Barão FladgateBarão Fladgate (Baron Fladgate), belonging to Taylor’s Port, is situated within the Port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and is one of the area’s best known restaurants with superb views overlooking the river Douro and city of Porto. On a warm summer’s day or night, you can enjoy a delicious meal on the outdoor terrace and take in the spectacular views and a walk around the aromatic garden.
The menu presents typical Portuguese cuisine, with delicacies such as roast kid, veal, duck, salted codfish, octopus and sea bream. The interior dining room with its traditional decoration, is spacious, elegant and inviting, with granite walls and large arched windows.
The restaurant has an acclaimed wine list and, naturally a fantastic selection of Ports. You could even combine your visit during the day with a tour of the cellars – several reasons not to miss this restaurant during your stay in Porto.
Book RestaurantBook Restaurant is located in a former bookshop in downtown Porto (Baixa). It’s a very original restaurant, true to the memories of the old bookshops, present in details ranging from the décor to the dishes and the signature cocktails. Book aims to be a "living room for friends and clients", where a dedicated staff welcomes all that come to us for great comfort food and a warm atmosphere.
Rua de Avis, 10, Baixa, Porto
T.: (+351) 223 398 500
Every day: 12h00 - 15h00 | 19h30 - 00h00
CafeínaOne of the city’s staples, Cafeína is a well known restaurant that is classic in style and well located in fashionable, residential Foz, just a minute or two from the sea. Set within a charming, XXth century renovated building, Cafeína is an elegant, sophisticated restaurant with a bold interior design that follows the style of the building itself.
Friday and Saturday: 12h30 - 18h00 | 19h30 - 01h00
Cantinho do AvillezOn the heels of Chef Avillez’s successful restaurants in Lisbon, José Avillez succumbed to the pressure and opened his first restaurant in Porto, ‘Avillez’s Corner’, in Mouzinho da Silveira in the heart of the old city of Porto near the river (or Ribeira).The colourful decoration provides a relaxed and cheerful environment with a few retro Portuguese details such as vintage wooden chairs and traditional salt and pepper mills, all of which fit with the charm of Porto’s, old and atmospheric streets. This young, well known Portuguese Chef serves up inspiring Portuguese cuisine, influenced by his travels, in a casual, modern style that is typical of all his restaurants.
Casa de Chá da Boa Nova15 minutes north of Porto, in the famous ‘Tea House’ or ‘Casa de Chá’ in Leça da Palmeira, you will find renowned Chef Rui Paula’s latest gastronomic venture – following the success of his other restaurants ‘DOC’ and ‘DOP’.Built into the rocky seaside landscape, Casa de Chá is an architectural as well as culinary delight. The teahouse was first built between 1958 and 1963, by Portugal’s most well known architect, Siza Vieira, marking the beginning of Siza’s long and successful career. The Tea House was formally declared a national monument in 2006 and after significant renovation works in 2013, it reopened as a restaurant in July 2014 under Chef Rui Paula, who has taken it over with his usual passion. The Menu offers haute cuisine with plenty of fish and seafood options as well as other prime ingredients.The views of the sky, sea and rocks are inspiring and the service is of a high level.
DOPClose to Porto’s riverfront, or the Ribeira, and situated in the historic part of the city is the restaurant "DOP”. This restaurant is quite new and is spacious and modern in style. The kitchen is run by the well-known Portuguese Chef Rui Paula. DOP is one of the more sought after restaurants in town, offering a high quality meal. If you’re lucky, you may be surprised by one of Chef Rui Paula’s more informal moments when he interacts with the guests, perhaps making a suggestion for dinner or presenting some show cooking. The interior design is elegant and understated with a well stocked and varied wine cellar designed to pair with the food and the sommelier on hand will help you in your choice. The menu is frequently changed, however you can always find dishes such as monkfish with Mondego rice and seafood or suckling pig with potatoes and cider sauce.
Mondays: 19h30 - 23h00
Pedro LemosPedro Lemos restaurant is situated in Foz and celebrates the art of traditional Portuguese cooking with new and exciting flavours. Chef Pedro Lemos is inspired above all by Portuguese culture and uses regional products to create innovative dishes and a unique experience. You will be able to choose from dishes such as blue lobster, John Dory, octopus, Algarve prawn, duck, black pork and veal. You will get a flavour for some of Portugal’s contemporary gastronomy, whilst having the pleasure of trying some of Portugal’s best wines.
Tuesday to Saturday: 12h30 - 15h00 | 19h30 - 23h00
TraçaTraça is situated in Largo de São Domingos, in the beautiful and historic city centre. It opened about 4 years ago and quickly became a reference among Porto’s restaurants. It is part of a 17th century building that has been totally refurbished and its decoration alludes to old times with its bright tiles, ironmongery and slate tab listing the dishes of the day. The food is traditional Portuguese cuisine with Iberian influences such as game and other unusual dishes like the cured veal salad, or creamy cured ham and wild boar croquettes. If you prefer fish, Traça also offers a good traditional roasted salted codfish, or octopus with onion and Port wine confit and seabass with sea urchin sauce. To follow, try the delicious cold chocolate tart made from 3 different types of chocolate. The restaurant is usually always busy, so remember to book in advance. Its sophisticated yet low key atmosphere provides a fun spot for dinner with friends and it can be a good idea to pick a few dishes to share and enjoy the unusual dining experience.
Largo de São Domingos 85-86, Porto
T.: +351 222 081 065
Monday - Thursday: 12h00 – 15h00 | 19h00 - 23h30
Friday: 12h00 – 15h00 | 19h30 – 02h00
Saturday: 12h30 - 16h00 | 19h30 - 02h00
Sunday: 12h30 – 16h00 | 19h30 – 23h30
Cantina 32Cantina 32 is a restaurant located in the heart of the city center with a relaxed atmosphere and a cuisine based on tapas, run by the well-known Chef, Luís Américo.
The décor has an original, urban design with a rustic, cosmopolitan feel that includes a mix of retro design pieces, rural and traditional furniture, and low lighting, providing a welcoming, fun, laid back environment in which to try some unusual appetisers.
All in all, an innovative style restaurant with great food, in one of Porto’s trendiest streets.
Saturday: 12h30 - 15h00 | 18h00 - 23h00
O PaparicoIn a rustic building on the Costa Cabral Street, you will find O Paparico, a traditional, Portuguese style restaurant, known for its excellent hospitality, service and authentic Portuguese flavours. The food is of good quality with an excellent wine list, providing an intimate and cosy setting in which to sample some great Portuguese regional cooking.
Rua de Costa Cabral 2343, Porto
Closed on Monday and Sunday
Cervejaria BrasãoCervejaria Brasão, or ‘Brasão Brewery’ opened in September 2014 and represents a new concept of the traditional Portuguese style brewery where it’s possible to have a draught beer or lager and a meal at any time of day. Portuguese ‘Brewery’ restaurants are popular for their down to earth atmospheres and menus, including excellent seafood and, of course, beer. The decoration at Cerejaria Brasão is polished, yet designed to look traditional. Its cosy, welcoming style displays great attention to detail. The traditional ‘Francesinha’ steak sandwich, now famous in Porto, stands out among a menu packed with snacks, meat dishes and seafood, combined with sangria, beer, wine and cocktails.
Rua Ramalho Ortigão 28, Porto