DOP restaurant offers you unforgettable gastronomic experiences, a journey through the true classics of Portuguese cuisine recreated by the hands of Chef Rui Paula.
In a relaxed, quiet and informal setting, enjoy a drink on the terrace while enjoying the historic city center. Then, let yourself be surprised by the suggestions, full of originality, which Rui Paula prepared for you.
DOP’s opening, in 2010, set the return of Rui Paula to his origins.
Born in Porto, Chef Rui Paula suggests going on an adventure through the classic Portuguese cuisine recreated flavors, as well as through the richness of Oporto´s cuisine, with emphasis on Cod, milk-fed goat kid, Octopus, Veal and portuguese traditional sausages, as well as a great diversity of fish and seafood from our coastline.
"There is no future without memory. Without rooting and without memory, people, like men, are just shipwrecked."
Located in the historical center of Oporto, a World Heritage Site, DOP restaurant is surrounded by the most beautiful monuments, emblematic symbols of the city: Clérigos Church Tower, Stock Exchange Palace, Port Wine Institute, Ferreira Borges Market and S. Francisco and S. Nicolau churches.
DOP is found within the walls of the Palace of arts , which is also a historical building that once was the porch of the former St. Domingos Convent and headquarters to prestigious financial entities such as the Bank of Lisbon (now Bank of Portugal) or the Douro Insurance Company. Throughout the fourteenth century, the building maintained great activity as an auction site and it was also used for the City Hall meetings.
The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly into Rui Paula’s projec, who understands gastronomy as a criativity instrument with a strong cultural side.