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Rua Canastreiros 40 42, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
+351 22 200 6418
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch by the side of The Douro is to be enjoyed-we had good food, the rabbit is great-BUT, service is appalling-you are lucky to get what you order and it takes ages to get served, considering this is before the high season this place needs to get a move on. If you are not in a hurry, this is a... More 

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Utrecht
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on other reviews, I expected more of this place. I had the swordfish. The fish was a bit dry, and the dish was just boring plain with potatoes and some salad. Just like any average Portugese restaurant. Not worth the 14 euros, compared to other (better) places. We were seated in a side room, close to the entrance. The... More 

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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in a party of four friends. We ordered three starters and four main courses. We had the couvert of rolls and tuna pate and olives. For starters we had the sardines and two chourico sausage. This was followed by Chicken A Carioca, Flounder, and two steaks. We waited some time for the starters to arrive and had just... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad, cold food, awful, service is horrible. Very expensive for a bad menu and bad service. Don't eat here !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch and after being seated waited 15 minutes before we saw anyone again. When we finally got to place our order the food was very good I had the pork in mustard sauce which was lovely. Also had to wait another 10 minutes to receive our bill

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Maia, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This sunday i went to Chez Lapin. The meal was great, but the best thing was the service!! Flávio is the best waiter, very nice and organized :)

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Witham, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We recently visited chez Lapin for an evening meal. We had a fantastic meal which was recommended to us by a very good waiter. The restaurant itself was really nicely decorated and the meal itself was delicious. The waiter was very experienced and certainly knew what he was doing and talking about. A lovely place that we would definitely visit... More 

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ChezLapinRestaurant, Gerente de relações públicas at Chez Lapin, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review and kind words, Sharon S. Hope to see you again next time you visit Porto! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The location of this Cais da Ribeira restaurant is perfect ,right on the riverfront. Its not as touristy as some of the other restaurants in this area. The food is excellent, we had "Bacalhau com natas e Gambos" and beef medallions with potatoes. Very traditional Portuguese dishes accompanied by some lovely local Port! Our waitress Ana was so helpful and... More 

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Thank you so much for your review, Ashbashling. Hope to see you soon! More 

Valencia, Spain
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great traditional food with a cosy atmosphere inside and great views outside! Love the "filetes de polvo" tender fresh inside and crispy outside. Super professional staff, Inside heating would have been good but I guess wine warms you up :) also dessert is homemade.

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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very charming design, right by the river, attentive staff. Soup was delicious! Full disclosure: I have no idea what the price was like, since we ate there as a part of a half-day tour, so it was paid for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:30 - 23:00
Monday
00:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
00:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
00:30 - 23:00
Thursday
00:30 - 23:00
Friday
00:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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