Two titans of their respective industries join together to create what is sure to be an instant classic in the world of Portuguese cuisine. Pritzker prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza Vieira is responsible for design, and superstar celebrity chef Rui Paula crafts the menu.
LSD? Sure, why not? It’s the modern, European restaurant and daytime café located at #78 Largo de São Domingo in Porto. LSD is open for lunch with a menu of sandwiches and light dishes, such as roast beef and smoked salmon.
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right!" If you agree with this sentiment by American humorist Mark Twain, then you need to step into the Champanheria da Baixa Bistro on Rua Sá da Bandeira at the Palacio do Comércio in Porto.
Memorial is a hip new restaurant, in the Paço da Boa Nova neighborhood of Leça da Pameira near Porto, promising sabores que inspiram memórias (or flavors that inspire memories). Every element of the restaurant, from decor to menu, evokes fond memories of good times shared with friends and family over delicious food. It’s a modern experience built on the comfort of times past.
A new entertainment venue has hit Porto. Gull is a triple treat consisting of a restaurant, bar and al fresco terrace. With its location alongside the Douro River at Cais das Pedras, Nº 15 (in the space formerly known as Bazaar disco), Gull offers a relaxing escape from crazy Porto urban life.
Cafeína is in the Foz area of Porto, just a block away from the beach. It sits on a corner, in a renovated turn of the 20th century building. It is covered by geometric black and yellow tiles, which have become somewhat of a trademark for the Cafeína brand.
Foodies in northern Portugal will be elated to learn about Pitada de Mar, the new modern fish restaurant on Rua Heróis de França in Matosinhos. Well-known local restaurateur Jorge Polónia has transformed a traditional Portuguese tavern into a swank new space offering sophisticated seafood in this seaside community.
Your first impression of Quarenta e 4 will certainly be its grand space. The building was originally a warehouse; so much of its vastness still exists. But that’s where similarities end. The space is now beautifully-appointed with modern décor and dramatic lighting.