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Rua Dos Canastreiros, 40/42, Porto 4050, Portugal
+351 22200 6418
12:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The portions were large and the food was tasty when we ordered the swordfish and the cod pie on a Sunday evening. It was slightly more expensive than some of the neighbouring restaurants but the quality of the dishes made it worth the extra cost, and it has a good location that overlooks the river. The staff were friendly but... More 

Thank Kevinonthesofa
Leuven, Belgium
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at chez lapin in July. I had the sardines (6 big ones, served with potatoes. Too bad there weren't any vegetables), My friend had the salmon (great dish!). The service was correct, but they divide the terrace in separate areas which makes it weird when the workload isn't even . But great atmosphere at the waterside! Ps: don't... More 

Thank SamL1989
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a very pleasant evening dining in the outside area overlooking the river gazing at the lights and watching people pass by. The night we were there was busy but the service was good and the food very good, my Wife loved the Chicken dish. A complimentary Port at the end of the meal was a nice touch.

Thank sjmclaren
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 times i have been there the food was cold because of bad un organised service and the worst part of this restaurant is the waiters, they are very very rude.

Thank Deniz E
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly waiters but it was 15h30 so kitchen was semi-closed. They only offered 'salad' which is really a side dish and not a meal. Sea food salad was good. Chez lapin salad and cheese salad disappointing.

Thank Tone D
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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171 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is right on the boardwalk so it is good for "people watching". The outside patio is shaded by umbrellas. I had a seafood pasta dish which was very good. The service was also very good. This restaurant was a little more upscale than the ones next door, and the price reflected it. Had tablecloths, etc. I noticed the... More 

1 Thank cliffview12
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaurant, very well located just on the edge of the River with a great view on the famous Luis Bridge and Villa Nova de Gaia. The restaurant was value for money. Definitely try the specialty rabbit there, it was excellent! Great staff, very friendly! Thank you to João and Ceasar for making our stay memorable ;)

Thank Cécile D
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prime location so prices reflect that but service was timely, attentive and friendly. Sea bass and sardines cooked well. As good a placebo eat along the prom as any and probably better than some.

Thank David E
Belo Horizonte, MG
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have chosen Chez Lapin for its location, on the agreeable Ribeira, the beautiful Douro riverside in the City of Oporto, Portugal. We ordered "Arroz de Pato" (duck rice) and "Espadarte Grelhado" (grilled swordfish). The former was served cold and very dry; the latter was as hard as a sole, a shoe sole. We drank half a... More 

1 Thank Jorge S
Dublin, Ireland
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitting close to the river in the tourist part of town, this restaurant was recommended by the usually-quite-reliable DK Eyewitness guide which I consulted at the apartment where we stayed. Overbearingly over-friendly service seems, in Portugal, to be an ominous indicator of a restaurant's standards. Here was no exception. I ordered the rabbit cooked in red wine - the house... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $29
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dos Canastreiros, 40/42, Porto 4050, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22200 6418
With license since january 1938 and located just across the river Douro, Chez Lapin is already a reference in the region, and a 'must-go' for curious and lovers of portuguese gastronomy. The restaurant is has a magnificent terrace and 3 rooms, each one full of character and decorated with memories of numerous customers who passed by over so many decades. This house is well known for its gastronomic specialties: the octopus and oven-baked codfish, the Beef with Port Wine, the Rabbit 'à la' Chez Lapin and many other dishes asked by tourists from around the world. Chez Lapin also has a beautiful terrace whose privileged view over the Douro, Caves of Port wine, the Ponte D. Louis and the Serra do Pilar, combined with friendly service and cozy, turn any meal into a special and unforgettable moment .

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