Hello, I was hoping for restaurant recommendations for a large group 18, all young adult and their parents. We are celebrating a 21st birthday in August of 2019. Nothing super fancy or white cloths, , would prefer local cuisine with great beer and a nice wine list and great food.
Perhaps your hotel can recommend a place for you.
You might look at the Time Out Food Court.
It has a dozen or so high end chefs preparing a variety of dishes. You would order and pay individually and then take your food to your seats. The hardest part would be sitting together but if you went early you might be able to score good seating.
The place has a great young vibe and is a lot f fun.
It's not really a restaurant, per se, but it might be memorable for a 21st birthday.
You could check it out ahead of time before you make your decision.
And some of your group might want to eat there in any case on another night.
We enjoyed Restaurant A Gina https://www.10best.com/destinations/portugal/lisbon/avenida-da-liberdade-marques-de/restaurants/a-gina/ located in an odd place behind the Hotel Lisboa Plaza. We dined there twice and especially enjoyed the seafood but they have abundant meat and vegetable dishes. There is a room in the back where we saw larger parties. Very good desserts as well. You’ll need to reserve. (English spoken so you can call) Another great, casual and inexpensive place is Bonjardim http://partaste.com/restaurants-markets/bonjardim-lisboa-lisbon-portugal/ known for their peri-peri chicken. It is really fabulous. There are other things on the menu. As for wine and beer, they both have them. I’m a wino but found going with the house wine in Portugal (as many European countries) always was a winner and the least expensive option.
Couldn't agree more with recommendation for the Time-out Market (Mercado da Ribeira) at the base of Chiado near the river Tejo. Had so much fun walking around to see all the offerings from the gourmet food stalls. Ate there back to back days. Several good dessert stalls as well. A bit noisy as you eat family style at long tables with several hundred fellow diners.
We went to Mar Ao Carmo restaurant and sat outside in the square, food was delicious and the waiters/waitresses came with it across the street dodging the traffic. They may be able to accommodate a large party.