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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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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

A delicious selection of food and desserts, very friendly service, makes you feel valued. It was one of our birthdays and without any fuss, they produced a complimentary excellent dessert arrangement with candle and glasses of port. The sommelier was friendly and knowledgeable and Maria...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

THANK YOU to DOP for a very special evening! We enjoyed the wonderful tasting menus with wine pairings. Highlights included the super tender octopus carpaccio, mouthwatering hake, and desserts that were a riot of colours and flavours. Service was outstanding. We enjoyed every moment.

Thank rockgirl3000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DOP's good reputation is well deserved. We had a stellar dinner and excellent port, all from a pretty fantastic table overlooking the prep kitchen. It was a great perch from which to watch our desserts being prepared.

Thank ReadyForThisJelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for something a step ahead in great dishes, you should stop at the DOC Porto. Nice and fine dishes, great service, you will feel that you are in a special restaurant. You can have a special lunch price Monday-Friday 20€. Otherwise, it...More

Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for excellent service and high quality food this establishment scores well. We pre booked and on arrival were shown directly to our table. The restaurant is modern,relaxed well lit, comfortable. The establishment has two levels for seating were you can view...More

Thank retep d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to do DOP for lunch with so many things to fit in a short amount a time, we opted for a prix fixe menu at the highly regarded restaurant. And we were very glad we did! Totally not an after thought, the lunch...More

Thank CDanielle A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice and luxurious restaurant for those who seek taste. The chef has a wall of awards. Prices are not too high compared to other high-end restaurants therefore I highly recommend.

Thank Defne Ş
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only went for drinks one sunny afternoon. Sitting on a nice terrace, enjoying good wine and watching the world go by. Pretty good! Service was friendly, prices more on the upper end of the scale, but well worth it. Would like to go there again...More

Thank sbe_000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for really good cooking in Porto which is actually not easy, I highly recommend Dop which is excellent. No mistake !

Thank Alex3364
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb restaurant in the heart of Porto. Super service and food and a terrific value lunch menu at Euro 20 for three courses. Joyous!

Thank Michael B
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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