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Rui Paula DOP

#42 of 1,427 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
+351 22 201 4313
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb gourmet food at a steal of a deal if you avail of the 20 Euro 3 course lunch menu...very conveniently located, warm inviting atmosphere, great service & amazingly presented and delicious food!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a friendly welcome at DOP and were seated in an open plan room, with somewhat stark lighting and a chef preparing desserts at a table at one side. After a large lunch we ate only main courses. Suckling pig, a speciality, was thin, crisply roast belly served with an individual gratin savoyard (thin potatoes baked in stock). Together... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very good dinner, friendly service, the sommelier was very helpful and we did like very much his suggestions

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, great food and amazing presentation. It was possible to choose different menus - we could test several plates. Very good suggestion from our main waiter. We had a great time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our experience here. We did the "memory" menu and wine pairing. I'm a vegetarian, and they were happy to oblige and make special dishes for each course just for me. And every course was absolutely delicious! This is a place for a long, interesting, expensive meal, but it is well worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been to Rui Paula’s Recife restaurant in RioMar, Brazil and enjoyed it immensely. I was therefore looking forward to eating at his ‘home’, DOP at the Palace of the Arts. The simplicity of the setting was ‘Japanese’ but lacked the “Zen” that would have made it ethereal. It was however rescued from being cafeteria-like by good service. Being... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our party of 6 spent New Year's Eve at DOP based on a recommendation - we were not disappointed. The knowledgeable staff - their courtesy and efficiency combined with food prepared and presented in such a professional way was the gateway to gourmet excellence. Porto is lovely city and DOP is the reason we will come back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went there during Christmas Amazing wine list with a very competent sommelier Food is really good, typical one with a twist of modernity

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent Dinner with Friends. To recommend. We had a very enjoyable evening. We do not know if the chef was in but it would have been great if he would have come to the table at the end of the dinner. Go and see. Take one of the 2 menus and the wine formula. Forget about the price and enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A very nice restaurant in the very centre of Porto. High class food, good service and very good wines. Strongly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
Thursday
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
Friday
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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