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Almeja

9.4/10
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Rua de Fernandes Tomás 819, 4000-219 PortoSee map

Average price €30

Menu Bolhão - 9,90€ €9.90

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This preset menu includes: Entrada + Prato + Sobremesa

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Almeja é o restaurante da cidade do Porto conhecido pelas suas criativas escolhas e pelo seu “casual fine dining”. Este espaço é muito mais do que um simples restaurante. É um restaurante que é o reflexo de todas as ambições e desejos do seu Chef, que tem como motivação “entusiasmar os clientes, não pelos pratos que cozinha, mas pela forma como os cozinha”.

João Cura, o Chef de Cozinha de Almeja, apesar de ser jovem, conta já com uma vasta experiência no setor, depois de ter passado por grandes cozinhas de Espanha. Ao regressar para Portugal, decidiu abrir o seu próprio restaurante no Porto, motivado pelas suas viagens e vivências. O meio-ambiente e a sustentabilidade estão no topo das suas preocupações, pelo que a sua arte tem como base a oferta do mercado e os pequenos produtores locais.

INSIDER tip

Num restaurante de requinte, há que pedir em conformidade: com requinte. Por esta razão, sugerimos Pombo Torcaz: raiz de aipo, pêra, marmelo e mole. “Deseje, queira e sinta”. Por outras palavras, Almeja.

Restaurant menu

Chef João Cura
  • Average price €30
    Special request
"Horta" Almeja
€16.5
Selecção de vegetais frescos & pickles
Arroz Carolino do Mondego
€17.8
Cogumelos & Abóbora
Peixe do Dia
€19.9
Balchão & Caril de Grão
Menu Bolhão - 9,90€ €9.90
This preset menu includes: Entrada + Prato + Sobremesa

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegetarian dishes
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 814 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Mike S.
    Mike S.
    • one review
    10/10

    The service was very professional and the food was tasty, very well presented, and with amazing flavors. The restaurant is in an old Porto house which brings an extra atmosphere to the experience. Chef Joao Cura creates amazing culinary experiences.

  2. Lucia w.
    Lucia w.
    • 43 reviews
    10/10

    one of the best new portuguese restaurants I've been with a modern interpretation on classic Portuguese cuisine. The staff was very attentive and friendly too who explained the origin of dishes and experts at making the right recommendations.

  3. Suzanne F.
    Suzanne F.
    • one review
    10/10

    My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary enjoying the delicious and innovative tasting menu. Such thought and care went into each of the 10 offerings. The chef gets a standing ovation from us for pushing the boundaries in the most satisfying way imaginable! Oh, that final dessert was mind blowing! I don’t want to give it away, so come and try it for yourself. That meal will live in my memory forever. Also, the waitstaff was so attentive and clearly explained how every dish was prepared and was truly curious how each tasting was for us. Thank you for such a perfect evening.

  4. ELS D.
    ELS D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful culinary journey into Portuguese food and fusion. Wine pairing was very interesting and adventurous. Great, warm service. We will happily come back!

  5. Jacques F.
    Jacques F.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    A very exiting restaurant. For those who think that the portion are small, I ididn't find it an issue, the 'bread course' is perfect, the food is beautiful. The service is second to none.

  6. Francisco C.
    Francisco C.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Fantástico!

  7. Laura J.
    Laura J.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We had already quite high expectations after reading some great reviews - but Almeja did not disappoint. We ordered the 10 moments tasting menu with wine pairing, for the full experience, and it was sublime! There were some really adventurous flavour combinations on our tasting journey, highlights include: Algarve pink prawns with a magnificent bisque; Madeira with Indian spices and lirio fillet; a phenomenal dessert (you have to taste to believe) of coconut, mango, spices paired with Riesling. Overall, it was the foodie experience we were hoping for (in our 9 days in Portugal) - with first class service, and a personal touch to boot. We came in stressed and hungry, and we left happy, satisfied, content. Thank you.

  8. Carsten E.
    Carsten E.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic little restaurant. Great food, relaxed (in the best possible away) service, nice ambiance.

  9. Rainer B.
    Rainer B.
    • 18 reviews
    9.5/10

    After our visit last year we decided to come again; food and wine were excellent - so was the service too. We like this kind of "cuisine moderne" which the owner obviously brought from Barcelona.

  10. Nabilah R.
    Nabilah R.
    • one review
    10/10

    The tasting menu was a wonderful experience - the food was creative, flavorful and perfectly cooked. The service was equally lovely. The wine offerings were great and at a very reasonable markup. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

  11. Daniella K.
    Daniella K.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    A special place for a dinner. Service was superb, the food incredibly delicious, desserts extraordinary!

  12. Andrew W.
    Andrew W.
    • 2 reviews
    5/10

    Heavy, not very delicious food that could have used a lighter touch and more freshness from acid, vegetables, etc. All dishes had an overwhelming smoked taste.

  13. Jose A.
    Jose A.
    • 12 reviews
    7/10

    Restaurant was almost empty and the main dish was nothing special at all. Really good starters and service though. I might give Almeja a second chance

  14. Angela H.
    Angela H.
    • 3 reviews
    6.5/10

    A lovely restaurant and some aspects of the food were wonderful, the bread and starters in particular. However the main food was tepid and under seasoned. The portions very small. Staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable and the service was good.

  15. Olga A.
    Olga A.
    • 10 reviews
    7/10

    Unlucky with the dishes of the day we went (score based on a one day experience), the list is short but must be good, although fish and vegetables are underrepresented. They have on display an excellent olive oil and should serve it... Very nice ambiance and service and appealing menus for lunch. Will return hoping to be luckier. They have the potential to be a 9...

  16. Linda S.
    Linda S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The perfect place to taste, service, and interest.

  17. Michelle  F.
    Michelle F.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Absolutely delicious locally sourced internationally inspired meal. Creative and fresh point of view. As good or better than the standout meal we had at a Jose Avilash restaurant. Even ingredients I normally don’t like I was licking the spoon. The food is very underpriced for the quality and presentation. I would recommend this to anyone who considers themselves a foodie.

  18. Sarah K.
    Sarah K.
    • 7 reviews
    8.5/10

    The service was excellent and the food here interesting. Very limited menu as seems typical in Porto restaurants. I feel a little pricey for food and location.

  19. Sanjoy B.
    Sanjoy B.
    • 13 reviews
    9/10

    Located fairly close to Av de Aliados, Almeja is highly recommended for its creative culinary style and friendly service. Our server, Sophia, was helpful and sincere. The seabass was incredibly tasty and the balance between the sauce and fish was perfect. The filet mignon was exquisite and the shrimps with coconut were divine. Well worth a visit.

  20. Didrik M.
    Didrik M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Almost haute cuisine. The starters were mind blowing, but the mains need another dimension. Great overall experience with excellent service, but for a 10/10 the mains would need more complexity. Probably a culture thing, but I would have preferred much softer ceiling lights and some candles on the tables. Bread and oil should be complimentary. Would recommend to a friend.

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Opening time

Almoço:

Terça a Sábado das 12:30 às 14:30

Jantar:

Terça a Sábado das 19:30 às 22:30

Closing time

Encerra à Segunda e ao Domingo

How to get to the restaurant

Rua de Fernandes Tomás 819, 4000-219, Porto, Portugal

Public transport

Metro: Aliados ou Bolhão ou Trindade

Directions to get there

Trindade e Siloauto

Features

Terrace, Christmas and New Year, Father's Day, Travelers' Choice 2020

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