Dining in numbers: group friendly restaurants in Lisbon.

Group friendly restaurants in Lisbon are ideal 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. A stylish and upmarket option is Páteo, a cleverly conceived restaurant space designed to resemble a typical Lisbon patio space. Vintage Café Império is straight out of the 1950s and its authentic atmosphere is a big hit with nostalgic locals. Another very popular restaurants for groups is the beer-hall styled Cervejaria Trindade, in Chiado. 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 - expect 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 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 cultural centre dedicated to promoting Alentejan heritage. The first floor restaurant is set in a stunning...  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



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



Dating back to 1955, Império is one of Lisbon's great architectural design reference points. The café sits in the lobby of the old Cinema Império, which was inaugurated in 1952. The building also functioned as a theatre between 1961 and 1965....  Read More



The largest restaurant housed in the Bairro do Avillez neighborhood dining space, Páteo is just that ... a city patio with a wonderfully inviting al fresco atmosphere. Celebrated for its fish and seafood choice, but also known for its tasty...  Read More


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