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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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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (53 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with my wife celebrating 15 years of marriage and it was all we hoped for. The service was outstanding and the food was a taste adventure of known ingredients combined in new and existing ways. The sommelier was good fun and advised...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cloudyLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious dinner and the desserts were so creative and beautiful. I have to say that the service was absolutely outstanding. The team was delightful and professional and really added to the ambiance of the evening.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a terrific meal, no surprise that this restaurant has a Michelin star. Prices were high, but not as high as this quality might demand in other places. Service was excellent, not pretentious at all, they happily took my hoodie and hung it up...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carper1
Safari764899, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Rui Paula DOP, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments, enjoy your hollidays, and we hope to welcoming you in a near future. Kindest regards. Restaurante DOP

Reviewed December 13, 2018

This is a very good restaurant in the center of Porto. The service is very professional, friendly and efficient . The place is arranged with taste. It is busy during the holiday season, you better reserve in advance. The food is well presented and savorous...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Robert T
Safari764899, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Rui Paula DOP, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments. Please come back in the next holiday season! Kindest regards, Restaurante DOP

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

We walked into this restaurant without a reservation but thankfully they had a table for two. The staff was very good and attentive with good drink and food recommendations. My wife is vegetarian and they made sure that she was happy with her choices. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank balzan
Safari764899, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Rui Paula DOP, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind comments. We hope to welcoming you in a near future. Regards, Restaurante DOP

Reviewed November 26, 2018

Despite being a large group (50 pax), the quality of the menu was superb and the service very attentive. Well deserved fame

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pep64A
Safari764899, Gerente de relações com clientes at Rui Paula DOP, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments, we hope to welcoming you in a near future for another experience. Kindest regards, Restaurante DOP

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We went for my birthday the hotel having recommended for vegetarian. It was horrid not one veggie option but said they could add some veg to one of the meat dishes instead of the meat it was horrid My husband had pig cheeks said tasteless...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TracyF837
Safari764899, Gerente de relações com clientes at Rui Paula DOP, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are very sorry for the experience, however we do provide extreme well done vegetarian options, and it's sad for a restaurante do not receive this critics during the dinner while the clients are with us where we can still...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018

We've enjoyed culinary delights from Michelin and non-Michelin chefs across the globe. Sadly, our experience at DOP was not a delight, not worthy of any stars and certainly not worth the price tag. Although we approached happily, the hostesses were snooty and unwelcoming (which was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sunshine W
Safari764899, Gerente de relações com clientes at Rui Paula DOP, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are so sorry if you didn't appreciate our gesture of offering a dessert. Also, the chef it's not a superstar, for what we brag about is having an excelent service and cuisine, inspite of that as you said, the...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018

Was here with 2 business colleageus and it was awesome. Nice staff, and not pretentious at all. We had the tasting menu with the wine paoring and it was all superb. Each course was explained and served with enough space between each course. Wine was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HampshireNat
Safari764899, Gerente de relações com clientes at Rui Paula DOP, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, we hope to welcoming you soon. Kindest regards,

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for two on a grey Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was half empty and we can’t understand why. This is clearly one of the best restaurants in Portugal. We had “robalo with Xerem” (truly wonderful) and the octopus with sweet potato. Now...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Safari764899, Gerente de relações com clientes at Rui Paula DOP, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Kindest regards,

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Questions & Answers
aspaa
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of the year and the week I would recommend making a reservation. When we visited in early May on a Friday night most tables were occupied.
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ClaudeF773
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Casual in a smart way I would call it.
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AnaStreva
December 30, 2016|
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Response from chavanow | 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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