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These are the best restaurants in Porto

For a long time, Porto has been a popular hotspot for wine lovers (the world-famous port wine is named after the city, after all) – but when it comes to gastronomy, you can look forward to much more than just fine wine. The best restaurants in Porto offer relaxed delicacies with regional charm.

July 6, 2022


The Portuguese port city used to be overshadowed by its big sister Lisbon, but today Porto stuns with a charming old town, an abundance of culture and direct access to the sea. Connoisseurs are especially drawn to Ribeira, the heart of the city, where you can stroll for hours through winding streets and find one excellent restaurant after another.

elemento -  die besten restaurants in porto

Portuguese cuisine is still down-to-earth, relying on high-quality ingredients and time-honored culinary skills. The ELEMENTO restaurant, for example, literally cooks with fire. © ELEMENTO

The city's culinary scene is as laid-back as its residents: urban street food meets hearty Portuguese cuisine at Porto's best restaurants. You can also expect innovative fine dining and wonderfully fresh fare from the sea.

Bistrô Flores

 
 
 
 
 
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The dignified restaurant at the PortoBay Flores Hotel offers a top-class culinary experience with its bistronomy concept. Chef Nuno Miguel and his team serve daily for lunch and dinner unusual creations of the highest quality.

Bistrô Flores
PortoBay Flores, R. das Flores 27, 4050-416 Porto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 22 004 7000
Web: portobay.com
Price: starters from € 8,- / main courses from € 22,50

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ELEMENTO

 
 
 
 
 
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This restaurant is hot to trot: in addition to fine dining, you can also find Fire Dining awaits, as chef and owner Ricardo Dias Ferreira is totally committed to the fire element. At the Michelin-award-winning restaurant, every meal is prepared over a wood fire, giving it a smoky note all its own. What's more, the ingredients are entirely of regional origin.

ELEMENTO
Rua do Almada 51, 4050-036 Porto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 22 492 8193
Web: elementoporto.com
Price: 8-course tasting menu at € 85,- per person

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Le Monument

 
 
 
 
 
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With a Michelin-starred French chef, this gourmet restaurant is shaking up Porto's culinary scene: Julien Montbabuts serves traditional Portuguese dishes with a Parisian twist and has received Michelin awards for his outstanding creations.

Le Monument
Av. dos Aliados 151, 4000-067 Porto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 22 766 2415
Web: maison-albar-hotels-le-monumental-palace.com
Price: 10 courses at € 95,- per person / 14 courses at € 115,- per person

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Casa de Chá da Boa Nova

 
 
 
 
 
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The Michelin award-winning Teahouse is much more than a restaurant - it offers an up-close approach to cuisine and the origins of its ingredients. Chef Rui Paula's creation can almost be described as daring - in the best sense of the word. Here, you dine right next to the sea and can even dip your toes in the water between courses if you feel like it.

Casa de Chá da Boa Nova
Rua da Boa Nova, 4450-705 Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
Tel.: +351 22 994 0066
Web: casadechadaboanova.pt
Price: Starters from € 30,- / Main courses from € 48,-

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Esquina do Avesso

 
 
 
 
 
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Creative cuisine meets stylish industrial ambience on the beach: Chef Nuno Castro places special emphasis on regional ingredients and conjures up seasonal dishes that blend modern innovations with traditional recipes. The natural dishes invite you to taste through and share.

Esquina do Avesso
R. Santa Catarina 102, 4450-631 Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
Tel.: +351 912 286 521
Web: https://esquinadoavesso.pt
Price: Dishes from € 15

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