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.
Bugo Art Burgers’ goal is to “challenge the predefined concept of a hamburger place.” So, expect the “idea” of a burger, transformed into a gastronomical experience.
In Japanese, Góshò is “Imperial Palace.” In Porto, Góshò is a fabulous trendy restaurant for those who adore sushi and Japanese fusion cuisine.
DOP is Chef Rui Paula’s acronym for Degustar e Ousar no Porto. It is his philosophy for preparation and presentation of his inspired cuisine. After achieving critical and popular success with his restaurant DOC in Folgosa, Paula returns to his hometown with a new venue to showcase this philosophy in the aptly named DOP.
This unassuming door on Rua do Padre Luis Cabral could be just another quaint home that defines the traditional heritage of Porto. Yet, step inside, and you find a modern new restaurant, steeped in the flavors of old Portugal but redefined in the ambiance and cuisine of owner and chef Pedro Lemos.
You’re an architecture fanatic....and you’re hungry. You’re in the Porto area. You really need a place to satisfy your passion for design as well as feed your growling stomach. Fortunately for you, Portugal Confidential can recommend the perfect place to fulfill these needs…Ar de Rio!
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