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“Lunch at DOC & dinner at DOP (same chef, Rui Paula)”
Review of DOC

DOC
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Armamar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$167
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Douro is river, villages and suspended vineyards on imposing slopes. It's wine with designation of origin but also D.O.C, Taste of Certified Origins. It was based on this analogy that, in 2007, the DOC restaurant was born. Situated in Folgosa, Armamar, on the road between Regua and Pinhao, in what is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the country, the restaurant occupies a building of contemporary lines with a picket based that extends along an elegant wooden deck overlooking the river. Designed by the architect Michael Scott, the structure also includes a river dock with capacity for 15 boats, a wine cellar and a car park. It's a place of enormous beauty, blending the grandeur of the vineyard covered mountains and the serenity of the Douro river and the riverside villages, only awakened by the regular passage of the train. DOC serves as a window on this breathtaking scenery, making every meal a unique and special moment. Since it opened, the restaurant has been the target of a growing recognition of press and public. David Lopes Ramos, the 'Publico' renowned food critic, thus referring to DOC, in an article published in the 'Fugas' supplement: "DOC is a unique case, because, alone, made the Douro kitchen Douro sophisticated and creative in a level previously unknown. This in Douro, our most prestigious wine region. "
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had lunch at DOC & dinner at DOP (same chef, Rui Paula) while in Porto and the Douro region. Both were great, the food excellent, the service attentive.

I would recommend DOC slightly ahead simply for the location. What a beautiful setting, along the Douro river, in a architecturally wonderful building inside & out.

The only downside to DOC is driving back, which limits greatly the wine you can have with your meal. It’s a good 2.5 hours’ drive back along challenging roads.

We would gladly eat at both places in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

My wife and I and two companions stopped here for lunch during a day trip to the Douro River. We had a set menu but before it was prepared the waiter checked that it would suit all of us. He needn't have worried because we all thought the meal was excellent. The very smart looking staff were very attentive and we had a memorable lunch.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Lovely food at this high class beach bar, enjoy the great views especially at sunset. Good choice of food and drink. Great place to relax after a day on the beach

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Everything was great and we strongly recommend it. The location is really nice with great views to the river.. The service and the food were great.

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Thank DaniK74
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Stayed at Six Senses and had a lunch here. All dishes except for the foie gras dish were really enjoyable.

Definitely recommend this place if staying in the area. Good service and an extensive wine list with local wines.

Thank LanaMelb
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