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This restaurant in a contemporary - style is beside the Douro river and has an attractive terrace over the river. Enjoy the good views and taste its tr...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Very comfortable restaurant
About
O DOC é um espaço para “Degustar Ousar Comunicar” onde Rui Paula, com um olhar moderno e inventivo, faz da cozinha um laboratório histórico baseado em várias gerações de receitas culinárias. Aqui, cada refeição é um momento único e especial. Da sala envidraçada ou da esplanada suspensa no rio, a vista é arrebatadora: os socalcos de vinhas e xisto, a pacatez das aldeias ribeirinhas, os comboios a passar na outra margem quebrando, momentaneamente, a quietude do vale, os barcos de grande porte levando os turistas para lá do Douro Internacional… O DOC funciona como uma janela aberta sobre este cenário arrebatador, classificado como Património da Humanidade pela UNESCO, em 2011.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed September 5, 2020

Really great location, beautiful view over the Douro River and really top quality consistent food. Great selection of wines by the glass including some really top bottles thanks to the Vacuvin system they are using that preserve the quality of the wine. I recommend the...Porco Preto ham and the baby goat roasted to perfection. Service was very attentive and effective. The wife of the chef welcome you personally. The menu is really offering a top selection of dishes typically Portuguese with a modern touch. I could have lunch or dinner there every day. Price is very reasonable if compared with the quality of both food and service. Compliment to the chef Rui Paula.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2020 via mobile

Reaching out over the great Douro river, this restaurant is an experience of a lifetime. Water views, wonderful staff under the direction of the charming Dona Cristina and the finesse of Chef Rui da Paula . The food is sublime, a carefully crafted menu with...local produce where possible and a great selection of wines. Look for yoursel what is on offer on the changing menu. We have spent many wonderful lunches here , celebratory suppers for our children’s birthdays and it is always an exciting occasion. For food above all, ambience and kind, professional service, this is the best of Portugal in an area really worth visiting. Thank you for our wonderful visits💐More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

Top class food and wine in a delightful location. The platform over the river is spectacular and creates a beautiful setting. Service was first class. A dinner to remember.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

Heaven on the Douro! The food, I mean every single dish, was spectacular. The service was superb and we were never looking around for a server; they magically appeared just when we needed something. A wonderful selection of wines(loved the Sommelier’s pick of Vallegre White...Reserve) and a feeling of contentment. Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 20, 2020

We visited this restaurant while on a wine tour (Douro Exclusive, which we also recommend) and were in heaven with all the delicious food and delightful views. The menu was well thought-out and the service was excellent. We loved it so much that we visited...their sister restaurant DOP in the city of Porto and the following year hosted our wedding welcome dinner at DOC. Our guests loved it as much as we did. Likely one of the best meals and experienced you will have in Portugal with Chef Rui Paula.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

If the need arises for an exquisite experience and totally different, this is one of the places to visit. From the culinary enjoyment, to the venue, service and the views it is just amazing. a must try even if one in a life time event

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

Great location and a must when in the area. Exquisite Portuguese cuisine. Cozy atmosphere and beautiful views

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

My wife and I had lunch here an our day trip up the Douro Valley. The food was fantastic, the service was top notch and the view of the river was amazing. Very relaxing. A great spot right on the Douro river. We would visit...again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2019

This is not a small intimate experience with a top chef. It is a big and busy place that seems to mass produce food rapidly. The majority of the tables seem to be big groups of 6-10 and not couples. The only thing that I...was truely impressed with was the final bill.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

I ate here as part of small group doing a day trip to the Douro valley, and this was the lunch stop. Three perfect courses matched with lovely wines in a stunning setting on the banks of the Douro. Food, wine, service and ambience were...perfect.... a repeat visit will be made sooner rather than later thank you chef!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
Just nice and relaxed clothes :-)
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Boa-tarde, é aconselhável efectuar sempre reserva, para garantir uma mesa.
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