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Palco

#135 of 1,428 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Rua Sa da Bandeira 84, Porto 4000-427, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Teatro)
+351 22 040 9620
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little quiet on a Monday night but the service and food was amazing. A free bottle of champagne and the staff made sure we had everything we needed. Food was delicious we had both tasting menus with 3 of us having 8 courses and 4 having 6. Really flexible with dietary requirements.

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Thank Tim R
Lux.
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195 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant belongs to the "Hotel Teatro" which is a design hotel styled around the theater-theme.... you should know that before going as it has a rather dark and "cold" ambiente. The tasting menu offered several small dishes which were all good except the "vaca maturada" which was not tender, seasoning and presentation are good, price is high. (menu 57... More 

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Thank soinic
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We booked a few nights in the Hotel Teatro, Porto and were tempted by the restaurant after seeing the menu, but we already had two fine dining restaurants booked so we hesitated... After Michelin awarded O Paparico recommended we give it a try though, how could we resist? And this hotel restaurant is truly excellent. The food is exceptional and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had the tasting menu and accompanying wine pairing. The meal was the best we had in Porto. The staff took time to explain the dishes and wines. This meal consisted of 6 courses of food along with a chef welcome snack and a surprise anniversary cake. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Karen G
portishead
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Stayed in the hotel and had a great meal here. It is a tasting menu of 3, 5 or 7 courses plus some "surprises". The staff were excellent in the way they served and explained each of the dishes, some excellent food very carefully presented. Very quiet though, the restaurant is hidden at the back of the hotel which itself... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Michelin star quality food. Trying to find out if restaurant does in fact have a Michelin star. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The food is divine.

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Brussels, Belgium
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We've had a great experience in this restaurant. Hidden behind an ugly façade, this restaurant offers fine dining in a great atmosphere with utmost friendly service. Even though the sommelier wasn't there that evening, the waitress made our evening! Thank you!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Earlier this month we stayed at the stylish Teatro Hotel in Porto and one night, after a long day of young around in this beautiful city, we decided to stay over for dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Palco. In one word: excellent. The chef is clearly a master for perfectly grilling seafood: whether is it the langoustine or the sea... More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

While the restaurant is serving great food it feels out of place. When you enter this place you enter another world, the vibrant culture and atmosphere of the city is replaced by a modern (yet stylish) setting. I feel it's a bit overpriced. This a fine dining and every dish is a real gem in terms of presentation but this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Four of us dined here and had one of the best meals any of us had ever had. You can choose from the tasting menus or mix and match which was a wonderful solution if you don't like one or two of the suggestions on the tasting menu. Each course was a taste explosion with unusual ingredients but perfectly cooked.... 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
Average prices
US$37 - US$58
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Sa da Bandeira 84, Porto 4000-427, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Teatro)
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 040 9620
Description
Situated on the main floor of Hotel Teatro, the restaurant is the center of exotic and contemporary sensations, with the delicious production brought to you by a perfectly attuned cast of tastes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?