Top Restaurants in Porto in 2024

Polina
Polina

A sommelier and a wine tour guide. I travel all around Portugal collecting the best wineries to visit, best places to stay and eat.

I organize wine tours in the Douro Valley.

Grilled octopus on a plate

Here is my own take on the best restaurants to eat at in Porto from Michelin-star ones to less famous personal favourites.  

I update this list every time I visit a remarkable Porto restaurant.

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Le Monument

Located in Aliados, in the very center of Porto, Le Monument has a Michelin star, and is a must-visit for food connoisseurs.

Chef Julien Montbabut’s gastronomic creations are a combination of his French culinary expertise with the flavors of different Portuguese regions.  To make the experience more visual, each dish here is accompanied by a booklet that provides detailed explanations, and a map pointing to a Portuguese region that inspired it. 

Le Monument, situated on the ground floor of the 5-star Le Monumental Palace hotel, is exclusively accessible through the hotel. Please note that Le Monument is only open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

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Elemento

Elemento, located at Rua do Almada 51 in the 19th-century building in the center of Porto, serves traditional Portuguese cuisine with a modern touch by chef Ricardo Dias Ferreira.  

The restaurant’s concept is around cooking everything on wood fire.  There is a wood oven, a grill and smoking equipment.

Elemento serves both a la carte and a tasting menu with and without wine pairing.

Open for dinner between 7 pm and 11 pm.  Closed Sunday and Wednesday.

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Euskalduna Studio

Located on Rua de Santo Ildefonso, Euskalduna Studio opened its doors in December 2016 in the upcoming trendy area of Porto, Bomfim.

A Michelin-Star chef Vasco Coelho Santos chose the name “Euskalduna,” meaning “Basque” as a tribute to his journey in the Basque country.

I walked by the restaurant many times and never noticed its discrete entrace.  You get to ring the bell and you will find yourself in a cozy dark space reminiscent of a traditional Japanese izakaya. The restaurant offers an intimate setting with a counter and two tables, allowing for a close interaction between the chefs and guests.

Make sure to ask for a reservation at least one month in advance.

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Antiqvvm

Located at historic Quinta da Macieirinha and surrounded by lush gardens of Palacio de Cristal in the western part of Porto, Antiqvvm is a project by a Michelin-star chef Vítor Matos.

The cuisine at Antiqvvm is influenced by the Mediterranean flavours.  

Besides excellent food, ine of the great feature of Antiqvvm is its idyllic location away from crows and with stunning views of the Douro River.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.  Antiqvvm offers only tasting menus, and no a la carte options.

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Almeja

Restaurant in Porto, vew on the street

Located just to the north of the central area near Bolhao market, and run by chef João Cura and wife Sofia, Almeja offers a unique culinary experience in the city. 

The chef starts by asking farmers what products they have available, allowing their offerings to guide our menu creation process. This approach ensures the use of fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients. 

The weekday lunch offer is an extremely good value.  I had 3 dishes for only 11 euros.   

Another great feature: Almeja has a lovely garden at the back.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.

Enjoy dining in our city!

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