of these places to eat offer special group menus at set prices. One of the city’s most popular restaurants for groups is the beer-hall styled Cervejaria Trindade in Chiado. Nearby is the seafood restaurant Mar ao Carmo, which has plenty of seating outside and can also arrange interior tables to suit group requests. Casa do Bacalhau, located east of the city centre and also specializing in fish dishes, conveniently offers group menus. Kais, a cavernous restaurant on the riverfront near Cais do Sodré, is an excellent venue for large groups and special party nights. Similarly Portugália, set further along the riverbank, is adequately designed to receive diners en masse. Across the avenue is Popolo, which also has plenty of seating and a young, modish vibe. Out of the city in Benfica is David da Buraca, a traditional eatery furnished with long tables to accommodate hungry locals and in-the-know visitors. Alternatively, the more central Casa do Alentejo has a large, wonderfully decorated dining hall that meets the requirements of diners in larger groups. Over in Alfama is Santa António de Alfama, a rustic themed eatery set over two floors where tables are also set on the pretty patio outside. And perched on steps overlooking downtown Lisbon is Café Buenos Aires with its wide terrace and castle views.    




Family groups are well taken care of at this Argentinian restaurant. Seating arrangements during the summer months mean that tables are set in long rows on the pavement outside so there's plenty of room for everybody " provided you turn up...  Read More

With its three floors and a lovely exterior terrace, this wonderfully decorative and atmospheric restaurant is ideal for large numbers of visitors, and there's a special group menu available that showcases the best of what the kitchen has to...  Read More

Housed in the Palacio Alverca, a beautiful 17th-century palace built to a Moorish design, the Casa do Alentejo is part of a centre dedicated to Alentejan culture. The first floor restaurant is set in a stunning neo-Renaissance hall awash with...  Read More

Sete Rios/Benfica

A spacious and rustically decorated dining room provides ample seating for large private gatherings and tour groups at this traditional, family-run restaurant. Long tables can seat up to ten people, more if necessary when seating arrangements...  Read More

Avenida 24 De Julho

A pizza and hamburger joint rolled into one, the homestyle menu and traditional Portuguese flourishes that underpin this busy eatery belie the modern approach the kitchen has applied in preparing what could be construed as fast food. In fact,...  Read More

Cais do Sodré/Santos

The well-respected national chain of Portugalia restaurants and beer halls includes this hugely popular waterfront venue located near Cais do Sodre The restaurant specialises in catering for families, large groups and special occasions "...  Read More

Cais do Sodré/Santos

Fashioned out of the shell of a former 19th-century engine warehouse, this cavernous restaurant in one of the landmark features on the docks mid-way between Cais do Sodre and Alcantara. There's an industrial quality to the interior, with the...  Read More

Santa Apolonia

No less than five group menus are available at this upscale seafood restaurant, which specialises in codfish dishes prepared from traditional Portuguese recipes. With 90 places set at tables arranged under a beautiful old vaulted ceiling, Casa...  Read More

The tables set over the terrace outside this charming seafood eatery take in one of Lisbon's prettiest squares, and this is where you want to sit if visiting as a large group during the warm summer months. Given enough notice the restaurant can...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real

The imaginatively designed group menus offered at this cavernous beer hall are themed in keeping with the history of the building, which was once a monastery. Diners can choose from the Atrium Menu, Cloister Menu or Vestry Menu, and they all...  Read More


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