5 restaurants with a cool vibe in Porto
1) Flow Restaurant & Bar
The brainchild of friends Ricardo Graça Moura and Paulo Freire, Flow acts as both a restaurant and a bar. Set in an exquisite neo-Arabic building with a stunning atrium, the decor echoes an exotic Middle Eastern feel, providing a buzzing atmosphere every single night. The creative menu explores Mediterranean flavours and sushi.
This restaurant has two elegant dining rooms, set in a gorgeous old yellow-tiled town house in the Foz neighbourhood. They serve European food with a Portuguese touch, and the wine list is excellent. Cafeína opened its doors in the late 1990s, and it has since been a neighbourhood favourite for more special occasions while retaining a sophisticated yet cool vibe.
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MISTU is one of the coolest restaurants in town. As you enter you are greeted with an eye-catching huge photograph on the wall, which you will notice for sure (you’ll see what we mean!). The menu brings together exotic fusions, influenced by flavours from Asia and South America with a dash of Portugal. The dulce de leche fondant is divine.
4) Cantina 32
A trendy and photogenic restaurant serving Portuguese classics, such as Bacalhau à Bráz (salted cod with fried potatoes and egg) and Porto’s famous tripe stew, as well as some creative dishes. Everything on the menu really is fantastic, including the wine. Vegetarians will also be happy. For dessert, try the dark chocolate cake sold by length.
Tânia Durão is a visionary Portuguese chef. Her restaurant’s imaginative tasting menu brings you an explosion of flavours, textures and colours. Fish and seafood rule here but every dish can be adapted for vegetarians. If you are looking for a fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere, this is it.
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