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    Tres Pipos

    You'll need your own wheels but it's well worth searching out this convivial family-run restaurant in Tonda, a small village some 30km southwest of Viseu. Your reward will be a meal of brilliantly executed regional dishes served in an atmospheric dining room clad in old wood and exposed stone. The wine list is a further plus, offering a curated selection of local Dão labels.

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    O Hilário

    An authentic slice of old Portugal, this homely restaurant is named after the 19th-century fado singer who once lived down the street. It's a cheerful, family-run place popular with visitors and locals alike for its mighty doses (daily specials) of stews, sausages and grilled steaks. Meat dominates the menu, but you'll also find a few fishy options and they'll even rustle up a vegetarian dish or two if asked.

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    O Pateo

    A cosy spot nestled behind an arch in the historic centre, this oh-so-typical restaurant does brisk business serving a mixed crowd of locals and out-of-towners. What keeps them coming are evergreen regional staples such as cabritinho grelhado (grilled kid) and bacalhau (dried salt-cod) in various guises.

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    Paço dos Cunhas de Santar

    The Paço dos Cunhas de Santar, a historic winery on a 17th-century estate in Santar, sets an attractive stage for fine dining. The dining room is light and contemporary, and the seasonal, creative cuisine beautifully complements the excellent wine. Several fixed-price menus are available, including a bargain weekday lunch menu.

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    O Cortiço

    With its stone walls and low wood-beamed ceilings, this cosy eatery specialises in traditional recipes collected from surrounding villages. Generous portions are served in heavy tureens, and the good house wine comes in medieval-style wooden pitchers. Finish your meal with a glass of the local firewater made from olives.

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    Churrasquiera Cacimbo

    The Cacimbo is a lifesaver on Sunday evenings, when virtually every restaurant in central Viseu is closed. The dining room, next to its own busy takeaway, is a fairly charmless neon-white affair, but the food hits the spot. The speciality of the house is its excellent grilled meat served in generous portions.

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    Restaurante Muralha da Sé

    This unabashedly upper-crust spot under the looming Igreja da Misericórdia specialises in fine regional cuisine made with ingredients from the nearby Serra da Estrela. It further impresses with a fine wine list and cathedral-square views from the terrace.

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    Restaurante A Colmeia

    For an atmospheric setting, few spots can rival Colmeia's summer terrace by the medieval walls. In the colder months, action reverts to the rustic whitewashed interior, where hungry diners sit down to generous helpings of local staples. Try the mixed grill for a fabulous fill-up.

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    Mercado Municipal

    Self-caterers will find fruit, vegetables and other goodies at Viseu's produce market. Things are at their liveliest on the ground floor, where the fruit and veg stalls are situated.