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Rui Paula DOP

#47 of 1,401 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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19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
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Aldwick, West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Shanghai, China
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Thank StephaneExpatChina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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1 Thank Georges S
Drobak, Norway
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304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 Thank Runar N
Salvador, BA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DOP is located in an historic building but have a very modern ambiance with courteous service. We had the Lunch menu which has a very attractive price. As starters my wife had the Salada Caprese and I had the Chamuca (samosa) de Alheira (a typical Portuguese sausage) both vey good. For main course both of us had Plumas de porco... More 

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Polzela, Slovenia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a place to celebrate new years evening. And what a staff!!! Thank you for this amazing experience. You made our day perfect. The food was extraordinary. We came for dinner 2 days ago and you were kind and managed to give us a table for new years evening. It was the best decision. From starters to dessert the food... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious. The wines really good. The service was perfect. They were really nice to our 2 year old kid. Totally recommend them.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed with the presentation of the food and the excellent waitstaff at his centrally located restaurant. The luncheon "special" is a real bargain, but gets suprisingly expensive with drinks. Definitely worth trying this award winning chef's restaurant if you appreciate fine food.

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1 Thank Winstonthedog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It really hi class the atmosphere is great the food is fantastic beyond the expectations and the service is on a high level of professional. I enjoyed everything and for sure I will visit again before leaving Porto the should give this restaurant more than one michelin star.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are tired of the same old food in Portugal served with no seasoning over fries....well this is the stop for you. Food was AMAZING, I already said that, the price wasn't that expensive at all. The night before we ate at a different restaurant for double that and it was just OK. The service was "white glove". They... More 

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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, 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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