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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (41 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (22 reviews)
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12:30 - 15:30All hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

This was our "fancy" night out in Porto. The food was incredible (lobster, lime risotto, curry and dark chocolate ice cream, etc.) and the service is top notch. The chef was in the back but visible, putting together elaborate, fragrant, and beautifully presented plates. We...More

Thank Quixoticam
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This was a great culinary experience together with really great wines that were suggested to us. The chef and the crew are talented and serve very tasty food, well cooked and presented. The service is good and efficient. I highly recommend this place, the best...More

Thank Jl0d0m
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Trust me on this one, folks: DOP is great. They serve imaginative, wonderful, let’s say, nouvelle Portuguese cuisine, in a great location, with excellent, friendly service. My wife and I forewent the two tasting menus in favor of a la carte. Between the amuse bouche,...More

2  Thank TraReveler
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Our dinner on Saturday was amazing. We had stumbled across the sister restaurant DOC on a trip to the Douro Valley and were keen to eat at DOP. The service was excellent from start to finish - attentive without being intrusive. We decided against either...More

Thank Stuart J
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

The building and the furnitures of this elegant restaurant are very nice. Also the location is great. The food is good maybe little too expensive), but the service is not at the expected level at all. Very pretentious, incredibly slow and not so competent. In...More

1  Thank Mat79
Reviewed 25 July 2015

The cooking at this modern Portuguese restaurant was good. The duck, John Dory and scallops were all very nice. What let this place down was slow, inattentive service. We waited an hour for our starters and the wine (which was fabulous once it arrived) and...More

2  Thank Gbitalian
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This amazing restaurant is just down from where we are staying. We arrived about 8.20 without a booking but were welcomed warmly and seated at a table in a full length window. The service and attention to detail is really quite special. All the staff...More

Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Excellent service. Innovative food that was presented well. Great wine list. A chance to meet the chef. I enjoyed the meal but sadly was not 'wowed' for the price.

2  Thank 234ash
Reviewed 11 July 2015

1st.... Forget the Black Pudding starter... so small you need magnifying glass. Disappointing. Moving on. Great looking Restaurant in a nice area of Porto . This was the most expensive restaurant of our 4 night stay in Porto & our lease favourite. I guess you're...More

Thank Idh123
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

When you pay more than 100 euros p p you expect to be surprised, to have a dinner over your expectations... With so many good restaurants this definitely it is not one that I would recommend no one to go... Nothing was wrong...but nothing was...More

1  Thank CCBCampos
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Claude F
What is the dress code for evening dinner
7 June 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Casual in a smart way I would call it.
Se eu levar meu filho de 5 anos, tem opção de cardapio infantil?
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
Se eu levar meu filho de 5 anos, tem opção de cardapio infantil?
30 December 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Ana, não tem cardápio infantil lá!
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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