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Estrada Nacional 222 | Estrad Nacional 222, Armamar 5110-204, Portugal
+351 254 858 123
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Douro is river, villages and suspended vineyards on imposing slopes. It's...
Douro is river, villages and suspended vineyards on imposing slopes. It's wine with designation of origin but also D.O.C, Taste of Certified Origins. It was based on this analogy that, in 2007, the DOC restaurant was born. Situated in Folgosa, Armamar, on the road between Regua and Pinhao, in what is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the country, the restaurant occupies a building of contemporary lines with a picket based that extends along an elegant wooden deck overlooking the river. Designed by the architect Michael Scott, the structure also includes a river dock with capacity for 15 boats, a wine cellar and a car park.
It's a place of enormous beauty, blending the grandeur of the vineyard covered mountains and the serenity of the Douro river and the riverside villages, only awakened by the regular passage of the train. DOC serves as a window on this breathtaking scenery, making every meal a unique and special moment. Since it opened, the restaurant has been the target of a growing recognition of press and public. David Lopes Ramos, the 'Publico' renowned food critic, thus referring to DOC, in an article published in the 'Fugas' supplement: "DOC is a unique case, because, alone, made the Douro kitchen Douro sophisticated and creative in a level previously unknown. This in Douro, our most prestigious wine region. "
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant was recommended to us as the best in the area by The Wine House Hotel. We had dinner on the deck and the food, as well as the atmosphere and service was truly outstanding! Very creative chef and beautifully presented dishes. Portions are a little small but a really enjoyable meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us as the best in the area by The Wine House Hotel. We had dinner on the deck and the food, as well as the atmosphere and service was truly outstanding! Very creative chef and beautifully presented dishes. Portions are a little small but a really enjoyable meal nonetheless. Only problem was that I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very good food! I asked for a meet with brie purée and it was DELICIOUS but there was not enough food in the plate.. Its kinda small. It was very good in anyways. My desert was this crepe with tropical fruits also very good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We dined here during a 3 day stay near pinhão. Stunning hot sunny day, sat on the deck and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. We each chose different degustation menu options. Both were good with some stand outs. Service was excellent, very attentive staff. Beautiful setting. Fair price. Overall an excellent way to spend a lazy lunch time and met my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nothing wrong with this place! All excellent: the view of the Douro, reminding me of the Rhine river. Lots of food, all creatively prepared. Attentive service, excellent wines. A great, memorable evening!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were on a road trip through Portugal and we drove past this restaurant in a beautiful setting. We decided to book as our hotel was close. The staff were extremely friendly and we were amazed at the high quality service and spectacular food. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was incredible; I highly recommend it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are ever in the area you MUST try this restaurant! From the gorgeous setting to the beautiful views- it is a sublime place to dine- but wait until you get to the food! We chose the Signature degustation menu with matching wines. The service was exceptional- as was the food. We were given extra little treats as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were 4 friends who were on a road trip in the Douro valley and stopped to eat lunch at the restaurant. This is a really good restaurant located by the Douro river! The food is simply amazing! It's the first time I've ever wanted to lick the plate to catch all the wonderful flavors! :) Everything is perfect, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a well placed restaurant on the banks of the Douro. Beautiful setting and beautiful people who prepare and serve the meals. We chose the two devastation menus including the wines . Superb combination of tastes presented without fuss. We were not hurried and often the waiters asked at which pace we wished to proceed. It was the highlight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our stop at DOC Rui Paula (www.ruipaula.com) was included in our Duoro Exclusive Guided Tour (www.douroexclusive.com) and was quite enjoyable. We sat outside on the deck overlooking the Douro River and enjoyed fresh breads, local red/white wines, ports, fish soup, pork, and rich desserts. Each course was delivered at the perfect time and the wait staff were very friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a good restaurant next to the river Douro with beautiful views. The food is good, but not stunning. Service was very good, not stiff, but very friendly and professional.' If you visit the Douro valley, you should come here to dine.

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Additional Information about DOC

Address: Estrada Nacional 222 | Estrad Nacional 222, Armamar 5110-204, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 254 858 123
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viseu District  >  Armamar
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $158
Cuisine: International, European, Delicatessen, Portuguese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada Nacional 222 | Estrad Nacional 222, Armamar 5110-204, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viseu District  >  Armamar
  • Phone Number: +351 254 858 123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $158
  • Cuisine: International, European, Delicatessen, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Douro is river, villages and suspended vineyards on imposing slopes. It's wine with designation of origin but also D.O.C, Taste of Certified Origins. It was based on this analogy that, in 2007, the DOC restaurant was born. Situated in Folgosa, Armamar, on the road between Regua and Pinhao, in what is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the country, the restaurant occupies a building of contemporary lines with a picket based that extends along an elegant wooden deck overlooking the river. Designed by the architect Michael Scott, the structure also includes a river dock with capacity for 15 boats, a wine cellar and a car park.
It's a place of enormous beauty, blending the grandeur of the vineyard covered mountains and the serenity of the Douro river and the riverside villages, only awakened by the regular passage of the train. DOC serves as a window on this breathtaking scenery, making every meal a unique and special moment. Since it opened, the restaurant has been the target of a growing recognition of press and public. David Lopes Ramos, the 'Publico' renowned food critic, thus referring to DOC, in an article published in the 'Fugas' supplement: "DOC is a unique case, because, alone, made the Douro kitchen Douro sophisticated and creative in a level previously unknown. This in Douro, our most prestigious wine region. "
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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