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Chez Lapin

Rua Canastreiros 40 42, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
+351 22 200 6418
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“rabbit” (43 reviews)
“octopus” (37 reviews)
“pork” (14 reviews)
Open Now
00:30 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
€€ - €€€
Rua Canastreiros 40 42, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never prefer touristic restaurants but that day we were in a hurry and we chose to eat something in the waterfront because there was no time to search for something good. I don't know from where to start and where to finish... We asked...More

Thank Christina Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location close the river and bridge in Porto. You can sit outside or inside in different rooms. Check the rooms before seating as they have a different atmosphere. Definitely good service and the food we had was good. I personally was expecting a bit...More

Thank Marc F
ChezLapinRestaurant, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Chez Lapin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, Marc F. Hope to see you again next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated by the waiter in the outside seating area facing the waterfront. Our good feel about this place soon vanished! There were 2 waiters serving the outside area. We waved and asked if we could order. They just deliberately IGNORED us! Like we...More

Thank Shanty P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a drink by the river. Curt service, actually he rolled his eyes when we only wanted a drink and not to eat, they were not flat out and could afford the table. We wanted to sit side by side to see the river...More

Thank Melbandbeyond
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building has a a very cozy feel with small rooms and low ceilings set within the stone structures of Porto architecture. Food was good and the staff very courteous in accommodating our dietary requests.

Thank bobhoward1
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I have no idea what the previous people are talking about at all. Our waiter Andre was awesome. He was very attentive, made great food suggestions, and was fun. The wife had the octopus, and I have the steak. The portions were big, and the...More

1  Thank Scott W
ChezLapinRestaurant, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Chez Lapin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your review, Scott W! Hope to see you again next time you come to Oporto.

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Good food, good friends and good view! Thank you Fernando, Pablo and Carlos for making our last night in Porto memorable!

Thank Susan-Suda H
ChezLapinRestaurant, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Chez Lapin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your review, Susan-Suda H. Hope to see you next time!

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The food is decent at best and the service is poor. When we ordered the food water and wine everything was ok. The wine came but no water, when we reminded the waiter we got 1,5 litters of water but no glasses before we asked...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Everything about the meal was bad for both of our dishes we ordered.. much better food to be had elsewhere.

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

What a shame, this restaurant is in a lovely location right by the river but the food is expensive and very bland. Waste of your money. Stay away.

Thank Sine B
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15 September 2017|
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Response from TitoRich8 | Reviewed this property |
No need. Just pop in. During busy times like lunch and dinner this place is easily fully booked. I strongly suggest to come in a bit early. All the very best! 😊
Bruce B
16 June 2016|
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Response from Liz G | Reviewed this property |
It's on the waterfront. Don't know the answers to the other questions.
11 April 2016|
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Response from Richard E | Reviewed this property |
Not really ,though perhaps up stairs take over the Floor, about right!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Canastreiros 40 42, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 200 6418
With license since january 1938 and located just across the river Douro, Chez Lapin is already a reference in the region, and a 'must-go' for curious and lovers of portuguese gastronomy. The restaurant is has a magnificent terrace and 3 rooms, each one full of character and decorated with memories of numerous customers who passed by over so many decades. This house is well known for its gastronomic specialties: the octopus and oven-baked codfish, the Beef with Port Wine, the Rabbit 'à la' Chez Lapin and many other dishes asked by tourists from around the world. Chez Lapin also has a beautiful terrace whose privileged view over the Douro, Caves of Port wine, the Ponte D. Louis and the Serra do Pilar, combined with friendly service and cozy, turn any meal into a special and unforgettable moment .
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