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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...

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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...

Portuguese in Viseu

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...

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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...

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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...

Portuguese in Viseu

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...

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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...

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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...

Market in Viseu

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.