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Rui Paula DOP

Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
+351 22 201 4313
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (44 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (21 reviews)
19:30 - 23:00 Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Efficient staff. Essential to book. Ring Carla for a table. First class cuisine and service. In centre of city and a fine experience awaits you. 2 taster menus may seem expensive but are actually good value. Enjoy your visit.

Thank Chivesdiners
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this from Australia several months beforehand on personal recommendation. We were not disappointed. Excellent space combining old and new, superb service, knowledgeable sommellier, interesting menu. We had the shrimp with Asian salad (superb), the fish soup (little fish taste, more a tomato soup),...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Advised by a friend of Rui Paula DOP as a must go-to, we went. The dining experience is exceptional and if this type of multi-course dinner with wine pairings is your thing, you should go. For why my socks were not knock off, read on....More

Thank doctorbobster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This time Porto has changed - last time it was a quiet rainy January and few tourist. We tumbled upon Dop and had a wonderful evening. Five years later, I wonder if the quality is still good.... if the enthusiast sommelier is still there with...More

Thank Jiajia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a restaurant to visit, the food was outstanding and the wine list impressive. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and helped us navigate the rich list of Portuguese wines. The place was however a bit stiff and if the staff relaxed a bit and became...More

Thank 11Kenzo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very pleasant lunch here, we ordered a mix of dishes from the lunch menu and a la carte. All the food were delicious and well presented, lunch menu particularly good value. Service attentive and not too intrusive.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the design of this restaurant. We were seated in the section where the Garde Manage is working - and watching them was a treat in and of itself. We had two different tasting menus - my husband opted for the Memory Meal with...More

Thank thesouplady-two
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a disappointment from start to finish 1. Welcome by a demotivated lady with no interest in customers, 2. the place is modern , yet with obviously too many seats for its size. you wonder how a Michelin restaurant can serve so many...More

Thank Klaus F
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Nicely situated in the center of Porto. Lovely selection of Portuguese wine , even French as well. Food was good and well presented. Service was ok.

Thank Eikichi O
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, innovative meals with many positive surprises. The wine list is awesome and the sommelier is very competent. I had the *Menu memória* with wine suggestion.

Thank Falknis
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of the year and the week I would recommend making a reservation. When we visited in early May on a Friday night most tables were occupied.
Claude F
7 June 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Casual in a smart way I would call it.
30 December 2016|
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Response from chavanowF | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there is a kids' menu. But I would not recommend a restaurant like this with a child of five, given the stature of this restaurant. I really advise to check beforehand with the restaurant itself. You have to do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 201 4313
  • E-mail
In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company. The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism." The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.
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