- Gastronomy and Wines
Although the offer is quite extensive, some names are unavoidable. Just a few steps from the exquisite Palácio da Bolsa is the “DOP”, Rui Paula’s restaurant. The chef, from the Douro district of Alijó, has early developed his passion for cooking, influenced by his maternal grandmother and her old recipes based on local products. Rui Paula, who masters all kinds of dishes, interprets Portuguese classic dishes, such as, bacalhau com broa, polvo à lagareiro, cachaço de porco bísaro com migas de feijão-frade e broa or cabritinho e seus miúdos. If you can’t decide between these dishes, try one of the tasting menus.
You will like
- The view that the wine hotel The Yeatman has to offer over the Douro River and the historical centre of Porto
- Porto’s new cuisine
If you cross the D. Luís I Bridge, go to the Gaia pier and The Yeatman hotel, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the cuisine of the only chef in the North of Portugal awarded a Michelin star. Ricardo Costa is at the helm of the restaurant of the first wine hotel in the country, named “Michelin Star”, and where every Thursday there are wine dinners with menus designed according to the wine selection of the producing partners of the hotel. This young chef, who works exquisitely on several dishes, interprets the traditional Portuguese cuisine in a contemporary way, favouring the use of fresh products.
What to do
- A guided tour to Palácio da Bolsa
- Visit Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
- Attend a concert in Casa da Música
- Ask for the tasting menu: all of these restaurants have, at least, one of these options
- A stroll on the beach
In Avenida da Boavista, try the cuisine of Salsa & Loureiro, where chef Hélio Loureiro reinvents Portuguese gastronomy with creativity and a pinch of exclusivity. The chef, who has worked for the Portuguese Football Team for some years, likes to serve rojões à moda do Minho com papas de sarrabulho, tripas à moda do Porto, cozido à portuguesa or cabrito no forno com arroz de enchidos e açafrão.
What you need to know
- The Andante Tour was created for those who visit Porto: the Andante Tour 1 is valid for 24 consecutive hours after the first validation; the Andante Tour 3 is valid for 72 consecutive hours.
- In Trindade’s train station, there are lockers where you can leave your luggage for a maximum of 36 hours. The luggage deposit is accessible from 6 am to 1.30 am and the prices vary according to the volume of your belongings.
- The DOP is in Largo de S. Domingos, no. 18, and it opens every day from 12.30 pm to 3 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11 pm; the average price is 50 euros
- The Yeatman hotel is in Rua do Choupelo and is open every day from 12.30 pm to 3 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11 pm; the average price is 50 euros
- The Salsa & Loureiro is in Avenida da Boavista, 1277, floor -1, and is open daily from 12.30 pm to 3 pm and from 8 pm to 11.30 pm; the average price is 30 euros
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How to get there
There are flights to Porto, low cost , for example, London (Stansted and Gatwick), Paris (Beauvais, Orly and Charles de Gaulle Vatry), Marseille, Lille, Tours, St. Etienne, Bologna, Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona El Prat , Tenerife, Valencia, Venice and Palma de Mallorca.
In the summer there are low cost companies flying from Liverpool, Las Palmas, Carcassonne, Rodez and Nantes.
With normal fares from London - Gatwick, Madrid, Barcelona and Paris - Orly.
The best way to reach the center of Porto from the International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro is by metro. The trip takes about 30 minutes.