Gastronomy in Vila Nova de Gaia

Overseen by Portuguese star chef José Cordeiro, the Blini is a chic newcomer to Gaia. The reflective cube perches atop a historic town house, its wraparound glass walls affording astonishing views of historic Porto. You might begin with caviar-topped blinis, followed by stunning seafood options, from fresh oysters with lemon butter and samphire to octopus baked in red wine with turnip purée.

With a succinct but special menu and well-edited wine list, insiders are already whispering Michelin star. One to watch.