Have you been tasked with finding the perfect restaurant for the Corporate Christmas Dinner, but you’re having a tough time finding a place that suits everyone’s needs? Worry not!
Down below you’ll find a list of 10 places where you can organize the perfect company Christmas dinner. From small to large groups, from the traditional Portuguese cuisine to more creative dishes, here you’ll certainly find the right restaurant for you.
The diner’s location, on the same building as the Portuguese National Association of Pharmacies, inspires its decoration. As soon as you walk in, you’ll be greeted with subtle hints reminding you of old Portuguese pharmacies.
Even though the place has a different decoration, don’t expect the food to taste like medicine. Here, Tânia Martins, owner of 2 restaurants in Lisbon, and Chef Susana Felicidade have come together to create Portuguese menus and appetizers that are sure to surprise you in every bite.
This highly praised restaurant was awarded the Best 2012 Restaurant by TimeOUT Magazine and has even been recommended by Conde Nast Traveler, US Travel & Leisure and Time. So, if you decide to book your company’s Christmas dinner here, you won’t be disappointed!
Here, you’ll find a mix of Portuguese and Spanish Tapas being served in a relaxed, colourful and trendy environment. The Gin Bar located in the restaurant is also a good choice for a drink between co-workers after the corporate Christmas Dinner. The bar serves more than 80 types of Gin and promises to create the perfect cocktail for each person.
Zé da Mouraria II
Located in the typical Portuguese neighbourhood of Mouraria, Zé da Mouraria is one of the most popular taverns in Lisbon. So much so that they had to open a second restaurant to be able to serve almost everyone who went looking for their traditional Portuguese food. That’s how Zé da Mouraria II was born!
The space’s decoration isn’t fancy. When you enter, you’ll find a typical Portuguese tavern decorated modestly. However, the food is so delicious that you’ll never forget the place and its flavours.
If you’re looking for the authentic version of the Portuguese food, then this is the restaurant to book for the company dinner.
Located in Princípe Real, one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Lisbon, Atalho Real took over an antique palace kitchen and turned into a delightful restaurant.
The exotic garden, with an excellent view over Lisbon’s Botanical Garden, alongside its meat-based dishes, make this place a true paradise for meat lovers.
However, during December you’ll probably won’t be able to eat outside because of the cold weather. But don’t worry, the several dining rooms that the restaurant offers make for a charming space where you can share some laughter with your co-workers during the Christmas dinner.
Bairro do Avillez
Created in 2016 by the award-winning Chef José Avillez, Bairro do Avillez is a unique place located in the Chiado neighbourhood.
Contrary to what you may think, Bairro do Avillez isn’t just a restaurant. The place is made up of 4 different restaurants that come together quite beautifully. The 4 concepts, Mercearia, Taberna, Páteo and Beco, are sure to please everyone who works at the company.
If you want to try food created by one of the most well-known chefs in Portugal, then book your corporate Christmas dinner in this restaurant!
Created in 1976, Laurentina is the perfect place to go during the Christmas dinner, especially if you and your colleagues want to try the most delicious traditional Portuguese codfish.
In fact, during the Portuguese Christmas dinners, families usually gather around the table and eat codfish with boiled potatoes. So, bringing your colleagues to Laurentina for the company’s Christmas dinner is a great idea, if you want to create a moment where everyone shares a traditional Christmas meal while relaxing and getting to know each other.
Volver de Carne Y Alma
Volver de Carne Y Alma’s location can be a positive or negative thing depending on your needs. Since the restaurant is located in Lumiar, far from Lisbon’s city centre, it might not be the best option for everyone.
However, if you and your colleagues want to get away from the buzz of Lisbon’s city centre and have no trouble finding a parking spot then, choose this restaurant!
This intimate space, but with lots of room for everybody, serves the most delicious Argentinian and South American food. If that’s your thing, then you won’t be disappointed by travelling a few more miles.
Fama D’Alfama is a small restaurant located close to the Fado Museum and perfect for corporate Christmas dinners with small groups.
Here you can taste the typical Portuguese cuisine in a cosy space and have everyone talking and relaxing. The restaurant also has a small stage where it hosts some Fado shows.
Divided into 2 different spaces, the SUD LISBOA Terrazza and the SUD LISBOA Hall, this restaurant is also a great place to organize the corporate Christmas dinner.
While the SUD LISBOA Terrazza salutes you with a relaxed environment with a Pool Lounge, the SUD LISBOA Hall gives you the perfect place to organize a private event. No matter the concept you choose, the Tagus river will always accompany your dinner.
Besides the astonishing Mediterranean food, the restaurant also offers a magnificent view over the Tagus river.
Jockey Campo Grande
If you want to take your colleagues to a restaurant with a different atmosphere, then the Jockey Campo Grande is the place to book.
Located in Hippodrome of Campo Grande they aim to present their clients with traditional Portuguese food in a space that makes you forget you’re in the centre of Lisbon. Here you can have a relaxed conversation with your co-workers while the horses’ sounds serve as the background.
Have you found the perfect place to organize your company’s Christmas dinner? In case you want to give the moment a little extra touch, we also recommend you book a tuk tuk to take you from the company to the restaurant of your choice. The proximity in which everyone travels makes the mini tuk tuk tour an appetizer for people to start connecting and getting to know each other. By the time you arrive at the restaurant, everyone will be off “work mode” and ready to celebrate one of the happiest times of the year.
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