In recent times, the Douro has emerged as one of the most compelling new food destinations in Europe. Apart from the port trade, there are enticing baroque cafés, gastronomic, and Michelin star restaurants providing exceptional culinary experiences in the region.
The Douro is one of the best regions to taste Portuguese cuisine. Experience the diversity with traditional restaurants serving dishes that stand the test of time, to more contemporary options.
Some of the wineries also have restaurants at their Quintas (wine estates) and offer wine pairings which each course which is a a great way for you to taste their wines. Or picnics in the vineyards can be booked in advance.
On the local menu’s you’ll find dishes such as succulent lamb with rice and roasted potatoes cooked on wood ovens, the marrà, various codfish dishes, broad beans with chorizo and the bola of Lamego, among other authentic gastronomic delicacies. As for the desserts, you can choose from the wide variety of sweets such as milhos doces, the toucinho-do-céu pudding, the burnt leite-crème and sopa doce.
Contact the restaurants below directly to book your table or our local travel expert can assist in booking restaurants as part of a comprehensive tour program.
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