Catedral da Cerveja
Cuisine: European, Portuguese
Price Range: $$
Football and food are served up with equal passion at Catedral da Cerveja, actually built within the Estádio da Luz and overlooking the pitch. Fans can access the restaurant bar from midday onwards... Read More
Football and food are served up with equal passion at Catedral da Cerveja, actually built within the Estádio da Luz and overlooking the pitch. Fans can access the restaurant bar from midday onwards but meals are only available in the evening, even on match days (football games in Portugal are always evening events). Tables are set over a spacious dining hall with huge picture windows that afford a panorama of the entire stadium. Interior décor is influenced by memorable moments in Benfica's club history (there are plenty of images depicting Eusébio, one of Portugal's most venerated players), and the ambiance is informal and chatty. The menu celebrates the country's traditional gastronomy. The restaurant's name translates in English as the "Cathedral of Beer" and there's plenty of choice for thirsty fans.
- Restaurants near Estádio da Luz: "A table here on match days is like a Champions League ticket – difficult to obtain. Book well in advance if you have one eye on the game."
- Best for Restaurants near Estádio da Luz Because: Its location actually inside the Estádio da Luz overlooking the pitch obviously makes Catedral da Cerveja the nearest restaurant to the stadium.