Easter is a time of celebration, a time of renewal and also a time for eggs and delicious meals with your family. If you happen to be visiting Lisbon around Easter here is the list of the best Easter brunches on offer at the moment. I’ve carefully selected the ones free activities and meals for children up to a certain age.
Every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday, from 12.30 pm to 4 pm the five-star hotel Hotel Real Palácio, serves a delicious brunch made up of scones, brioche, cake miniatures, regional bread, cereal, fruit, homemade compote, scrambled eggs, pancakes, appetizers as well as pasta, delicious desserts, juices and all kinds of drinks. And if you thought this was the best part, here’s more, there’s a babysitting service at the hotel for children between 4 and 12 years old. There’s a drawing corner, a reading area, cooking classes and, every week, different activities for the little ones, it’s all free. Easter weekend, on the 16th April, instead of brunch, the hotel is serving a special easter lunch buffet.
Every Sunday from 12.30 pm to 4 pm
Price: €30 per person. Children from 0-4: free. From 5 to 11: €15
Address: Hotel Real Palácio, Rua Tomás Ribeiro, 115, Lisboa
To make a reservation – Telephone: (+351) 213 199 50 Email: email@example.com
Everything about this hotel’s brunch experience is regal. First, the brunch is set in what used to be the ballroom of a 19th-century palace. Everywhere you look there are details evoking palatial Versailles. The worked ceilings, the frescos, the Louis XV furniture, it’s all there. And then there’s the food, cold and warm dishes, sushi, meat, cheese, eggs cooked in different ways, salads, pancakes, desserts of all kinds and ice cream.
Brunch at the Pestana Palace hotel is served every Sunday, from 12.30 pm to 4 pm and it’s €35 per person (children go for free or pay less). The price includes access to the outdoors and indoors swimming pools and, the gardens, which are actually considered a national monument.
Every Sunday from 12.30 pm to 4 pm
Price: €35 per person. €17.50 for children from 8 to 14. Children up to 7 go for free.
Address: R. Jau 54, 1300 Lisboa
To make a reservation – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Telephone: 21 361 5600
Epic, it says it in the name and that’s what you can expect of the Epic Sana Easter Brunch. There’s a sushi bar, cold and hot dishes, loads of desserts and even live music. And if you have kids, there’s the EPIC KIDS Lounge, a special space offering free food workshops, face painting stations, a Nintendo Wii with different games and, as if these weren’t enough, there’s also a chocolate fountain with fruit and marshmallows, and special meals for the little ones at the buffet.
Every Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Price: €35 per adult, 50% discount for children aged 7 to 12, free for children up to 6.
Address: Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco 15, 1070-100 Lisboa
To make a reservation: +351 211 597 300| email@example.com
This option is the most affordable but doesn’t mean it’s less exciting. Brunch is Pão de Canela’s cafe speciality and it doesn’t disappoint. There are vegan and gluten-free options and the food is really yummy, serving hot and cold dishes, different kinds of cakes, all from 10 am to 5 pm on weekends and bank holidays. There’s also a kids corner called Canelinha where, under babysitter supervision, children can make collages, paint, listen to storytelling and even knitting.
Price: €18 Free for children up to 3 years old. From 4 to 7 kids pay €7 only.
Address: Praça das Flores, 27, Príncipe Real, Lisboa
Bookings – Facebook page: facebook.com/canelapt Telephone: +351213972220
The brunch menu includes treats like goat cheese with grilled strawberry and raspberry, mint, coriander, cucumber, melon, cantaloupe and dragon fruit or even swordfish tataki, wakame, sweet potato and sesame and these are just a sample of the what you get with the starter menu. The price is a bit high compared to the other suggestions but it does include drinks like wine and even coffee. For the little ones, this easter there’s a kid’s corner with activities like egg hunting, holiday collage making, egg painting and there’s even a surprise visit, shhhh, from the Easter Bunny.
Every Sunday from 12 pm to 3.30 pm
Price: €55 per person, 50% off for children from 6 to 12 years old.
Address: Akla, Restaurant, Rua Castilho 149, 1070-051.
Reservations – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +351 213 818 700