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Chez Lapin

Rua Canastreiros 40 42, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
+351 22 200 6418
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Canastreiros 40 42, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel receptionist. She told us that the hotel and the restaurant had the same owners. We were initially sat at a table downstairs. It was a cool evening and the door was constantly being opened by waiters taking...More

Thank David_Yorkshire_9
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were only in Porto for the day and the Chez Lapin was recommended to us by the Tourist Information office. Have the shrimp cocktail it was fantastic. The restaurant was very busy an yet the staff were not rushing us out. All in all...More

Thank F8030YCkaren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is right on the river front and very busy, had to remind the waiter a couple of times but would return again. Had lovely sea bass with veg and a couple glasses of vino, what more could you want. Very popular.

Thank goldieDublin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful staff and good food. Popular restaurant along the waterfront with inside and outside seating. Would recommend the pasta with sea food. Good ambience.

Thank Linda T
DouroAcima, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Chez Lapin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Linda T! See you next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely seafood meal here beside the Douro river. Good value for money considering it's prime location.

Thank Susannah P
ChezLapinRestaurant, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Chez Lapin, responded to this review

Thank you Susannah P! See you next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can choose between sitting overlooking the river or inside in the caves. Good food served by friendly efficient staff in one of the busiest areas of the city. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank Jon M
ChezLapinRestaurant, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Chez Lapin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Jon M. See you next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and the location is great, but the food was very average and probably over priced for what we got. The service was not great either.

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't usually write reviews, however having visited Chez Lapin on my partners birthday and being subjected to the worst service I have ever received, I feel compelled to. We sat for twenty minutes before anyone acknowledged us. I tried to get the attention of...More

Thank Beck H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow probably because of our big group dinning. Food was yummy I tried the salmon and friends tried the rabbit meat which they claim was great too. I like the chorizo. A little on the salty side but good.

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here after six hours of walking in the blistering sun. It was bliss getting off our feet and sitting in the shade. It was just what we felt like. I ordered the salmon. It was huge and well cooked and I felt ready...More

Thank Bec D
DouroAcima, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Chez Lapin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Bec D. See you next time!

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Bruce B
Is the restaurant located at the waterfront along Cais da Ribeira? What is the nearest cross street? FroPraca Ribeira how do I walk to the restaurant?
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.
Do you have a separate room that could accommodate say, 45 people for dinner?
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!
leila a
Quero fazer reserva p dia 31 as 20h , 4 pessoas.aguardo Leila Dra. Araujo@ gmail. Com
30 December 2016|
Response from ChezLapinRestaurant | Property representative |
Boa tarde Leia, Obrigada pelo seu contacto. Não aceitamos reservas para dia 31. A cozinha encerra pelas 21h. Para qualquer informação adicional, por favor envie um email para reservas@douroacima.pt CHEZ LAPIN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
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
  • E-mail
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 .