Are you going to be in Porto during Valentine’s Day and would like to surprise your loved one with a romantic dinner? Worry not! We thought of you and made a list of our top 5 restaurants for a romantic dinner in Porto. That said, these locations are romantic year-round so no need to only visit them in February! Please note that given the rising popularity of Valentine’s Day in Porto, you will need to book in advance at all of these places. Enjoy!
1. Flor dos Congregados
This lovely restaurant has everything to give you an intimate Valentine’s dinner. Given its location – on a discrete alley close to the main avenue of Porto – and its small yet cozy dining rooms, you will almost feel as if you were having a romantic dinner at home. They have traditional Portuguese dishes, a nice selection of Portuguese wines and even have a piano for customers to play, should a romantic moment inspire you. What else could you ask for?
Where to find it: Travessa dos Congregados, 11
Contacts: +351 222 002 822
Travesso is a recent place in the heart of Porto, it will surprise you with its simple and yet authentic interior and atmosphere. You will find the best of Portuguese traditional flavors presented using contemporary culinary techniques. And if both of you are cocktail lovers, they will surprise you with a modern twist to many of so-known mixes using local beverages. For Saint Valentine’s day, you will find a special menu here. Enjoy!
Where to find it: Rua da Picaria 16, Porto
Contacts: +351 916 021 053
3. LSD – Largo de São Domingos
LSD opened not long ago to quickly win the hearts and stomachs of Porto’s inhabitants. Due to the intimate decoration, in light grey and beige tones, the impeccable service, and the always surprising menu, it is an ideal place for a romantic dinner. Moreover, it is very close to Dom Luís I Bridge, where you can enjoy an after-dinner stroll with a romantic view over the Douro river.
Where to find it: Largo de São Domingos 78, Porto
Contacts: +351 910 298 589 / +351 223 231 268
4. Frida – Cocina Mestiza
You might be in Porto, but that does not necessarily mean that you want to have a Portuguese dinner and for that reason (and more!) Frida, a fine Mexican restaurant, is on this list. From the décor, that combines contemporary lines with images from the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and old newspapers; to the sophisticated Mexican dishes, there is virtually no excuse for a bad night.
Where to find it: Rua Adolfo Casais Monteiro, 135
Contacts: +351 226 062 286
We did not want vegetarians to feel excluded from such a beautiful festivity, therefore, we include a vegetarian restaurant that also has healthy meat and fish options. Essência, a lovely restaurant in an ancient building, has a creative, well-balanced menu that will please people with all types of dietary needs.
Where to find it: Rua Pedro Hispano, 1190
Contacts: +351 228 301 813
Happy Saint Valentine’s Day!
Taste Porto Foodie Team