It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

November 15, 2022,
Lisbon, Portugal

With much laughter, spectacular festive dining events, great entertainment and beautiful decorations all around Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, guests can relax and experience one of the happiest times of the year with their friends and family in the city.

Festive Feasting

’Tis the season to eat and be merry, and festive dining menus offer the perfect options to embrace the season’s cheer.

Guests may enjoy festive meals including traditional favourites complete with all the trimmings at Michelin-starred CURA Restaurant, Varanda Restaurant and the Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

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Christmas Eve Dinner

On Christmas Eve at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, guests will feel the excitement of the festive season and have the chance to slow down, listen to the music and enjoy the anticipation that Christmas brings.

Varanda Restaurant

At Varanda Restaurant, Executive Chef Pascal Meynard and his talented team invite guests to enjoy a sumptuous candlelight dinner with Algarve shrimp, land caviar, chilli and lemon-grass, red mullet, spinach, green curry, cockle and of course, being in Portugal, there is cod.

“Christmas is the time to celebrate what really matters, and being with our friends and families. It's very special that our guests want to spend this time with us, so we want to present them with something memorable and as special - the very best gastronomic meals,” says Executive Chef Pascal Meynard.

  • Price: EUR 350 per person, without drinks, EUR 440 per person with a selection of beverages included; 50 percent off for children from 6 to 12 years old, free for children up to 5 years old.

CURA Restaurant

At CURA guests can enjoy a delicious menu of festive dishes prepared by Chef Pedro Pena Bastos at Michelin-starred CURA Restaurant including scarlet prawn, lemon thyme curd, green shiso, green apple, lupine; turbot, cuscos transmontanos, black truffle, leek and the traditional Portuguese abade de priscos and physalis.

  • Price: EUR 450 per person, without beverages, EUR 595 per person with wine pairing.

Christmas Day Brunch

Main dishes at the lavish brunch include lobster consommé, yuzu and lemon-grass, cod confit with sweet pepper La Vera, roasted onion, New Zealand spinach and roasted kid with wild mushrooms, carrots, pickles, coriander.

  • Price: EUR 195 per person, without beverages; 50 percent off for children from 6 to 12 years old, free for children up to 5 years old.
  • Venue: Pedro Leitão Ballroom

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon is well renowned as the best place to go for New Year’s Eve celebrations in Lisbon.

In the Grand Ballroom there will be a live midnight countdown to start 2023 with a bang. There’s no need to rush off when the clock strikes midnight, as guests can dance the night away on the dance floor with family and friends.

Grand Ballroom

The Hotel’s magnificent Pedro Leitão Ballroom boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, grand crystal chandeliers and handmade tapestries by Pedro Leitão departs from its usual incarnation and hosts a glamorous black-tie event.

Sesimbra oysters, foie gras, Dublin bay prawn, neuvic oscietra caviar and tajima wagyu picanha are all included in a delicious dinner created by Executive Chef Pascal Meynard and toast the New Year with half a bottle of Grand Cru Delamotte Blanc De Blancs Champagne ou Delamotte Brut Champagne.

  • Price: Zone A – EUR 700 per person, Zone B – EUR 850 per person; Zone C – EUR 1350 per person; 50 percent off for children from 6 to 12 years old, free for children up to 5 years old.
  • Dress code: Black Tie
  • Venue: Pedro Leitão Ballroom

Book early to avoid any disappointment.

CURA Restaurant

New Year’s Eve at CURA is guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening. For one night only, Chef Pedro Pena Bastos will offer an outstanding festive dinner to ring in the new-year, with his signature squid, hazelnut, osietra caviar, daikon dish as well as other delicacies including bluefin tuna, boletus, leeks and blue lobster, saffron, smoked potato, caviar lime.

  • Price: EUR 750 per person, EUR 1000 per person with wine pairing
  • Dress code: Black Tie

Book early to avoid any disappointment.

New Year’s Day Brunch

On Christmas and New Year's Day, the festivities continue and brunch is the ideal time to bring everyone together around the table again. Guests are spoilt for choice with hot and cold stations, sushi and sashimi stations, among others, and traditional Portuguese festive desserts including fatias douradas, bolo rei and bolo rainha.

  • Venue: Pedro Leitão Ballroom
  • Price: EUR 225 per person, without beverages, EUR 320 per person with a selection of beverages included; 50 percent off for children from 6 to 12 years old, free for children up to 5 years old.

Ritz Delicatessen Take-Away

For those who prefer to enjoy the festive season at home, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon invites clients to dress their table for the festive menu that Ritz Delicatessen, the Hotel's take-away service, has put together. There will of course be no lack of cod, traditional bolo rei and bolo rainha, and everything that one spends the rest of the year craving for, including the Hotel’s decadent Yule logs, almost too cute to eat.

“The festive season is the best time of the year for me! I’m a sweet tooth, and this is the time I not only prepare the most desserts and cakes, but also taste them, multiple times,” says Pastry Chef Diogo Lopes. This year’s novelties include an extra large chocolate bauble and advent calendar.

  • Festive Menu for Take-Away – EUR 350 for 2 people without beverages
  • Christmas Yule logs – EUR 60 each / dark chocolate Christmas Yule log – EUR 60
  • For Ritz Delicatessen Take-Away orders email:
  • For Ritz Delicatessen Take-Away orders number: (+351) 21 381 1400
  • The full menu is available to discover here.

Festive Afternoon Tea

During the Christmas season, traditional Afternoon Tea in the Almada Negreiros Lounge will be given a festive twist. Guests can enjoy delicate finger sandwiches, delicious mouth-watering Christmas-themed pastries, freshly made scones with clotted cream and homemade strawberry preserve prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Diogo Lopes and a choice different types of loose-leaf tea, including brews from the Azores Islands.

  • Price: EUR 55 per person
  • Venue: Almada Negreiros Lounge

Winter Wellness

The Ritz Spa invites guests to experience the resurfacing and rejuvenation of one’s skin with the legendary Fire and Ice Facial treatments by iS Clinical, just in time for that festive season glow.

  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Price: EUR 225

Decorate a Tree

Guests staying at the Hotel over the festive period can choose to have a Christmas tree in their room on arrival. If guests would like it decorated, the Hotel can arrange this in advance, or guests can opt for a beautiful Four Seasons decoration kit to dress it themselves in their home away from home, with baubles and twinkling lights.

Christmas Shopping with Zero Stress

At Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon guests can shop for their loved ones without any stress. Fine jewellery at Rosior and Saldanha & Pimenta, silverware, elegant gifts and timeless accessories for the home at Antique, candles by Frédéric Malle, a curated selection of books and the Portuguese Fine&Candy luxury stationery brand at the OITOEMPONTO showroom, and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces at Bijoux Anciens.

Plan a Festive Event

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon. The Hotel’s beautiful event spaces magically transform into a festive wonderland, creating an enchanting atmosphere for celebrations this festive season.