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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Fish Fixe

      Dining with a view
      The little Fish Fixe restaurant is tucked away at the end of the Promenade Cais da Ribeira on the bank of the River Douro, close to the Ponte Luis I bridge. The menu mainly offers fish and seafood dishes, but also includes a wide variety of steaks. Our tip: Reserve well ahead of time for a chance to have a table with a wonderful view over the river.
      Cais da Ribeira‬ 9
      Rua da Lada 22
      4050-509 Porto
      +351 917 625 408
      portoribeira.webs.com
    • DeCastro Gaia

      The wine experience
      The Restaurant DeCastro Gaia in the Porto Cruz Space promises its customers a special experience with wines from the region and Porto Cruz port wines. Head Chef Miguel Castro Silva cooks dishes that are set off perfectly with the wines and port wines served by the glass in the restaurant. Visitors can also learn more about port wine production from free exhibitions and tasting sessions in the Porto Cruz Space.
      Largo Miguel Bombarda 23
      4400-222 Vila Nova de Gaia
      +351 910 553 559
      myportocruz.com
    • DOP Restaurant

      Haute Cuisine
      If you like traditional Portuguese cuisine prepared in a modern way, then you should definitely pay a visit to Porto's DOP. The name of the game here is "Food with Memory". The restaurant, located in the historic Palácio das Artes in the Old Town and run by top chef Rui Paula, serves up scintillation for all your senses and beautifully presented dishes.
      Palácio das Artes
      Largo de S. Domingos 18
      4050-545 Porto
      +351 22 20 14 313
      ruipaula.com
    • Os Lusíadas

      Fresh seafood
      A trip to the picturesque harbour of Matosinhos to the north of Porto is well worth it, if only to visit this truly authentic restaurant. The restaurant, which is named after the classic poem "The Lusiades" by Portuguese poet Luís de Camões, devotes itself exclusively to the preparation of fresh seafood. The catch is delivered to Os Lusíadas directly from the fishing boats moored right in front of the restaurant door, then served up straight onto your plate!
      Rua Tomás Ribeiro 257
      4450-297 Matosinhos
      +351 229 378 242
      restaurantelusiadas.com
    • Vinum

      Restaurant and wine bar
      The unique loft ambience of Vinum is created by the 3200 Graham's oak barrels that adorn this old 19th century wine cellar. This is the place for enjoying outstanding traditional Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist, which is, of course, complemented by a wide selection of nationally and internationally produced wines.
      Rua do Agro 141
      4400-281 Vila Nova de Gaia
      +351 220 930 417
      vinumatgrahams.com
    • Barão Fladgate

      Traditional bar
      A glass of the house port is always on the menu at the Barão Fladgate, because the restaurant is owned by the famous Taylor's winery and is located right next door. Indeed, nothing could be easier than combining a visit to the traditional company with a meal. The classic Portuguese cuisine can be enjoyed in the comfortable dining room with a view over the wonderful garden or, if the weather is good, on the open air terrace with a view over Porto and the Douro.
      Rua do Choupelo 250
      4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia
      +351 223 772 951
      baraofladgate.com
    • Café Majestic

      Art Nouveau
      The Café Majestic has symbolised the "Belle Époque" in Porto since 1921. The interior is considered one of the best surviving contemporary examples of art nouveau, and it is not for nothing that it is considered one of the most attractive coffee houses in the world. This is the place to enjoy a "Cimbalino" and the pleasures of seeing and being seen. And whether you are ravenous or merely a little peckish, the bistro's menu offers a range of meals and a daily chef's special to keep those pangs of hunger at bay.
      Rua Santa Catarina 112
      4000-442 Porto
      +351 22 200 3887
      cafemajestic.com
    • Café Guarany

      As tradition dictates
      Nestled in the heart of Porto at Baixa 1, the Café Guarany has been a meeting place for locals and visitors from around the world since 1933. You cannot fail to feel at home with a cup of the house-brand Guarany coffee at one of the bistro tables, surrounded by politicians, journalists and businessmen. What is more, you are guaranteed a view of the impressive murals by artist Graça Morais. As well as a small menu, cultural pleasure is provided in the form of readings, exhibitions and regular evening entertainment with live music.
      Avenida dos Aliados 85-89
      4000-066 Porto
      +351 223 321 272
      cafeguarany.com
    • Galeria de Paris

      For night owls
      This is where all of Porto comes together – whatever time of day or night. Located in a former textile factory, the tastefully decorated Galeria de Paris is one of the trendiest venues in the whole city. You will discover a whole host of artwork in the former display cabinets along the walls, and the most eye-catching of all is a small car hanging on the wall. During the daytime the Galeria is a Café-Restaurant, catering for the ravenous or the merely peckish with food and drink; in the evening guests also enjoy a drink on the pavement outside.
      Rua Galeria de Paris 56
      4050-252 Porto
      +351 22 201 6218
    • Hard Club

      Industrial chic
      Nowadays, the two renovated market halls of the former Mercado Ferreira Borges are amongst the most popular venues in Porto's club scene. Music is provided by the best-known DJs here, all year round, and the Hard Club frequently makes its stage available for live concerts. Good to know: upstairs, the "O Mercado" bar and restaurant provides hungry and thirsty guests with everything their hearts could ever desire.
      Praça do Infante D. Henrique 95
      4050-252 Porto
      +351 220 101 186
    • Fé Wine & Club

      Tapas bar and wine
      One look at the interior of the Fé Wine & Club and you know it is the work of a designer. Paulo Lobo designed the Wine & Club bar to reflect the taste of urban trendsetters. On the ground floor, you can enjoy the wide and beautifully presented selection of drinks on offer, as well as tasty tapas. As the evening advances, those who enjoy a good night out meet up in the colourful music club in the basement, where great music and concerts are on offer.
      Praça Filipa de Lenastre 1
      4050-259 Porto
      +351 927 223 446
      feporto.pt
    • Bar Santa Cruz

      360° lounge
      The roof terrace of the Porto Cruz Space is the place to meet up with friends for an aperitif al fresco. A visit here is always worthwhile, especially in the early evening. What could be better than enjoying the 360-degree panoramic view as the sun sets over the Douro, with a sundowner in your hand and cool music from the DJ playing in the background? Our tip: don't miss out on a visit to the DeCastro Gaia Restaurant, which is located in the same building!
      Largo Miguel Bombarda 23
      4400-222 Vila Nova de Gaia
      +351 220 92 53 40
      myportocruz.com