Restaurants

Top Choice Portuguese in Pinhão

DOC

Architect Miguel Saraiva's ode to clean-lined, glass-walled minimalism, DOC is headed up by Portuguese star chef Rui Paula. Its terrace peering out across the river is a stunning backdrop. Dishes give a pinch of ima…
Seafood in Vila do Conde

Adega Gavina

The top choice in town offers tremendous roast-chicken lunches for a song, and burns good steaks, but first and foremost it’s a seafood grill. Stroll into the kitschy interior and peruse the chalkboard menu, then ch…
Portuguese in Peso da Régua

Castas e Pratos

The coolest dining room in town is set in a restored wood-and-stone railyard warehouse with exposed original timbers. You can order grilled alheira sausage or octopus salad from the tapas bar downstairs, or have the…
Portuguese in Pinhão

Veladouro

Simple but tasty Portuguese food, such as wood-grilled meats and fish, is served inside this quaint schist building or outside under a canopy of vines. From the train station, turn left and go along the main road fo…
Portuguese in Amarante

Adega Regional Quelha

One of several low-key adegas (wine taverns) proffering Amarante’s fine smoked meats and cheese, Adega Regional Quelha is a good place to sample the local delicacies among locals. Grab a bite and a jug of red wine a…
Portuguese in Amarante

Zé da Calçada

Excellent northern cuisine served in an elegant country-style dining room or on a verandah with idyllic views of the moistero and the bridge. Top picks here include duck rice and grilled goat. Weekday lunch specials…
Portuguese in Peso da Régua

Taberna do Jéréré

Excellent Portuguese dishes, including bacalhau á Jéréré (dried salt-cod with shrimp, mushroom and spinach), served in a tastefully rustic dining room with a beamed ceiling and granite floors. Great-value lunch spec…
Bakery in Amarante

Confeitaria da Ponte

Boasting a peaceful, shaded terrace overlooking the bridge, this tradi­tional bakery has the best ambience for enjoying Amarante’s famous pastries and eggy custards.
Portuguese in Peso da Régua

A Tasquinha

Small and cosy, this tavern dishes out well-prepared regional mainstays with a focus on meat dishes. The portions are generous and the house wine of good quality.
Portuguese in Pinhão

Ponte Romanica

For nicely prepared traditional Portuguese food, Ponte Romana is the place to go, with tasty fresh grilled sea bass, tender and buttery grilled octopus, and cabrito assado (roasted kid goat). From the train station,…