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Casa de Chá da Boa Nova

9.7/10
769
Avenida da Liberdade, Leça da Palmeira, 4450-718 MatosinhosSee map

Average price €50

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Air renewal system
Card payments accepted
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 2m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Staff wearing masks
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MICHELIN Guide selection 2021

  • Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
  • 3 couvert(s) Very comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Enjoy a truly marvellous culinary experience in this restaurant occupying a property declared a National Monument and located on the rocks above the ...

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Selected by INSIDER

A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

Mais do que um restaurante, a Casa de Chá da Boa Nova, deslumbra quem aqui entra pela dimensão do horizonte visto através das suas imponentes janelas. A um passo do mar, em Leça da Palmeira, este é um dos principais restaurantes de referência gastronómica do Norte, conquistando em 2016 a primeira Estrela Michelin. Aqui destaca-se a originalidade das sugestões do Chef Rui Paula, onde o peixe e marisco fresco são as estrelas do Menu e despertam todos os sentidos.

Nascido no Porto, o Chef Rui Paula despertou o amor pela cozinha, inspirado nas raízes transmontanas, e nas mulheres da sua vida, a sua mãe e avó. Com um simplicidade e sentido de humor único, o Chef é uma referência da cozinha moderna, que preserva as origens, texturas, aromas e cores. Foi distinguido com diversos prémios, sendo conhecido do grande público como um dos jurados do Masterchef Junior Portugal.

INSIDER tip

A originalidade das sugestões do Chef Rui Paula, onde o peixe e marisco fresco são as estrelas do Menu e despertam todos os sentidos.

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  • MICHELIN

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €50
    Special request
Sea bass in its habitat
€42
Lobster / Celery / Hazelnut
€45
Red mullet / Cashew / Manioc
€38
See à la carte and set menus

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Olive dessert
Seafood
Canto XIII - Lavagante/aipo/avelã
One of the dishes

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.7/10
based on 769 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.8/10
Setting :9.7/10
  1. Stefano T.
    Stefano T.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary! The restaurant is in a privileged location with a great sea view. The staff was very attentive and food to die for. The chef’s choice for our 6 courses tasting menu was perfect. We will definitely go back.

  2. Simone H.
    Simone H.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was a fantastic experience and a sensational menu, can't be beat. The house, the restaurant and the view are unique. When we visit Portugal again we will be happy to come back.

  3. Jordan R.
    Jordan R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing place and incredible service !!

  4. CARLOS Monera M.
    CARLOS Monera M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Brutal.

  5. Cassandra B.
    Cassandra B.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was a very good restaurant, call,cosy and so romantic, it was so delicious !!! I love this place !!! Thank you for all ! Thank you for you kindness !!!!!

  6. Anabela S.
    Anabela S.
    • one review
    10/10

    An experience that everyone should have once in their lives. Starting with location, we arrived early and watch to the sunset, to the staff, the food. Everything without a fault. We choose the tasting menu and all our senses were roused. An experience to repeat for sure.

  7. Allen Jellas S.
    Allen Jellas S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding experience. From entering the restaurant to leaving it the service, atmosphere, food, ambient were outstanding. What a great experience.

  8. Terence D.
    Terence D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful dinner, could not have asked for more. The food and service were exquisite! Thank you so much so much to all the staff, you made our night really interesting and unforgettable. Highly recommended.

  9. Steven C.
    Steven C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Chef Paula is a master and this restaurant is a culinary haven. The environment is breathtaking, the food sublime and the service exceptional.

  10. Dorte Skovgaard W.
    Dorte Skovgaard W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    It was a terrific experience in incredibly beautiful surroundings. The food was fantastic og we were especially impressed by quirky ideas as the razor clam, where the shell was edible or the mussel eclair that returned as a dessert with a totally different taste. The waiters were of course very professionel but at the same time they were able to make a very good and warm atmosphere and we felt comfortable all the time.

  11. Joana J.
    Joana J.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and great scenario. Optimum service. Highly recommended!

  12. Luis Miguel S.
    Luis Miguel S.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is the second time we come to this restaurant, and the quality of the food and service keeps being superb. We are looking forward to our next visit!

  13. Claudia M.
    Claudia M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Experiência única!

  14. Roberto M.
    Roberto M.
    • 2 reviews
    5.5/10

    We are sorry to say that the food and service didn't reach the level of a 2 star restaurant. We have been around Europe eating at star restaurants and this one was probably the worst one. The location is fantastc on the rovks of the Atlantic.

  15. MAXIME M.
    MAXIME M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The staff was super friendly and welcoming. Thorough explanation of the concept and each dish. Focus on seafood in its purest form. All while enjoying gorgeous ocean sunset views. I’ll be back!

  16. Josef E.
    Josef E.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The restaurant is incredible romantic with beautiful views of the rocks and the sea! The quality of the food is amazing and even the chef Rio Paula comes to your table and you have the chance to chat with him about his creative ideas and vision! Highly recommend!

  17. Manuela H.
    Manuela H.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Excepcional!

  18. Luciana S.
    Luciana S.
    • 17 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely exceptional!

  19. Werfel Cahill M.
    Werfel Cahill M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing seafood journey and mix of Portuguese and world flavors. The location and sunset is unbeatable.

  20. Nuno Q.
    Nuno Q.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing experience with great food in a special location

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More information

Opening time

Terça a Sábado:

12:30 às 15:00 e das 19:30 às 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

Avenida da Liberdade, Leça da Palmeira, 4450-718, Matosinhos, Portugal

About the restaurant

O restaurante Casa de Chá da Boa Nova situa-se a 20 minutos do Porto, em Leça da Palmeira (Matosinhos). A casa é Monumento Nacional desde 2011 e é uma das mais famosas obras do conceituado arquiteto Álvaro Siza Vieira, vencedor do Pritzker em 1992.

Em Julho de 2014 o Chef Rui Paula, abre o restaurante Casa de Chá da Boa Nova em Leça da Palmeira distinguido com 1 Estrela Michelin em 2017, pelo Guia Michelin.

A nossa carta reflete a tradição local, sem esquecer os produtos da terra, e também a ligação do imóvel ao mar, tirando partida da extraordinária qualidade do peixe e do marisco desta zona costeira de Portugal.

O serviço de vinhos é para nós fundamental: a perfeição à mesa existe quando gastronomia e vinho se encontram, e a perfeita harmonia entre o vinho e a comida é testada à exaustão pelos nossos sommeliers.

A ambição do Chef Rui Paula é fazer do Boa Nova um ícone gastronómico do Norte de Portugal e, dessa forma, honrar a tradição culinária de Matosinhos e também a genialidade de um imóvel que parece ter nascido das pedras, em comunhão com o mar e a paisagem envolvente.

Features

Portuguese, European, , , MICHELIN Stars, Good for a business lunch, Christmas and New Year, Father's Day, , Travelers' Choice 2020, Valentine's Day

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