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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%
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“tasting menu” (41 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (23 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

The food, service and ambiance was great once we got in to the restaurant and I couldn't fault it...however...something went wrong that evening as at least 3 couples who had all reserved tables (including ourselves) were asked to go away for 20 minutes as they...More

Thank Pat-Romsey
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most famous restaurants among the Portuguese themselves. It is located in the center of the city in a building of the XIV century with very high ceilings and modern interiors. The restaurant is primarily known for a special zone in which culinary...More

Thank archil a
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's hard to take your (even well behaved) 9 year old to a nice restaurant but we gave it a shot and we're not disappointed. The food was excellent for him and for us- inventive and beautiful while still filling and flavorful. Our service was...More

Thank Emily K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are real foodies and we thought let's spoil ourselves with diner at DOP. We took the memory menu of 80 euro with wine pairing of 45 euro. The food was okay but nothing special but far too expensive. We can make this at home...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is really amazing. Honestly we had an amazing lunch in this place. I really want to call it - *food porn*. Check the pictures and for sure you will have visualy the same impression, for more go have a try. The wine is...More

1  Thank Petru C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a chance to taste master chef's lunch menu and it was a great surprise of us. With paired wines it was worth to take this lunch before we flied back to Hong Kong. Warm recommendation !! If you have a chance to book...More

1  Thank worldtraveller0216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant and my god I was grateful for it. Price is a bit high compared to the many other restaurants in the centre of Porto, but for me the menu was out of the ordinary and bold. Absolute quality food. It...More

1  Thank Kristof V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here with a group of ca 10 people, the young staff was very charming and helpful for those with food allergies. We had a good meal, the food looked and tasted good. I liked the decor and the partioning in spaces so that...More

Thank PostcardsFromEurope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We had many disappointing meals in Porto but this was not one of them. Went for the (Memorio?) menu with the wine pairings. 5 courses and numerous amuse bouche. Highlights were the octopus carpaccio and the veal...More

Thank Mike186411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hesitated to do here but we could not find another option that night.. it was good food and ok service but not very special to justify the prices... if you can't find other good options this is a good backup pricey alternative ;)

Thank Abdallah H
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Claude F
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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
30 December 2016|
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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
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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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