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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, Gluten Free Options
Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seriously, do not waste your valuable time on this place. Slow service (60 minutes to get wine), VERY bad advice from sommelier (I mean, horrible advice if you are serious about your wine) and bad bad food. My wife's dish was simply inedible. The other...More

Thank Mauricio R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the set lunch here. The best lunch of the whole trip. Food were very nicely thought through and matched. Presentation and service were what you expected for fine dining. The cheese with mango was particularly a perfect match. Recommended

Thank Tcicccec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't want very often to have diner three day's in a row in the same restaurtant, but we did. And for a reason : in all the dishes we had , there was no disappointment in the food itself, the great hospitlity off the...More

Thank Dick v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, food was good, had suckling pig with iceberg salad + chips, very surprising. Service was very formal and serious. Place is too big and noisy. Overall good, but not as good and classy than O Paparico.

Thank Frog_Singap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is what food should be like...creative, tasty, exquisite! From the starters to the desserts the 5 course meal with accompanying wine was just perfect. I recommend it wholeheartedly but make sure to make reservations because it gets crowded. Thanks to the staff for their...More

Thank Mae-and-Abdulla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations on our first day in Porto for lunch at DOP. We ordered the lunch menu of 20,- which was really tasty. We asked for matching wines which were also lovely . Great service. We really felt spoiled.

Thank RianneH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here and were so much looking forward into it, but in the middle of the lunch couldn't stop counting seconds till we can escape, run away from this place. It should be full disgrace for chef to serve free compliments of a much...More

Thank Александр К
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

DOP is one of those restaurants where the toilet is a destination (the male loo appeared to be a verdant garden) and women must figure out which panels in the ladies loo are doors to the cubicles and which are walls of cunning murals. The...More

Thank SteffYuen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location in central Porto. Nice modern decor, light and airy. We sat on the balcony overlooking the chefs below. The taster menu with matching Portuguese wines worked well. My partner ate from the a la carte menu so we got to try a spectrum...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were determined to have dinner to DOP trusting the good reviews we had read and the attractive environment that met our taste. The first evening we simply walked in to ask for a table for two but there was no availability and, therefore, we...More

Thank elen_9
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Claude F
What is the dress code for evening dinner
7 June 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Casual in a smart way I would call it.
Se eu levar meu filho de 5 anos, tem opção de cardapio infantil?
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
Se eu levar meu filho de 5 anos, tem opção de cardapio infantil?
30 December 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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