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Let’s start with a restaurant that has established itself as an institution in Porto over more than 20 years. Situated a stone’s throw from the mouth of the Douro River, it has built a reputation on delivering the classics in style.
At Cafeina there is a focus on traditional Portuguese cuisine with French and Italian influences. With its sleek interior and creative clientele, this restaurant is the definition of chic!
Address: Rua do Padrão 100, 4150-557 Porto
Pedro Lemos’ menu is distinctly Portuguese. The dishes are designed to reflect the country’s rich heritage and utilises the finest fresh ingredients, some of which is grown on site in a garden on the terrace.
This restaurant, located in a charmingly restored stone house, has established itself as a leading gourmet destination in the city, and this is reflected in its winning of a coveted Michelin star. Fear not though, the atmosphere remains relaxed and the prices not too steep, so you can sample one of two tasting menus happily knowing your stomach won’t make your bank balance pay for the visit!
Address: R. do Padre Luís Cabral 974, 4150-128 Porto
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For those of you who love modern gastronomy and minimalist presentation, this next restaurant could be perfect. O Paparico has made a name for itself through a creative use of produce and state-of-the-art cooking techniques that deliver a special culinary experience.
What’s more, with over 1000 bottles in their cellar, you can order in confidence that they’ll have a wine to match whatever you choose.
Address: Rua de Costa Cabral 2343, Porto
Restaurant at the Yeatman
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The only restaurant in Porto to hold two Michelin stars, the restaurant at the Yeatman Hotel certainly fits the bill if fine dining is what you’re after.
Having taken in the stunning views over the Douro River and Porto’s historic centre, cast your eyes to the menu and you’ll find innovative cuisine that takes its influences from across the world.
The wine list is rather good, with plenty of Portuguese offerings. The restaurant also offers tasting menus that are specifically designed to guide you through the country’s wine regions, which is a rather fabulous way to become better acquainted with what Portugal has to offer.
Address: Rua do Choupelo, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia